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5 Great Wet Cat Foods Recommended For Healthy Cats
Healthy Cats Are Curious Cats
Best Wet Cat Food? The Debate Continues and the Food Keeps Getting Better
Do you ever feel like figuring out the best food for your cats is impossible?
We do sometimes.
As more attention has been turned toward improved pet food, the latest discoveries can make your head spin with suggestions that conflict and even contradict.
For some of us, it's next to impossible to get our cats to eat even what we're convinced is best wet cat food 100% of the time. You can show 'em the research, but the cats won't read it.
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Our fifteen year old black cat Billy, for example, goes immediately from happy slurping to hunger strike when wet food gets parked in front of him too many times in a row.
He refuses to explain. He just waltzes away and pouts somewhere, making sure we can see him, of course.
Since Billy's pretty skinny after two recent surgeries, we have no choice but to compromise, breaking out the dry food to help him get back up to his old, muscular form.
Almost all the experts (at least those not paid by cat food manufacturers) tell us that the healthiest cat food is, not just wet, but raw.
The Problem with Raw Food for Cats
Well-balanced wet foods more closely follow the diets cats evolved to thrive on and, as experiments have shown, chose for themselves when offered a variety.
Most of us, though, know how difficult it is to get our cats to accept raw or any other kid of unfamiliar food. Even more of a problem is finding time to shop for and make a fresh raw diet every day.
How many of us even prepare our own food fresh daily?
And as experts have also explained, the worst cat food is also raw - when its not prepared expertly and with the best ingredients.
Most raw food sold over the counter or prepared at home also requires supplements to be added for the complete, balanced nutrition the best non-raw brands include.
All things considered, the best cat food is very likely the best wet cat food because it's the one we have the greatest chance of getting them to eat.
We love our cats, and we're as devoted to their health as we are to that of our children and other dependents. They count on our making choices that meet their needs in the most beneficial way.
It may take time to convert your cat to wet food, and it may prove impossible to get them all the way. We started trying to change our cats when they were adults.
Change doesn't come easy with cats, and they all still get about 50% dry food.
This makes it all the more important to stick with the best wet cat food, getting as much of it into their diets as you can without making meal times stressful.
Something New Our Cats Love - Weruva - Wet Food for Cats
My wife's always searching for new and better foods for our guys, foods they love that are also good for them.
Weruva stirs both Sam's and Billy's appetites, and they (and my wife, who researched the manufacture and other details) endorse Weruva.
We buy by the case to save $$$$.
I and Love and You - Wet Cat Food with a Gift for Names
Not only is this a great company, but they know that feeding cats well should have a lot of fun in it. Whimsical product names are a brilliant idea.
Blue Buffalo Cat Food - Wet Food With Maximum Nutrition
What you get from Blue Buffalo cat food is natural ingredients, high in protein and low in carbohydrates.
They also include what they call "LifeSource Bits," the equivalent of once a day vitamin and mineral supplements, with antioxidants for cats.
Our cats love Blue Buffalo.
Best Canned Cat Food From Nature's Variety - Instinct - Holistic Nutrition
Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Nature's Variety is proud of their Made in America label.
What keeps grocery store cat food off the best list is dependence on overseas, especially Chinese, ingredients and manufacturing.
With Nature's Variety Instinct label, you can be sure the ingredients making of some the best canned cat food available are what they label says they are and that the manufactured has verified it in their own facililty.
Their claim is for holistic, balanced nutrition, and as many experts recommend, the formula is good for cats of all ages. If your cats are of a variety of ages, no need to open more than a single can for any feeding.
Best Natural Cat Food - From Nature's Variety Instinct
Of The Best Cat Food Brands, Merrick Stands Out - Enthusiastically Approved by Billy and Sam
In converting our cats to more and more wet food, we followed recommendations by Dr. Jean Hofve for the best cat food brands.
The best wet cat food, according to our cats on some days, but not all, is Merrick's.
Merrick features "human grade ingredients," a claim that should surprise you.
I mean, that they would have to mention it at all. But the fact is that many cat foods, especially the best-known, heavily advertised grocery store brands, contain ingredients consider acceptable for human consumption.
Does't you cat deserve at least that much?
Our cats are selective, and they love New England Boil. It's been a real aid in helping us move them to more and more wet food.
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We now know a lot more about what the best cat food are and have more good choices available than ever. Now, if we can just persuade the cats.
© 2013 David Stone