As humans become more food conscious, it’s only logical that these same principles trickle down to cat food. There’s organic cat food, all-natural cat food, raw cat food and holistic cat food. Where do you start? After exploring raw cat food with little success, I have branched out into the world of natural pet food. What is the best natural cat food and how do you decide on one?
You get a new cat, what do you feed them? How do you choose from all the options at the grocery or pet store? I was in this situation when we got our cat, Laila in 2014. We experimented and came up with what we (Laila and I) think is the best indoor cat food.
We considered taste (Laila, not me), ingredients, pricing and benefits. Laila loves chips but it’s not a realistic option for the best indoor cat food, is it? The real winner for us is the BLUE Indoor Health Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe by Blue Buffalo.
A while ago, I was searching for the best natural cat food for Laila. Surprisingly, it is not a falafel sandwich from the farmer’s market, as it appears in the picture. On my natural cat food quest, it was only reasonable that I would get drawn into the world of raw cat food. The best natural cat food shouldn’t be cooked, right? Wild cats would eat their food raw. I do think it’s funny, though, to imagine them in the kitchen with an apron on whipping up a mouse stew.
Do you have an indoor only cat? I do. While she doesn’t seem to mind not being able to go outside, I wondered what I could do to bring the outside to her. The answer is a simple one: cat grass. It’s very low maintenance and easy to grow, regardless of how much space you have. Cat grass is theorized to have health benefits and if you ask my cat, Laila, she’ll tell you it’s just plain fantastic.
Does your cat have a drinking problem? Does your cat drink enough water? Too much? My cat drinks enough but only on her terms. She will only drink from a glass, not a bowl, that is elevated off the floor. Right now, she takes her water on the counter but in the past, she has been known to use a glass on a bedside table as well. Truth be told, she would drink all her water from the toilet if you would let her. But I don’t. I feel the counter is a good compromise. Yes, I am compromising with my cat.