ok...so i've always followed along with all the threads about quality cat food (and my cats used to eat Science Diet cuz i thought it was premium...but since have switched over to Nutro) My cats have been on Nutro for about 7 months and my bengal kitty is doing fine on it. My older cat (about 9yrs old) will eat it, but his coat is getting yucky. its not as soft and glossy as it used to be. i truly thought it was just his older age, but the vet (supposedly in my area, she is the cat specialist. she runs a cats-only office) anyway, the vet says that she has seen him twice in about a 1 month time frame and his fur is getting worse. She tells me that she is not a big fan of nurto b/c she says she prefers to go with other companies like Science Diet who have had many clinical trials and what nots...Now i know that many vets are not all that savvy when it comes to foods and sometimes they only promote a certain brand food for their office...but i do notice the difference in my cats fur. What do you guys suggest? My vet wants my cat to go back to science diet (i'd prefer not to) but is there anything else i should try instead? I've tried the Blue Spa food, but my cats didn't really like that too much. I have huge concerns about food quality because this particular cat has had issues with UTIs in the past (and i've heard that certain ash or magnesuim content can contribute to uti's so i'd prefer to stay away from grocery store brands...b/c that uti episode was HORRIBLE!!! Thanks!
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10/3/06 at 12:54pm