How to choose the best cat food
Cats require very specific nutrients, so it is important to choose a high-quality diet for your cat to maintain good health and wellbeing. The best food for your cat will majorly depend on their weight, age, size and lifestyle. Cat’s diets should largely be made up of protein such as chicken or lamb, not carbohydrates or vegetables. Other vitamins and minerals that are essential to your cat’s diet include taurine, vitamin A, Vitamin B12, calcium and zinc.
When choosing the right food for your cat, premium cat food such as Royal Canin, Ziwi and Ivory Coat among others provide a complete and balanced diet. If your cat has any special medical requirements or is in different stages of life, make sure to check out our specialty diet and age specific food.
Wet vs Dry Cat Food
Both wet and dry cat food provide a nutritionally balanced diet. The main difference is the moisture content - wet food is more hydrating which could be more beneficial if your cat has urinary or kidney issues. On the other hand, dry cat food is very convenient and is often cheaper. Blended or mixed feeding can offer the best of both worlds, but it is important to feed your cat what will be most beneficial for them and their health.
Speciality diet cat food
vet-n-pet DIRECT stocks a variety of speciality cat food for sale online. Our speciality cat food range includes cat food to combat common oral and dental issues, sensitive stomachs and hairballs, urinary issues, weight loss cat food and more. vet-n-pet DIRECT stocks speciality diet brands including Royal Canin, Hill’s Prescription Diets for Cats, BIOpet Grain Free, Meals for Meows, the New Zealand made Meow brand and more.
Lifestage specific cat food
It is important to make sure your cat is getting the right nutrients as they age. Kittens need to eat specially formulated food until they are around one year of age to meet their development needs. Looks for foods that have proteins such as chicken as their first ingredient and contains a balance of fats, oils, minerals and carbohydrates.
Older cats can benefit from having senior cat food. Senior cat food is high in protein and helps avoid weight gain. It often also has lower levels of phosphorous which can help reduce the strain on ageing kidneys.