Whether you just got your very first cat or are looking to improve your old cat’s health you need to understand how cat food can help or hurt your pet. Not all cat foods are created equal. In fact, there are hundreds of foods out there to choose from. How to pick one? Here are a few things you must know to help whittle down the choices. First, how old is your cat? Kitten food is vastly different from senior foods. Second, does your cat have any special health issues? You might need to visit the vet for a prescription to purchase certain foods. Third, what kind of food does your cat enjoy? If canned food is the only thing that seems to do the trick then you are looking at a whole other ballpark.