The Essential Ingredients for Nutritious Cat Food

 

Your cat requires a well-balanced diet to sustain good health. When you browse for cat food brands that include the essential ingredients, look for brands that are focused on the manufacturing of scientifically formulated food that contains the right ratio of protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals.

What is the Role of Protein?

Cats are carnivores, and as such, they require a high ratio of protein in their food. Protein helps to build and sustain muscles. Our Classic dry cat food contains 30% protein derived from high-grade chicken and fish for building strong muscles and bones.

Fat is Essential for Energy

The fat content is equally important, as it provides taste and energy. Cats can be picky when it comes to the taste of their food. You thus want to buy one of the cat food brands known for their taste. The fat content of our Classic dry cat food is 12%, in order to provide sufficient energy. Our Classic range also contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to support a healthy skin and coat. If your cat’s coat looks dull, switch to one of the reputable cat food brands in South Africa. With our special formula, you can rest assured that your feline companion will receive the required fatty acids.

Not all cat food brands are equal, also not when it comes to how the food is balanced. Although the cats living in South Africa require less fat in their diets than pets living in cooler parts of the world, the fat content is still essential to ensure a healthy weight. We add just the right amount of fat to provide a balanced diet.

Why Taurine?

Taurine should form part of your pet’s diet. It is an essential amino acid required for sustaining good eye and heart health in cats. A lack of taurine in your pet’s diet can lead to blindness, tooth problems, heart failure, and reproductive failure according to PetMD’s article “Taurine Deficiency in Cats”. Unlike many other mammals, cats cannot make enough taurine in their bodies, and thus need to acquire an additional supply from their diets. The symptoms of taurine deficiency are often only noticeable when the pet’s health is significantly compromised. It is therefore essential to buy one of the cat food brands that include a sufficient amount of taurine. Our Classic dry cat food range contains 0,125% taurine and thus provides an appropriate amount to maintain your cat’s health.

The Role of Vitamins and Minerals

Essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants must be included in the food to boost and support the immune system, and thereby keep your pet in optimal health. You will be delighted to know that our Classic range includes vitamins E and C, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, and ash in the right quantities and combination to support good health.

How Important is Fibre?

Quality fibre from natural sources must be included in the diet to promote digestive health. Our Classic dry cat food contains 3,5% fibre.

Do not compromise on your pet’s health. Only buy from trusted brands that are known for their commitment to the provision of balanced nutrition for pets living in South Africa.

Sources:

PetMD. “Taurine Deficiency in Cats”. Web accessed June 2018. https://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/cardiovascular/c_ct_taurine_deficiency?page=show

 

 

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