Choosing the Best Dry Cat Food

When you own a cat, you want to make sure you choose only the best dry cat food for your feline friend. Every cat is different, and not every texture and flavor may be right for your cat. Finding a food that both pleases your cat's palate and provides optimal nutrition is important, but with so many cat foods on the market, pinpointing the right food for your cat can take time. When searching for the best dry cat food for your cat, you'll want to consider price, the quality, the volume, texture and nutritional makeup of the food. The top three dry cat foods to consider are Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken Recipe Adult Cat Food, Hill's Science Diet Indoor Adult Cat Food, and Wellness CORE Indoor Dry Cat Food. Below are the most commonly asked questions about these three top foods, so you can choose the one that's right for your cat. 

 

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  1. Which of the top three foods are most environmentally friendly?
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    More and more, people are trying to be environmentally conscious, and even when it comes to choosing a pet food. When picking a cat food brand, it is always recommended that you do your research on the company's history and their current mission statement. Be sure to not take anything at face value and look deeper into it yourself.

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  2. Which brand is the most ethics-driven?
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    Ethics are something that everyone should be concerned with when looking for a high-quality cat food, especially with growing concerns over things like the use of slave labor in the production of items like cat food. Blue Buffalo has made great strides against the use of slave labor in cat food production, and would be a solid choice for anyone looking for ethically-manufactured food for their cat. 

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  3. Which cat food has the best flavor?
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    Cats can be very picky eaters, so choosing a food that your cat enjoys should be a high priority. Hill's Science does not use any artificial flavors, Blue Buffalo uses fruits and vegetables, and Wellness CORE skips out on meat byproducts, all contributing to quality taste. Try getting a sample of each food from your local pet store, so you can find out which one your cat prefers, before making a purchase. 

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  4. Which cat food is most cost effective?
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    Of the top three dry cat foods, Hill's Science Diet is the least expensive, but all three of the foods are good for what they offer, both in terms of volume and quality. Wellness CORE is the highest priced on the list, but is probably your best food available if you can afford it. Blue Buffalo serves as a solid middle ground. 

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  5. How should I portion my pet's food?
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    Some cats don't know when to stop eating and will graze all day if given the chance, which can lead to obesity and other health concerns. In these cases, give your cat a bowl of food at scheduled times, and allow your cat a half an hour to an hour to eat, then remove the bowl until the next feeding time.

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  6. Why should I choose dry food over wet?
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    The choice to use dry or wet cat food for your cat is a personal decision based on your own research, your vet's recommendations for your cat, as well as your budget. Dry cat food provides complete nutrition for your cat at a more affordable cost than you might spend on wet food, and some veterinarians believe dry food is better for maintaining your cat's weight. Talk to your veterinarian for recommendations specific to the needs of your cat. 

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  7. Which is the healthiest option for my cat?
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    The answer depends on your cat's specific health needs. The Hill's Science food is a good choice for cats that are spayed or neutered and really help out with those pesky hairballs, whereas Blue Buffalo is gluten-free and works to boost your cat's immune system. Meanwhile, Wellness CORE helps a cat's coat health.

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  8. Does protein matter to a cat?
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    Protein doesn't just matter to your cat's health, it's an absolute necessity. Cats are what's known as obligate carnivores, meaning protein must make up the vast majority of their diet. Always look for a food that's high in protein and low in other ingredients, like carbohydrates, which your cat does not really need. 

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