Finding the best cat food components is part of the process. First, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates.
Fish Out of Water shows animal overfeeding. Cats too. Overfed cats risk cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, respiratory difficulties, and hypertension.
Many meals claim "complete and balanced for all life stages." Convenient yet bad for kittens and senior cats. Cats' dietary demands change with age. Eat right.
Cats like wet canned food. Cats love cheap kibble. Price versus. nutrition: how? Mix them. Mix in their favorite wet cat food. Wet cat food—how much? Daily teaspoon.
Cat food grains are controversial. Scientists and clinicians are now warning against grain-free cat food, which was originally promoted to reduce fatty carbohydrates.
Since cats stare at you while you eat, it's tempting to share your food. What human foods can cats eat?
Modern pet parents inquire about pet food ingredients. Cat food labels should list ingredients and manufacturing methods. Product pages, company websites, and food reviews need these. Ask business.
Canned, freeze-dried, raw, or dry cat food. Dry food lasts. Refrigerated wet food is costly. Raw and freeze-dried foods are most expensive and controversial.
The AAFCO Feline Nutrition Expert (FNE) Subcommittee established cat nutrition guidelines. They regulated cat food labels. AAFCO controls food company claims.
Cat food labels list ingredients by weight. Water makes animal proteins heavier, therefore they're first. Dehydrated kibble has lower-listed nutrients.