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Feeding your cat holistic cat food is important to some as they believe that this approach is the healthiest. They believe that this food will ensure that your cat leads a long and healthy life. There are some key components that holistic cat food will have. They are basically foods that have not had the following applied to them: preservatives, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics. Holistic pet food sales are on the rise and there are now a variety of brands are on the market.
Cats have some basic nutritional needs that must be met by the food they are given. These nutritional needs can be met with canned, dried or home prepared food. Holistic cat food will include the following: protein, amino acids, and other vitamins and minerals. The protein will usually come from a meat, fish or poultry source. Dried food has become the staple food for many cat owners because of its convenience and cost. However holistic cat food is often has a price tag twice that of normal commercial cat food.
Cats do not need carbohydrates or all the chemicals in many commercial cat foods and a holistic cat food will not include excess amounts of these carbohydrates. Some dried cat food will have excessive amounts of carbohydrates and in an attempt to save money some pet owners will purchase less expensive pet foods that will have more carbohydrates and less of the required nutrients; this can cause long term health issues for the pet cat. Other items that will not provide for a healthy cat food are by-products, chemical preservatives and added sugars.
As you decide which product to purchase it is important to consider the special diet needs of your cat and plan the diet accordingly. Some cats have conditions that will require they eat a certain diet and others just maybe picky about the flavor of food that they will eat. If you have questions about what type of holistic cat food would be appropriate for you there are sources of information including your veterinarian, the internet and the local pet supply store or even your local public library.
Making the choice of diet for your cat is an important one and with many options to choose from it will be important to choose food for your cat that fits into your lifestyle and budget. You should be able to find a holistic cat food that does both and provides your pet with the nourishment he or she needs.