There are multiple isles with multiple shelves containing multiple varieties and brands of cat food. How do you know which one is truly a health cat food? Is natural cat food best, or is organic the best? You might try to read the labels and the packaging, but if you don’t know what you’re looking for you may still feel pretty confused about what’s truly the best for your cat’s health. That’s the way I felt anyway, so I started doing more intensive research on natural cat food.
Here are some ingredients to look for and to avoid when you are shopping for a healthy or natural cat food: Continue reading
Years ago Frazier worked for a vet who sent her to homes to groom cats. While she was grooming she noticed a host of problems from dull coats to allergies, eating disorders and communication problems. By working with the vet, paying close attention to the cats and working with the cat’s parents she started finding solutions to some the problems she was coming across.
Her book, The New Natural Cat, has been an important resource guide for many cat parents, especially those who are open to an alternative approach to caring for their companion. The updated version discusses all aspects of caring for a cat including feeding a natural or holistic cat food. Continue reading
If you’ve decided you want to start making your own homemade organic cat food keep in mind cats need a balance of very specific nutrients in order to keep their systems running properly. If they are deficient in specific nutrients it can cause health problems. Using cat food recipes from sources you trust and adding a supplement to the food can help ensure you are feeding your cat a balanced diet and meeting all of her nutritional requirements.
One benefit of making homemade cat food is that you can find recipes to fit specific needs, for example diabetic cat food recipes or recipes to help cats with kidney problems. Making a batch of food and freezing small portions until they are needed makes this easier than it may initially sound and it can provide your cat with a nutritional whole food diet that doesn’t contain the junk that some of the conventional cat foods contain. Continue reading
Because nutrition is the foundation for a healthy pet, holistic pet food companies develop foods that balance proteins fats, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates into a food that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Holistic pet food companies take a step above organic cat food because believe in healthy pet food that is nutritionally balanced while also promoting a whole-life approach to caring for pets. The belief is that balancing all parts of an animal’s life will allow them to thrive.
While there aren’t as many organic cat foods available as there are conventional cat foods, there are some impressive players in this market, one of those being Organix Cat Food. The makers of Organix are picky about what goes into their cat food and treats, as are most manufacturers of organic pet foods. They specifically avoid things like antibiotics, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or GMO’s. They use independent laboratories to test their ingredients before they are allowed into production, and they also test their final products before the food is finally approved for sale.
One thing I like about this brand is that their primary formulas are all stages cat foods. This makes it a lot easier to feed a household of cats of varying ages, from young to old. Continue reading
When it comes to organic food, including organic cat food, the Newman’s brand is one of the first ones comes to mind. Paul Newman’s company didn’t stop at people food, they also wanted to provide quality pet foods to promote health and well being in our pets as well.
Newman’s Own Organic Cat Food focuses on using quality ingredients including organic chicken (instead of chicken by product), peas, carrots, flax seed meal and even parsley. These cat foods also contain probiotics to help promote healthy digestion and overall intestinal health. They avoid the byproducts and cheap fillers and instead use quality ingredients that truly will benefit your cat’s health. Continue reading
More people are looking into raw food diets for cats as they start to think more seriously about what their cats are eating and what they feel they should be eating. Our pets are part of the family and with a combination of concerns about ingredients used in commercial pet foods and thoughts of a more species appropriate diet it makes sense that more people are considering this type of cat food.
A raw food diet isn’t as simple as giving your cat a raw chicken breast; cats need other nutrients as well so it is best to follow an approved recipe or to buy already prepared raw cat food. The benefit of making it yourself is that you can control the ingredients and make your own organic cat food if you want, or you can add specific ingredients to improve your cat’s health. Continue reading
Wellness Cat Food ranks high on the list in our household, and it seems to be popular with a lot of other pet parents as well. Both of my cats absolutely love this food. I believe in rotating cat foods so I give them a variety of good quality cat foods but when I give them Wellness cat food the bowls are always licked clean.
Wellness cat food is a great choice for your cat because they truly care about what goes into their pet food, and what shouldn’t. Their foods don’t contain meat by-products. They are also free of possible allergens like corn, wheat or soy. You won’t find artificial flavors, colors or preservatives in these foods either. Continue reading
Have you already made the switch to natural or organic cat food, or are you considering it? You’re not alone. More and more people are carefully considering what they put in their pet’s food dishes. Since people are eating more organic themselves it makes a lot of sense they would choose organic for their furry family members as well.
As you start doing research you’ll see references to natural cat foods and organic cat foods. What’s the difference? They’re both considered premium cat food, but they do have specific differences. Continue reading
Truly healthy cat food consists of a foods that are natural to your cat’s biology, meaning high protein with low but quality carbohydrates. The food she eats should promote wellness and help keep her immune system strong. It also means feeding your cat at least some moist food and not all dry kibble. For some people this means a raw food diet for cats. But if you’re not quite ready for that you can easily find a variety of premium cat foods including natural cat food from companies that pay close attention to the true biological needs of your cat. Continue reading