Natural diet for cat

Three basics about feeding a cat

A cat's wellbeing requires food that is tailored to the cat's natural needs. That is why PrimaCat cat food is always rich in meat and does not contain wheat or added sugar which are unnecessary for the cat's nutrition.

PrimaCat cat food, always plenty of meat


Meat provides the basis for a healthy cat diet

Cats are obligate carnivores. They are predators whose body needs a lot of animal protein. From protein, cats get amino acids such as arginine and taurine, which are critical for their vital functions. 

Vegetable protein is poorly utilised by cats, and cats do not get all the amino acids they need from vegetable protein. If grains or other plant-based products are listed as the first ingredient on the label of a cat food package, the food may contain too few ingredients of animal origin for your cat's needs. Read more how to identify high-quality cat food.

Meat and fish provide the cat not only with proteins but also with essential fatty acids, which the cat's body cannot produce on its own. A meaty, protein-rich diet will help your cat stay energetic and healthy throughout its life.

Feeding a cat, cat's natural diet PrimaCat no wheat


Carbohydrates are unnecessary for cats

For example, wheat is a cheap source of carbohydrates, which have no nutritional benefit for cats. Instead, a carbohydrate-rich diet can cause a cat to gain weight and lead to other health issues. Food high in carbohydrates often needs to be served generously, as it does not satisfy a cat's stomach as well as meaty food does.

Cats need a small amount of fibre to support their digestion, but an excessive amount of plant fibres is not good for their stomachs.

Feeding a cat, cat's natural diet PrimaCat no added sugar


Hidden sugar in cat foods

As many foods made for humans, foods sold for cats can also contain hidden sugar, i.e. added sugar. Sugar is also a carbohydrate, which is unnecessary for cats and at worst harmful. Read more about sugar in cat food. 

Check the ingredient list to see if the cat food you have bought contains added sugar. Although cats have a very weak sense of taste for sweetness, they can become accustomed to sugary food. This might make it difficult to switch your cat food to a sugar-free option. Read our tips on changing your cat's food.

How does PrimaCat cat food meet your cat's natural nutrition needs?

Cat's natural diet chart PrimaCat


PrimaCat cat foods follow the cat's natural diet: 

  • The main ingredient in our wet and dry foods is always meat or fish, and the animal protein content is high. 
  • All our products are wheat-free and sugar-free.
  • We offer a wide range of completely grain-free cat foods.
  • From the grain-free PrimaCat Classic complete cat foods, your cat will get all the nutrients it needs. Additionally, Classic wet foods contain either jelly or gravy in the right proportion to support adequate hydration for your cat.

Cats can sometimes be very selective about their food. That's why we offer a comprehensive range of different flavour options and a full satisfaction guarantee on our products. See our guide on how to feed a fussy cat.