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Good cat foods?

post #1 of 8
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Right now my cats eat meow mix indoor formula which I'm sure isnt the best for them. I would like to switch them to a better food but I'm not sure which ones are best. Is there a particular brand or line of food that is really good for them that also is reasonably priced? And are there any ingrediants to avoid in food or any to look for?
post #2 of 8
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul and Nutro Max are both good foods that are reasonably priced. They are both more expensive than Meow Mix but are cheaper than most other premium foods. I have a cat with a sensitive stomach so I feed California Natural Chicken and Rice. It is more expensive than the Chicken Soup or Nutro Max but it isn't the most expensive of the premium foods. The main things I look for is that a meat or meat meal is the first ingredient, no by-products, and not too many grains. I also stay away from soy because a lot of cats are allergic to it. You will find that with the better quality foods they will eat less of it because it has fewer fillers and they will be satisfied and get everything they need with less food so the actual price for using it is less than the price it sells for would indicate.
post #3 of 8
We used to feed our cats Meow Mix indoor as well, and after joining on here, I wanted to get them something better. Where can you shop?

Here's a thread that Sharky started about good foods at grocery or big box stores:

http://thecatsite.com/forums/showthr...=grocery+foods

If you can shop at a place like Petsmart or Petco, you could try Nutro Max or Nutro Natural Choice. We now use Nutro Natural Choice Indoor formula and love it. I can usually buy a 20 lb. bag on sale for $25, and it lasts about a month to a month and a half for our two cats. I saw a huge difference when changing them. They look leaner, less litterbox odor, and they eat less of it.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by yam102284 View Post
If you can shop at a place like Petsmart or Petco, you could try Nutro Max or Nutro Natural Choice. We now use Nutro Natural Choice Indoor formula and love it. I can usually buy a 20 lb. bag on sale for $25, and it lasts about a month to a month and a half for our two cats. I saw a huge difference when changing them. They look leaner, less litterbox odor, and they eat less of it.
Huge 2nd! I use the same formula and I'm very happy with it.
post #5 of 8
I tried giving my cats Nutro Natural Choice Indoor Formula and one of my cats had an allergic reaction to it. Possibly the soybean oil so watch out for that.
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I tried giving my cats Nutro Natural Choice Indoor Formula and one of my cats had an allergic reaction to it. Possibly the soybean oil so watch out for that.
likely the soy protein isolate... which is soy protein cleaned and concentrated.it is NOT In the REGULAR , NON INDOOR Natural choice.. "Oil is a fat and thus SHOULD NOT be an allergen"... Yes oil allergies happen but PROTEIN still is the reason for 95% of allergens
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likely the soy protein isolate... which is soy protein cleaned and concentrated.it is NOT In the REGULAR , NON INDOOR Natural choice.. "Oil is a fat and thus SHOULD NOT be an allergen"... Yes oil allergies happen but PROTEIN still is the reason for 95% of allergens
Ah yes, soy protein concentrate (checked the label again). I knew it was soy something that caused the problem LOL. I tried the Natural Choice Indoor because I thought it was better than some of the other formulas but it was a no-no for my kitty. Now I have the hairball formula in the mix I give them.
post #8 of 8
I feed Nutro Max Cat and Nutro Natural Choice Regular.

I like Nutro since its readily available, and good ingredients. Also after many reads on this site, I think UTI preventative foods are a good idea, hence my Max Cat preference.
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