The grain free cat food is based on the idea of selected and quality ingredients, formulated taking into account the nutritional needs of the animal.
For years cats have lived with humans feeding on diets that include cereals and rice, or eating low quality products that contain easy production grains. In a natural world habitat, they prefer a nutrition based on small animals such as mice, birds or reptiles, a high percentage of proteins and fats and only a small amount of carbohydrates.
What is Grain Free Cat Food?
Simply put, grain free cat food is a cat food that does not contain common grains such as wheat, corn gluten meal, and rice.
Grain free cat food is largely composed of meat, poultry, or fish and is enriched with fruit and vegetables. Hard-to-digest carbohydrates such as wheat, oats, rye, barley, or even millet, corn, or rice are not found in this type of feed. Therefore, it is considered particularly tolerated and digestible for cats. It provides all the nutrients and minerals necessary for the proper development of cells and muscles, as well as for healthy skin, coat and nails.
Advantages of Grain Free Cat Food
With a feed without cereals, the cat is given a food very similar to its ancestral diet, although slightly adapted to the domestic lifestyle. The main characteristics of this diet is that the protein of animal origin is the first ingredient, it has less carbohydrates, it does not contain cereals and all the components are 100% natural without chemical additives.
Cats have a harder time assimilating carbohydrates from cereals than from other ingredients that are usually included in grain free foods: potatoes, peas, carrots or squash. In addition, its meat content is higher providing more quality protein to the cat, strengthening its health, improving its vitality and fur condition.
Cats can become sensitive to a food they have been eating for a long time. Grain is a common ingredient in many dry cat foods; however, it is not biologically appropriate for them and they can develop a sensitivity to the food, causing gastrointestinal and skin problems gradually over months or years in addition, intermittently or chronically.
The range of high nutrition made with natural ingredients Snappy Tom Ultimates, offers a diet created only with ingredients that cats will find in the wild.
Another advantage is that the risk of food intolerances is reduced. Many experts also suggest that diets without cereals is the best alternative for animals with allergies, although corn and other grains are not among the most common allergens in the feline. For those who really have allergies to proteins in cereals and is diagnosed by the veterinarian, a diet without grains would be the ideal choice.
As long as most of it comes from meat proteins, cereals, as an additional source of energy, will not be a problem if they are administered in small quantities and are processed properly. Nevertheless, as can be seen in the natural nutrition of wild cats, there is no compelling need to eat grain. It is also recommended that sensitive kittens, with a tendency to allergic reactions and intolerances, to not overload their metabolism with unnecessary grains.