Dr. Elsey’s is a high protein kibble that naturally optimizes your cat’s appetite and body mass through simple, high quality ingredients. Protein is an important nutritional profile in your cat’s diet, with animal proteins having the highest biological value (BV) as compared to grains, fruits, and vegetables. Dr. Elsey’s helps promote a healthy, active lifestyle for all cats.
Given the option, cats exclusively choose high-protein food over high-carb food even when there is less of the high-protein food available. 1
As cats age, they absorb and metabolize protein less efficiently — therefore, it’s extremely important to feed high-quality protein (i.e., animal source rather than plant-based), as well as an adequate quantity of protein to aging cats. 2
Dietary protein is not a contributor to either the initiation or progression of kidney disease in dogs and cats. 3
Increased protein can help slow age-related loss of lean body mass and support a healthy immune system. Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence indicating that a high-protein diet leads to kidney damage in cats.
Special Alert for Diabetic Cats: Low glycemic ingredients may reduce or eliminate the need for insulin in diabetic cats.
Diabetic cats with the highest remission rates (greater than 80%) have been reported to have been fed diets with approximately 6% of energy from carbohydrates. Dr. Elsey’s delivers only 4% energy from carbohydrates as compared to leading Dietetic Management foods with levels as high as 13%. 4
The right diet for your cat can go a long way in the prevention of calcium oxalate crystals and bladder stones. Dr. Elsey’s was inspired by the protein levels found in natural prey. An instinctive diet does not include plants with high oxalate levels – oxalates have been linked to kidney damage and kidney cell death. Dr. Elsey’s has an ingredient profile with no-to-low oxalate by excluding plants commonly found in competitive diets.
High levels of protein help curb your cat’s appetite to maintain a healthy weight. Protein is metabolized slower than other nutrients so the result is an appetite that is satisfied longer.
The primary ingredients in Dr. Elsey’s are among the highest biological value proteins available. Many competitive foods use plant-based proteins such as grains, vegetables, and fruits, leading to rapid metabolization which increases your cat’s hunger. Inspired by the protein levels found in natural prey, Dr. Elsey’s helps your cat maintain an ideal weight and body mass.
100% Grain-Free | No Fillers or Preservatives | Non-GMO | Gluten-Free | Omega3 Fatty Acids NO-to-Low Oxalate | NO added DL-Methionine
1. Adrian K. Hewson-Hughes, Victoria L. Hewson-Hughes, Andrew T. Miller, Simon R. Hall, Stephen J. Simpson,David Raubenheimer. Journal of Experimental Biology 2011 214: 1039-1051; doi: 10.1242/jeb.0494291.
2. Peterson ME. Optimal protein requirements of older cats and cats with hyperthyroidism. November 7, 2011. http://endocrinevet.blogspot.com/2011/11/optimal-proteinrequirements-for-older.html. Accessed May 1, 2013. NOTE – GA in cleanprotein is based on AAFCO guidelines, not as % of calories.
3. Delmar R. Finco, DVM, et al. AJVR, Vol 59, No. 5, May 1998
4. Peterson ME. Insights into Veterinary Endocrinology. January 2, 2014 http://www.endocrinevet.info/2014/01/how-to-feed-cats-with-diabetes.html