Organic cat food is an edible for felines that comes without artificial flavors, preservatives or colors. Certain vitamins apart, the ingredients that go into the making of organic cat food come from plants, minerals and animals only.
Moreover, organic food that is “grain-free” does not contain wheat, soy or corn that may cause food sensitivities in certain cats. Even byproducts like skeletal meats, blood, animal organs, or connective tissue are missing from this type of food.
Types of organic cat food
Organic cat food is basically of three types: fully organic, where all ingredients are fully organic; organic, which contains a minimum of 95% of organic ingredients along with approved substances for the remaining ingredients; and made with organic, where a minimum of 70% of the ingredients are fully organic.
Contents of organic cat food
Some complex organic cat food sources combine multiple ingredients, offering a fully balanced diet. These include, potatoes, chicken, fat, peas, carrots, spinach, eggs and apples. These are then combined with permitted amounts of water to provide the required hydration.
Potatoes are an excellent source of carbohydrates and enhance energy levels and when mixed with meat, make a fabulous combination.
Organic cat food is also manufactured according to certain purification standards. Hydrolysis is yet another way in which an organic food can assume the role of a complex product.
This is a process by which water molecules are added and which can subsequently be separated to convert the food into a powdered form and added to any final product.
Carrots are a potent source of fiber and boost the digestive system. Their rich vitamin and minerals content strengthens the immune system while apples have natural sugars to enhance energy levels. Similarly egg, a complex and cheap protein is easy to digest and makes for a quick meal even by itself.
Benefits of natural organic cat food
Since natural organic cat food is made under certain stringent regulations, it’s usually totally non-chemical in nature and comes free of pesticides, which can have adverse effects on the cat’s long-term health. Moreover, these have to be compulsorily free of preservatives.
So, special attention needs to be paid to check if any preservatives are mentioned on the food pack before buying it. Contrary to popular belief, preservative-free organic cat food can also last long, depending on the food type and manufacturing process.
In addition, as genetic modification is not allowed in organic cat food, the cat stays protected from certain irreversible damages to its body in the long-term. Synthetic hormones too, are banned and which again can do more harm than good to the heart and immune system.