Finding the best and more precise cat food is difficult than your thinking. It also an essential part for the growth of your cat. But if you are not a newbie in this field and you have adopted the habits of watching labels before buying it. There are some things that you would know about exactly how you can watch label and choose that food for your cat.
Instead of making your cat free to live and stay outside for hunting mice you should have to take good care of its health so that it would be healthy.
Nowadays many commercials are running on cat food and their owner thinks that they would be best for their cat but most of them contain harmful ingredients that can affect your cat’s health.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) are two different organizations working on the quality of cat foods. Both of these organizations are run by thousands of pet lovers that work for the pets.
It is very necessary to check chemical preservations included in the cat food ingredients because chemical preservatives like butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) are very effective.
Ingredients to Avoid When Buying Your Cat’s Food:
Following are some ingredients you must avoid when you are going to buy a cat food.
It is a chemical which is added to oils/fats in pet food.
It is an antioxidant found in rubber, plastic, petroleum, which has been used in edible fats, oils, and cosmetics.
It is a chemical preservative which is banned for human consumption but it is legally allowed in pet foods to use and can be harmful for them.
- Caramel coloring:
It is used to dye foods but everyone knows that cats don’t care what color their food is. They just want to eat.
- Carrageenan and Carrageenan Gum:
It is a red rockweed which is used as a thickening agent for the food.
- Glucose and Dextrose:
Glucose is sugar and dextrose is a crystalized form of glucose. Cats do not need sugar in their diet. We know that, increased sugar amount can lead to health problems such as diabetes.
- Glyceryl Monostearate:
It can be said as the chemical additive used as wetter in cheaper foods. It has been known to cause toxicity in certain organs.
- Phosphoric Acid:
It isn’t necessarily bad for pet’s health but it is usually a signal that the animal fat being used is low quality.
- Propylene Glycol:
A syrupy liquid used to stop food from becoming dry. Concerns have been raised that large amounts could lead to toxicity.
- Garlic :
Garlic is very toxic to cats.
- Gluten :
It is unnecessary to any feline diet and may cause GI issues and allergies.
- Soy :
It is unnecessary to any feline diet and may cause food allergies and GI issues.
- Rice :
Since cats are obligate carnivores, they have no need for grains unless prescribed by the vet doctor.
- Generic use of “meat” and “protein”:
Avoid generic terms of “meat” and “protein”.
This article will help you to choose the best cat food and provide you much knowledge about the guidance which things you should avoid in cat food.