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How to Read Cat Food Ingredient Labels

TLC Pet Food shares how you can read dog food ingredient labels in a meaningful way to help you pick quality food for your cat.

When picking quality cat food for your new kitten, it is essential to know how to read the ingredients list in a meaningful way. Read our recommendations for how best to read cat food ingredient labels:

An essential part of reading ingredient labels is looking at the order ingredients are listed. For example, the first ingredients are the most important, just like an ingredient label for human food. Ingredients measure by weight so, the first ingredients on a Cat Food label have the highest inclusion rate.

Natural meat ingredients such as Chicken Meal at the top of the list are a good start. Meat proteins help to ensure the proper amino acids are available. Another ingredient that signals high-quality food is whole grains. Multiple whole grains rich in complex carbohydrates will provide your new kitten with the energy they require.

Fruits and vegetables are another essential input into quality pet food. Immune system benefits, cardiovascular health, and anti-oxidizing properties are all delivered through vitamins from fruits and vegetables. For example, the blueberries found in TLC are a top source of antioxidants.

Having chelated minerals in a pet food formula provides easily absorbable nutrients and vitamins. These come from essential metals such as zinc and iron. Probiotics and Prebiotics in pet food also help maintain the health of your cat’s digestive tract.

The Guaranteed Analysis and Ingredient listing provides the ingredients in the food and a percentage breakdown of protein, fat, moisture, etc. Ensure the food you are feeding your pet meets the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Check for the AAFCO statement on the packaging.

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