What is the Best Natural Cat Food?
This is a huge question. Here is my experience and what I feed my cats!
Cat food needs are based on the individual cat to a certain extent. Some cats can be sensitive to certain ingredients. Kittens and senior cats need different nutrition. Then there is also the matter of what we can afford. A cat food that is amazing might be out of our price range!
The best mix of value and amazing nutrition that I have found is Solid Gold cat food. It is also the only kind of dry food that works for my orange tabby boy with a sensitive stomach. Solid Gold brand has kitten, senior, grain free and many other options.
Reasons I love Solid Gold cat foods:
- Superfood ingredients to give your cat the best nutrition
- Probiotics included
- Grain free options
- All natural
- No added fillers like corn, soy or wheat
- Options for all cats such as kitten formula, senior formula, adult, grain free etc.
- Great proteins such as salmon, Pollock, venison and rabbit
- Works for sensitive stomachs caused by food allergies and intolerances
- Affordable compared to other high-end brands!
- So much easier than attempting to feed a raw diet requiring pre-freezing meat to kill potential parasites, getting organ meats to add for proper nutrition, adding separate supplements, storing the raw food etc.
What are the Superfoods in Solid Gold Cat Food?
Superfoods are foods that have strong nutritional properties. They are rich in vitamins, minerals or other nutrients. They give you more bang for your buck nutritionally by offering concentrated nutrition.
Superfoods in Solid Gold Cat Food:
There are at least 20 superfoods in every formula of Solid Gold cat and dog foods. A few of these superfoods are listed here:
Blueberry –contains vitamin C and Vitamin B6 as well as potassium and antioxidants.
Cranberry — contains antioxidants that support urinary health in human and pets.
Rosemary –contains antioxidants and naturally aids preservation of food eliminated need for artificial, chemical preservatives.
Thyme –contains vitamin C and vitamin A for immunity and growth
Almond oil — contains omega fatty acids and vitamin E.
Watercress — contains phytonutrients, vitamin K and vitamin C which support immunity.
Salmon oil — contains vitamin E, and DHA for overall health and healthy fur.
Celery — contains vitamin K, lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids for immune health.
Pumpkin –contains fiber for digestion.
Parsley –contains vitamin K which supports bones, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Carrot — contains beta carotene for healthy eyes.
Egg protein — contains essential amino acids for metabolism and muscles.
Probiotics in Solid Gold Cat Food:
There are three stands of probiotics in every formula of Solid Gold cat food. These help with digestion, prevent diarrhea, support immunity and provide many health benefits. Just like probiotics help people and we eat them in yogurt, they help replace natural beneficial bacteria that would be found in nature but is stripped out of most modern cat foods. The probiotics in Solid Gold food are “protected” during the cooking process according to their website.
Perhaps this is part of the reason Solid Gold food helped with my tabby’s diarrhea and food intolerance. If you want to learn about the differences between food allergies and intolerances, please see my post here.
We feed our cats the Fit as a Fiddle with Alaskan Pollock variety
There are many other great varieties available such as:
Let’s Stay In, Indoor Cat with Salmon, Lentil and Apple (sign me up!)
Touch of Heaven With Chicken for kittens
Indigo Moon with Chicken and Egg Grain Free
Forever Young with Turkey for Less Active and Senior Cats
Solid Gold also makes wonderful wet cat foods and dry and wet dog foods as well as nutritional supplements.
Should I Just Feed My Cats Raw Food that I Make Myself?
A raw diet may be the ultimate bar for cat nutrition but that requires knowledge of the nutritional needs of cats, adding extra supplements, pre-freezing food to kill parasites and adding organ meats etc. for complete nutrition that muscle meats alone cannot provide. In the wild cats would eat bone and fur, not just meat. Raw fish can be dangerous for cats, tuna contains too much mercury. There are so many requirements to feed your cat a raw diet that many people won’t be able to do it practically. That is why I feed my cats high-quality Solid Gold brand dry food as well as canned food.
Try a bag of Solid Gold and Let me Know What you Think!
Please tell me if you feed your cat Solid Gold cat food and what you think of it. I would also be interested if you have a dog and feed them Solid Gold food! Keep in mind, cats often need their food to be switched gradually, so mix a small amount of Solid Gold into their existing food and increase over the course of a few days to transition them over. This avoids stomach irritation due to switching food too suddenly.
I have tried many brands of food and I really believe Solid Gold is a superior brand. If I didn’t, I would not feed it to my three babies every day!
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