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Important criteria for the purchase of cat food
For the well-being and health of your cat, a species-appropriate and balanced diet is essential. When buying a cat food, the individual needs of your velvet paw must therefore be taken into account.
One of the most important criteria when buying are the ingredients and composition. Since cats have always been carnivores, you should make sure that the food has a high meat content. The motto is, the more meat, the better. In addition, attention should be paid to the taste of the food such as beef, salmon, chicken, etc., because cats can be quite picky about the food.
In addition to the ingredients and taste, the cat's age, weight, specific breed, husbandry, and activity level are also critical to the particular food recommendation. Additionally, pay attention to what their health status is. If your furry pet has problems with digestion, you should choose a food that supports the digestion of your cat.
In our assortment you will find a wide selection of dry food, wet food, snacks or supplements of the brands Applaws, Animonda, Felix, Whiskas, Sheba, Purina One, Lily's Kitchen and many more, which are tailored to the different needs of your beloved pet.
Dry or wet food?
In general, both wet and dry foods are suitable as a complete food. Snacks should be given as a supplement to the daily diet. In order to provide the cat with a balanced diet containing sufficient minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins, it is advisable to feed it a healthy mixture of wet and dry food. Because the two types of food each have their advantages and disadvantages.
The dry food is characterized by the fact that it has a longer shelf life than wet food due to the low moisture content. The dry food is usually composed of meat, vegetables or, in some cases, cereals. These ingredients are dried, ground and then pressed into small portions or shapes. Due to its firmness, it is also suitable for natural care of the cat's teeth.
The disadvantage is that the dry food contains a lot of carbohydrates, which can be poorly digested by your pussycat and in the worst case can result in obesity.
The advantage of wet cat food is that it is mainly made of meat and therefore has a lower amount of carbohydrates. Due to its high moisture content, your cat will be hydrated at the same time as eating it, which can be lacking when feeding dry food. In addition, your furry friend will feel fuller more quickly after eating wet food.
How much food does my cat need?
All in all, cats are very independent and make themselves aware of when they need food. To ensure that your cat always has something to nibble on throughout the day, you should always provide a bowl with plenty of dry food. Since dry food has a low water content, your cat will need more water to digest it. This is despite the fact that the original desert animal could do with a small amount of water. Therefore, in addition to the dry food, a full bowl of water or a drinking fountain should be available all day to help your cat balance its water intake.
The optimal amount of wet food varies depending on your pet's activity level. If you have a very active and playful one, he will need more calories and can be fed wet cat food up to 3 times a day.