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How well are cats supplied with complete food?

In German households there are about 14.7 million cats that want to be well cared for. But how healthy and nutritious are complete wet feeds on the market?

 

Without harmful substances

 

In a test 30 varieties of complete feed for cats were examined. In none of them harmful substances such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury or bisphenol A were found in critical amounts.

 

Wrong mix of nutrients

 

Complete feed must provide the pets with all important nutrients for a healthy life. That means it has to provide a good mixture of proteins, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.

In the tested varieties, too high concentrations of phosphorus, sodium or calcium were often found. Too high concentrations of water-soluble inorganic phosphorus are excreted in the urine and pose a health risk to the kidneys of the cats.

Furthermore, the manufacturer must ensure that there is enough iodine in the feed, which was not always the norm. A too small amount of iodine can lead to an underactive thyroid, especially for older cats.

 

How can bilacon support you?

 

To prevent cats from getting sick due to the wrong nutrient mix in their feed, bilacon supports you in checking your products. We test them for:

  • Harmful substances
  • Protein content
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • and carry out a FEDIAF comparison.

 

Do you have any questions or would you like to get an offer? Please contact our expert:

Nicole Schröer
nicole.schroeer@tentamus.com
+49 30/206 038 133

Source: https://www.bilacon.com/cats-complete-food-analysis/

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