With so many options on the market, feeding your precious feline the healthiest dry cat food can be a daunting task. Here’s how to narrow down your options and pick the best one for your little lion.
So, what is the best cat food for your carnivore? We spoke with experts about how to determine which cat food is best for you and your cat, and we compiled a list of some of the best cat food options available.
How to Buy the Best Dry Cat Food
You should think about buying cat food in the same way you think about breakfast: Begin by eating a well-balanced diet. “You need food that is complete, balanced, and appropriate for your cat’s life stage.” Meat is an important component of achieving a balanced diet in cats because they are carnivores. If meat and meat by-products are among the first ingredients listed, it indicates that the food contains sufficient animal source ingredients to provide essential amino acids and fatty acids. Cats must obtain nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D from other sources.
Shop for top-rated cat foods.
- Purina Pro Plan LiveClear Probiotic Chicken & Rice Formula
The first two ingredients in this cat dry food Dubai designed for a healthy coat and digestion are chicken and rice. The sixth ingredient, dried egg product, is intended to help reduce cat allergens.
- Purina Cat Chow Complete Dry Cat Food
The first two ingredients by weight in this dry food blend with 25 vitamins and minerals are chicken by-product meal and ground yellow corn.
- Iams Proactive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care
The first three ingredients in this dry food for cats over the age of 12 months are chicken, chicken by-product meal, and corn grits.
- Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew
This wet food is designed to keep your cat’s kidneys healthy. Chicken chunks are stewed with carrots, spinach, and pea protein.
- PetGuard Organic Chicken & Vegetable Formula
The first four ingredients in this canned, wet food are organic chicken, water, organic turkey, and organic brown rice. It’s also high in fruits and vegetables, including organic carrots, cranberries, and apples.
- Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Ocean Whitefish & Tuna Feast
Hydration is just as important for cats as it is for humans. This wet food’s first ingredient is fish broth, followed by ocean whitefish and wheat gluten. It can be eaten as a meal or as a garnish on dry foods.
- Hill’s Science Diet Adult Indoor Chicken Recipe
The first ingredient in this dry food aimed at adult cats aged one to six years is chicken. Fiber from dried beet pulp keeps your feline companion regular.
- Friskies Classic Pate Poultry Platter
Paté is a soft, smooth food with a consistent texture.
Friskies tabs turkey and poultry by-products are the first two ingredients in this wet food designed to supplement your cat’s diet with more water.
- Royal Canin Kitten Food
Kittens under the age of 12 months are fed small slices made of chicken by-products, chicken, chicken liver, and pork liver. “It’s critical to find a food that your kitten enjoys,” Ferris says. “Kitten food is highly digestible, so they don’t suffer from discomfort as their digestive systems are weaker.”
- Open Farm Homestead Turkey Rustic Blend
Companies like Open Farm, which combines human-grade ground turkey with cranberries and dandelion greens for this wet food, are part of the farm-to-bowl movement. It can be served as a side dish or as a main course.
- Smalls Fresh Beef Minced
Smalls, a new home subscription service, allows you to take a quiz to determine the best wet and dry food (or a combination of the two) for your feline friend. The online cat food company then delivers this wet food mix, which could include lean ground beef (the first ingredient), beef liver, green beans, peas, and beef heart, to your door.