Choosing a healthy food for our dear friends can be a frightening process. Numerous commercial cat food brands fill the shelves of pet stores. There are different cats for young cats, old cats, fit cat, active cat, couch cat, sick cat, good cats; Too many choices, very little information!
Let’s face it, the food is a nourishing support of your cat. Foods consist of protein, fats, carbohydrate, vitamin, mineral, other nutrient, and water, and for optimum health, these foods must come from high-quality sources and be found in certain proportions of your cat’s formula. Each nutrient promotes certain body functions that contribute to physical and mental health.
Regardless of the type of food your cat prefer, quality ingredient and digestibility are essential good. Here are a few steps to choose from:
Read the label. If you have not already done so, read the label of your preferred cat food brand. If there are any components that you don’t recognize, do some research and find out what they are and how they affect your cat’s health. If you don’t like what you see, it may be time to try a new brand.
Chat with your veterinarian. If your cat has special dietary needs, or if you are unsure whether some of the ingredients are safe, chat with your veterinarian and get their opinions. There are many factors to consider and guidance from a trusted veterinarian can help you find the best food for your cat.
Information about digestibility. Digestibility (the percentage of food really absorbed by your cat) is an important consideration when choosing a food. Unfortunately, brands are not needed to publish the percentage of digestibility and can be difficult to follow. Reach your preferred brand; Get information about digestibility and let the brand know that there is a measurement you want to see on the content tag.