Which wet cat food is best?
Wet food is the perfect choice for your pet. As a rule, they are very tasty, easy to digest, because maximally correspond to the nutrition of cats in natural conditions, and also contribute to maintaining the water balance in the body and reduce the risk of ICD. We talked about this in more detail in the article: “Which food is better: dry or wet?”. But not all diets are equally healthy. We talk about which wet food to choose for a cat and what to pay attention to in the first place.
Before buying feed you need to carefully study its composition. In the first place in the list of ingredients should be meat, because cats are primarily predators.
It is important that all ingredients and their percentage ratio are prescribed in the composition. Take a concrete example. The composition of canned Petreet tuna looks like this: tuna (min. 60.1%), salmon (4.1%), rice flour (1%) – and the buyer understands everything. But on the packaging of other feeds, you may come across the vague wording “meat products”. What exactly are these products and in what proportion are they used, in this case remains a mystery. In order not to purchase a “pig in a poke”, pay attention to this nuance.
Choosing canned food, we are guided by the preferences of your cat and its individual characteristics. Some pets love seafood, others will prefer the classic chicken. True picks will appreciate unusual tastes with additives from vegetables and fruits (as in canned Mnyams). Fortunately, the choice of wet rations is very wide, and there is a favorite delicacy for any pet.
For cats with food allergies and sensitive digestion, it is better to purchase special canned monoprotein. They can only be made from turkey or rabbit only (as in Monge’s Monoprotein Cat line). The use of a single source of protein eliminates potentially allergenic components from the diet.
Make sure that you do not include flavor enhancers, preservatives or artificial colors!
Choose wet food for cats in the super premium class. The content of the main ingredient (meat) in them leaves approximately 60% of the total composition. Pay attention to the indication of this ingredient in the composition. For example, 60% of tuna corresponds to the name “tuna”. If the tuna content is lower, as a rule, on canned food it is written “from tuna” or “with tuna”.
Such canned food is made from the highest quality, freshest ingredients. For example, canned monoprotein for cats Monge super premium class meet the quality standards for the production of baby food.
Which wet cat food is best?
Type of raw material.
When frozen, foods lose their beneficial properties. Therefore, it is better that the feed is made from fresh and chilled raw materials.
Pay attention to the country of production. In the previous paragraph, we said that the best wet food is not made from frozen, but from fresh and chilled raw materials. When it comes to seafood, choose diets that are produced immediately at the place of capture. For example, canned tuna “Mnyams” is produced in Thailand, right at the place of fishing.
Wet rations are spiders in soft packs or canned food in special jars. Whatever type of feed you choose, its packaging must be complete and durable. This is important to maintain quality!
Many owners prefer rations in small cans. Such portions are designed for one feeding, which means you can not worry that the remaining food will deteriorate.
And another important nuance is the expiration date. Even the best wet food loses its value when stored for too long. Always analyze this point and do not purchase products with an expired shelf life.
Have a nice and, most importantly, useful shopping for you!