Ready-made pet food becomesMore and more popular: pour in a bowl guest dry food or open a jar with meat pieces in the jelly is much easier than providing the cat a healthy and balanced diet with natural products.
But in order for a pet to be healthy, it is necessary to feed it with high-quality full-feed premium food.
Features of premium feed
The main difference between premium foodsInexpensive mass fodder - in that it contains all the nutrients, minerals and vitamins necessary for a cat or a cat. A cat fed by a full-rationed premium food usually does not need additional feeding of vitamins or slices of meat "from the master's table": its diet is carefully balanced, and the digestibility of food can reach 90-95%.
Premium feed contains a lot ofThe percentage of protein, while the composition does not include bone meal or by-products (like cheap feeds), but natural meat, fish or poultry. Artificial additives and flavor enhancers are absent. Such feed can be given to the pet at all times, day in and day out, throughout his life.
Another difference between premium cat dietsFodder economy class - the ability to choose the variety that best suits your pet. As a rule, the lines of feed include series for different breeds of cats, for animals with different levels of activity, different ages, and so on. In addition, among the premium feeds are specialized therapeutic, supporting and strengthening veterinary diets.
In contrast to feeds of the category "economy", which can be seen on the shelf of most supermarkets, the best fodder is usually sold only in veterinary pharmacies and pet stores.
Popular brands of premium fodders for cats
Innova EVO ("Innova EVO") - feed productionNatura Pet Products (USA), which enjoys a very good reputation with veterinarians and breeders. The main advantage of feed is brands - a composition that includes meat, vegetables and fruits, as well as vitamin and mineral supplements, oils and fats.
Orijen (Origin) and ACANA (AKANA) - qualityHigh-protein feed, produced by the Canadian company Champion Petfoods. Their main advantage is a high content of meat, while the content of cereal crops is either very small, or they are generally absent.
Golden Eagle Holistic (Golden Eagle Holistic)Is produced by the American company WellPet, and its composition is as close as possible to the natural, natural menu of cats. The composition of the full-feed includes several varieties of meat, fresh vegetables, a complex of vitamins and minerals, as well as medicinal herbs.
Forage Bosch Sanabelle (Bosch Sanabell)Manufactured in Germany by the company Bosch Tiernahrung GmbH & Co. KG. Products of this brand are very well digestible (that is, the cat is saturated, eating less food), there are no chemical additives and flavor enhancers in the composition. Especially popular are food lines, designed specifically for exhibition animals.
Very popular brands - Hills (Hills) and RoyalCanin (Royal Canin). The composition of the feed of these brands can not be called optimal: it can include such "non-limit" additives, such as bone meal. But an undoubted advantage is a fairly democratic price, as well as a wide range, including special therapeutic and preventive diets, which are very well-proven. Another plus is mass production, so owners of animals that feed on these foods do not have problems with purchasing the ration of the desired brand.
Royal Canin is produced both in France and in Russia. And, according to experts, the French fodders are more qualitative and more attractive for animals.
Purina ProPlan (Purina ProPlan) is producedFamous company Nestle and is also considered a good quality food. The composition of this brand's feed includes natural ingredients: poultry meat, beef, fish, beef, as well as cereals, microelements and vitamin complex.
The food of the American brand Eukanuba ("Yukanuba")Is produced by P & G Pet Care, and their main feature is a high protein content at a fairly low cost. The composition also includes only natural products, and according to the manufacturer's claims, meat that is part of the cat food Eukanuba has never been frozen.
Sometimes premium-class feeds are alsoSuch brands as Bozita ("Bozita"), Iams ("Yams"), Nutro Choice ("Nutro Choice"), 1St Choice ("Fest Choice"), more often considered high-quality forage of the middle class. The advantages of such feeds include an affordable price, safety for the animal and good taste.