Thursday, October 15, 2015

Low Carbohydrate Canned Food for Healty Cat

Today my veterinarian told me that the reason why cats are getting sick, obesity, urinary tract infection and diabetes is because of their diet.    In my defense I fed the cat a well known high quality kibble that was mixed with canned food and two tablespoons of water.  I stand corrected the fact that I was feeding my stray feral and rescued cats dry kibble was the main reason they were getting fat.

Dry food has fillers and the fillers are usually rice or grains and these foods are carbohydrates which are not good for cat that are carnivorous.  I was told to change my cats diet to a high protein, low fat and low carbohydrate food with no grains, soy or corn.  A pate food is better than a gravy formula, because gravy usually has a thickening agent and this will cause the carbohydrates and fat to increase.

So I began my  search at Pet Smart and  found many grain free foods that had high protein and low fat, none of the foods gave me a breakdown for the carbohydrates.    I wrote the name of the foods and called the manufactures to get the nutritional breakdown and to find out the percentage of carbs. 

Here is a list of high protein, low fat and very low carbohydrate canned foods.

Natures Variety Instinct
Chicken 10% protein 6.5% fat 2.13 Carbohydrate
Duck 9% protein 5.5 fat 1.82 Carbohydrate
Rabbit 10% protein 4.5 fat 1.26 Carbohydrate
Venison 11.9% protein 6.0 fat 0.00 Carbohydrate (BEST Food)
Beef 11% protein 5.5 fat 1.58 Carbohydrate

About Natures Variety Instinct

“quote: This canned cat food is made with real meat.  Wholesome fruits and vegetables.  This is your cat’s instinctive diet.  With Instinct, your cat will enjoy a hearty and nutritious diet, free of grains or fillers.  Such quality nutrition provides beneficial proteins and balanced omega fatty acids to maintain toned muscles, healthy skin, and a glossy coat.  Feed instinctively to give your cat the nourishment and energy to enjoy life every day.  Nature’s Variety Instinct for cats is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages. End quote”

View this video to learn more about cat foods and why a food that has low carbohydrates  is better for your cats well being. .

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