Asking this here because I assume there’s a factual answer.
I was at Petco this morning buying food for the feline-American members of my household. I bought a variety of fish-based foods, plus chicken, turkey, and organ meats. There was a beef variety, but my cats don’t like beef. Wondering (not for the first time) why Fancy Feast doesn’t have a pork variety, I checked out a few other brands. I saw duck, rabbit and venison cat foods, but no pork cat food.
Is pork somehow bad for cats? If not, why no pork-based cat foods?
Another reason might be there are no inexpensive cuts of pork. It all goes over the butchers counter at typical meat prices. Even hogs heads are processed to get expensive deli cuts from. Cow and chicken and fish consist of lots of parts that human consumers are unwilling to pay good meat prices for by the pound, so their offal get shipped off to the pet food makers.
Interesting the one comment in The Master’s article about “consistent supply” … I’ve maintain a household of multiple cats for an unhealthy period of time … I’ve tried to change kibble once or twice and my cats simply refuse to eat it … or very little … at least until one of them pisses in it … so I can appreciate a cat food maker wanting to keep the formula the same batch after batch …
So I guess it’s true … cats, like engineers, thrive on the same food day after day after day after day after day after day after day …
The first full “face transplant” patient not so long ago…wasnt her trauma caused by a her (four?) dogs eating her? I think it was a bunch the cutest, cuddliest Black Labs, in fact, not even a mean old Cujo.