You won't want to pass over this curiously labeled pallet of Friskies cat food cans if your home's holiday playbook advocates strict adherence to the religious rules.
Holy cats, Bat Mitzvahman (and -woman), the high holidays are upon us and kitty wants moar food... what to do? Stock up on canned cat food, of course, but not just ANY canned cat food. For those bound and determined to comply chapter and verse, “Passover Approved - All Friskies Special Diet” kitteh chow checks all the boxes!
Now by those, we don't mean cats... our furry feline BFFs don't purr-ticularly care about religious matters – at least, not human religious matters. Once the can opener starts singing its siren song, the can could contain Deviled Ham endorsed by the actual Devil himself and Mr Tuxedo-Pants would ensure the contents last about as long as a snowball in... yeah. No indeed, the store's sign makes no mistakes and, as they say, here comes the pseudo-science.
It's all got to do with something called chametz: biologically (aka yeast) leavened breads made from grains such as wheat, barley, oats, rye, or spelt. These food products cannot be eaten, owned or even stored by the homeowner, and that includes cat foods which often contain grain. Friskies canned salmon pate, among others, does not include such problematic ingredients so it's cool to stock some upstairs in the pantry or downstairs in the basement survival vault before, during or after Passover.
That said, various sources recommend your cat (or dog, for that matter) not be given grain-containing food at all, as these creatures are obligate carnivores whose natural wild diets don't include grain or gluten. This may be the one and only time atheists and theists can agree on something! (images via Violette79 and Yaffa Phillips)