Monday, September 16, 2013

What Is Grain-Free Cat Food? | Win #HillsPet Science Diet Grain Free Cat Food

Grain-free cat food - What is it? Is grain-free cat food right for your kitty? What are the best grain-free cat food brands? Grain-free foods for cats have been growing in popularity, so a lot of cat parents might have questions about it.


Basically, grain-free cat food is an option available to cat parents who want to feed their kitty a diet that has no grains. Grains are things like wheat, corn, rice, oats, and barley. Why would someone want to feed a cat food with no grains? Well, sometimes it's personal preference but there are also some health benefits to feeding your cat a food that does not contain grains.

This post is sponsored by Hill's Science Diet and there will be an opportunity to win some free Hill's Science Diet Adult Grain Free cat food at the end.

Benefits of Feeding Your Cat a Grain-Free Diet

Some cats are allergic to certain foods, including grains. Some cats are sensitive to grains. This might cause itchy and/or dry skin or stomach upset. It's no fun to be itchy and have tummy troubles. Many cat parents find that feeding a grain-free diet helps improve dry and itchy skin. Other cat parents find that a grain-free diet helps alleviate tummy upset in their cat. 

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Just because a food says grain-free does not necessarily mean that it's carb-free or really high in protein. Other sources of carbohydrates, like potatoes, are added to the food to make sure that it is nutritionally balanced. 

Hill's Science Diet Now Offers Adult Grain Free Cat Food

When choosing your cat's food, what do you look for? Did you know that the first ingredient on a bag of cat food should be real meat? The first ingredient in Hill's Science Diet Adult Grain Free formula for cats is Chicken. Yep - that's it, just chicken. This diet formula also contains NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. 


The Hill's Science Diet Adult Grain Free formula contains prebiotic fibers too. Prebiotic fibers contribute to good digestive health. This food also supports healthy kidneys, immune system, and good vision. 

Win Adult Grain Free Food for Your Cat from Hill's Science Diet

If you've been considering changing your cat to a diet that's grain-free, then this is a great opportunity for you. Hill's is offering 2 lucky readers 20 lbs. of their Adult Grain Free formula for cats. This giveaway is open to US residents only. The giveaway starts now and ends Thursday September 26th at midnight CST. 

Entering the giveaway is super easy - just leave a comment stating why you would like to try feeding your cat grain-free food. If you already feed grain-free, just say so! Please leave an email address if I don't already know how to contact you. Good luck! 

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet for Cats, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. Pawsitively Pets is not responsible for shipment of prize to giveaway winner. 

40 comments:

  1. We haven't tried grain-free for the cats, yet, but we have the dogs due to one having allergies to grain. I am excited to see Science Diet with a grain-free food for cats. I would love to see the change grain-free would have in our kitties :-)

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    1. Awesome - good luck! I do notice a lot more grain free options available for dogs it seems.

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  2. Alfie has that sometimes, we have to keep changing his food as he is so fussy..LOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  3. Have a marvellous Monday Ann.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Nice to know. My kitty has no sensitivities, but she is a picky eater. I am always on the lookout for new foods to try. I will be reviewing a grain free soft food tomorrow. Did she eat it? That is the question....lol.

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  5. I have three rescued cats. One has only 3 legs due to early trauma, one weighs 22 pounds of solid muscle and one has lots of allergies. I think the cat with allergies could really benefit from grain free food. I am fortunate that all three of the cats will eat anything and are not picky at all.

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    1. Well, good luck to you Mary. You are fortunate indeed that they aren't picky!

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  6. I would like to switch to it because my cats have skin allergies and I suspect the grains may be a partial cause. My email is hmromoser@yahoo.com

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  7. We would love to try that food. We have tried some grain free foods. Some they like and some they don't and believe me we have plenty of testers here. Have a great day. margaretmsan@gmail.com

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    1. I'm sure someone over there would eat it Marg - good luck :)

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  8. We think grain-ffree is good and we use that most of the time!

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  9. I get some grain-free stinky goodness and whatever dry kibble I can win. MOL! Actually grain-free Taste of the Wild gives me itchies for some reason. I'd love to win this to share it with my fave shelter.

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    1. I'm sure your shelter pals would appreciate it!

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  10. Well, there's no kittehs in our house, but I'll share this giveaway for my catpals!

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    1. Awesome Pam - hopefully someone will find it useful :)

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  11. My cats would like to try it because it's made with real chicken!
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  12. I want to feed my kitties a very healthy and tasty food, and this looks like a great choice!

    jbean888(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Good luck to you Jenn! Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Didn't realize there is a grain-free cat food. Thanks for the information.
    patricia.brousseau@ymail.com

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    1. Glad you learned something then :) Good luck!

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  14. I like to feed my cat a high protein diet and avoid foods with grain because of the itchy skin. My vet suggested to try it to see if that is what she is allergic to. So far, grains seems to be what she's allergic to.

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    1. Well good luck to you Susan. I'm sure your kitty could use it.

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  15. I want to give my cats grain free food because it's healthier for them than corn based food

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  16. I currently feed my two kitties grain free kibble and canned, but would love to try a new brand!

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  17. I think Mikey might benefit from this; he has this funny thing going on with his fur. Leonardo probably not though I have no idea how I would keep him out of it. He is such a pig.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Well I doubt it would hurt Leonardo if he ate some :)

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  18. My FlossieFluff loves Science diet mature adult hairball dry food. I bet she'd love to try the grain free. Hill's has the best quality foods! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. I want to feed Sushi grain free cat food to keep her healthier.
    When we do win, will give my brother's addy in NY.
    - Piper

    Mysushigirl777@gmail.com

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  20. I would be curious to see if my cat would like this. He can be finicky sometimes. Thanks!

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  21. I would like to try grain free for my cat because I have been reading a lot about it lately and I know it's healthier.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  22. I love things that are good for my kitties! I know they would enjoy food made from chicken. wmsons@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Sounds healthy for bella .I would to see if she enjoys it

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