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Benefits to Feeding Specialty Cat Foods

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Specialty cat foods are formulated to meet the nutrient needs of your cat by having higher-quality protein sources, no artificial dyes and added antioxidants and vitamins. Ingredients include more real meat, natural additives (natural preservatives like vitamins C and E) and rich carbohydrate sources like rice (one of the most digestible grains). Because higher-quality ingredients are used, specialty cat foods are more nutrient-dense, which means they contain higher percentages of protein and fat so your cat eats less to obtain the same nutrition.

Specialty cat foods are formulated to meet the nutrient needs of your cat by having higher-quality protein sources, no artificial dyes and added antioxidants and vitamins. Ingredients include more real meat, natural additives (natural preservatives like vitamins C and E) and rich carbohydrate sources like rice (one of the most digestible grains). Because higher-quality ingredients are used, specialty cat foods are more nutrient-dense, which means they contain higher percentages of protein and fat so your cat eats less to obtain the same nutrition.

Things to look for in premium specialty cat foods:

Meat products make up at least the first few ingredients.

Natural preservatives such as vitamins C and E are used in place of chemical preservatives such as BHT and BHA.

Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are added.

The benefits of feeding high-quality foods to your cat include:
formulations tailored to match your cat's age, weight, activity level, breed and specific health need.

Nutritionally complete and balanced.

Higher digestibility - resulting in smaller, firmer stools and less clean up for you.

Less waste - the amount of food fed is less due to the higher nutrient density and digestibility.

Healthier inside and out - with formulas designed to support internal organs, bones and joints as well as promote a healthier skin and coat.
 

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09 Jan 2010 6:00 pm

CatLuver101 said:

This is really helpful! This is my frist cat and I am worrying that it will become over weight!! (P.S. her name is pepsi)

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