There is a lot of debate on what to feed our pets. Make sure high quality ingredients are clearly listed on the label, as well as the nutrient guarantees (percentage of crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, and moisture). Keep in mind that ingredients are listed in order of their weight – which means items like chicken meat that contain more moisture and therefore weigh more are listed before dehydrated ingredients like the chicken meal that may provide more nutrients.
Each ingredient is important, but so is the amount! Protein should be around 30% for kittens and 26% for adults. Excess levels of protein, phosphorus, and sodium can cause kidney disease, while too much calcium may lead to the formation of urinary tract crystals. Taurine and other nutrients such as vitamin A, B1/B6/B12, C, D, zinc, manganese should all be included.
Our favorite brands are Royal Canin, Hills Science Diet, Blue Buffalo, Purina Pro Plan, Earthborn Holistic, and Nature’s Logic. You will truly notice a difference in your cat’s health, fur coat, litter box smell, and happiness when feeding them high quality food!