The Ingredients You Want & Don’t Want To See On Your Cat’s Food Label

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on December 13, 2017

Every loving pet parent wants to make sure their beloved companion lives the longest, healthiest life possible. This, of course, means that you probably want to feed them a high-quality diet.

Then comes the hard part: deciding what kind of food to get them! There are thousands of different pet brands and products out there, and reading the ingredient panel can be even more confusing than sifting through the promises plastered on their packages. So, what do you choose?

While there is no “one-size-fits-all” food that works for every cat, it is helpful to know what ingredients are healthy for your feline friend, and which ones you should avoid. While you should always consult with your vet about your cat’s specific dietary needs, below is a general guide to help you interpret the ingredients on your kitty’s food label, as reported by

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