High quality cat food,also referred to as premium cat food, is the proper source of nourishment for your cat and the key to its long and healthy life.
Moreover, your pet will also enjoy its meal if you cater to its specific tastes or serve it a grain-free diet for a calmer stomach. The crux of the matter is that high quality cat food comes with two distinct characteristics: great taste and the right nutrition.
Components of high quality cat food
Multiple protein sources and flavors mark some of the most well-known high-quality cat food. However, the ingredients used for each type are limited to ensure good health through healthy digestion.
The main ingredients usually are green peas with the principal meat source being either chicken, salmon, duck, or venison.
Most flavors are grain and/or gluten free to provide a balanced diet with the right dose of 6 fatty acids and omega-3 oils for a glossier and furrier coat. The right mix of fibers and proteins ensure sustained energy and easy digestion.
Then you also have natural and high-quality cat food for adult felines without wheat. The flavors could be brown rice and salmon or chicken.
Real meat is used as the principal ingredient and ground corn, soy, wheat, artificial preservatives and poultry by-products aren’t used either. These foods are also rich in probiotics and fiber to aid digestion.
Other ingredients include beet pulp as also taurine, an essential amino acid that cats themselves don’t secrete and which enhances cardiovascular health and better vision.
High quality cat food for weight management and geriatric cats
For overweight and/or obese felines, dry, high quality cat food comes with turkey and chicken flavors and is manufactured according to the Chicken Weight Control Formula.
These foods are high on protein with deboned chicken and no by-products, multiple vegetables and whole grains such as brown rice, pomegranate, spinach, and apples, that also provide the necessary vitamins and antioxidants.
For geriatric cats, the ideal food comprises chicken, salmon, and duck kibble pieces containing specific minerals and vitamins, sweet potatoes as complex carbohydrates, blueberries, cranberries and antioxidant-rich carrots to strengthen the immune and muscular system, coat, eyes, heart, and digestion.
If your cat has been prescribed a raw diet, it’s best to choose a cat food that contains duck, chicken, and rabbit. It should also have a high-protein kibble that’s blended with freeze-dried, raw meat, probiotics, and omega-D3 fatty acids. Avoid those foods that have potatoes, grain, wheat, corn, soy, preservatives, or artificial colors.