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Low Residue Cat Food

Low Residue Cat Food

You have to take a little extra care of your cat’s diet if it is experiencing constipation problems. It is normal for cat to suffer constipation but it may become severe if its diet is neglected. Low-residue foods have high soluble fiber content, it is important to determine the cat’s diet in choosing the right variety of cat foods.

A Brief Overview

Foods with low residue can be digested completely by cats within a short time period. Cats suffering from digestive system disorder, finds it difficult in digesting foods with insoluble fibers and other ingredients that needs a bit more time to digest. Low-residue foods are rich in minerals and vitamins. Corn grains or corn grits and chicken by-products are unhealthy for ill cats because they are very difficult to digest. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is also a painful condition experienced by felines due to lack of essential nutrients in their diet, Inflammation of the colon can cause severe diarrhea as one of the reverse effects.


Cats’ experiencing excretory problems and colon infection, a low-fiber diet is preferred after which, a fiber-rich diet is resumed when the problem is eliminated. Cats easily digest animal protein (formulation containing low fat and low fiber) ideal for their sound and good health. Prepared fresh animal parts are easily absorbed by cats’ digestive system. Low-residue dry cat food made from organic extract is good for cats having digestive system disorders and these key ingredients should always be considered, Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Also, dried soybeans and milk-based products are healthy for cats, chicken liver, chicken breast, boneless turkey, pumpkin seeds etc. are very nutritious for cats, while ingredients that include low-quality artificial sweeteners, synthetic preservatives, coloring agents, chemical elements like Butylatedare detrimental to the cat’s health. More so, Hydroxytoluene (BHT), propyl gallate (Gallic acid), and Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) are also extremely harmful for cat’s digestive system.


It will help to be able to know the ingredients of low-residue food in other to make a choice between which brands to go for. Some premium-quality brands are mentioned below.

Innova Evo Dry Cat Food

Wellness Complete Health Salmon Dry Cat Food

Nature’s Variety Instinct Dry Cat Food

Natural Balance Ultra Formula

Wellness Chicken Formula

Iams Veterinary Formulas Intestinal Low Residue

Newman’s Own Organics Chicken and Brown Rice

Purina Veterinary Diets Gastro enteric

Your pet’s diet must be planned by a vet and before you purchase, check the right brand with the required ingredient.

Updated: May 30, 2018 — 12:28 am

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