First part of the top 10 best grain-free dry cat foods you can see here!
Again, not all of the cat foods made by Blue Buffalo are grain-free, but all of them (both dry and wet) have good reviews from customers. They have several different flavors to choose from, which is pleasant for cats and their owners.
Blue Buffalo stands out from the other brands because of its special “LifeSource® Bits” – the small dark kibbles which are developed to provide the best nutrition for cats. They contain a precise blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, selected by veterinarians and experts in animal nutrition (kelp, vitamins E, C, A, D, B12, beta carotene, blueberries, barley, alfalfa, flaxseed, parsley, cranberries, omega 3 and omega-6 fatty acids, yucca extract, taurine, L-lysine, L-carnitine). These substances help cats to fight free radicals, support the immune system, keep skin, fur, joints, heart and eyes healthy, stay active at different stages of the life cycle. The food is prepared under low temperature, so that the nutrients weren’t destroyed.
The first ingredient for the food with duck flavor is deboned duck meat. What is the first ingredient for salmon flavor? Right, deboned salmon. This wonderful food is perfectly suitable for your cat.
Rebember that you should accustom your cat to grain-free food gradually, mixing the new food with the old one so that your cat didn’t get indigestion.
Orijen, unlike many of the other companies, makes only grain-free food. They do not fuss with fillers, grains, or offals. This company is located in Canada and they use only fresh local ingredients for their products. They call their food “biologically appropriate” to indicate that this is exactly that kind of food your cats and dogs should be eating. Instead of grains they add fruits and herbs, which is necessary for cats. This food is quite expensive, it has excellent reviews and first positions in cat food tops.
It may be quite difficult for your cat to get accustomed to this food. Because of the fact that they don’t use fragrances during the preparation of holistic foods, the smell of the product may seem unattractive for cats, so it takes some time for them to get accustomed.
Petcurean Go! Dry Cat Food
Not all of their foods are grain-free. Only two of the three products in this line do not actually contain grain. These products are made to help animals achieve the optimal health level. Just like all the brands above, they use high quality meat among the first few ingredients and add vegetables, fruits and minerals. The ingredients are well-balanced and useful.
Note that the kibbles are quite small in this food and may be unsuitable for some of the adult cats.
A specific feature of this food is a fast way of cooking – they heat the ingredients incredibly fast, but under a low temperature, which retains all the nutrients. The key sources of protein in this product are chicken and catfish. Cats seem to like this food. It is safe and suitable for cats of all ages.
Freeze Dried Raw: Stella and Chewy’s
One of the most extreme dietary trends in the cat food business are products made from raw meat. These are cooled fresh foods in large plastic tubes, frozen meats, and lyophilized (frozen and then dried in vacuum) pieces of raw meat acting as kibbles! That’s really a grain-free food! Stella & Chewy is one of the few companies that offer such products.
Marie Moody created Stella & Chewy, when she saw how quickly her pet Chewy recovers from illness on a raw diet. She found the gap in the market of alternative cat foods and filled it. The supporters of this brand and movement are talking eloquently about their great experience and the benefits of using this product, so it has to be something really special!
Apparently, the process of lyophilization (freeze-drying meat) is actually patented by the company. All you have to do is to give the cat a product as a regular dry food or add a little water to rehydrate, especially if your cat rarely drinks water. This approach supports cat’s health.
Do you feed your pet any of the foods above? Please tell about your experience in the comments!