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post #1 of 17
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ok today HOPEFULLY my dad will bring me to the store to get new cat food. I just want to make sure I'm making the right choice (or not). I want to get Felidae dry.

my first question is which felidae formula is best, I'm thinking chicken and rice (I have a 2 yr old and a 8 month old Siamese).

second I've heard a lot of cats don't do well on it, does anyone know why that might be?

also they are not in danger of the recall (now that some dry foods are not safe either) are they?

What are your honest opinions of the food, I know all cats do good on different things but I really want to know what you think of it so I have a good chance of it being good with my cats or changing my mind before I get it.

I'm afraid they won't like it or will do bad on it and I really want to get them off of Purina cat chow for good. This and chicken soup are my only choices and I think Felidae is better quality. Thanks for your help!
post #2 of 17
Felidae dry is one food I've been feeding for a couple of years, and in terms of acceptance and ingredients, it has been great. I have found that it turns rancid quicker than other food once it has been opened, so don't buy huge bags of it, and store it in an airtight container.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
alright thanks for the tip!, I'll store it in an air tight container. Do you feed the chicken and rice?
post #4 of 17
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anybody else? Please.... does anybody feed it or see anything wrong with it, we have not gotten it yet but I'm still hoping for today.
post #5 of 17
We've tried some samples, I've never fed the dry for any length of time...not because it's not good food. We just always like to sample everything.

I'm not a food expert...but at a glance I think I would be more inclined to go with the "cat and kitten" rather than the "chicken and rice". Do your cats have any allergies? That might change my answer...but as far as taste, my choice would be cat and kitten. For protein and fat percentage, and calories the 2 foods are the same, and I think the cat and kitten would be more palatable, given that it has multiple meats in it.

My cats liked the canned one with multiple meats a lot better than the simple "chicken and rice" Felidae. ...that influences my opinion of the dry food choices. Hope that makes sense.
post #6 of 17
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yeah I thought the cat and kitten would be good, but I don't know if they are allergic to any of the meats in it. They have only ever been on one food (purina cat chow indoor formula) If they have an allergy could a reaction kill them?
post #7 of 17
I think a more common allergic reaction to a meat would be itching. I think an allergy to any certain grain would and could be more severe. Given what they are eating now, I would not anticipate a problem. Again, I'm not an expert...just my opinion.

If it's of any comfort, none of my 8 cats have any known allergies.
post #8 of 17
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actually it is comforting. I thought allergies were very common but like you said it's probably mostly grains. Thanks, I'll have to see what they have when i get there.
post #9 of 17
just buy a small bag. An allergic reaction will not kill them, but probably make them itchy.
post #10 of 17
You could try at searching here for foods www.Naturapet.com
post #11 of 17
I have a new kitten who I started on Chicken Soup. She seems to like it. She refuses any canned or pouch food so far.
Have been trying to switch Sebastian to the adult Chicken Soup by mixing it with the Science Diet he has been on for 10 years. He doesn't seem that impressed by it but he is rather picky. I haven't tried the food you mentioned. Would be interesting to know how it goes for you
post #12 of 17
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Oh well we didn't go yesterday but Dad said we will go today so that's what I'm hoping. I'm still open to suggestions though!
post #13 of 17
I would still lean toward the "cat and kitten" felidae...I think it would be tastier. You could see if they have any samples. Some stores will let you bring food back if your cat doesn't like it. Also ask them which one they sell more of. It's not a sure indication of what your cats will like, but it can help make a decision between flavors sometimes.
post #14 of 17
I prefer the chicken and rice //// mostly do to how they reacted in my girls tummmies ... oh and I am the Queen of Simple is better
post #15 of 17
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Well I'll try the chicken and rice and see how they like it. If they don't we'll try and finish that bag and then see how they feel about the cat and kitten. If they have a bad reaction then i have no idea what i will do and go sit in a corner and cry. J/K but it would be upsetting. In that case i guess we'd try chicken soup and see how that goes.
post #16 of 17
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I prefer the chicken and rice //// mostly do to how they reacted in my girls tummmies ... oh and I am the Queen of Simple is better
Well this is true and a good point. I forget as mine are proving more and more that their guts are made of iron...now that we're not eating corn, corn, and more corn
post #17 of 17
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Well this is true and a good point. I forget as mine are proving more and more that their guts are made of iron...now that we're not eating corn, corn, and more corn
Don't forget gluten, that's just a nasty word G...L...U...T...E...N, yummy.
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