Rating of cat food - dry and wet (2014)
Natural products are an ideal option for feeding cats, but there are times when there is no opportunity to buy and prepare a full portion every day. Pets need constant support of the balance of nutrient microcomponents. Therefore, specialized additives and canned food come to the rescue. Choose the appropriate option will help rating cat food. It is worthwhile to distinguish between dry and wet additives.
Feed selection rules
The pet is recommended to give the same food with which he began to replenish his diet. Before this, you should identify the cat's preferences, be it meat, fish or poultry.
The type of food is also of great importance. Many owners make the mistake of believing that wet concentrates will be a better option for their pet than dry ones. Each animal in this sense has its own preferences. According to statistics, 40 percent of cats can not tolerate canned foods.
The composition of the food should include at least dehydrated meat, rather than concentrated flour. It is worth remembering that potatoes and beans are digested in the body of cats worse than other cereals and even corn. On the other hand, chickpeas and lentils practically do not cause allergies in animals, which can not be said for wheat or buckwheat.
For cats with a light color it is better to pick up dry food without colored vegetables, like beets, carrots, tomatoes. It is also not recommended to have algae in the product. Cheap feed may contain various flavors and preservatives harmful to the animal. In addition, it is not recommended to buy herbal supplements, since they have a disastrous effect on the urinary and intestinal systems.
When choosing a feed, it is important to pay attention to age restrictions (for kittens, for adults 1-5 years, 5-10 years, etc.). To introduce a new concentrate is only mixed with the old one. Gradually the dose rises to a full portion.
Best dry food
To date, there are several types of complementary foods of the highest class, which are recommended for the permanent menu of pets by the world's leading veterinarians. Among them, 1st Choice stands out clearly. According to international experts, this is currently the best food for cats. The rating of the super-premium class clearly demonstrates the fact that in the 1st Choice, both the price and the quality are optimally combined.This feed is produced in Canada, where it undergoes a rigorous multi-stage inspection. 1st Choice is not for nothing that tops the rating of cat food. It includes a huge amount of carbohydrates and proteins of animal origin. It is worth noting that the meat products presented in the stern are strictly dietary without the presence of fat. This also applies to chicken, duck, and fish.
The main advantage of food is the high content of such natural products as brown rice, flaxseed, eggs. All these ingredients in cheap concentrates can not be found, as well as purified fish oil.
Best wet food
The canned menu is very useful for stomach pets. But how to choose the best cat food? The rating of the most useful and popular wet concentrates is confidently headed by the product Natureda. This is a natural balanced food for cats of all ages and breeds.
The main advantage of this food over other representatives of the super-premium class is the content of only refined fresh meat products, such as beef pulp and heart, chicken heads, neck and breast. Also, the composition is enriched with a multivitamin complex, folic and nicotinic acids, calcium pantothenate, serine, cystine, threonine, leucine, methionine, and many other useful microelements.All this allows Natureda to lead the rating of cat food for the past three years. In the implementation of the product comes as frozen minced meat, packed in food containers.
TOP-5 dry food
Heads the list of the best product called 1st Choice. However, the rating of dry fodder for cats is not limited. One of the brightest and most common of its representatives is the product from Orijen. This food in Russia is not known by all because of its high cost, but the quality is always valued not cheap.
The next in line is the Canadian product Acana. It is prepared without any preservatives and second-class raw materials, like ground bones or gluten. It should be noted that its composition does not include harmful cereals, and the potato is subjected to special heat treatment. Also in "Akane" contains up to 20% of fruits.Further on the quality rating of dry food for cats is represented by a feed line Eukanuba. The percentage of natural proteins and meat is high in it. Experts say that it is "Eucanuba" that is the best food in terms of digestibility. Used to prevent obesity and urolithiasis.
Closing the rating products from the companies Pro Plan and Bozita.
Top-5 wet feeds
In addition to Natureda, Innova Evo is on the list of the best semi-and canned food for animals. In the feed are not only raw dietary meat products, but also vital probiotics, which contribute to the normalization of digestion, even in old cats. In addition, Innova Evo is hypoallergenic and rich in purified proteins, which is very nutritious and economical.
Also, the rating of wet fodder for cats is represented by products from Hill's and Gourmet. The first is produced in the US, and the second - in France. Both feed lines are considered curative and widely distributed throughout the world. Their composition is enriched with magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. One of the advantages is quite low cost.Close the rating of wet fodder for cats products Felix and Brit. The first is notable for its high content of minerals and fresh meat products. The second bribes the presence of purified fish oil and rice bran.
Many owners of pets can not afford to constantly buy premium products. That is why it is not superfluous to make an economical rating of fodder for cats. 2014 showed that the most optimal options are Bosch, Sheba and Royal Canin.
It is worthwhile to understand that budgetary feeds are 95% composed of bone and skin powder, as well as dyes and fragrances. Nevertheless, among them there are very useful. Thus, Cat chow, Chicopee, Puffins and Pettine were included in the rating of cat food in 2014 (budget criterion).
On the territory of Russia, the most famous are Friskies, Whiskas and, of course, Kitekat. In addition, the products of the All cats line and the "Terra Cat" were included in the extended rating of cat food at the budget price-quality ratio.