Feeding our pets can have a few hidden complexities that can make the process a lot more difficult than we imagine it. With cats and other animals that do not always express their emotions in easily observable ways, we as pet owners can occasionally find ourselves questioning if we are feeding them in ways that are fully beneficial to their health. In order to streamline the process of feeding your cat, Freshpet includes two quick tips for evaluating pet food options:
Check Protein Content: While it may not always seem like it, your fluffy friend is an obligate carnivore much like his or her hunter descendants. When evaluating pet foods, Freshpet reviews that it is important to keep this detail in mind. Choose a pet food with a reasonable amount of protein content; however, be wary of the fact that problems may arise if you give your cat too much of a specific nutrient. If you find yourself questioning what would be considered an adequate amount of protein for your cat, Freshpet suggests speaking with your vet before making any drastic changes to your pet’s diet.
Cheaper is Not Always Better: It is often a reflex of newer pet owners to pick the most attractive of the low cost options for their pet. While this is an understandable practice, it is not always the best course of action. This is because cheap pet food options can contain a wide range of ingredients that are not best suited for your cat’s health. For example, fillers, plastics, and low quality or processed meats can often be found within some cat foods. It is also important to consider that, since your cat may eat up until their threshold for necessary nutrients is reached, it is possible that your pet will simply require a greater quantity of a cheaper food option to be healthy and fulfilled. If you are evaluating pet foods based on price, always check the ingredients listed on the packaging to make sure that you are not sacrificing necessary nutrients for your cat.