DR. DONNA: ADD CANNED FOOD TO YOUR CAT’S MENU IN 2013!

The first step toward excellent pet health in 2013 is choosing a high quality natural wholesome food with real and recognizable ingredients for your cat. After that you have to choose between wet and dry food. While dry food is convenient for many owners, I do recommend that cats eat some canned food every day.

A cat’s body is made of 75% water and many cats do not drink enough water every day to support excellent hydration and organ function. In order to provide additional water (as well as some food and flavor variety), I recommend at least 25% to 50% of a cat’s daily calories come from canned food.

If your cat has been strictly eating dry food, adding canned food to her meal is a nice way to increase the amount of protein and decrease the amount of carbohydrates she eats every day.

Cats are obligate carnivores and have a very high daily protein requirement with no real requirement for carbohydrates. Many conditions—such as feline obesity and feline diabetes—can be aggravated by feeding excessive amounts of carbohydrates. Adding canned food to your cats menu is another great step toward good health in 2013!

Should you want to mix Halo wet and dry food for your cat daily or occasionally, these are Halo’s suggestions for balanced proportions so you don’t over feed.

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One Response to DR. DONNA: ADD CANNED FOOD TO YOUR CAT’S MENU IN 2013!

  1. steve says:

    Hi,
    It is good to see a vet recommend Halo. Most act like they have never hear of it. They want to sell their food they have in stock. You talk adding canned food to my cat’s diet. I have tried, and neither will eat wet food. I am the owner of Kiki, the cat featured Friday on the Halo blog. I do feed them baked chicken breast two or three times a week. Since starting Halo my two Felv cat have been in excellent condition. No more trips to the vet for med’s. I’ve trie al of the best so called cat food. None compare to Halo. I have started a many of friends to using Halo., all are happy to change to Halo. Have a good day sweetie. Steve robertson

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