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Hills, Arden Grange, Purina... help..

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi, i have a persian kitten and she eats hills kitten chicken. But here in Portugal hills is realy expensive. Which one would you recommend me?
Purina Pro Plan, Royal Canin, Arden Grange..etc etc..

Thank you for your help, an sorry for my english...
post #2 of 13
Different cats do better on different foods so it's hard to say what one food is the best one for your baby. Read the ingredient labels and remember that they're listed in the order of weight. Try to get something that has more meat protein and less grain.
post #3 of 13
your english was perfect. I feed my kitten nutro natural choice and love it, I am not sure if you can get that there? I think my second choice would be royal canin.
post #4 of 13
Never seen Arden ... so Royal canin from that group
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
I found Pro Pac (also avaiable here in Portugal, but i dont know the price) with great ingredients.. 67% Chicken!!! Do you know this brand??
post #6 of 13
are you talking canned or dry???

pro pac here is a decent to good food , contains digest and alot of corn
post #7 of 13
A big two thumbs up for the Royal Canin!
post #8 of 13
I'm not familiar with pro pac...What does the ingredient list say? If it lists chicken as a first ingredient, that's good but chicken meal would be better. Chicken is generally about 70% water and that water is removed in processing (for kibble, that is). Chicken meal is the chicken with the water already removed. Corn isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's a cheap filler, but that's what grain is. Corn has a bad reputation because of allergies.

What you're looking for in the ingredient list is (preferably) a named meat meal, a named meat, very little to no grain, and then the fat. A food that says "Chicken, chicken fat, etc." is very good even without the meal--everything before and including the fat are the main ingredients. If it says "Chicken, corn, ground corn, corn gluten, chicken fat" then corn is really the main ingredient--they are allowed to list grain separately according to the process it went thru but you should add them all together. Tink's breakfast was "Chicken, salmon meal, chicken fat" and because the salmon had the water removed, it is really the main ingredient.

Everything up to and including the fat are the main ingredients and nothing should be a "mystery" ingredient...no "meat meal" for example (although "poultry" is legally a mix of chicken, turkey and sometimes duck and is ok). "By-products" are the feathers, beaks, skin, etc. If the food has them, it should be listed after the fat, way down on the list (they would eat some of that in the wild, after all).

Hope I didn't bore anyone to death but I think good food for our furchildren is important
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dogrunner View Post
I'm not familiar with pro pac...What does the ingredient list say? If it lists chicken as a first ingredient, that's good but chicken meal would be better. Chicken is generally about 70% water and that water is removed in processing (for kibble, that is). Chicken meal is the chicken with the water already removed. Corn isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's a cheap filler, but that's what grain is. Corn has a bad reputation because of allergies.

What you're looking for in the ingredient list is (preferably) a named meat meal, a named meat, very little to no grain, and then the fat. A food that says "Chicken, chicken fat, etc." is very good even without the meal--everything before and including the fat are the main ingredients. If it says "Chicken, corn, ground corn, corn gluten, chicken fat" then corn is really the main ingredient--they are allowed to list grain separately according to the process it went thru but you should add them all together. Tink's breakfast was "Chicken, salmon meal, chicken fat" and because the salmon had the water removed, it is really the main ingredient.

Everything up to and including the fat are the main ingredients and nothing should be a "mystery" ingredient...no "meat meal" for example (although "poultry" is legally a mix of chicken, turkey and sometimes duck and is ok). "By-products" are the feathers, beaks, skin, etc. If the food has them, it should be listed after the fat, way down on the list (they would eat some of that in the wild, after all).

Hope I didn't bore anyone to death but I think good food for our furchildren is important
NO but youll find the vast majority on here know that plus ...
Pro pac her in dry has corn but the wet doesnt( why I was asking
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
After many hours on the internet..i like this brands:

ACANA, PROPAC and TECHNI-CAL

But i don´t know which one that i should buy.

Do you have any experience with one of this brands?

Thanks

Greetings from Portugal
post #11 of 13
pro pac is IMHO a decent food

do you have a website for ACANA>>???

Technical If memory serves is a so so
post #12 of 13
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post #13 of 13
the garlic is a no go for me ....

this company also make Orijen which is a GREAT food
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