Cat Freeze-Dried Food
Freeze-Dried Cat Food
Understanding the basics:
Selecting the right Freeze-Dried Food for Cats is often indecisive as there are many brands and types of foods in a variety of flavors. Freeze-Drying is a process where water is reduced and then crystallized through a low temperature setting in a process called sublimation which basically transitions liquid into a gas without actually melting. After the initial drying process a secondary freeze-drying process is typically conducted at a slightly higher temperature to remove an excess waters or fluids that weren’t removed during the initial crystallization process. The entire process is a much quicker process than opposed to a slower Heating Type of Dehydrating process. It’s also a totally different process than say dog biscuits, cat kibble or dry dog food which are naturally dried without any needed heated or cooling temperature settings or processes outside of baking.
Freeze-Drying Cat Food is conducted in order to preserve the perishable nutrients
found in foods that expire within hours of preparation. This process prolongs the shelf-life of food by months and can be applied towards Meats, Poultry’s and Fish that Cats and Kittens love. It’s always important to make sure that such foods are properly packaged and sealed in order to further preserve its freshness and the same should be applied towards cat treats and freeze-dried dog treats.
A Meaningful Little Tip:
It’s often recommended to Rehydrate your cats Freeze-Dried or Dehydrated Cat Food by supplementing with water. Water is always beneficial as it breaks down specific nutrients that certain digestive systems may not fully be able to absorb. Simply open up the bag of cat or dog food and slightly crush some pieces and place in their bowl of food, then gently sprinkle a couple of tea spoons of water onto the food and allow it sometime to absorb (approximately 2 minutes) prior to feedings.
Freeze-Dried foods are perfect for those on-the-go travelers or time-limited cat owners who are looking to provide a meal without having the time to fully cook fresh foods or who want something packed with nutrition in something lighter, these foods are almost always high in Protein since that nutrient is preserved well during this process.
Freeze-Dried Cat Food is available in a variety of ingredients designed to tackle a bunch of health-related issues while providing a host of benefits that are great for Hip and Joint, Skin and Coat, Immune Support and Muscle Building and available in many Vitamins and Minerals. If you’re looking for something easier on your cats digestive tract or if your cat has certain dietary restrictions we recommend looking into Grain Free or Gluten Free Cat Foods.
Now let’s talk flavors in relation to the Freeze-Drying process, when it comes to fish Salmon is the widely used flavor since Salmon tends to last longer and provide added nutrients as opposed to Cod or Tuna which are better eaten as a snack or a treat due to saturation of other minerals that include sodium or salt, however when applied as a food it’s a matter of preference or moderation. Fish such as Salmon are typically higher in essential oils such as Omega-3 and fattier acids than found in meats which is great source for Skin care and development. Others looking for something totally lean often choose a food higher in protein like Chicken and Turkey that are less in Fat when compared to Beef, Pork, Rabbit, Quail or Venison Protein packed foods that are higher in natural flavorful and also high in protein these foods are generally higher in sodium with other added ingredients that provide added flavor.
Ultimately and regardless weather we buy Freeze-Dried Dog Foods or Cat Foods the process and benefits remain the same. Some people buy Freeze-Dried in bags and some in snack pouches and sometimes that has to do with portion servings or how much you’d cat goes through. It’s recommended to eat no more than twice per week depending on how much water is added to your food upon each serving as stomaches in felines are more sensitive at times compared to dogs therefore it’s important to always weigh a degree of caution and always properly portion control your feedings.