Has anyone been able to find a relatively healthy, protien-rich canned cat food that is also relatively affordable?
Once again, our poll respondents voted for Hill's Science Diet. As was the case with dry cat food, vet recommendation played a big role in their choice. One told us she would rather feed her cats an all-protein brand but they prefer Hill's. Another high-priced wet cat food often mentioned in our poll is Wellness (starting at $26/24-pack of 3-ounce cans). Natural food lovers undeterred by the cost say they value the Wellness ingredients, which include human-grade meat, fruits and vegetables, and barely any grain. Canned cat food reviews at Pet Food Direct say cats gobble it down and live long and healthy lives.
Second on our list of best wet cat foods is Friskies Meaty Bits (starting at $11/24-pack 5.5-ounce cans), a grocery store staple. Canned cat food reviews at Walmart indicate this brand is a favorite among owners and their pets -- the former for the low price and the latter for, well, not sure exactly, but it often goes over big. The meat chunks may be one reason, and one canned cat food review at Pet Smart says Friskies Meaty Bits spoiled the cats for anything else. And yet, some reviewers note that cats lap up the gravy but leave the meaty chunks. Regardless, several owners report their cats have fed on this brand for years and attribute their good health and smooth, thick coats at least partly to the feeding regimen.
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The for an indoor cat is not necessarily going to be the most expensive. The dietary needs of your pet are specific, but you will find that the nutrients that they need to stay healthy can be found in a number of cat food products. Since their lives are vastly different from felines who are left outside most of the time, this is a factor that you should take into consideration.Low fat diets are not healthy for an indoor cat. Rather than carbohydrates, cats readily convert fat into their primary energy source. One of the major fatty acids that your cat thrives on is omega 3, which unsurprisingly can be found in fish products. This acid is essential in maintaining a healthy immune system, avoiding allergies, the health of your cats skin and joints and the development of their muscles. Look carefully at the fatty acid content of the food you are giving your indoor cat, especially omega 3, to help with all of that. It is recommended that an indoor cat get at least 250 mg of omega 3 daily. If the food they are used to is not able to provide that, supplement their diet with krill or salmon oil, or add some sardines to their plate.If you think about what a cat’s diet is like in the wild, it would consist mainly of small live animals that they can outrun. Since your indoor cat is not (hopefully) able to hunt for his or her own supper, it is up to you to provide a healthy dose of protein with each meal to make up the difference. High quality protein rich meals are easy to find in the canned variety, but if you are sticking with dry cat food look for one that is free of grains and contains at least 35% protein. This should help to satisfy your feline’s cravings for a mouse appetizer.Since fats are so essential, you can also feed your cat those parts of meat and chicken that are unhealthy for you. This includes the fatty portions of beef and the skins from your chicken. Foods that could be dangerous to a cat’s health include onions and garlic, so if you prepare your dinner with either of those, than that dinner is off limits to kitty. Other foods to avoid are apricots, cherries, apple seeds, raw potatoes, green tomatoes, grapes, nuts and avocado, although most indoor cats will turn away from these foods on their own unless they are extremely hungry.