Feeding Canned Cat Food?
Is the canned food you're feeding really wholesome for your cat and giving him what he needs? If you're feeding canned cat food, you need to know about Dr. Lisa Pierson's (catinfo.org) recent research into what's in different brands of canned cat food, what your cat needs and what he doesn't.
Cats are obligate carnivores which means that they must eat meat. Meat and fat must be the mainstay of their diet. Carbs, in the form of grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes are NOT natural for cats to eat and must make up a very small percentage of their diet. Dr. Pierson states in her most recent "Cat Food Chart," cats need to have...
1) Greater than 50% of their calories from animal, not plant protein,
2) 20-40% calories from moderate fat,
3) Very low carbohydrate, 1-2% calories
4) Lots of water in the food, around 70%
Cats with kidney issues must also have low phosphorous levels, the lower, the better she says.
How can you find out if the brand and flavor of canned food you're feeding meets this criteria? Check out her superb "Cat Food Chart" here.
Dr. Pierson is a phenomenal researcher and has learned the hard way what commercial dry foods and prescription diets do to cats, including her own. On her website you'll learn pretty much everything you need to know about appropriate and inappropriate canned foods, feline nutrition and more.
Accessing Dr. Pierson's information will help you know for sure that what you're feeding is or is not best for your cat. If it's not, she'll show you alternatives. Again. her website is catinfo.org
To discuss what your cat is feeling and needs in addition to the best food, please allow me to be her "voice." It's always wise to know what your cat is thinking and what she wants you to know about her health and purpose with you. Click here or here to schedule a session with me.
With Love, Your Voice of Animals,