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Points to consider when choosing cat food



The cat food that you choose for your cat can play an important role in overall health and vitality. There are numerous types and varieties of cat food available on the market, with pros and cons for each product. Making sure that you get the right food is important for maintaining the health of your cat. Some people however choose to simply buy the cheapest cat food on the market to reduce their expenses and because they believe all these products are essentially the same. However premium brand manufacturers claim that you need to feed less of their food when compared to cheaper alternatives. This does make choosing cat food very difficult, as costs are not as easy to calculate as they may seem.

It vital that pet owners buy food that is safe but also encourages the growth of their cat. The cat food that you choose can also have a significant impact on your cats skin, eyes, coat and fur and other physical appearances. The food that you need to buy will be dependent on the life stage of your cat. As the nutritional requirements will vary, depending on their life stage. Thus when you purchase a cat food, it is important to make sure that you check the life stage it is recommended for. For example the health and vitality of your cat could be adversely affected if you give kittens' food, which is marketed for senior cats.

Another factor in determining what food to buy for your cat is lifestyle. Lifestyle plays an important role in deciding the food you should give your cat, as the food you should give to an active/inactive, indoor/outdoor cat, will be different and contain different levels of micro and macro nutrients. You will need to consider if your cat is suffering from any particular medical conditions. If your cat is allergic to certain foods, or has a more serious medical condition, then it is best that you consult your vet before buying cat food, as there may be a certain prescription diet that your vet may decide will be best for your cat.

There are some pet owners who find it difficult to decide whether to feed their cats dry or canned foods. Dry foods are generally considered to be better for your cat as they may be better for improving the health of teeth and gums. However, there are many cats that enjoy eating canned food as it is easy to chew. When providing your cat canned food, it is important to make sure your cat consumes their food within thirty minutes. If they don't consume their food within thirty minutes, then it is usually best to throw it away.

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