Choosing the Best Cat Food – You’re raising a cat? Or even more than one cats? Okay, if you are one of cat owners and also cat lovers, then you certainly want your cat grow well under your care, right? But, what important thing you should do to make it true? First, you can start by pay attention on the cat’s foods. Here we’d like to share with you the important tips to choose the best foods for your cat.
How to Choose the Best Cat Food
1. Consider Your Cat’s Favorite Food
You can check which foods your cat love the most by providing 2 or 3 brands of the same food’s category (there are 3 categories of foods in the market you may find: premium, super premium and holistic) with various tastes and kinds (dry/wet/combination).
Cats are very responsive to aroma and texture of foods. The food that they love the most are the food they choose to eat. This trial is not the end, though, because you also have to notice whether the food would be suitable for your cat or not. If your cat is not getting diarrhea or vomiting after eating, then, the food is suitable for them. But, if your cat vomit or get diarrhea after eating it, it means the food is not suitable for them so you must replace the food’s brand but still in the same category.
2. Look at the Foods’ Composition
The foods you choose for the cats should contain at least 26-36% total protein based on AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials). Ensure the main ingredients of the foods is meat, fish, or chicken. It’s because the cats are carnivore that needs high protein diet and low carbohydrate. Choose the foods with high protein and lowest grain if possible.
Besides paying attention on protein element in the foods for your cat, you should also look at the content of certain amino acids such as taurine and aginine also fatty acid content like arachidonic and linoleic. It’s also necessary to notice the content of composition of vitamin A’s former which usually written as retinyl palmitate or asetat.
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3. Adjust with Your Cat’s Necessity
Choose the foods based on your cat’s necessity. It’s easy as todays the cat’s food producer has provided the cat’s foods based on the cat’s ages. If your cat is still a kitten, choose the foods that has at least 30% of total protein. The kittens need more protein supply than adult cat for their growth.
4. Check Your Cat’s Health
After doing several tips above, you also need to check your cat’s health to ensure you’ve chosen the best food for her. Basically, if the food is bad for your cat, she will show clear signs like diarrhea or hair loss. Also ensure your cat’s weight is ideal, not too thin nor fat. It’s because the obesity in cats can lead to many diseases. If you’re still in doubt, you can consult your vet about the best food for your cat.
Alright, cat lovers, those are important tips to choose the best foods for your cat. We hope it can be a little help. Thank you for reading and have a nice lovely day with the meow friend.