Optimanova Light is a balanced, calorie-reduced, highly digestible dry kibble for adult cats. It has been expecially formulated to meet the natural nutritional needs of cats that have a tendency to be overweight. If your cat lived in the wild, its nutrition would be made up of fresh, protein-rich meat with a low fat content, similar to its larger carnivorous cousins such as tigers, lions and leopards. To support weight loss, Optimanova Light also has a lower fat and energy content. The L-Carnitine in the food can also help to convert fat into energy and to reduce existing body fat deposits without harming muscle mass. All this can help to reduce weight, and also maintain a healthy weight. As many cats also have sensitivities to certain types of meat, Optimanova only contains healthy poultry meat as the single source of protein. This makes Optimanova Light a single protein dry food. The high proportion of meat â 75% – means your cat receives the optimal amount of premium, easily metabolised proteins. Optimanovaâs high-tech manufacturing systems allow fresh meat to be processed so that it is only heated once during the entire manufacturing process. This means that there is a lower denaturation of the protein, and maintains its first-class quality. The process also helps to conserve more nutrients and vitamins. Around 40% of the meat content comes from fresh meat with 0% bone. 30% comes from dehydrated poultry meat, which provides essential amino-acids, and 5% dehydrated liver. This ensures that the food is highly digestible. Essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids can help to strengthen the immune system and protect against disease. It can also support the development of a healthy nervous system and healthy circulation. Zinc helps to promote skin cell renewal and a shiny, healthy coat. FOS are prebiotics that act to protect the gut from the spread of harmful bacteria and also promote good bacteria, creating a balanced gut flora. MOS is another prebiotic that helps to eliminate bad bacteria and reduce their growth, whilst strengthening the efficiency of the bodyâs immune system. The essential amino-acid, taurine is especially important for cats, as their bodies do not generate enough of it, and yet it supports their sight and heart function and can help to prevent heart and stomach problems. Citrus extracts are high in bioflavonoids that have an antioxidant effect, slowing the ageing progess and protecting cells against free radicals. Optimanova Light at a glance: For adult cats aged 1 year + Ideally suited to help reduce excess weight with reduced fat and energy content and added L-Carnitine Mono-protein: with healthy poultry as the single animal protein source Unique, high-tech yet gentle manufacturing process 75% meat content 40% fresh meat: The up-to-the minute manufacturing process allows Optimanova to process fresh meat by only heating it once, leading to a very low denaturisation of the proteins. This means that the protein content of the food is of excellent quality and vitamins and other nutrients are conserved. 0% bone. 30% dehydrated poultry meat: Protein-rich and high in essential amino acids which help to build the bodyâs own proteins and enzymes 5% hydrolysed liver: Splitting the protein chains in liver makes it easy to digest, healthier and rich in proteins and vitamins Wheat free with easily digested rice: Rice is easy to digest and has a lower allergic potential than wheat Reduced energy content and L-Carnitine: L-Carnitine helps to transform fat into energy and to break down body fat deposits without harming muscle mass Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids: To help to strengthen the immune system and protect against diseases. Can also promote the health of the nervous system and circulation. Healthy skin and coat: Zinc, Omega-3 and Omega-6 can help with skin renewal and promote a shiny coat Prebiotics, FOS and MOS: FOS can help to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and promote good bacteria in the gut â creating a balanced gut flora. MOS can help to rid the body of harmful bacteria, reduce their spread and increase the efficiency of the bodyâs own immune defences Taurine-rich: Powerful amino-acid that cannot be produced in sufficient quantity by the catâs own body. Can promote good eyesight and good heart function, as well as help to prevent heart problems and digestive issues Citrus extracts: Contain powerful antioxidants that slow the ageing process and protect cells from attack by free radicals.