While you are enjoying your meal at the table, your cat is looking at you with pleading eyes. Can she PLEASE have some of your milk/cheese/bacon? Our advice is not to give in! The food that is good for us is often difficult for your cat to digest. But which food is easily digestible?
Read all about the digestibility of cat food here.
Where your cat mainly pays attention to taste – hello picky cats – you go for quality.
But how do you know if the food you are feeding is good? For that you have to take a look in the litter box. Then we are talking about feces. If it is too thin or too firm, it is a sign that your cat cannot digest the food properly.
The coat is also a good reflection of the quality of the food. A dull coat and a lot of hair loss often indicate a lack of vitamins and minerals. Good nutrition ensures a radiant coat. The more shine your cat has, the healthier your cat is!
What requirements must good food meet?
First, it is important to buy food that is tailored to your cat's needs. For example, a kitten needs more proteins and other vitamins than an adult cat. And when your cat reaches a respectable age, her senior body requires extra support for healthy joints and good kidney function.
Does your cat mainly live indoors? Then a special food for indoor cats is recommended. This contains fewer calories, but the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals.
This way you prevent overweight, while your cat remains healthy.
Lots of animal proteins and fats, few carbohydrates.
Cats are carnivores. In nature, they only eat meat (okay, not counting that one blade of grass to get rid of their hairball). To meet their natural nutritional needs, your cat therefore needs food with a lot of animal protein. Fat is also important for your cat. It is an important source of energy and provides essential fatty acids to stay healthy.
Carbohydrates are more difficult to digest in the cat's body. Yet they are necessary to give chunks their fixed structure and they supply glucose for the brain. However, is the first ingredient on the label grain, corn, or rice? Then there are probably (too) many carbohydrates in the food.
As mentioned, meat is the easiest to digest for cats.
The higher the meat content in the feed, the better. A handy trick to determine whether a cat food is easily digestible is to look at the recommended amount per day for your cat's weight. The less you need to feed per day, the better the quality.
Good food – with a good taste – contributes to a happy cat.
That is why Fokker has developed special food for every phase of your cat's life. For example our Nutri-Fit.