Types of cat food
Dry cat food
This is often the cheapest choice available for your cat. It has a very long shelf life, and one bag of food will last several months. The difficulty with dry food is that it is not very palatable, and cats who are renowned for being fussy eaters may easily turn their nose up at it if their diet solely consists of this.
This is not dissimilar to dry food in terms of appearance, but rather than crunchy it is chewy. Although it would be common sense to assume this was the happy medium between dry and wet food in terms of cost and shelf life, it is not actually a popular choice, nor particularly good for your cat’s health. This is because the processes and additives that are involved in production make it poor quality. It is not very common to see this type of cat food on shelves anymore as consumers are wiser to what their cat needs and what is unhealthy for them. As a rule, it is best to avoid semi-moist food.
This would usually be your cat’s first choice of food. Easy to eat and very tasty, a cat would happily eat their way through tins and tins (or packets and packets) of wet food if given half a chance. For this reason, you shouldn’t freely leave out wet food as they will probably continue to eat it even if they don’t necessarily need any more and then become overweight.
Feeding a raw diet to cats means feeding uncooked animal muscle meat, organ meat and bones. This type of food is sometimes called the BARF diet, which stands for “bones and raw food” or ” biologically-appropriate raw food.” The ideal raw diet is prepared based on a carefully designed recipe. Many cat owners choose to prepare these diets themselves, but commercial forms are also available. If you choose to feed your cat a raw diet, it should be one that has been determined complete and balanced by a veterinary nutritionist.
It is important to know that feeding raw food to your cat comes with some risks. Raw food may contain pathogens like Salmonella and E. coli that can lead to serious life-threatening infections.
SO, WHAT TO BUY…… ?
As has been shown, there are not that many different types of cat food available, you just need to know what you are looking for. A great meal for your cat should be a meal that is tasty, nutritious, and healthy. However, the debate about what kind of food you should feed to your cat always exists.
The dry cat food or the wet cat food is better for cat’s health?
Should feeding more raw cat food or canned cat food?
Which one is the best cat food that is good for your cat?
In all cases, the answer given by cat food adviser is that:
BALANCE IS THE KEY !
In short word, all you need to do is keep a good balance between the types of food, and make sure your cat gets all the nutrition they needed.
And make sure that whatever you buy is a high quality product, and that means checking the wording on the label and the ingredients list.
You may want to follow the links below and read more about how to feed your cat:
- Cat Nutrition Articles
- More about Cat Raw Diet
- WebMD – What You Need To Know
- WebMD – Homemade Cat Food
- WebMD – Mistakes People Make
- Lisa A. Pierson, DVM – Feeding Your Cat
THE BEST CAT FOOD BRANDS
As per Reviews.com
Here are eight all-star options — companies whose every formula met the requirements and passed the cuts across the board.
- Acana Regionals
- Canada Fresh
- Feline Natural
- Holistic Health Extension
- Petite Cuisine
- Tiki Cat
- Ziwi Peak
But we kindly encourage all customers to conduct own research finding the best option that will work for their fur babies.
OUR PREFERENCES ARE:
MONTEMURRS feeds Royal Canine Vet Line as dry and wet food for all our cats and kittens according aging guide. To bring them more flavor and make a balance with wet food we also use other brands such as Weruva, Kiti Cat &Merrick. We stay only with grain free options.
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