Originally Posted by Nane
I got 6 diff kinds (FF melodies)to try.. turkey I opened first, she likes prolly as much as I liked my eggs.. ill see then what not to buy.. =] [Sakura sry forgot to answer to you] I dont give her water she drinks out the toilet.. should I buy her water?or some special healthy drink? and if someone can tell me which kind of dry foods are good. bless! my cat is extremely picky with dry food only seems to eat dry food when theres absolutely nothing else for her. ty
You don't need to buy her water, but you should leave her a stainless steel bowl with tap water out for her at all times. I like water fountains, they are nice to have around. Cats don't need a special water, but why not feed them from a bowl that is clean instead of a toilet that has bacteria & cleaning product chemicals in it? Gross. I know cats seem to like it but it shouldn't be their only water source.
It's good that your cat would rather eat wet food than dry food, wet food is much better for her.
For dry food, you have to be consistent and feed only 1. You can't change dry foods on your cat quickly, any change in dry food has to be done over a period of at least a week (start out by mixing a little of the new food with the old, and as the week progresses you just give slightly more of the new and less of the old). What pet stores are by you? How old is your cat? Avoid anything sold at grocery stores, they are junk. For the price, Authority (at PetSmart), Nutro Max, and Nutro Natural are all good. Other good dry food brands that you'll see at PetSmart & PetCo: Royal Canin, Avoderm, Blue Buffalo Spa, Halo, Natural Balance, Organix, Solid Gold, By Nature Organics. If you live by a good mom & pop pet store, look for the even higher quality dry foods: Wellness, Chicken Soup, Taste of the Wild, Innova, Evo, California Natural, etc.
This means walk right past brands like Friskies, 9 Lives, Fancy Feast, Science Diet, Whiskas, etc. Iams is not too bad but not ideal.
For the wet food, Fancy Feast is not a good food (I think people only brought it up because cats love it, it's like their version of McDonalds). I would try better quality brands first. Any wet food made by the brands I listed above would be excellent. I would try Nutro Max first because it's good for picky eaters. I feed Fancy Feast maybe 1-2 times a month as a treat.