Myth #1 is dry cat food must contain the leftovers from meatpacking processes. That is what meat by-products are. After the good meat goes into packages for human consumption, the rest of the animal’s remains become by-products. When you see chicken or beef by-products on the list of pet food ingredients, you are feeding your cat whatever remains of the animal. It might be ground up necks, feet, bones, heads, intestines, and even feathers. Many by-products come from the animals that are not of human consumption quality. You can get natural pet food that does not contain these less than desirable parts if you make the choice.
Myth #2 is you cannot get dry cat food that contains additional nutrition to promote health for indoor felines. Indoor cats tend to be heavier than their outdoor cat cousins are. An indoor cat food formula usually contains less fat in order to keep weight under control. It also needs additional ingredients to help combat dry skin and hairball issues that indoor cats deal with all the time. Indoor air and heat can cause skin to dry out in cats as well as humans. A symptom of the drier skin is excessive grooming which leads to higher numbers of hairballs.
Myth #3 is you cannot get dry cat food specially formulated for kittens. Kittens need special nutrients to keep healthy as they grow. More protein is vital to make sure they grow healthy and strong. The best formulas do more than provide the right nutrition to kittens. They provide other ingredients that help promote development of a healthy immune system, shiny fur, and aid with cognitive development, while promoting eye health as well. A carefully balanced formula will give the kitten in your life the right start in growing to be a health happy adult.
Myth #4 is your overweight feline has no options when it comes to dry cat food. You can get nutritional formulas that help fill up your cat while helping them lose weight. A good formula will help keep your cat’s weight under control while also promoting joint and urinary health. Most cats tend to eat until they feel full. However, when a cat is sedentary due to age or lifestyle, they may eat more than is healthy. That can lead to weight gain. With the right formula, you can have your feline friend feel full while also helping lose the excess weight. Those are four myths busted.