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Canned Cat Food - Next Best Choice after a Raw Diet

Although many people rely on dry cat food as a staple for their cats' diets, canned cat food is a must for developing strong bones and muscles, while mitigating many potential conditions caused or contributed to by an all-dry cat food diet. Find out why canned food is essential to your cat, and how to select canned foods for optimum benefits.

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Canned Cat Food - THE Best Staple for a Nutritious Diet for Cats
While many feline nutrition experts recommend a raw meat diet for cats, this isn't always workable for some cat caregivers. Other experts recommend canned food only, with dry food reserved as "treats," to be doled out two or three kibbles at a time.

Top Picks - Canned Food for Cats
These are my top choices of quality canned food for maintenance in cats (for adult cats). Any of them would form a fine basis for your cat's diet, supplemented by dry food, as needed. The bottom line is that the best food is wasted if your cat won't eat it, so don't be too focused on the numbers.

Top Picks - Premium Canned Kitten Food
Kittens need a premium canned food for the source of all the necessary nutrients needed to promote the development of strong bones and muscles, promote healthy teeth and gums, and to provide a source of protein and energy needed for the intense period of growth which occurs during the all-important first year. These foods were chosen with these qualities in mind.

Feeding Your Cat
Lisa A. Pierson, DVM, promotes the value of feeding cats canned food vs dry kibble, in a series of short pieces. I recommend reading them all.

An Open Letter to Veterinary Professionals
Excellent letter from catnutrition.org expounding on the wish many concerned cat owners share: that veterinarians would be given nutrition education based on unbiased sources.

COMMERCIAL CANNED FOODS
Another set of top choices for canned cat food - this one (I think) by a veterinarian.

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Kittens need a premium canned food for the source of all the necessary nutrients needed to promote the development of strong bones and muscles, promote healthy teeth and gums, and to provide a source of protein and energy needed for the intense period of growth which occurs during the all-important first year. You are invited to write a review of kitten foods you have used. See submissions

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