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Which is the best food for my cat, home-made, raw, or canned?

Super PetloversSuper Petlovers Member Posts: 7
edited 21 September, 2015 in Home Prepared Food & Recipes
It really helps when I feed my cat with canned cat foods because it's easy to prepare.. but I am afraid, it may have bad effects in my cat's health.. Is it OK?? I mean most of you feed your cats with canned foods..

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  • Paula K-Paula K- New YorkMember Posts: 2,244
    edited 9 March, 2015
    You will find as many opinions on this as there are people here! My opinion is that raw is healthiest, followed by canned. If you choose a canned without a lot of unhealthy ingredients (things that cats don't need, like grains, starches and veggies) you'll be fine. If you do decide to make homemade food please do a lot of research. I've seen way too many unbalanced recipes on the internet and that can be dangerous.
  • Nadia K- WattsNadia K- Watts WaterlooMember Posts: 1,340
    edited 9 March, 2015
    I agree with BK, but I believe finances can factor into the decision of what to feed. So my recommendation is that you do some research and then feed the best you can based on your budget. I found this video helpful: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/07/21/13-pet-foods-ranked-from-great-to-disastrous.aspx
  • Prashant KumarPrashant Kumar Member Posts: 6
    edited 4 September, 2015
    Home made food is the best for your cat
  • Prashant KumarPrashant Kumar Member Posts: 6
    edited 21 September, 2015
    It is okay to feed your cat with canned food. It is easily digestible, keeps kidneys and bladder healthy, has high proteins and low carbohydrates. There are a variety of canned products available. You have to choose the best ones out of them. Meat must be an ingredient. Fillers like corn and rice should not be there. I also found this resource particularly useful when selecting cat food, so I encourage you to read this: How to Select the Best Cat Food.
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