We believe that cats should have a variety of different types of foods. Here is our Top 5 of Cat Kibble.
Good Varied Diet
It is important for cats to get a lot of water when they eat mostly dry foods. That’s why we installed several cat fountains in our house to supply them with plenty of fresh water all day round.
Cats that have troubles drinking enough water, will suffer dehydration. It can therefore be a good idea to feed them wet cat food, such as tins and packages of high quality brands. What defines a good brand, is the balance of ingredients in these foods.
All wet and dry kibble foods for cats should have a meat or meat product type of ingredient mentioned as the first ingredient in the list. Although grains and wheat products are not beneficial for cats directly, they do however make sure that foods can be eaten and are part of the total healthy balanced diet picture.
A good varied diet is a diet that has room for both options. Give your cat once or twice dry kibble a day and if you are able to, also one portion of wet food a day. That way your cat has a varied diet of both.
Top 5 Cat Kibble
Below is what we find as the top 5 cat kibbles. The best on the market and with the right ingredient order. Cats are sole carnivores and need a diet after that.
1 Natural Balance
We would love to have this excellent cat kibble. Unfortunately it is unavailable in our country, so however it is the best kibble, we are unable to test it. The reviews and opinions on this product are excellent however.
We are currently using ProPlan for our cats. It is something quite smelly and therefore something that our cats really love to eat. I am not sure whether ProPlan is better than Royal Canin, but currently our cats like this one best. ProPlan is from the Purina factory. ProPlan has both wet and dry food for cats and also makes food for dogs.
3 Hills SciencePlan
We used to use Hills SciencePlan Hairball Control 7+ a lot. It is though one of the more expensive brands for sure. Hills got very well-balanced diets. Our cats are very out-going (well most of them) and hence they need something that gives enough energy while doesn’t entirely fatten them up. The hairball control reduced the amount of hairballs being produced. But you can easily choose a different product in their line of products.
4 Royal Canin
We got lots and lots of years of experience with Royal Canin. Many friends and family have used this brand for their cats for many years and have enjoyed their cats for many years. That must have something to say about quality food. It is definitely not the cheapest of foods nor the most expensive.
Royal Canin makes food for all sorts of pets and produces both kibble and wet food for cats. Our cats get occasionally wet food from Royal Canin. Our RSPCA kitties get Royal Canin as that is the brand the Norwegian RSPCA is using for adult cats and kittens. That’s why I linked the Kitten food, as that is the one we have been using most lately. So many kittens into foster care this summer.
We have used Orijen occasionally. It is certainly not the cheapest food around, especially here in Norway, but it is definitely one of the best foods you can get for your cat. It is produced with the use of mainly biological ingredients.
On top of that Orijen looks at what is good for your cat, calling it biological appropriate food. So the food contains all that your cat needs without the chemical additives often found in other cat food. Orijen food contains therefore a lot of energy packed in every kibble.
The major disadvantage of Orijen is perhaps that it is so full of energy, that your cat can get easily fat of it. This is then also why I prefer to use Orijen food as a snack or an in-between-er when we are nearly empty for one type of food or to variate different foods for our cats.