The Benefits of Organic Cat Food
Here are four organic cat foods that I found which are top quality and are free from all those artificial pesticides, herbicides and other additives:
Another caveat: Before making changes to your cat’s diet, you should consult with your cat’s veterinarian first. Cats can be very sensitive if their food is changed (i.e., barf city or digestive issues). When switching to a new cat food even if it’s natural or organic, you should proceed very gradually and slowly introduce the new food.
Many commercial and holistic cat foods also contain vegetables. The reasons for adding them are varied. From claims that their food represents all the food groups, to individual claims about added fruits and veggies, all tend to boil down to the reasons why humans need them in their diets. Though there are some claims that cats eat vegetables contained in the stomachs of their prey, the amount contained in the stomach of a mouse, small rodent or bird is smaller than a dime, and can be considered negligible. Often, the first organ that cats ingest is the brain, which contains the highest concentration of nutrients. That's why when our mighty hunter (or huntress) leaves a present on our porch, it is usually a carcass with a missing head.
Another argument, is that cats will eat grass, therefore, they need vegetables in their diet. In fact, cats ingest grass to help cleanse their digestive tract, mostly to help pass hairballs. Upon regurgitation or elimination through the bowel, the grass will pass completely undigested and whole. Here is why: In order to extract nutrients from vegetables, carnivores and omnivores need to break down the cell walls in some way. Cooking (steaming is best), grinding, and powdering are the best methods of breaking down the cellulose walls in vegetable matter. For humans and some other animals, our chewing process is very effective in that our jaws allow us to "grind". Cats, however, do not 'chew' and grind as we do and therefore, need 'pre-digested' vegetables in order to process the nutrients they contain.
Cats are “obligate carnivores,” which means they need to eat an animal protein-based diet, rather than one high in carbohydrates. Canned food, organic or not, typically has a much better protein-to-carbohydrate ratio than dry kibble, as well as a greatly increased water content, which can also be beneficial for . Also, canned food facilitates feeding portioned meals, rather than at-will grazing, which gives the humans in household more control over the calories their cats consume.Tender & True USDA Certified Organic Turkey & Liver Recipe Premium Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all stages of life.We start with organic turkey as the #1 ingredient. Our recipes are made with a precise blend of organic ingredients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals expressly blended for optimal nutrition. No corn, wheat or soy is added to our recipes. Additionally, no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors are included in our premium pet food. Formulated by our pet food nutritionists, Tender & True Organic Turkey & Liver Recipe Cat Food is formulated specifically for all cat breeds throughout all life stages.