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Grain-free cat food are diets free from all grains, including wheat, corn, rice, oats and barley. As these diets often have higher meat protein content as well as certain superfoods, these can be a great option to provide your cat optimal nutrition. At Pet Circle we carry an extensive range of cat food including the best grain-free cat diets in Australia.
Grain-free diets for cats have grown popular together with the trend of natural diets like paleo and gluten-free diets for humans. Beecause of this, pet parents have also become more conscious about what goes into their pets'food bowls.
Cats, being carnivores, are thought to have no need for any grains, and therefore these are only "fillers" offering no nutritional benefit. This belief follows that these would then have a higher percentage of meat like chicken, fish and beef in place of grains, but instead these diets use alternative carbohydrate sources like potatoes, tapioca, or chickpeas.
Many pet owners also find that there is an improvement in certain health issues like their cat's itchy skin or digestive problems when switching over to a grain-free diet as these are believed to be reactions to food allergies.
It is worth mentioning though that since cats have been domesticated, non-meat ingredients have been introduced to their diet so they have developed the ability to process these to an extent, but it is true that protein is still their main nutritional requirement.
What Are The Main Ingredients of Grain Free Cat Food?
Grain-free cat food prioritises nutrition without the inclusion of typical grains such as wheat, corn, and rice. The primary components of these foods are high-quality protein sources, including chicken, fish, or beef. In addition to these proteins, grain-free cat foods often incorporate fruits and vegetables to ensure a balanced diet. These plant-based ingredients not only add essential vitamins and minerals but also provide the necessary fiber for optimal digestion.
Consider your cat's age, size/breed, or whether they have any health conditions. In case of a true grain allergy, a grain-free diet would definitely be best, and given that many recipes are high quality, offering complete and balanced nutrition, these diets can be suitable for many a feline. However, if your cat has any specific health conditions, it is best to consult your vet on the best diet for your cat.
At Pet Circle we stock a wide range of leading grain free cat food brands includingIvory Coat, Vetalogica and Ziwi all of which have options for cats with sensitive dietary needs and naturally preserved high protein recipes to mimic their ancestral diets.
Are Grains Harmful For Cats?
Grains actually have many benefits. They are a cost-effective, sustainable, and rich source of essential nutrients. Grain-inclusive premium diets prepare and process ingredients to ensure high digestibility and bioavailability of these nutrients.
Studies also show that true grain allergies are actually quite rare, and the top food allergies for both cats and dogs are proteins. Have a read of signs your pet may have a food allergy for more information.
Author info: Dr Antonella Virina Pet Circle Inhouse Veterinarian.
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