Theres a lot of buzz going around the internet lately about grain free cat food. You might be wondering what all this talk is about. In this post, Im going to break down what you need to know.
What is Grain Free Cat Food?
When I think of a grain free cat food diet, I equate it to the Paleo diet for humans. Why? Paleo focuses on the natural foods that our caveman ancestors ate such as meat, fresh vegetables, fruits, and healthy carbs. It moves away from chemically processed food and bad carbs.
A grain free cat food diet focuses on the natural ingredients similar to what our felines ancestors wouldve eaten in the wild. Most manufactured cat food includes grains such as corn, wheat, rice, oats, and barley. Grains are often added as filler because they are less expensive.
Grain-free does not mean carb-free or that the food is high in protein. In fact, grains are often replaced with ingredients such as sweet potatoes which provide similar or even higher carbohydrate levels, allowing for grain-free foods to still provide complete nutrition for your cat.
Why Choose Grain Free Cat Food?
Grain-free pet food is an option for pet parents who want to feed their cat a food without grains either for health reasons or personal preference. Some cats have allergies or sensitivity to grains that can result in itchy, dry skin and upset tummies. Grain free foods help cats avoid these allergens, making for an equally happy cat and pet parent!
Remember whether or not you feed grain-free, balanced nutrition is the key to good health for your pet. Nutrient excess, such as high phosphorus or high salt, may be a problem with some health conditions.
Before You Go Grain Free
Always consult with your veterinarian before making major dietary changes to your cats diet. Along with your vet, come up with a plan to gradually introduce a new diet and always make sure to monitor any changes.
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I want my cats to eat grain free food because it’s healthier than corn based food
Olivia Rubin says
I want win this for my mom’s friend. She just adopted Sasha and was able to because she has gone from an abusive home to homeless to living in her car then a sheltar and now has found an apartment, has apples for food stamps and recently adopted Sasha.
I have two cats who could benefit from grain-free. Duncan has on-going stomach issues which often relates to doing his business outside the litter box. Miles has dry, white flakes (almost like dandruff) which I’ve been told by his vet is dry skin. Since grain free food is said to help skin and stomach issues I think it could be very beneficial to have them try it. I’m still trying to find a food that works best for them that doesn’t break the bank.
Amy Orvin says
I want to see if this would help Ryder’s tummy feel better. She is a very picky eater but also gets stomach upset easier than my other 3 cats. I think she would benefit from this trying grain-free. Also, chicken is her favorite food, so she will more than likely enjoy the taste of it.
Mary Somerville says
My friend’s cat has had terrible skin allergies, and after eliminating grains it finally cleared up. That made it obvious how unhealthy they can be. I’d like to make the switch,so my cat Snicky can be healthier, and avoid problems.
Mary Beth Elderton says
Our two recently adopted kitties have been on a kitten blend that does contain grain. Now that it is time to transition them to an adult blend, we have been reading about how much healthier the grain-free foods are for cats.
Cheryl Grandy says
I’d like to try grain free cat food because it sounds like it might help my cats’ flaky skin. It would be wonderful to find a solution to this problem after all these years!
Shelley P says
I want to try grain free because my cat has a sensitive stomach and I think this would help with that. I also like that it’s a healthier choice for my cat.
Cynthia Downer says
We are already grain free. It has made her stools much more solid and compact vs almost constantly having diarrhea before, her fur is nice and shiny, and she is as active and crazy as a kitten at almost 10 years old!
Lori Jackson says
Would love to try this product. My cat is getting old and would love to try a new HEALTHY product.
Jennifer I. says
I would like to go grain free to give them a better choice in diet that is healthier and more palatable
Melissa S says
I would like to go grain free because of the health benefits I have been reading about lately in regards to a grain free diet. I think my cat would benefit by feeling more satisfied, he seems to be hungry too often with the food he is eating now.
Maegan Morin says
I would like to because I know that it would be better for my cat. She is getting old and she needs all the help she can get.
jessica edwards says
I just would like a healthier diet for my cat.
I had never considered grain free as an option. After seeing the potential side effects of grain based food, I am interested to see if grain-free would show a difference in her behavior.