I have been researching foods and ended here. Struggling to find a decent food that is both heathful AND palatable for my nine indoor cats. I have not been able to get them to eat any high quality canned food so have given in to Friskies as I read that ANY wet food was better than dry. I buy the best dry I can as I have one cat who is severely allergic to corn/wheat/soy and they all do better on completely grain free. I would love to hear if anyone has any recommendations.
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Hello Meg, as all grain-free cat foods, this one has carbohydrates (dry potatoes) as 4th ingredient, which could be further down on the list. In general it is a good formula but make sure your cat makes a lot of exercise because carbs make cats gain weight. If your cat is already overweight, cat foods with high glycemic ingredients (potatoes) within 5 first are not recommended.
Redbarn Naturals Salmon and Delilah Grain Free Canned Cat Food.
Can an 11yo slightly overweight inactive cat eat the same food as an active underweight 6yo by adjusting feeding amts? New 6yo does not like wellness core 11yo has been on. They each get 1/2 can wellness core indoor canned per day. It would be very nice to have them on same foods. I’m just now reading where grain free isn’t good for male cats. Thanks so much.
Grain Free Cat Food, Country Select, NutriSource
Another popular feeding concept that often seems to go hand in hand with feeding grain free pet food is the feeding of a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. High protein, low carbohydrate diets do have their place, particularly in the feeding of diabetic cats. However, it is important not to assume that a grain free diet is a low carbohydrate diet. In fact, some grain free pet foods contain carbohydrate levels similar to or even higher than diets containing grains. In many grain free diets, ingredients such as potatoes replace the grains in the food and often these ingredients have more carbohydrates than the common grains used in pet food. As a result, grain free and low carbohydrate pet foods are not always synonymous with one another.Let’s start by discussing the difference between a grain free and a gluten free diet. Grain free cat foods are, as the name implies, diets that do not contain grain. Gluten free cat food, on the other hand, may or may not contain grain as an ingredient. Gluten is the protein that is found in specific types of grain, namely wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten free cat food is, of course, free of these proteins. However, not all grains contain gluten. Therefore, gluten free cat food may or may not be grain free, while grain free cat food will always be gluten free.