How to Find the Best Dry Cat Food
Not all reputable dry cat food brands are good for your cat’s health. Do your research to make sure your pawkids stay healthy and happy.
Yes, many established cat food brands are actually unhealthy for your cat. If you are feeding them with these brands, we’d strongly recommend that you switch to another brand. This is because these dry cat foods have met the 3 no-nos:
1. Primarily made from grain, corn, wheat, bean and potato
Cats are obligate carnivores. A healthy diet for them is one filled with high amounts of protein, moderate amounts of fats, and a minimal amount of carbohydrates (source: Cornell University, College Of Veterinary Medicine). If a carbohydrate-based ingredient is one of the first few items in the ingredient list, your cat is not going to have a balanced diet. A high-carb diet could potentially cause your cat to suffer from diabetes and obesity (source: Veterinary Sciences) and, of course, cost you hefty medical bills.
2. Primarily made from meat/bone meal & meat by-products
Meat/bone meal & meat by-products are made from a combination of clean internal organs, bones and blood (source: PetMD). It sounds gross but cats in the wild eat their prey whole, so these animal parts are actually normal for them. The problem with meat/bone meal & meat by-products is not the component but the fact that we’ll never know how much is the breakdown of each animal parts. This means you don’t know what meat is included and how much are ingestible protein. That’s why it’s best to avoid brands that list meat/bone meal & meat by-products as their first ingredient.
3. Contains artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours and preservatives
Artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours and preservatives aren’t good for hoomans. It’s the same for cats as well. Avoid cat food with Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT, E321), Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA, E320), Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ, E319) and Propyl gallate (E310).
What is inside the best dry cat food?
The best dry cat foods have ingredient lists which clearly state the protein source (as the first ingredient) and has no artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours and preservatives. Yes, this means you’ll need to look at the ingredient list of each dry cat food to find one with low carb, high protein and moderate amounts of fats for your kitty. If you are too lazy to look further, we have a recommendation: Real Nature Holistic Cat Food No.3 OCEAN Salmon.
Look into the ingredient list of Real Nature Holistic Cat Food No.3 OCEAN Salmon, and you’ll realise it checks all criterion of a good dry cat food. The top 2 ingredients on the list are Nordic Fresh Salmon and Taiwan Fresh Chicken -- clear description of the protein source and even the country of origin. As you scroll down, you can see Japan Fresh Scallop, which is another good source of protein. This means your cat would be taking in different protein sources and nutrients -- all in one meal. Salmon is especially rich in Omega-3, EPR and DHA, which help in brain and nerve development. The chicken provides amino acids, taurine (a super important nutrient for cats) and vitamin A. Scallop provides nutrients which help to boost your cat’s immunity! The best part is... all these protein sources are 100% fresh meat.
There are also no artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners, and preservatives in the ingredient list. It’s not only void from harmful chemicals and cheap fillers but it’s filled with extra nutrients -- Peru Organic Quinoa, β-Glucan, South America Anchovy Oil (USP Verified, Source of Omega-3), Multi-Probiotic and more. With Real Nature Holistic Cat Food No.3 OCEAN Salmon, you won’t need to buy extra supplements. The nutrients inside are sufficient to provide immunity balance, skin protection, bone and joint protection and help your cat to maintain its intestinal and urinary health.
If your cat has deep tear stain, chin acne, recurring fungus infection, coarse hair, sticky and greasy coat, excessive shedding, dirty ears or is constantly scratching, we’d recommend Real Nature Holistic Cat Food No.3 OCEAN Salmon. It’ll help to provide the nutrients your cat needs to get rid of these problems.
Give this dry cat food a try! From 13 Jan 2020 onwards, we will be distributing 2 sample packets of Real Nature Holistic Cat Food No.3 OCEAN Salmon. If you are keen to switch your dry cat food brand or to simply try a new dry cat food, click here to redeem the sample packets. Who knows, it may become your cat’s regular staple. We do have to warn you, the sample is a free delivery sample so expect the stock to run out fast. Faster fingers win!