We all want the very best for our pets, hoping to give them the healthiest life that we possibly can. The food that they eat is a very big part of this, as it can either give them energy and vitality or leave them feeling bloated and prone to sensitivities.
This month we are taking a look at the benefits of feeding our cats grain free food, to see if we should all be making the switch for the good of their health and wellbeing.
Grain is an ingredient that is generally found in wheat, oats, barley and rye. As with human food it is often used as a filler to other foods, bulking it out to make it go further, to add more texture or sometimes more flavour. It can also be used as a substitute for proteins, which can save the manufacturer money in the production stages.
Many animals can have an intolerance to grain products. It can present itself in a manner of different ways, sometimes just one symptom or in extreme cases all at once. These signs could be skin allergies, such as an itching and dryness that causes irritation. Weight loss can also be a symptom, often due to diarrhea where the grain has not been digested properly. Your cat may appear tired more than normal, with a lack of energy. It can often be apparent if you have changed your cat's food, from one that is lower in gluten to that which has a much higher grain content.
The symptoms that we have described would be awful for a human to experience, let alone for a cat who is unable to tell you how uncomfortable they feel. We all want our cat to be full of vitality and on their top form, especially if they leave the house and need to have their wits about them.
Absolutely! Even if your cat does not show signs of grain or gluten intolerance, it does not hurt to offer them a grain free food to see if it can make them feel even better than they already do. You could decide to start this type of diet from a young age, by offering Canagan Kitten Food. Young cats have more sensitive tummies as they are still growing and developing, so a grain free approach can help them settle into their feeding routine with more ease.
Canagan cat food is suitable for pets of all ages and has been designed to help those that suffer from allergies and intolerance's. They offer a range of delicious flavours to choose from, so your cat will certainly not be missing out from the removal of grains from their diet. Canagan Wet Cat Food is succulent and highly digestible, encased in a tasty gravy that they will love to savour. It contains all of the vitamins and minerals that your cat requires to thrive, in a completely hypoallergenic recipe that contains wonderfully healthy fish or meat.