Healthy Alternatives for Indoor Cats – Through the years I have matured as a cat parent and I’ve come to realize that if I changed my own eating habits to healthier food maybe I ought to change my cat’s food to healthier alternatives too.
This didn’t happen overnight, and I was confused about which brands to choose because there are so many out there with all claiming that they are the “purrfect” brand for my kitty!
What cat food is the best and I was confused, to say the least?
It’s like a missing piece to a puzzle that you’ve finished putting together until you realize there’s a missing piece
What’s the remedy for a finicky cat and how will I get her to accept healthier foods?
Healthy Alternatives for Indoor Cats – Yummy Food Ingredients
What are the main ingredients to look for in natural/indoor cat foods and which one satisfies hunger and maintains your cat’s health through their growing years to their senior years!
There are several brands that are great for your cat and you can rest assured that you’re feeding your kitty high-quality, nutritious foods.
Believe me, your cat will thank you!
Now, some brands are more expensive than others just do your research to find out exactly what the brand offers and if it’s within your budget.
Choosing Healthy Foods For Your Cat
Here is a list of basic ingredients to look for and to avoid.
- Corn, Wheat or Soy.
- Additives, Compounds or Fillers.
- Synthetic Fertilizers or Chemical Dyes.
Ingredients to Look for in Choosing Healthy Foods
- Chicken, Turkey, Lean Beef, Salmon and Lamb.
- Organic peas, pumpkins, and Sweet Potatoes
- Vegetables, Legumins, and Berries.
- Omega 3, Omega 6, vitamins and minerals, Taurine for optimum complete nutrition.
Healthy Alternatives for Indoor Cats – Natural Treats
When it comes to your furry child deserving of a treat for being good or doing tricks for you. They deserve the best quality, natural superb taste and are healthy for them too!
Now that you have changed your cat to a healthier diet, you need to make sure their treats align with the same value points.
- Gluten-Free, No Fillers
- Great tasting natural ingredients
- No Artificial Ingredients or Fillers
- High-quality ingredients
- Proteins and Vitamins
Healthy Alternatives for Indoor Cats – Toxic Foods
- Raisins, grapes, onions
- Milk – Hard in their digestive tract will cause your cat stomach problems and diarrhea.
- Chocolate- Yes, some people give their cats chocolate, please refrain from doing so, it’s poison to their digestive system.
Healthy Alternatives for Indoor Cats – Natural Cat Litter
There are all kinds of brands which specialize in natural and organic cat litter such as clumping litter, low-dust and no perfumes that will irritate their little noses.
Also, one that doesn’t stink up your house or stick to their paws and gets all over the floor, carpet, their bedding, and furniture.
Natural cat litter is the way to go!
The following is a list that is economical, eco-friendly and biodegradable:
- Corn Litter – the strongest in quality and best in clumping ability and reducing smell – is one of the best biodegradable cat litter. It contains large pellets that make it safer for kittens to use.
- Pine Litter – Made from sawdust, this is a pellet litter. Some pine litter brands have small granules and are practically dust-free. Does a good job hiding the urine smell but doesn’t hide poop smells that well.
- Natural Fresh Walnut Litter – Made from walnut shells, fibrous and absorbent. Good odor control and low on litter dust. It comes in pellets and finer textures and there are courser textures as well.
- Paper Litter – Made from recycled paper and eco-friendly. Negative side: has poor odor control. It is a pellet litter. Low-dust.
- Wheat Litter – Made from “secondary wheat” – is a wheat grain that isn’t high-quality enough for human food. It contains natural enzymes to help minimize and neutralize odor control.
- Clay-Based Litter – It’s cheap with minimal odor control.
- Clumping Clay Litter – A finer grade, scoopable litter. not flushable down the toilet because it releases toxins into the air and can irritate your cat’s nose and is not good for humans either.
- Newspaper Pulp Litter – This litter looks like rabbit food pellets that are grayish black.
As cat parents, we always strive to give our cats the best life possible. We treat our “pets” like family. They’re very dear to our hearts and are a big part of our lives.
We want to prolong their lives, even past the “Nine Lives” movement where so many cats fall under. With close calls and daredevil stunts.
Haha… you know which ones I am talking about… don’t you 🙂
You want to feed your cat with the very best ingredients. Whether it’s their dry food or canned food and treats. Not sacrificing a taste for quality. But give the very best that you can give them.
We want our cats to stay healthy from kittenhood to adulthood all the way up to their senior years! With the right food, treats, litter, and toys, we can be sure our little furry children will be around for years to come…
Give your best and your cat will thank you!
What’s your cat’s favorite food? What brand is your cat’s favorite? If you have any suggestions or advice, please feel free to leave them in the comments section and I will be happy to get back to you!
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