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How to find the best cat food for my cat?

The best cat food is nutritious and tasty, keeps your cat lively and its coat shiny, and is suitable for the cat's stomach. The best way to find the right cat food is to try different foods and observe your cat's condition. This article gives tips on how to choose the best cat food for your own cat.

When looking for the best food for your cat, consider these factors:

  • Age of the cat 
  • Activity level
  • Has the cat been sterilised or neutered? 
  • Is the cat an indoor or outdoor cat?
  • The cat's body condition, i.e. whether the cat is overweight or too thin
  • The cat's own taste preferences
  • Possible allergies and illnesses

When introducing new food to your cat, do it gradually but without fasting to prevent stomach problems. 

The most important aspects of feeding a cat are the healthiness and variety of the food and ensuring that the diet meets the cat's natural nutritional needs. We also recommend ensuring that most of the food your cat eats is complete cat food. Learn about the differences between complete and supplementary cat foods.

The cat is an obligate carnivore. Therefore, the best cat food contains mostly animal-based ingredients. Read more about the cat's natural diet.

A kitten needs more energy than an adult cat

A growing kitten's diet must contain plenty of energy and balanced nutrients to ensure the kitten gets enough protein, fat and essential vitamins and minerals to support its growth. PrimaCat Chicken for kittens and nursing cats is an ideal dry food for kittens as well as pregnant and lactating cats.

PrimaCat's popular Classic wet food selection also includes a cat food for kittens. The nutritional composition of this wet kitten food is designed to meet the needs of growing cats, with additions such as omega-3 fatty acids to support the development of the kitten's brain and vision. Learn more about the product.

Do you know what is the best cat food for kittens? Read our guide on how to feed your kitten.

High-quality protein sources for senior cats

When feeding an aging cat, it is very important to consider the cat's individual needs and provide high-quality, meaty food that supports the older cat's fluid intake. If your senior cat already has age-related issues, you should plan the cat's diet together with the vet. 

Check our tips on how to find the best cat food for a senior cat.

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Sterilising or neutering reduce a cat's energy needs

If the cat purring on your lap is spayed or neutered, choose cat food designed for sterilised cats, with low fat content and a mineral composition optimised for the needs of neutered cats. Spaying and neutering increase the cat's risk of gaining weight, as the cat's reduced hormonal activity lowers the cat's energy needs.

A good choice for your cat's main food is a wet food rich in meat, such as PrimaCat Classic cat food for sterilised cats. It is important to ensure that the cat is sufficiently hydrated, as spaying and neutering can also increase the risk of urinary tract problems.

Read more about feeding a spayed or neutered cat.

The best cat food for indoor cats

In feeding an indoor cat, the meatiness of the cat food and an appropriate fat content are particularly essential, especially if the cat is not very active. To support weight management, an indoor cat can be offered a variety of stimuli that help keep it active. Read our tips for enriching your cat's daily life.


Only high-quality food for an overweight cat

It is always advisable to address a cat's overweight issue, as excess weight increases the risk of many diseases and can, at worst, shorten a cat's lifespan. The most important aspect of feeding an overweight cat is a protein-rich, meaty diet and avoiding carbohydrates.

Cats usually eat only as much as they need and stop eating when they are full. However, a cat's body does not utilize carbohydrates well, and to feel full, a cat may need to eat significantly more carbohydrate-rich cat food than one high in proteins. So, the best cat food for an obese cat is usually grain-free, high in protein and meat content, and low in carbohydrates. 

Find out how to recognise when your cat is overweight and how to successfully get your cat to lose weight.

Illnesses and allergies may require a special diet

Some illnesses require a special diet, and allergies can also limit what you can feed to your cat. The diet of an ill or allergic cat should always be planned with a vet.

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Know your cat's taste preferences

It can be challenging to please a cat's palate, and tastiness is one of the key criteria for choosing the best cat food. Some cats are fond of all foods, while others might only eat one or a few types of food. What to do if your cat won't eat? Read PrimaCat's tips!

Many cat owners have experienced the moment when a cat looks suspiciously at the food bowl and refuses to eat. In particular, a new food can make the cat dubious, but changing your cat's food is entirely possible. Read our advice on how to switch a cat's food.

Choosing the best cat food is easier when you know your cat's favourite foods and flavours. PrimaCat Classic wet foods come in a variety of flavours, either in a delicious gravy or in a juicy jelly. Find the best cat food for your cat from the PrimaCat's selection!

High-quality cat food from the grocery store

The best cat food meets a cat's natural nutritional needs. This means that the food is rich in meat, free from added sugars, and contains little to no plant-based ingredients.

Did you know that PrimaCat cat foods always contain a high amount of meat and never include wheat or added sugar? Read more about our principals for cat food.

At PrimaCat, we want to ensure that every cat has access to high-quality nutrition that is beneficial for them. That is why our cat foods are available in regular grocery stores, making them easily accessible to all cat owners. Find out more about our retailers.