Originally Posted by Kibasgirl
By the way~ If you know of another premium canned cat food product, please say so in your post.
The marketing and price give the impression that Fancy Feast is premium, but it's not. It's not the worst, but it's not something I feed because of the by products and the price. For 40-60 cents a serving, there are much better options IMO...see my last paragraph.
When you read the labels, my suggestion would be to avoid "by products". Those are cheap miscellaneous parts of animals that are of very unpredictable and questionable quality. Sure, some good "by products" would be a natural part of a cat's diet in the wild but when the only reference on the label is "meat by products" or "chicken by products" we don't really know what we're getting, plus that means that the vast percentage of the meal IS by products rather than the minute portion that would be the case if a cat ate a whole bird or rodent, etc. I hope that makes sense.
As far as other suggestions go, it depends on your cat food budget and where you would like to be able to get the food (grocery store, big chain pet store, small pet food store, feed store, etc).
My cats eat a variety of canned food, mainly Wellness, some Natural Balance, Merricks, and Innova EVO. They've sampled a number of others and those are their favorites. Recently they've sampled some Avoderm and By Nature cans which they seem to like, so far
. The 5.5oz cans of these brands average $1-$1.20 each....so in reality they don't cost much more than FF, per serving.