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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi there!

I have a wonderful little persian kitty who loves soft cat food. Oh boy, does she! BUT, since the whole "recall" deal, I have hesitated to buy any. What types of canned cat food are "safe" out there? Which type do you use?

Sincerely,
L
post #2 of 12
If you do a search on this forum, you'll find tons of great information.

Here is a web site with lists of foods not on any recall. http://www.thepetfoodlist.com/

My personal opinion is that it's impossible to know what's safe anymore! After much research, I'm currently feeding my cats a combination of Natural Balance, Evangers, and Meow Mix. Natural Balance did have recalls of one flavor of wet (Ocean Fish) and dry (Venison and Green Pea), but supposedly they've tested everything and it's all okay. Evangers cans their own. Meow Mix - who knows - it hasn't turned up on any recall lists yet.

I just ordered the new flavor of Wellness (Beef and Salmon - without garlic) and some Eagle Pack to try. Wellness is supposedly removing garlic from all the flavors, so I'm waiting for the grain free ones to make it to the store near me to try.

Felidae is supposed to be okay, but mine won't eat it. Ditto for Merricks.

If you're looking for an online store where you can buy individual cans to try, I've bought from this one http://phydeauxpets.com/mm5/merchant.mvc.

I've had to try a bunch of different brands / flavors before I found something they would eat (well..that Cindy would eat. I don't think Swanie has met a wet food he didn't like ). Hopefully, your Persian isn't as picky as my Calico.

Good luck!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick reply. I am sure she isn't picky..lol. I appreciate the information. I don't fully trust any foods anymore either. We have been giving her chicken and such when we eat it to go aside from her dry food, but she really, really loves soft food and so I would love to find some for her. However, I adore my little gal and just get so worried about the whole recall thing....

Anyway, have a great day!
L
post #4 of 12
Mine isn't picky and she loves the Felidae Canned food, it is a pretty good price as well!
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Tiger1206 View Post
Mine isn't picky and she loves the Felidae Canned food, it is a pretty good price as well!
I just bought some Felidae canned, and was rather surprised that Jamie ate it with gusto yesterday. I'd tried him on the chicken and rice a couple of years ago, and he stuck his nose up at it. However, it appears that he likes the chicken/turkey/fish/lamb mix.

Other foods you could try are California Natural, Innova, Nature's Variety Prairie, or Solid Gold.
post #6 of 12
Mine also eat the Felidae Chicken and Rice. One of my cats is a picky eater, it took me over a month to get him to even try wet food. Now he is a fiend for it, didn't know what he was missing.
post #7 of 12
I am feeding wellness ,Eaglepack, Wysong, paul newmans, petguard, Evangers, california naturals canned
and
Aunt Jeni's raw organic

Tried Wellness new beef & salmon. They liked it too.
post #8 of 12
Zoey like fish based and only eats a teaspoon a day

she eats solid gold, nutro ( not right now) , wellness, evangers , merrick ,meow mix , sheba tubs, natural life, welness and thou not fishy shell eat nature variety
post #9 of 12
For a good "bang for your buck" wet food, you might want to try the "authority" line of canned foods sold at petsmart. They are reasonably priced (~65cents for the 6oz can here) and are the traditional "loaf" or "pate" style that most cats like...They also come in the smaller 3oz cans, so you can try a few out to see which she likes. Not a ton of variety, but I think ~4 adult cat flavors, 1 weight loss, and 2 kitten flavors.

Nutro max is also a fairly good brand, but I believe the small 3oz kitten cans were recalled. There is a large variety of the nutro max "gourmet classics" type for adult cats. Nutro natural choice cans come in a good variety of flavors, and I don't believe any have the dreaded "wheat glutin" in them. They are more expensive at ~85 - 95 cents for a 5.5oz can...also come in 3oz.

There are many other brands that you can sometimes find a good deal on and have deacent ingredients...important thing is to look for the most meat ingredients first, litter or (even better) no meat-by-products, and low grains...I believe some of the iams cans are good (but not all so you'll have to read the lable), some of the "meow mix" pouches are good, but fish-heavy, some of the other brands, i.e. Alpo have some good kinds as well...you just have to read the lables. Whatever kind you get, look for the higher protient and fat % under the guarenteed analysis...the higher the better.

HTH,
Art
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by artgecko View Post
For a good "bang for your buck" wet food, you might want to try the "authority" line of canned foods sold at petsmart. They are reasonably priced (~65cents for the 6oz can here) and are the traditional "loaf" or "pate" style that most cats like...They also come in the smaller 3oz cans, so you can try a few out to see which she likes. Not a ton of variety, but I think ~4 adult cat flavors, 1 weight loss, and 2 kitten flavors.
Authority did have a recall, of the chunks and gravy style. I used to feed my cats Authority because Cindy liked it, but since the recall I've tried to research and can't find anything about them, where they're made, etc. Not saying it's not safe, just that I don't think I'll go back to feeding.
post #11 of 12
I use Felidae and EVO and rotate among some of the higher end brands (Wellness, Solid Gold, Nature's Variety, Timberwolf Organics, Eagle, California Natural, Innova, Healthwise) since my cat is not picky at all.
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