The Best Dry Cat Foods

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When you're searching for dry food for your cat, you want to find one that provides her with all the nutrients she needs to be healthy. If she has any health issues or special dietary needs, then you'll have to find a formula that suits those specific requirements as well.


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Here are some of the best dry foods you can try for your cat to ensure he is healthy and happy.

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Kitzy Dry Cat Food contains real American turkey as the first ingredient, along with real poultry, peas, and sweet potatoes, but with no added grains. It also doesn't contain wheat, soy, or corn, which your cat might be allergic to. There are no poultry-by products, artificial colors, or flavors, and it's for cats at all different life stages.


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Purina Pro Plan Indoor Care Adult Dry Cat Food is made with turkey and rice. The no. 1 ingredient is real turkey, and it contains natural fiber to help control your cat's hairballs. The high amount of protein in this food could also help your cat maintain a healthy weight. It contains vitamin A and taurine to support healthy vision, as well as natural probiotic fiber that is sourced from chicory root and promotes your cat's digestive health. It's made without artificial colors or flavors as well. Note that this food is for indoor cats.


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Iams Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight & Hairball Control Dry Cat Food includes chicken as the no. 1 ingredient to support strong muscles and give your cat energy to play. It's formulated with l-carnitine to help your cat maintain a healthy weight or lose weight, and it can help reduce hairballs with its proprietary fiber blend of beet pulps. The food is also nourished with an optimal Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid ratio so that you cat has a shiny, healthy, and soft coat.



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Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, which is made with chicken and rice, provides an optimal digestive health formula with prebiotic fiber. It also nourishes your adult cat's skin with ingredients like vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids. It's no. 1 veterinarian recommended, and contains ingredients like chicken fat, oat fiber, egg product, and chicken liver flavor so that your cat will find it tasty.


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Blue Buffalo Healthy Growth Natural Kitten Dry Cat Food is perfect for your kitten. It contains meat as the first ingredient and high-quality protein from real chicken to help your kitty grow strong muscles. It also contains wholesome garden veggies, fruit, and whole grains. It is specially formulated to satisfy your kitten's health needs and comes with DHA, ARA, and choline, which support healthy retinal and cognitive development. This food also contains a precise blend of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that were selected by animal nutritionists and holistic veterinarians to support your cat's immune system and life stage requirements. It does not contain chicken or poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat, artificial flavors or preservatives, or soy.



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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult & Senior Dry Cat Food, Chicken is specially formulated for adult and senior cats. The no. 1 ingredient is real chicken, and the food is rich in nutrients as well as full of flavor. It's fortified with essential nutrients such as taurine to support heart health in senior cats and antioxidants for healthy immunity. The ingredients are non-GMO, and they're rich in omega-6 fatty acids to provide your cat with a healthy skin and coat. There is no corn, soy, or wheat protein, no chicken by-product meal, and no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors either.


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Rachael Ray Nutrish Super Premium Dry Cat Food, SuperFood Blends contains turkey, chickpeas, and salmon, along with real pumpkin and dandelion greens. These ingredients support healthy digestion. Real turkey is the no. 1 ingredient, and the poultry is raised on U.S.-based farms. It helps support strong muscles and it may not aggravate your cat's food sensitivities, if she has any. The food also has antioxidant-rich fruits like berries, which will help support a healthy immune system. There are no ground corn, soy, or wheat ingredients, along with no poultry by-product meal, and no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors.



These dry cat foods can ensure that your cat is building a healthy immune system and getting the required nutrients she needs to be healthy, whether she's a kitten, an adult, or a senior.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.


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