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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
What everyone thoughts of whiskas? I just put Sammi on to it last night and she loves it, she seems to enjoy it more then friskies. So I am happy.
post #2 of 23
i used to feed my baby whiskas but i just don't like the smell of it and the smell of his mouth afterwards
post #3 of 23
It's generally considered to be a very poor quality food with a very low meat content and bulked out with cereals and animal by-products. The first ingredient in any cat food should be a specified meat (I feed Bozita which is 92% meat, Whiskers is by comparison around 4% meat and meat by-products). As you're in SA I wouldn't know what else to suggest as an alternative, I hope others will be able to help you out there!
post #4 of 23
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Thats very interesting because my vet recommended it to be as one of the best.
post #5 of 23
look for your self in the ingredients
your vets probably sponsored by whiskas or sumthin
so thats why they said it
and ur cat was eating it fast becoz
whiskas=low quality hamburger
tats the truth ya know
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kirst View Post
Thats very interesting because my vet recommended it to be as one of the best.
Due to individual country regulations ... your whiskas may not be what the US and Europe get //// Or it may be you dont have "true premiums "readily avail .... Do you have pet stores with pet foods in them???
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
Okay, so this product does not seem very popular with the "cats" here. I just looked at the ingredient at says a min of 4% meat. Anyway you guys must understand that this is a third world country and most of the products that you get in Europe/USA is mostly not available here. I am quite happy to keep her on it. I don't see it doing any harm. If my vet really wanted to sell product to me he could have sold Iams or Hills scence diet but he didn't.

Thank you for the feedback though because thats what you guys are her for, right?
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
I need to apologize I think that I may have been a little harsh and bit of a mean kitten last night. Been having a bit of a tough the last few weeks and kind of lost it last night but I got it all out with my boyfriend and feeling a little better now this morning.

post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kirst View Post
I need to apologize I think that I may have been a little harsh and bit of a mean kitten last night. Been having a bit of a tough the last few weeks and kind of lost it last night but I got it all out with my boyfriend and feeling a little better now this morning.

No worries m'dear, I hope things start looking up for you soon

I was thinking anyway that it was likely the case that you don't have the same range of foods available to you, even here in the UK we don't have nearly the same choice in premium foods that they have in the US unless ordering online! Where there's not a great choice I would suggest feeding a wet or a wet and dry diet if at all possible, as wet food of whatever quality is likely to be better for your kitty's health in the long term

Don't worry about how you came across, I read it as frustration rather than harshness anyway, and we've all been there with those bad days
post #10 of 23
I'm trying to get my cat to eat some wet food, and Whiskas is one of the ones he really liked. I'n not inclined to give it to him though because of the high myster-meat content. Maybe its like McD's for cats!
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
Can now this is a bit much. I think I may have made a mistake starting this thread. I know that everyone is entitled to their opinion so its good to know that people aren't shy.
post #12 of 23
People are simply trying to guide you, but since most posters here are from the U.S., Canada, or Europe, they are unfamiliar with the brands that are available to you. You did mention Iams and Science Diet. Have you compared their ingredients to those of Whiskas? How old is your cat? http://us.iams.com/iams/en_US/jsp/IA...jsp?pageID=ICF
http://www.hillspet.com/zSkin_2/prod...=1173465887655
One thing that you will find if you feed a higher quality food is that the quantities eaten are much lower, and less waste is produced, so in the long run they are no more expensive, and often less expensive, than the average supermarket food.
post #13 of 23
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I understand what everyone is saying but I can't keep changing my kittens food. I have already changed it once. She is only 6 weeks, so I think for me to change it again but just upset her. I am sorry but didn't like the way the food was compared to a fast food burger, I really didn't that was necessary and it really upset me.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kirst View Post
I understand what everyone is saying but I can't keep changing my kittens food. I have already changed it once. She is only 6 weeks, so I think for me to change it again but just upset her. I am sorry but didn't like the way the food was compared to a fast food burger, I really didn't that was necessary and it really upset me.


When we first brought home our 1st cat almost 2 years ago, I had him on Whiskas too. He turned out just fine and nothing bad happened to him- he's completely healthy. Although, once I learned about some better quality foods, I gradually switched him to a newer one. Maybe over time, you can switch to a better quality food, but for now, I think your little one will be okay
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that. I do want to change her to Iams in time but I just have to wait a bit. I also rather wait until she is bigger and is eating dry food only and the moment she is turning her nose up at it. She is happy with what she is getting and so am I.
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kirst View Post
Thanks for that. I do want to change her to Iams in time but I just have to wait a bit. I also rather wait until she is bigger and is eating dry food only and the moment she is turning her nose up at it. She is happy with what she is getting and so am I.
I know it can be frusterating w/ all the foods out there, but in time, you will find the perfect one for your kitty.
Welcome to TCS by the way!
post #17 of 23
If Iams looks better by you then maybe in a couple months try that...

I didnt realize your baby was only 6 WEEKS... Do you have access to mothers milk in the powdered form??/ here it comes powdered??/
post #18 of 23
One thing everyone seems to have forgotten in all this is the cats themselves. I started off mine on Whiskas kitten and they're all big, strong cats (especially the boys). So Whiskas it was for a while, then we noticed they were leaving a lot of it and turning their noses up so we changed them to Felix. OK for a while then the same thing happened again, so we tried them on Arthurs. They weren't keen on that so we tried Kit-e-Kat. They liked that - for a while. We came to the conclusion that cats being cats only eat something for so long then tire of it (sigh). At the moment (having exhausted all the major brands) ours are happily eating ASDA's Tiger - until they tire of that too.

Whiskas is one of the most expensive cat foods in the supermarkets here in the UK but I don't think it is the best by a long chalk. What people may not have noticed is that Whiskas cans come in 380g weight while all the others are 400g weight. I know with my cats, if I was to put out a bowl of say, Whiskas with Rabbit and a bowl of ASDA's best with Rabbit I know which one they'd go for - and it isn't the Whiskas.

Just to complicate the matter, we've got a dog too - a GSD. She has a preference for cat food and they help themselves to her Pal dry dog food (she gets Pal canned as well). We came in from shopping the other week with a new pack of Pal dry, decided to have a coffee before we put the groceries away so the cats decided to chew a hole in the bag and scatter the contents over the kitchen floor, having great fun helping themselves

Cats. Fussy beyond belief and we love them for it
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well I am glad that some of you have good experiences with Whiskars. I have heard and seen cats turning their noses at some food so that I know all about. Well I hope little sammi won't get that fussy maybe I'll be one of the lucky one's. Well it seems every cat is different, my sammi seems to be much happy with the whiskars and she doesn't have runny stols anymore.

Thank you to all that have given me advice so far.
post #20 of 23
Its okay to be frustrated there are alot of differnt brands to choose from, the thing you have to realise is that ( some not all) vets push people to buy lower quality products so they have can more money. sad but truehttp://www.thecatsite.com/forums/images/smilies/angryfire.gif. Try search here for good foods, www.Naturapet.com. Your little one is very young still he will transision well the earlier you do it the better.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Panther pride View Post
Its okay to be frustrated there are alot of differnt brands to choose from, the thing you have to realise is that ( some not all) vets push people to buy lower quality products so they have can more money. sad but truehttp://www.thecatsite.com/forums/images/smilies/angryfire.gif. Try search here for good foods, www.Naturapet.com. Your little one is very young still he will transision well the earlier you do it the better.
SHE lives in SOUTH AFRICA ... I can almost say Natura is not avail there ...
post #22 of 23
Yikes, didnt know that. Oh well try to finds the best food there that you can.
post #23 of 23
Welcome to TCS

Dont' regret starting this thread. We all learn by listening to what other people say then we can decide what advice to take and what to leave. You did ask what people thought of whiskas and most people on here consider it a poor quality food and it is often described as mcdonalds for cats. I'm not a fan of it myself due to the low meat content and lots of additives, but it is a balanced food and won't do your kitty any harm at this stage.

If your kitten is only 6 weeks I wouldn't change the food just yet so long as he's doing ok on the whiskas, but when he's a bit bigger it would be worth trying him on the iams or science diet as they have better ingredients than the whiskas. Are you feeding wet or dry? I don't know what other foods are available where you are so cant' advise further than that.
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