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'The Best Cat Food' on The Saturday Special featuring Reviews.Com
Wunderpurr greetings fabulous furriends
Today we are sharing some furry interesting info about cat food, now we know this is a HOT TOPIC around the wurld with all the different brands available, but we have an inside scoop on the subject thanks to:
...who contacted us before Catmas and asked if we'd like to share their findings. We all know how impawtant diet is, it is the fuel that feeds us. Simply put:- If we put crappy fuel in our bodies, our bodies don't run as effectively and efficiently as they should.
Howeffur if we put premium fuel in our bodies we stand a much better chance of effurything wurking correctly, staving off illness and other niggles that may crop up throughout our lives.
Getting the right balance of nutrition and vitamins is essential to longevity
And we must also add here, that getting enough water is also paramount to ones offurall well-being. We have fresh filtered water in various locations around the house which are changed daily and a water fountain in the kitchen. Purrlease try to keep water bowls clean as dust and icky stuff can get in there, this is not nice; and would mew like to drink dirty water from a dirty bowl? No, we didn't think so, so next time mew walk by the bowl check the cleanliness, but it's better to get in the habit of using clean bowls with fresh water effuryday.
Anyhoo, aftur that moderate digression let's talk about food... mmmmmmm I can think of lots of yummy stuff right now that I'd like to nom, but sadly at the ripe old age of 15.5 [I'm nearly 80 in hooman years] I have the odd flare up of pancreatitis, and CKD [Chronic Kidney Disease] in its early stages so I have to be purrticulary careful about what passes my lips.
Now the pawesome peeps at Reviews.Com spent 300 hours researching the cat food industry to find the best diet. Vets and cat owners were also involved in the process, as well as online research and the analysis of 1700+ cat food formulas, yep there's really that many, who knew?
So aftur examining more than 100 brands, it was found that only 37 of them made at least ONE approved formula - wow we were shocked at that!
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It would appear that some cat foods often contain artificial ingredients, preservatives and dyes, now this horrifies us as mew would think that the main ingredient in a cat food formula would be meat, yet shockingly 505 formulas were instantly disqualified fur not having meat as the furst ingredient listed.
If its not meat, then what the flip are we eating?
A probable chemical factory of nasties - eeeeeeewwwwwww!
311 were disqualified fur containing artificial ingredients, preservatives and dyes.
459 were disqualified fur containing rendered fat, meat by-products, sugar, garlic and other questionable ingredients.
323 were disqualified based on formulas with a history of recall, manufacturer or customer satisfaction.
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There is also the debate on whether to feed wet food or dry food or a combo of both?
We think this depends on each individual, fur instance Pandora will only eat wet food. Fudge primarily eats dry food and the rest of us are combo-cats eating a mix of both.
Or mew could move to a completely raw diet, howeffur there are many things to consider before doing this.
We recommend that mew talk to your veterinary purractitioner about any dietary changes mew are thinking of making, or if mew're concerned about the food mew're currently eating.
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Now we purrsonally can't tell mew what to buy or what your budget dictates, but we will offur this advice, buy the best quality mew can afford.
Quality food = longevity
And really, who doesn't want to live fur as long as possible?
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So what is the best cat food?
While we can't answer that fur mew, WE CAN point mew to Reviews.Com where mew can read their excellent indeptharticle at your leisure, then mew can make up your own mind on the subject and find the furry best cat food fur mew.
What cat food do mew buy now?
Do mew effur read the label?
Do mew buy vet recommended food only?
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Many thanks fur joining us today and don't furget to stop by tomorrow fur our usual Sunday Selfies post. Happy Caturday
Basil & Co xox
*FYI - this is NOT a sponsored post, no goods or money have been exchanged fur this post.