Grain Free Cat Food

by Pet Coupon Savings on October 2, 2013

Cats are quite lovable and can be very loyal pets. However, part of your job as an animal guardian is to make sure they eat a well-balanced diet. There are several cat food options on the market and it’s wise to do some research before deciding on specific brand or diet. One option you have available to you is grain free cat food.

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Benefits of Grain Free Cat Food

Prevent Allergies. Some cats are more sensitive to grain than others. If your cat has shown signs of being sensitive to grain then you might want to consider switching to a grain free diet. Some symptoms of a grain sensitivity include vomiting, digestive issues and in some cases skin problems. If you are unsure if your cat is grain sensitive talk with your vet.

Helps Cats with Cancer. Cancer is a common problem among cats. Grain free cat food offers your cat extra proteins and nutrients that can help them live a happier and healthier life. You might even see an increase in energy from your cat. Note: A grain free diet will not cure cancer but might help them live a healthier life.

Saves You Money. While a bag of grain free cat food might cost more than a traditional commercialized cat food, it can save you money. Commercialized cat food is full of fillers and additives, basically ingredients that offer no nutritional value to your cat. Grain free cat food is free of those extra fillers and additives, in turn your cat will have to eat less to feel full. If your cat is eating less but getting the nutrients he needs, you are saving money! Not to mention the money you might save on vet visits.

Cons of a Grain Free Cat Food Diet

Might Not Work for Your Cat. Some cats can be extremely picky eaters. Your cat might not take to a grain free diet no matter how hard you try. Remember to always introduce a new food slowly to allow the cat to properly adjust to the switch.

Possible Weight Gain. In some cases cats will gain weight when put on a grain free diet. Weight gain is not common but can happen with older cats who are not as active anymore. If you are putting an older cat on a grain free diet, make sure to watch for signs of a weight increase. If possible get your cat to exercise a little more to keep the weight off.

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Do you or would you consider feeding your cat Grain Free Cat Food? Why or why not?

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Darlene Jones-Nelson October 2, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I was looking for a new pet food for my cat now that she has been getting older. I would hate for anything to happen to my cat and her well being is mine also.

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Auriette October 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Before changing your cat’s food, I suggest printing out some information about the ingredients and taking it to your vet. We have nine rescue cats of various ages, and some of them have thyroid, kidney, diabetes, obesity and/or heart concerns. Your vet can help you recognize possible health interactions before you start feeding it to your cats.

Also, research the company to see if they’ve had any recalls or complaints. Make an informed decision before choosing a new food.

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Pet Coupon Savings October 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

All very great points Auriette. Needs can change from cat to cat and professionals can best inform you on a diet change. Do any of your cats eat a grain free diet? Thanks for stopping by! :)

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Christina Marie October 2, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I’ve never heard of grain-free cat food. I’ll have to try it. Thank for the info!

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Tim October 2, 2013 at 5:49 PM

I’ve never honestly heard of “Grain Free” cat food, I’d have to study more about it before I fed my cat “grain free” cat food.

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Pet Coupon Savings October 2, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Hello Tim. There are various options of cat food out there and grain free is certainly an option if it is what is best for your cat. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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Nena Sinclair October 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

As far as I’m concerned, grain free cat food is the only option for my cats. I lost my precious Maine Coon 2 years ago, due to diabetes. I didn’t know then, that cats should actually not eat carbs, they aren’t meant to! I found out the hard way….

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Pet Coupon Savings October 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM

I’m sorry for your loss Nena. :( Thank you for sharing your personal experience and input on this topic. Thank you for coming by.

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Daily Woman (Lacey) October 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

I don’t think I would put my cat on grain free since it says they can gain weight. My cat really can’t gain any weight, he already weighs 23 lbs.

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Maria Iemma October 3, 2013 at 6:00 AM

I have been considering getting a cat – it has been years since my last one had to be sent to cat heaven. I will be considering the grain free food.

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Julie Hutson October 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM

One of my fur babies needs to be on a grain free diet. Great article. Thanks!

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Talia November 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM

I have a one year old Himalayan cat who is the perfect weight and I have given him Grain free food for most of his life, as I have noticed he does better on it. I have an older orange cat who is extremely overweight. I leave food out because the little one is constantly playing and eats whenever he wants but the older one (about 10-12 years) lays around all day! I’m not sure what to do because I have noticed that he is gaining weight slowly as he has been given grain free. I gave them EVO which they did well on until the recall. Then switched to Precise Hollistic and now Precise Naturals Grain-Free Feline Chicken Meal Formula Adult Dry Cat Food. Not sure if this has a lot of carbs or not and will make him gain weight. Someone help!

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