Today, August 8th, is International Cat Day and next month is “Happy Healthy Cat Month,” so now is a perfect time to address your cat’s diet.
I have three cats and one stray that I feed when he visits. Each and every one of them has different likes and dislikes. The oldest one, Ollie is super picky and likes what he likes. He is not a fan of wet food and prefers only dry. Then there is Cheeto, the 7-year-old. He likes pretty much everything and will at least try something new. Mia, the baby of the indoor bunch likes just about anything but doesn’t have the biggest appetite. Kylo, our stray is a sucker for some wet food, I am guessing because he has to mainly fend for himself living outside so wet food of any kind is a delicacy.
If your cat is picky, you are not alone. There are three cat concerns: picky eating, weight gain, and urinary tract issues. I learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva – a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed “people food for cats” which is launching a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day. It’s called B.F.F. OMG! (that stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it’s all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns. They were awesome and sent me a fun gift pack for my kitties and some Skittles for their people.
If your cat has any of these, you might want to consider changing their diet:
Have a Picky Cat?
Picky eating is usually a problem with texture since cats are carnivores whose tongues and teeth are perfectly evolved for meat-eating. It’s easy to see why a cat might dislike something without real shreds of meat—would you eat a steak with the texture of tapioca? Weruva’s food features these shreds of real meat right off the bone, which is why my cat took to it like a duck to water (or a cat to gravy)!
The problem is in the kibble. It’s filled with unnecessary carbs, which are almost impossible for cats to process (they don’t produce amylase, an enzyme which helps humans digest their food). Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! has no kibble to worry about because it’s 100% real meats in their true form.
Urinary tract issues often stem from dehydration—even if you’re giving your cat plenty of water. In the wild, cats stay hydrated through the food they eat instead of what they drink. Cats are used to ‘eating’ their water—but most wet foods don’t have nearly enough hydration to keep them satisfied. All of the products in Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! line are over 85% hydration, which satisfies my cat’s hydration needs.
I was excited to give Weruva products to my kitties because they are considered ‘people food for pets.’ As soon as I opened the pouch and cans I noticed the texture and the consistency. My cats get tired of eating the same type of wet food and tend to go more for those that are wetter. The B.F.F. OMG! cans and pouches are almost like a puree with lots of gravy for them to lick.
Because I want my cats to live long healthy lives I appreciate that Weruva features land proteins like boneless and skinless white chicken breast, salmon, beef, duck, and lamb. All recipes are grain, gluten, and carrageenan free. And if you are a BPA-free home, check out the pouches because they are are BPA-free. Best of all, all of my kitties, even the stray, loves them.
Health isn’t just for humans, and I’m glad I took the time to learn how to feed my BFF properly. Even better, in the process, I found my kitty’s new favorite food. She especially likes Weruva’s Chicken, Turkey & Salmon Dinner in Gravy, which you can read about at Weruva.com. You can also explore the whole B.F.F. OMG! lineup there, and find a flavor your cat will ‘paw’sitively adore, at Chewy.com
Has your cat experienced one of the Big 3 Cat Concerns? Share your experience in the comments!