Taking action starts with becoming an educated cat owner. The first step to this education is as easy as label reading. When was the last time you looked at what actually made up cat food or treats you feed?
Take a look and the to 10 ingredients of this popular food:
- Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soybean meal, animal liver flavor, ocean fish meal, phosphoric acid, salt.
Are you feeding a cat or a chicken? Would you know from reading this that this was a seafood flavored food? Chew on this too. When the ingredient "animal liver flavor" is used, what animal did this liver flavor come from? Oh how the mind can wonder... YUCK!
Many processed cat foods tend to be loaded with corn, grains, animal byproducts and preservatives, just like the food mentioned above. A food like this is doing next to nothing to support your cat's skin and coat health, as well as a number of basic physiological functions. Our cats are obligate-carnivores and we really need to feed them this way.
Your pet is a reflection of what they eat. Our cat's well being and coat starts from the inside. Changing your cat's diet from a corn, grain, animal byproduct based food, to a food with more meat based ingredients can work wonders to improve his health and overall well-being.
Take a look at the top 10 ingredients of this food:
- Deboned salmon, chicken meal, turkey meal, potato starch, peas, chicken fat, fish meal, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, whole potatoes.
Your cat will thank you for making a gradual transition to a meat-based diet. Serving your cat a meat-based diet and a balanced supplement such as Dinovite for cats, will provide optimal nutrition that will regulate your cat’s digestion, increase energy levels and strengthen his immune system.