It’s not easy to find the best wet cat food. There are many brands and varieties of canned kitten food available for purchase, but which one is best? It might depend on your budget, your needs as a pet owner, or the age range of your cats. This blog post will help you navigate through the myriad of brands and types of canned cat food available in your local pet store, as well as guide you on how to feed this type of diet.
Why Feed Wet Cat Food?
The primary benefit of wet food for cats is that it keeps them hydrated. Yes, water is an important part of the diet for all animals, especially cats. Cats lack a strong thirst drive and eat less than other mammals. A dehydrated cat is more likely to get, or exacerbate, bladder inflammation, urethral obstruction, urinary obstruction, and so on.
URINE CRYSTALS is one of the most frequent issues affecting cats. Urinary crystals are a natural component of the cat’s body. They are composed of minerals such as magnesium, phosphate, ammonium, and calcium oxalate. When these minerals accumulate more than what is considered normal, they can form stones and cause irritation or blockage in the urinary tract. The more water they have passing through their kidneys, bladder, and urinary system, the more frequently they will cleanse it, decreasing inflammatory mediators, mineral levels, grit content, and all the factors that can cause issues.
Composition of the Food
Wet cat food is closely representational of the natural diet of a cat. The food is made up mostly of meat, with water making up to 78% of the total volume. Contrast this with dry kibble which is only about five percent water, and you can see why wet food is so much more beneficial for cats. Cats are obligate carnivores, which implies that they must consume meat and cannot survive on a vegan or vegetarian diet.
Wet food is highly palatable. When it comes to mealtimes, some kitties are picky. The greater the appeal of wet food, the more enticing it is for your cat to consume their meals! A stronger aroma also encourages older cats with a diminished sense of smell and taste to eat.
How to Choose the Right Wet Food for Your Cat
The goal is to figure out what your cat likes. What food provides them with energy, makes their coat shine, produces healthy feces and does not make them vomit? Every cat is different and has its own tastes, much like people.
According to research, cats do better on higher protein and even higher fat diets. The ideal macronutrient ratio for cats is about 50-60% protein, 30-40% fat, and less than 10% carbohydrates. When you’re browsing through different brands at your local pet store, look for wet foods that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. First Ingredient: The first ingredient should be something meaty like chicken, turkey, beef, fish (salmon is good), etc. Avoid canned cat food that has grains and vegetables as the primary ingredients. If you see “meal” on the label of one of the top five ingriedents – great! That’s an indication it contains at least 50% protein…if there are two types listed (e.g., “chicken meal,” “fish meal”) even better because they add up together for 100%.
Ingredient Quality Matters
You are what you eat – and so is your pet. Like human food, there are different levels of quality when it comes to your pet’s diet. Cheaper brands use lower-quality ingredients that can’t guarantee consistency in every product they produce whereas more expensive versions attempt strict guidelines for meals made with premium meats and vegetables.
Cats on a diet with low nutritional value will often have an uninteresting coat, dull fur and smelly stools. They can also develop behavioural concerns like aggressiveness or anxiety as their bodies are being starved off of proper nutrition.
Different Types of Wet Cat Food
There are several types of wet cat food on the market, the most frequent being:
In this recipe, the chunks are slowly cooked in a thick sauce, resulting in small shreds.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in gravy and meat, look no further than this! This dish has a thick sauce with small pieces of different shapes. What makes it even better? It’s great as both a topping and mixer.
One of the most popular and common types of wet food is ground meat that’s been cooked until it becomes soft.
The texture is smoother and creamier. The meaty treat can be peeled off like an easy wrap or broken apart into pieces before being popped into their bowls, so they won’t have any trouble consuming every bite while waiting patiently by their bowl until next serving time arrives…
The soup or broth is transparent and savory. It contains fish, meat, or chicken that has been finely shredded with carrots for added colour. This topping can be used on both wet food as well dry foods!
How to Store wet Cat Food
If you did not use all of the food, store the remaining in an airtight container and store it on a refrigerator. Once you are ready to serve to your cat, mixt it up with warm water (slightly) to moisten the content. Do not mix with fresh food.
FELIX As Good as it Looks
One of the most popular brands, Felix As Good as it Looks is a high-quality wet cat food that offers your feline friend everything they need to stay healthy. The dish is made with chunks of chicken or turkey and gravy, making it both tasty and nutritious.
Black Hawk Wet Cat Food
Another top quality brand, Black Hawk Wet Cat Food contains real meat as the number one ingredient. This helps ensure that your cat receives all the nutrients they need to stay healthy while also enjoying their meal. The brand also has a line of products specifically designed for kittens.
HILL’S Science Diet
If you’re looking for a trusted brand that has been around for a while, Hill’s Science Diet should be at the top of your list. The diet offers specially designed recipes for kittens, adult cats, and senior cats.
Fancy Feast is a high-end wet cat food that can be a little bit pricier than some of the other brands on the market. However, with its gourmet ingredients and delicious flavors, it’s well worth the extra expense.
When choosing the best wet cat food for your pet, it’s important to consider both the quality of the ingredients and your cat’s individual nutritional needs. Look for brands that list meat as the first ingredient and avoid those that contain high levels of grains or vegetables. Wet cat food is an excellent source of nutrients and can help keep your cat healthy and happy!
We hope this article has helped you learn more about what to look for when purchasing wet cat food online. Let us know if your cats prefer wet or dry foods in the comments below and check out our How to Choose the Best Cat Food in Sri Lanka buying guide while you’re at it! Thank you so much for reading 🙂