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Cat Food Ratings

Determining which cat foods rate higher than others is no easy task. There are 100s of brands out there, all with the same agenda: to sell you their product. Many companies use ethical means to do so, however even more use unethical means. How are you supposed to determine the higher rated cat foods from the lower rate ones? Well, here are a couple of tips to follow to help you determine highly rated cat foods from the lower rated ones.

When looking at the ingredients, it is important to know what qualifies as quality ingredients. A good meat source should be the first ingredient listed. Lamb, pork and beef sources yield the highest protein. Poultry is the lowest; however it is still much better than a grain source. Much, much better.

After the first ingredient, the next couple of ingredients listed should also be from a meat source. You can have a cat food list meat as the first ingredient, yet still be made up of mostly unhealthy grains. This is one of the tricks that the pet food industry can utilize to fool its customers. If you do spot grains, make note that oats, brown rice, and rye are high in calcium. Oats and wheat are high in potassium. Corn, barley, and rye are the highest in fibre.

When looking at additives in cat food, make note of any of the following. If you spot any of these in your cat food brand, consider making an upgrade. BHA and BHT. These are known as cancer causing agents. Carrageenan can cause ulcerative colitis and other stomach problems. Sodium benzoate is also known to cause stomach irritations. Mannitol, xylitol, and sorbitol can cause kidney problems. These are all unhealthy additives that make processing cat food easy for cat food companies.

Think of it as all those unhealthy preservatives that can be found in fast food. You know those ones where the fries never get moldy. If you eat those fries every day, much like a cat eats that kind of food every day, there’s bound to be severe problems over time.

These are just a few examples of what a cat owner should be looking for when determining what cat foods rate higher than others. As a casual cat owner, who has time to learn all the intricacies of cat food? There are just so many rules and regulations that the pet food industry has to follow. Not only that, but the industry is legally allowed to bend the rules.

Finding highly rated cat foods can be a lot easier if you have help to assist you. Information such as this article is a good start. It allows you to learn what you should be looking for. However, with the 100s of brands out there it is extremely difficult to do it all yourself. There are great cat food ratings sites out there that can help you by actually rating all these brands. It is important to know that these ratings are completely unbiased and are by actual cat owners. Cat owners that care about their cats as much as the next person.


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