Best Dry Cat Food

Cat Food

When it comes to feeding your cat, as a responsible and loving pet owner, there are many important things to be considered before choosing a particular cat food. Depending upon the cat’s dietary requirements, one has to decide which food provides the right amount of nutrients and minerals. Nowadays, many cat owners are opting for dry cat food over canned or homemade cat food due to the health benefits it offers. However, due to the large variety of brands available in the market, zeroing in on one becomes a bit difficult.

Cats are obligate carnivores. Hence, their nutritional needs are commonly met by the consumption of a large amount of animal-based proteins (meat) and so, they derive much less nutritional support from plant-based proteins (grains). Therefore, the basic formula for dry cat food should contain meat/meat by-products, feed grains, and soybean meal. The meat products are first rendered to rupture the fat cells by processing under high heat or through chemical reactions, and then the mixture is dried and grounded. This food also contains other ingredients like bone meal, corn, gluten feed, and cereal grains, to retain its shape as kibble and reduce the cost of raw materials. To prevent the fatty ingredients in this food from turning rancid or sour, preservatives like BHA or BHT are added. Also, substances like potassium sorbate, calcium sorbate, propylene glycol, or sorbic acid are used to avoid bacteria or mold formation.

Good Brands

Innova Evo Dry Cat Food
This is one of the best cat foods as it matches the nutritional quality of a raw food diet. It is a low-carb, high-protein, grain-free food which comprises ingredients like turkey, chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoes, herring meal, and chicken fat. It also contains raw fruits and vegetables which are rich in health, promoting phytochemicals and micronutrients.

Wellness Complete Health Salmon Dry Cat Food
This is a well-rounded, nutritious cat food that contains meats, grains, and fruits, that enables a cat having moderate activity levels to stay fit and healthy. One of the best foods, it is high in protein with additional high-quality fat sources that promote lean muscle mass and a healthy skin and coat. Its main ingredients include salmon, salmon meal, whitefish meal, rice, ground barley, ground rice, chicken fat, deboned turkey, cranberries, olive oil, flax seed, potassium chloride, and vitamins like vitamin E supplement, niacin, ascorbic acid, and vitamin C.

Nature’s Variety Instinct Dry Cat Food
This is a grain-free cat food with more high-quality meat protein and fewer carbohydrates, which help by reducing the incidence of stomach bloat, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), some urinary tract crystals, allergies, and other diseases in cats. It comprises ingredients like chicken meal, chicken fat, tapioca, pumpkin seeds, salmon meal, alfalfa meal, montmorillonite clay, chicken liver flavor, dried kelp, DL-Methionine, and vitamins like vitamin E Supplement, niacin, ascorbic acid, vitamin C, and biotin.

These are some of the best cat foods that are not only nutritious but also cost-effective. However, depending upon the breed and dietary requirements, select the correct type, amount, and brand. Dry cat food is usually less messy and remains fresh even if left in the bowl all day long. However, ensure that you provide enough water to your cat while feeding it this food, as your pet will need the extra moisture that it normally gets from other cat foods.

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