The ultimate guide to help you choose the best cat food
The best cat food has the power to transform your cat’s life for the better and, thankfully, buying high-quality food is one of the easiest things you can do for your cat. It just requires a bit of research combined with evaluating your pet’s specific needs. The good news is that there’s plenty of evidence pointing in the same direction, which makes your decision easier.
At Pawfectly Raw, we make raw cat food because we believe that it’s the best cat food on the market by a wide margin. If you don’t believe us, you can check out the studies yourself. Or just give it a try and witness the positive changes to your cat’s energy level, digestion, dental hygiene and more.
Every pet food brand makes big promises and, unless you’re a vet, it can be hard to figure out which products are high quality and which just have pretty packaging. But you don’t have to feel disoriented in the pet food aisle any longer. Without further ado, here’s a guide to choosing the best cat food.
Consider your cat’s unique needs
Some other nutrients that you should pay special attention to when feeding your kitten include calcium and phosphorus (which promote bone development), the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (supports brain and vision development), copper, iodine and magnesium.
Some vets also recommend extra antioxidants for older cats, since cats’ immune systems decline with age and antioxidants can help them ward off disease. Senior cats may also suffer from diminished sensitivity to thirst, putting them at higher risk of dehydration. Wet food (including raw food, with its natural moisture) is a convenient way to keep your cat hydrated.
Another factor that makes raw food a great option for weight loss is its aforementioned moisture content. Since it naturally contains water, cats can eat a higher volume of food compared to kibble while still consuming the same amount of calories, leading them to eat fewer calories overall and still feel satisfied.
Remember your cat is a carnivore
Why raw meat is best
Raw food is the best cat food because it provides all the bioavailable nutrients that meat naturally contains, without unnecessary cooking. This nutrition boost is the reason why pets fed a raw food diet often have higher energy levels and especially shiny coats.
Check the company’s standards
Pawfectly Raw is committed to providing pet nutrition you can trust, which is why we use human-grade meat that’s approved by the USDA. You can read more about our standards here, or check out our FAQ page. For any unanswered questions, contact us and we’ll be happy to talk to you.