Best Cat Food For Indoor Cats
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Raw Cat Food Review
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I spend a lot of time researching the best natural pet products, including looking for the best pet food for my dog and cat. There is no single answer to the age-old question, “What is the best cat food?” However, there are a few key components that you can use to evaluate when you are looking for the best cat food brands.
First and foremost, cats are obligate carnivores. Obligate carnivores are animals that must eat meat in order to thrive. The main source of their nutrients should come from meat—they can eat a small portion of healthy fruits and vegetables, but meat should be the main ingredient. I think if you are reading this post on the best food for a cat, you are hoping to feed your feline a species-appropriate diet so that he may thrive, not just survive.
If you have visited Raising Your Pets Naturally previously, you probably already know that I believe in a fresh and antibiotic- and hormone-free diet for my pets. Nutter The Cat eats a variety of healthy and natural cat foods, including a home-cooked cat food, high-quality canned cat food, and a freeze-dried raw cat food. I also believe in regularly rotating my pet’s meals to ensure they receive a variety of foods and nutrients. As long as their food fits into my personal quality control, I feel comfortable feeding new brands and flavors.
I’ve been a Darwin’s Pet Products fan for a few years now. The reasons are pretty clear once you dive into the company and their product lines. So, let’s get to it!
When I’m feeding my pets, I look for quality ingredients first. In the case of looking for a raw cat food, I want meat, meat, and more meat! Okay, the same goes when I’m feeding Dexter The Dog. Darwin’s raw cat food is a 98% meat, 2% trace minerals, vitamins, and marine oils. No guesswork on how much meat your cat is getting. And it’s not low-quality meat that you might find in a rendering plant or low-quality pet food manufacturing facility; it’s high-quality, antibiotic- and hormone-free meats from the United States. All of the ingredients used are USDA-certified, human-grade ingredients from the United States and Australia.
Currently, Darwin’s offers a raw chicken, duck, or turkey cat food. Darwin’s ships directly to the customer, eliminating the middleman. They even include a pre-paid return label so you can return the special insulated shipping container back to Darwin’s. If you live in the Seattle and Portland Metropolitan Areas, you receive free home delivery!
Darwin’s raw cat food is super simple to feed. Each 8-ounce frozen, vacuum-sealed bag has an EZ Peel tab in the corner, making it a breeze to open without a mess. They also provide a nice container with a lid to store any unused food. Frozen food can last at least six months when kept frozen. Once defrosted, keep the raw pet food in the refrigerator for up to two days.
The first step in our transition was to thaw a package of the raw duck cat food. This was easy—I just placed a block in the handy container provided, and popped it into the refrigerator for the day. The next morning, it was thawed and ready to go. Because Nutter is used to a variety of foods, I was able to quickly transition him to test out Darwin’s raw cat food. I started with a 50/50 mix of his current food and Darwin’s. He’s usually pretty easy to adjust, and this was once again the case. I do recommend feeding all foods at room or body temperature to help in digestion.
By day three, Nutter was happily eating his Darwin’s raw cat food 100% and licking the bowl clean. Obviously, cleaning your pet’s food dish after each meal is recommended to ensure cleanliness.
Darwin’s Raw Duck Cat Food Ingredients: Free-Range Meat and Organs (98%): Duck Wings (including Bone), Duck Necks (including Bone), Duck Gizzards, Duck Hearts, Duck Livers, and Duck Thigh Meat. Trace Minerals and vitamins (2%): Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Inulin, Sea Salt, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12, Iodine (EDDI), Folic Acid, and Vitamin D3. Marine Oils (Under 1%): Fish Oil 18/12 EPA/DHA (Derived from sea-harvested wild Sardines)
If you are unsure where to start in your selection or transition, Darwin’s offers a free menu consultation. Another great option for cats who need a special formulation for a medical issue, is their Intelligent Design™ Veterinary line. These are specialized formulas designed to provide extra support to cats facing certain health issues. Unlike your typical “veterinary diet,” these meals are actually made with high-quality, real food! Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw cat food is a total hit with both Nutter and me. If you are looking to find a high-quality diet for your cat, I urge you to check out Darwin’s Natural Pet Products. Tell them Nutter sent you.
Do you feed your pets a raw pet food? Tell me in the comments.
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