I agree. Try feeding one of Solid Gold Health Product's cat foods, or try Taste of the Wild cat food. It seems like our younger dogs and cats don't have too much problem with the commercial brands whose first and most ingredient is 'ground yellow corn'. But as they get older they can't tolerate it anymore and it leads to all kinds of problems, from itchy feet they chew on to those "hot spots" on their skin and worse. My 9 yr old dog had red spotty itchy feet he chewed all the time, then he ended up almost dying from pancreatitis. I had been feeding Pedigree dog food. I changed dog foods to either of the above brands I mentioned and his feet are fine now, no more chewing, no more red spots.