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Abound Natural Cat Food Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe -- 3.5 lb


Abound Natural Cat Food Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe
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Abound Natural Cat Food Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe -- 3.5 lb

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Abound Natural Cat Food Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Description

  • Adult Cat & Kitten
  • Healthy Food Blends that Cats Inherently Crave
  • Natural Cat Food with Added Vitamins, Minerals & Taurine
  • Recipe Includes Real Salmon, Brown Rice, Peas, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries & Blueberries
  • No Wheat, Corn or Soy
  • No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
  • No Animal By-Product Meal

Knowledge is Nutrition.

Understanding the fundamental difference between food and nutrition is the key ingredient in our mission to create high-quality pet food. Working with a team of nutritionists and food scientists, ABOUND™ cat foods were developed to go above and beyond standard pet foods. What makes ABOUND different is the natural, high-quality ingredients that go into our food, and that we prepare our food in a way that naturally delivers optimal nutrition for cats.

  • High-quality protein is always our first ingredient.
  • Wholesome grains like barley, oatmeal and brown rice provide essential energy for a healthy and active life.
  • Nutrient-rich garden veggies and antioxidant rich cranberries and blueberries are included for a complete and balanced diet.
  • NO corn, wheat or soy
  • NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • NO animal by-product meal.

Abound Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.

 

Calorie Content (ME calculated as fed): 3518 KCAL/KG, 333 KCAL/KG


Directions

Feeding Instructions: When switching to Abound Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe Cat Food from another cat food, it's a good idea to allow 7 to 10 days for the transition. Mix increasing amounts of Abound Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe Cat Food with decreasing amounts of your cat's previous food until you are feeding only Abound Salmon and Brown Rice Cat Food.

  • Feeding rates should be adjusted based upon breed type, activity or environmental conditions.
  • Because Abound Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Cat Food is complete and balanced, there is no need to supplement with any vitamins, minerals, oils, scraps or any other pet food.
  • Protect the food from moisture—store in a cool, dry place. Close package tightly and store away from your cat.
  • Remember to always keep fresh, clean drinking water available for your cat.
  • Have your cat checked by a veterinarian regularly.
  • Weaning. Kittens generally start eating dry food at 3 to 4 weeks of age. Keep Abound Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe Cat Food moistened at all times. After weaning, kittens will eat dry or moistened food readily.
  • Kittens. Since the needs of a growing kitten are greater than an adult cat, we recommend that Abound Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe Cat Food be fed using the guidelines for kittens given below. Replace food daily.
  • Reproduction. Food consumption may vary throughout gestation and lactation. During gestation, feed the amount to maintain the weight of the pregnant female during lactation, feed 3 to 4 times normal intake.

Recommended Daily Feeding Weight of Cat:

Weight Amount to Feed
5-9 lbs. 1/4  to 1/2 cup*
10-14 lbs. 1/2 to 1 cup*

 

Recommended Daily Feeding Chart for Kittens: Cups*

Weight 4-19 Weeks 20-29 Weeks 30-39 Weeks 40-49 Weeks
1-3 lbs 1/4-3/4 1/4-1/2 1/4-1/3 1/4
3-6 lbs 3/4-1 1/3 1/2-3/4 1/3-2/3 1/4-1/2
6-9 lbs 1 1/3-2 3/4-1 1/3 2/3-1 1/2-3/4
9-12 lbs 1 1/3-1 1/2 1-1 1/4 3/4-1

*Amounts based on standard 8oz. cup. You may need to feed slightly more or less depending on your cat's level of activity and overall fitness.

 

Safe Handling Tips for Pet Food-  Wash your hands before and after handling any type of Pet Food.

 

Free Of
Wheat, corn, soy; artificial color, flavors and preservatives.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Servings per Container: 0
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Guaranteed Analysis:0
Crude Protein (min)32.0%
Crude Fat (min)15.0%
Crude Fiber (max)4.5%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Linoleic Acid (an Omega-6 Fatty Acid) (min)1.5%
Phosphorus (min)1.1%
Magnesium (min)0.08%
Taurine (min)0.15%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids * (min)0.5%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids * (min)3.0%
Other Ingredients: Deboned salmon, chicken meal, oat meal, whole ground brown rice, turkey meal, whole ground barley, animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), peas, salmon meal, potatoes, natural flavor, dried cellulose, brewers dried yeast, potassium chloride, dried whey, choline chloride, carrots, sweet potatoes, cranberries, blueberries, flaxseed meal, barley grass, dried parsley, alfalfa meal, dried kelp, taurine, salt, yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitine, L-lysine, dried chicory root, beta carotene, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, vitamin A supplement, DL-alpha tocopherol, niacin supplement, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfate complex (source of vitamin K activity), vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt carbonate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, sodium selenite, iron amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
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5 Head-to-Tail Cat Health Tips (Plus, How to Tell if Your Cat is Sick)

We shop local—and organic. We fill our plates with colorful veggies. We read the latest studies to find out how changes in our diets can lead to better health.  We’re committed to going the extra mile when it comes to our families’ nutrition. Yet many of us forget that our furry family members’ health depends on getting the right nutrients, too—nutrients that may have been processed right out of commercial pet foods. Person Following Cat Health Tips Rubbing Chin of Happy and Healthy Gray Cat | Vitacost.com/blog At Vitacost, we believe that every member of the family can benefit from a nutrient-rich diet. That’s why we offer a wide selection of premium-quality pet foods and supplements to help our pups and kitties lead long healthy lives. Preventive care, including regular veterinary check-ups and immunizations, are one critical step towards keeping our pets healthy. But during the course of its life, pretty much every pet will experience some health problems, from infection to injury. The problem is that pets can’t tell us directly when they’re not feeling well. Today let’s focus on our feline friends, learn about the subtle signals of illness they may send out, and review some expert tips on how to keep them strong and vibrant well into old age.

How to tell if your cat is sick

To safeguard your kitty’s health, watching and listening are among the most important skills you can develop. A change in behavior is often the first clue you’ll get that your cat’s not feeling up to par. Look for changes in your cat’s eating and drinking habits. Is your normally-ravenous cat suddenly snubbing what your put in his or her bowl? That can be a sign of a variety of ailments, some serious and some simple to treat. Nobody likes to think about their kitty having cancer, of course. But sometimes cats stop eating simply because they have a toothache. But if your cat doesn’t eat for a couple of days, a call to your vet is likely warranted. By the same token, if your normally picky-eater suddenly becomes a glutton, that can be a sign that he or she is suffering from hypothyroidism, diabetes or a disease that prevents him or her from absorbing the nutrients in cat food. Changes in your cat’s bathroom behavior can also be a signal that something is amiss. If you notice your kitty is drinking more water and making more frequent trips to the litter box, it could be a sign or infection or kidney disease. Do you notice yourself changing the litter box more frequently due to its odor? That’s another hint.  And cats prefer to use a clean litterbox. If your cat starts urinating outside the litter box, it may be because it’s getting soiled more quickly. Cats who are in pain may also exhibit behavioral changes. Limping or constant licking of one area of the body may point out precisely where your cat is experiencing discomfort. Other aches and pains may not be so obvious, but changes in your cat’s personality—such as suddenly becoming more aloof, fearful or aggressive—may indicate your cat’s feeling ouch-y.  If your cat hisses when you approach, flattens his or her ears, or suddenly puffs up, that means he or she is afraid. Puffing up, interestingly, has evolutionary roots.  Cats try to make themselves appear bigger and less vulnerable that way.

Signs your cat is just growing old

Aging is a normal process. Technically speaking, aging isn’t considered a disease. But advancing age makes it more likely that your cat will experience some aches, pains, and health problems. His or her fur may become rougher or thicker. Cats may also lose teeth or begin to show signs of dementia. Their tummies may grow more sensitive and they may start to vomit more frequently. As cats get on in years, changing their diets can help alleviate this symptom. Providing smaller, more frequent meals or even switching to a food that’s specially formulated for seniors may be in order when your cat approaches old age. But sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between normal and abnormal. Your vet is your best advisor. Don’t hesitate to give him or her a call when you’re not sure what’s going on with kitty.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Cat Healthy

1. Regular veterinary visits are a must We can—and should—observe our cats for signs of illness. But diagnosis should be left to the professionals. In recent years, the number of people who buy health insurance for their pets has skyrocketed. You may want to consider doing so yourself to help manage the cost of regular veterinary visits. The best pet insurance policies allow you to visit any veterinarian you choose, including those who subscribe to a holistic philosophy of treatment. They also cover a wide range of illnesses and injuries that may be very expensive to treat. 2. Spay or neuter for better health Cats who are spayed or neutered live longer, healthier lives—by some estimates three to five years longer. They’re less likely to exhibit problematic behaviors. And neutering helps prevent the birth of kittens who are destined to be euthanized. 3. Staying svelte One of the simplest ways to ensure your cat’s health is to keep him or her at a healthy weight. The list of diseases associated with obesity in cats will probably sound familiar to you: pudgy cats are at greater risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, joint disease, cancer and more. Follow the feeding instructions on cat food packaging. Limit treats. And although we know you love to share, resist feeding your cat a lot of extra people food. When you do, give them lean meats and fish. 4. A clean cat is a healthy cat Cats are known to be fastidious creatures. But regular at-home grooming is still a good idea. Brushing your cat regularly can help prevent hair balls from forming in their throats—and unpleasant messes. Grooming also gives you an opportunity to examine kitty for signs of illness. Your vet can give you some tips on how to perform your own cat exams. 5. Keep your cat indoors It’s a dangerous world out there. It’s not unusual for indoor cats to live 17 or more years. The life expectancy of an outdoor cat, by contrast, is two to five years. Enough said?
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