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post #31 of 51
I am guilty of using cheap cat food the first 6 years of my cat's life. But after having a nasty stomach infection I switched to quality dry cat foods like Science Diet and IAMS

So far so good and she really enjoys it.
post #32 of 51
My kittens are getting California Natural Chicken and Rice, which is an "all life stages" food. Eve is doing great on it, she also did great on Chicken Soup. Lily is still having lots of gas issues. If she's not better in another month or two, I'll try the herring and sweet potato formula, then see where we go from there.

If Lily wasn't having gas issues, I'd still be using Chicken Soup. Great ingredients, great price, and it made their coats look fabulous. Neither are picky about taste at all, except for cruddy canned food like Friskies. If it's decent food, they love it.
post #33 of 51
We feed Chicken Soup in dry and moist and Solid Gold dry. The dogs are on Wolf King from Solid Gold, super soft coats, small poops!
post #34 of 51
Right now Tigger is getting a mixture of Chicken Soup Light and Solid Gold Katz-N-Flocken dry free choice. I had to cut out wet food as it made him gain a lot of weight. I cannot feed him scheduled meals or an all-wet diet because he actually gets food aggressive and begins tearing up things during the day if he doesn't have anything to munch on! lol Since he drinks ALOT of water, I am not too concerned and I have found that this mixture of dry free choice seems to keep him trim and happy
post #35 of 51
wellness chicken but just for treats, otherwise she eats wet
post #36 of 51
I feed Cleo the Purina Sensitive Systems cat food, because of her IBS. The other food which was the Purina Indoor cat formula was too greasy for her.
post #37 of 51
I feed all my cats Chicken Soup, and we feed the dogs innova. We notice with higher quality foods, there are less health problems, they all have good teeth, coats, and are healthy!
post #38 of 51
My cats eat Innova dry and wet, with an occasional can of Solid Gold or Felidae as a treat. They all do very well on it. Since I switched to Innova (from Purina and Iams), every time I take a kitty to the vet, he asks me what I'm feeding her, then tells me to keep it up because she is in great condition. The cats all seem to like it, too.
post #39 of 51
I feed Dante a mix of Purina kitten and Whiskas kitten.. i've heard some bad things about whiskas but it must be a little bit better then the purina one because its more expenisive right? (sorry if thats niave of me... i don't really know what to look for in foods)

But i don't really have a choice, there is only the lower end foods (what i buy), the really crappy foods (ie no name brands) and then food that is $40 for a single bag! (which i would never be able to afford)

I supplement his diet with wet food too though, I buy different high end kinds regularily... the vet said that it was better to rotate the wet foods so that he doesn't get picky when he's older. He doesn't seem to have a very sensitive stomach, he hasn't thrown up once so i think its okay.
post #40 of 51
sweatereyes---check out www.catinfo.org to learn how to determine the difference between quality/low quality foods
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by jlphilli View Post
sweatereyes---check out www.catinfo.org to learn how to determine the difference between quality/low quality foods
that is a great site.. also high end food isnt often that expensive... Zoey eats like she was double her size and the most her dry cost was 20 a month now it is about 10 without less quality...

Do you know how to search on here??? if not just say and i will Pm you some links
post #42 of 51
I am currently switching from Nutro weight management dry to Evo because my male cat Brandon will not eat wet food and he needs to loose a couple of pounds. I'm hoping that the lower carbs in Evo will help.
post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by Crt View Post
I am currently switching from Nutro weight management dry to Evo because my male cat Brandon will not eat wet food and he needs to loose a couple of pounds. I'm hoping that the lower carbs in Evo will help.
Just a for-warning....Tigger gained ALOT of weight on EVO, which is why I had to put him on a Light food, lol.
post #44 of 51
My understanding is that EVO has a very high fat content. Thats just hearsay though...
post #45 of 51
I needed a food that both the kitten and *the big cat* could both eat. Poor Remy the big cat, he has a sensitive stomach. EVERYTHING makes him throw up or have loose stool. EvO was the worst offender. I now have them on Natural instinct wet by healthypetnet.com and for dry free feeding I use Felidae. First one he hasnt thrown up and the ingredients are great. Both of them have wonderful coats since they have been eating the Felidae.
I guess the important thing is to get the best ingredients and hope your cats will eat it!
post #46 of 51
California Natural Dry food as the dry staple, although I occasionally mix in something else like Natural Balance and currently Foster and Smith.

For canned food I've stopped buying the Purina Pro-plan and am now feeding Wellness and Merrick since those are the wet foods without by-products and artificial ingredients that my cats will eat. They get these:

Merrick Turducken
Merrick Thanksgiving Dinner
Merrick Chicken Pot Pie

Wellness Chicken
Wellness Chicken and Lobster
Wellness Chicken and Herring
Wellness Turkey and Salmon
Wellness Tuna, Crab and Shrimp

For a special treat they occasionally get PetGold Tuna and Crab Surimi or Tuna and Shrimp. My cats also eat the PetGold Chicken and Liver.

My cats do not like canned Innova or Evo unfortunately because if they did like that that would be their wet food staple. They also don't like the wet Natural Balance, too bland for them.
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
I have used Nutro and would again if Zoey gets over her sensitivitys ... She currently eats Felidea but I dont like the results and am looking for something else I am thinking castor and polluck or timberwolf organics...
Can you tell me why you didn't like the results of Felidea? I'm still in search of an adult cat food for my cats, soon to be 1 year old in May. I think Daisy is allergic to corn (last time she got into the pantry and ripped a bag of corn meal) and she didn't look well that night so I kept her close to me at all time. Since the Vet was closed I had to wait until next day but by then she was all better again so I never found out whether she is or not but I'm not going to take any chances.
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by MamaKitties View Post
Can you tell me why you didn't like the results of Felidea? I'm still in search of an adult cat food for my cats, soon to be 1 year old in May. I think Daisy is allergic to corn (last time she got into the pantry and ripped a bag of corn meal) and she didn't look well that night so I kept her close to me at all time. Since the Vet was closed I had to wait until next day but by then she was all better again so I never found out whether she is or not but I'm not going to take any chances.
Her coat is not as good as it was on the Nutro and she eats more of the Felidea( less calories)... I think felidea is a good food just not right for my Zoey... WE are retrying the nutro and I will see...
post #49 of 51
we alternate between Royal Canin, Nutro Natural, and Chicken Soup
post #50 of 51
We use Innova
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by scoot View Post
I have always used Science diet on my cats and never had a problem. I was talking to a friend tonight and she said that there are a lot of Bio products in the SD and that I should use Nutro? I am wondering your options on Cat food brands.
We tried switching our cat from the regular Purina indoor formula to nutro but he got the runs from it, so we just bought Purina Naturals (Chicken with Oatmeal instead of brewers rice) and we're hoping he takes to that better than the Nutro. I also like the cranberries in the natural as it should increase the urine acidity a bit to help prevent UTI's and Crystal formations. Here's to hoping.

We were going to go with the Purina One Adult cat food (You know, I noticed that all the other Purina One's kind of had crappy ingredients. this was the only one that had a decent ingredient list) but the Brewers Rice scared us off of it.

Our cat seems like he will eat anything, even if it upsets his stomach a bit later or gives him the runs. hehe.
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