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Feeding cats the right food

Cats have a bit of a reputation for being fussy about what's in their bowl. They need a well balanced diet and plenty of water to keep them healthy and  happy, but some cats can take time to adjust to new foods so you may need a little perseverance to find out works best for both of you.


With so many different cat foods on the market, choosing can be a little overwhelming. What is the best food for my cat? Should I get dry, moist, or wet food? What if my cat doesn't like it? These are all questions that most cat owners have asked themselves at some time.


But there are other things to consider as well. Cats should be fed a high quality food that supports an ideal body condition, healthy skin and coat and an active energy level. Like their wild ancestors, the domestic cat is considered a true carnivore. Cats require a higher level of dietary protein than dogs. Foods formulated for dogs may not contain adequate protein for cats. In this section we cover all of these issues and more, so you can be confident that you're feeding your cat the right amount of the right food.