Age

Cats are of three generations; kitten, adult, and senior. Foods manufactured especially for kittens are rich in both protein and fat which are essential to the development of your pet's muscles, bones, and teeth. Kittens require more protein and fat because they are more active and can burn more calories. Adult cats need a low-calorie diet as they are more sedentary.

The brand

First, take a look at the ingredients on the label as there are many brands. Good cat food will not only contain protein, but also list a specific protein source listed in the order of their percentage of content. You may also notice preservatives listed on the labels. These are used to keep the food fresh, although quality brands use less artificial preservatives and packings. Do not solely compromise your cat's health to save a few bucks by selecting low priced brands.

Conclusion

At the kick-off, it is essential that you offer your cat a combination of both canned and dry food. It is necessary as not every cat will drink the correct amount of liquid during the day to stay adequately hydrated. Canned food will make sure that their water intake is at a sufficient level.  In all circumstances when making a purchase, look for valuable content such as protein, taurine, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids, and water as the top ingredients.