If given a choice, your cat would probably be happy dining on caviar, filet mignon, and lobster tails all day long. However, most people can’t afford to feed their cat better than they feed themselves, so if you’re curious about feeding your cat something other than table scraps, you might want to learn the basics of cat food.

The three varieties of cat food include canned (moist), semi-moist, and dry. Commercial cat food tries to provide a balanced diet, which is something most cat owners never get to eat during their lifetime. Of course, you need to watch different brands to see if they’re using filler as their main ingredient or actually providing real food for your cat to eat.

To read basic information about different types of cat food, click here.