Please forgive my ignorance but why is cereal in cat food so bad? I've read some of the A-Z food list and it seems the advice is to avoid cereal. Never thought about what to feed my cat before - like so many people i just buy the usual brands from the supermarket. It seems the brands i buy are high in cereal. My cat is overweight (i would love him to lose weight) but always hungry - if i buy one of the high meat type foods wont he just be even hungrier? Does the cereal help to make the cat feel full up? Does the type of food really make a difference to the cat's health?