Canned Food Diet
A well-balanced diet for a healthy cat of protein & fat is found in a meat based diet which is recommended by most experts on cat nutrition. On paper, dry kibble can offer healthy
percentages of what a cat needs, but in general offers more carbs.
In my opinion, fat cats that have no medical basis for being obese should not eat dry kibble and be allowed to graze. I prefer to feed what I jokingly call the “Catkins” diet, in other words, canned food only.
Finding a canned food meal these days without a mixture of several meats that also include seafood is disappointing to me. The pet-parenting classes I teach have become more complicated since corporations have purchased up almost all of the companies that I used to recommend.
It had been common for me to share in my feline pet-parenting classes that when buying canned food to stick to purchasing cat food specific to the bird family, (chicken, turkey and duck), and avoid buying seafood flavors. Everyone always wanted to know why I suggested not buying cat food with fish? This is why; the term referring to fish in cat food by nutritional experts is “dead protein”. Adding fish to any cat food makes pet food more profitable for the companies that manufacture the foods. The parts of the fish used in pet food you may not recognize as the quality you would choose to pay the price for.
Older cats and those with age related diseases such as kidney disease have an inability to digest fat and protein, thus may need a diet recommended by a veterinarian.