Every cat owner wants the best and high quality food for their cats. With so many options available today, it has become difficult to choose the best cat food. It is always advised that you refer your vet before narrowing on any cat food. In this article, we give some tips on how to choose your cat food.
Before you endorse on any food product, you need to make sure that the food suits your cat. Cats have 3 life stages and there are age appropriate foods according to their life stages. The three stages of cat’s life are
Stage 1: Kitten- A kitten is fragile like any baby. So a kitten requires food that is high in protein and fat which will help them to develop strong teeth, muscles and bones. Kittens convert their calories into energy as they are very active compared to older cats.
Stage 2: Adult- The calorie content for adult cats has to be lesser then that of the kittens. Their weight has to be under control or else like humans they can develop diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and arthritis as the cat becomes older.
Stage 3: Senior Cats- Senior cats have a sedentary life style and as a result they should need a low fat diet with quick digestible proteins. The processing of such foods eases off the burden on kidneys which will help the cat have a healthy life.
Basic Ingredients to keep in mind while purchasing cat food are:
• Protein: The source can be from fish, meat or any poultry source as long as it is identifiable.
• Taurine: It is essential amino acid which will keep the cat healthy
• Look for vitamins, fatty acids, enzymes and minerals.
• Last but not the least, Water