PRESCRIPTION CAT FOOD COMPARISON CHART
Why are there so many prescription diets?
There are a lot of other foods for treatments for many illnesses like thyroid, kidney health, stones, blockage
and crystals. Each company manufacturers individual products for each problem. What if your cat has multiple
symptoms? How do you know which food is best? Young Again has developed just two cat foods to address these
health issues: Mature Health for aging adult cats and Zero Carb for diabetic and overweight cats.
Young Again Mature Health
As your cat matures, his body requires less calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and sodium. Excess minerals,
that are necessary for a growing cat, can actually create health problems in the mature feline. We’ve developed
our Mature Health formula to help combat kidney issues such as stones and crystals. We have also reduced the
amount of iodine to help maintain proper thyroid function. Mature Health is designed to help your cat feel like and
act like a kitten again.
Young Again Zero Carb
Unlike most other cat foods that save money by adding cheap carbs as llers,Young Again Zero Carbs Cat Food is
made with only 100% meat protein with NO grains, glutens, plant proteins or any other source of digestible carbs.
With a carb-free diet, Type 2 diabetes, if caught early, will often become dormant or may even be reversed. And
studies show that about 80% of all cats that develop Type 1 diabetes will no longer need insulin shots if they’re
switched to a zero carb diet soon after developing the condition.
Every one of our foods, prescription or regular will combat obesity. The rules are simple; put out one bowl of food
and water for each cat in the house, place each dish in a different room and never let the bowls empty (best if each
bowl can not be seen from the other ones) you must feed free choice. That’s it and in 60 days you will be amazed at
how great your cat looks and feels.
Nutrition as nature intended
If I asked you what Nature would feed your cat, mice and small crea tures are probably the rst thing you’d think
of. And you’d be right. That’s because they all have one thing in common; they are made of basically meat and
fat and almost no carbohydrates. The cat food you choose should match Mother Nature’s nutrient prole for
small creatures and should be at least 50% protein (from animal sources not plant proteins), a balanced fat level
of 20% - 24% and should contain no more than 5% digestible carbs. However diabetic cats should never have
digestible carbohydrates in their food.
So why all the carbs
& plant proteins when
contrary to what your
Simple. Carbs, including corn,
rice, potato, and plant proteins
are cheap and meat protein
is expensive. Unfortunately, most prescription diets on the market today for diabetic cats have a 15% - 30% carb
content and use high levels of plant proteins in their formulations. Plant proteins are never the best choice when you
are feeding a meat eater like your cat and they would never choose them over meat in the wild. Since cats have no
nutritional requirement for carbohydrates why anyone would feed them to a diabetic cat is beyond common sense.
Generally speaking if you are able to put your cat on a zero carbohydrate formula soon after they are diagnosed,
most cats will be off their insulin injections within 12 weeks, often in as little as 5 weeks. You will need to check blood
glucose levels of your cat often once they are on our food so you can adjust their insulin injections accordingly.
Ingredients in red on the chart below are comprised of cereal grains, fruits, vegetables, grasses, plant proteins,
forage material and/or other ingredients that contain plant protein. Plant based ingredients that are included as
sources of non-digestible dietary ber are exempt and not shown in red (examples Tomato Pomace, Beet Pulp,
Cellulose, Guar Gum and Pea Fiber). Potato Starch, although a plant material, is not shown in red because it
contains no plant proteins. However it is still important that the total amount of digestible carbohydrates in the diet
remains less than 5%, matching the body composition of a juvenile mouse.
YOUNG AGAIN PHILOSOPHY: The Young Again Philosophy is that digestible carbs in excess of 5% should not be
fed to obligate carnivores like your cat. Young Again also believes that you should feed free choice and not have to
restrict feed or portion control your cat to promote proper weight.
Protein % 50-54 50 55
Fat % 22-26 22 24
Carbs - digestible 3-4% Less than 5% Zero
NA – Information is NOT AVAILABLE
NFE Company supplied = pet food company has supplied the carbohydrate level of their diet.
* NFE Calculated=pet food company supplied Guaranteed Analysis for Protein, Fat, Fiber, Moisture and Ash which can then be
added together and subtracted from 100 to calculate the estimated carbohydrate contents of the food or NFE.
* NFE Estimate = Companies have supplied the percent contained of Protein, fat, ber and moisture but did not supply the Ash Content. We
have estimated the Carbohydrate content of these diets by assuming an ash content of 7%. Typical ash content for almost all cat foods is
usually between 6-10%.
All information was taken from Individual company websites between 1/30/3013 - 2/10/2013. We will update this information when any
company supplies us with any new published data.