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BRIEF: Does this cat food have toxic elements in it?

I purchased some cat food at Gardens Alive in November and was wondering if it is safe for our cats. The name of it is Natural Life Lamaderm Feline Formula.It has ground grain sorghum in it. I want to know if it is toxic to our cats and if it is what symptoms I should look for.


Is this canned or dry (it comes in both forms)? Assuming the dry food stayed dry and the canning was done properly, and there were no toxins or molds or bacterial pathogens present when packaged, the food should still be good. Just because the food has some sorghum in it does not mean that it is unsuitable for cats. If there is enough meat in it (natural source of taurine, vitamin A, arginine, essential fatty acids, etc.), then it should be OK. The name Lamaderm seems to infer that it has lamb in it and may have additional essential fatty acids added for good skin health. I don't know that this is the case, so you might read the label or call the company to find out.