Q. Are grain-free cat foods better than foods that contain grains?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Not necessarily. When part of a balanced diet, grains (especially whole grains) are excellent sources of energy, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients for cats. Owners who prefer to feed a grain-free food should look for ingredients that offer similar nutritional benefits like potato. Rather than focusing solely on ingredients, owners also need to ensure that the cat food they choose offers balanced and complete nutrition.