Learn what to look for in the best cat treats with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Similar to us humans, cats enjoy a treat every once and a while. When you’re buying cat treats, it’s important to know what you’re buying and if it’s right for your cat. With these simple tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can choose the best treats for your cat.
What to Look for Cat Treats
Natural Ingredients – It’s important to be aware of what’s in your cat’s treats and cat food. As you’re shopping for cat treats, pay attention to the ingredients. Look for high quality, natural ingredients. Treats that have a protein source, such as salmon or chicken, listed first are a good start. Cats need nutrients that are supplied by fats and proteins. As true carnivores, it’s important that they have treats made specifically for cats.
Health Benefits – Besides healthy ingredients, you can also use treats to benefit your cat’s health. Dental cat treats can help with oral health, and help control tartar and plaque. There are also treats that can help with reducing litter box odor, hairball control and more.
What to Avoid
Carbs and Sugars – Avoid cat treats that are high in carbohydrates and sugars. These can lead to obesity, heart problems and more. This is why it’s important to read the label and look for treats that are mostly made with meat and other natural ingredients.
Too Many Treats – Pay attention to portion size. Treats should only make up 10% or less of a cat’s diet. Use treats for training and special occasions–cats need a balanced diet of nutritional cat food, not just treats.
These are just general tips to follow–always consult with your veterinarian when it comes to your pet’s health. For more tips on caring for your four-legged family members, visit our Pet Care blog.