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Great Mix of High Protein, Low Fat and Low Carbs - and it's Turkey, not fish!
on July 19, 2012
First and foremost, I cannot stress how important it is to feed your cat an all canned food diet - cats do not have a drive for thirst, so only a canned food diet will keep them correctly hydrated [diabetes, urine crystal free].
Important to learn: if you feed your cat all wet diet, they only need to drink 1oz of water a day to keep fully hydrated. If you feed your cat an all dry diet, they need to drink 7oz of water to keep hydrated. That's a full cup of water!
Second, cat food must be high in protein, high to low in fat [depending if you want your cat to be lean], and have no more than 10% carbs. Dry foods are 30% plus percent carbs. Diabetes is rampant in older cats, and it's recommended to keep their carb intake at 5-10%.
You should feed grain-free diet and feed meat from feathered birds, not beef, never fish. Grain free almost always means high fat, so be careful if you want to keep your cats lean and healthy.
I feed this Fancy Feast formula, plus Merrick's cowboy cookout or grammy pot pie [grain free, low fat], plus wellness turkey and chicken formulas [grain free, low protein, high fat]. I use Fancy Feast to entice the cat then they eat whatever else is in their dish [wellness, etc]. Grain free food, while great for them, doesn't really taste great.
This formula is:
74 calories per can