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Are your cats part of the family? Do you see them as little furry children? Do you talk to them and cuddle with them when you’ve had a tough day? I know that this is the way we feel about our cats. Since I have been trying to make healthier choices for myself and my family, it really only makes sense that I take steps to make healthier choices for our cats. Of course, choosing a healthy cat food is just as confusing as choosing healthy people food.
Choosing a Healthy Cat Food
So how do you figure out which cat food is healthy and which is not? I guarantee you that the unhealthy foods aren’t going to tell you that on the label. They all want you to think that their brand is the best choice. How can you tell the difference? Here are a few things I consider when choosing a healthy cat food:
- Where is it made? My preference is for cat food made in the USA. Picking made in the USA cat food from companies that use strong quality control also helps reduce the chances of feeding your cat food that may have been contaminated with an ingredient that may cause them to be sick.
- Consider your cats age. Kittens and seniors don’t have the same nutritional needs. Look for a cat food that is targeted toward your cat’s specific age.
- Choose what’s important to you. Are you very concerned about GMO’s? Do you insist on an organic cat food? Are you looking for a gluten free cat food for allergy reasons? Read the labels carefully and make an informed decision.
- What about protein source? If your cat has allergies, you may want to consider the source of the protein in their cat food. Speak to your vet about possible allergies and, if they recommend it, look for an anti-allergy protein source.
- Wet or dry? Much of this is dependent on your cat’s preferences. Wet food that is broken down into single serving cans may be a good choice for pets who are watching their weight. Dry food may work better for cats that eat a bit of food and then come back later for more.
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