Cats are part of the family and we all want them to live long and healthy lives. Many infections and cat health problems could be avoided by just feeding them with the right kind of food that is balanced as well as safe.
Listed Below are some ingredients you want to purchase and some ingredients you want to avoid
Protein is one of the most important ingredients in cat food. Meat protein play a vital role in development of a healthy cat and healthy body functions of the cats. You want the first ingredient of any good food to be its protein. Protein derived from chicken, fish, pork, whole eggs, dried whole eggs, turkey, ducks, etc. is high on protein.
Vitamins are the best source of antioxidants that are very important for the cats as well. Hence vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B complex and especially vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, vitamin B2, and vitamin B9, vitamin K, canned as well as extruded taurine, cysteine, arginine, arachidonic acid etc. are some best sources of antioxidants and hence they are some of the most important cat food ingredients. Antioxidants are very essential to keep the cat away from all the cat diseases and symptoms.
Fats and Fibers
Healthy fats are very beneficial for a healthy cat, while importance of fiber rich food for cats cannot be denied, either. Don't get surprised if you come across some animal fats as cat food ingredient. Animal fats are very important for skin care of cats and it also keeps them away from the cat skin allergies, along with adding flavor their foods. Fish oil for cats is also an important source of fat and essential fatty acids for cats. High fiber cat food also plays a major role in preserving health of the cat.
Byproducts, Artificial ingredients
Byproducts, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, food additives, artificial preservatives, etc, are such things that can really harm the cat health and hence they should be strictly avoided.
Dry Cat Food Preservatives
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and ethoxyquin are some of the popular food preservatives present in the dry cat food. They make the food to last longer but they are also suspected to be primary cause of cancer in cats. Hence make sure that vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin E are used instead of the above mentioned preservatives.
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