Monday, 4 January 2010

Cat food

Have just read an ad for Purina's new cat food for neutered cats - which, we are told, have different needs to non-neutered felines. What it doesn't mention is if there is a gender difference... whether neutered toms need the same type of nutrition as spayed queens. I would have thought that, as males and females have different hormones, they would need different 'neutered cat' food. I mean, men wouldn't be given female HRT. Not, that is, unless they are going through gender reassignment!

So I wonder how long it will be before the pet store shelves are clogged with kitten food, adult cat food - separate tins for males and females that still have all their bits, senior cat food similarly gender diversified, and of course food for male neuters and female neuters.

Come to think of it, I've had a full hysterectomy. Shouldn't I be on special food, too? Where is my shelf in Tesco, eh?! (Or is it the wine section?)


Perovskia said...

I think it's the wine section ;)

I think that's just a marketing gimmick, but I could be wrong. I've had cats for years, and have never seen anything like that, nor a need for it.

Anything for a buck...

Jacula said...

Definitely the wine section.