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post #31 of 42
I just skimmed this thread looking but didn't see anything about Sheba. Is that not good food?

My guys are pretty flexible so far. I keep a bowl of SD full all the time and they eat it. But twice a day i give them wet. Neither like canned, so it has to be pouch etc. I bought two cases of Nutro max kitten (they only make one flavor) and I bought two cases of sheba (the blue ones with tuna).

One thing I've found is that cat farts are MUCH stronger and more frequent if eating the sheba food. But I'm curious since I'm not seeing it mentioned if maybe it's not that good. It's more expensive but in my eyes the difference in cost is nominal so I don't mind paying for better food. However, if I could be getting even better food I'd like to try that.

I don't like giving them sheba more than once every few days because it's not kitten food and I know they need the added nutrients. But if it's not good for them I could use a recommendation on what's the best pouch type food.
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
I just skimmed this thread looking but didn't see anything about Sheba. Is that not good food?

My guys are pretty flexible so far. I keep a bowl of SD full all the time and they eat it. But twice a day i give them wet. Neither like canned, so it has to be pouch etc. I bought two cases of Nutro max kitten (they only make one flavor) and I bought two cases of sheba (the blue ones with tuna).

One thing I've found is that cat farts are MUCH stronger and more frequent if eating the sheba food. But I'm curious since I'm not seeing it mentioned if maybe it's not that good. It's more expensive but in my eyes the difference in cost is nominal so I don't mind paying for better food. However, if I could be getting even better food I'd like to try that.

I don't like giving them sheba more than once every few days because it's not kitten food and I know they need the added nutrients. But if it's not good for them I could use a recommendation on what's the best pouch type food.
SHeba is by product filled and IMHO not a good food
post #33 of 42
Sheba is designed to appeal to humans, not to be healthy and nutritious for cats!
post #34 of 42
Ahhh the old, "Dry vs Wet" debate! I offer a little of both. However, Maxx will only eat the dry (pretty much). He'll lick the wet once or twice and then turn his nose up at it. Go figure!
post #35 of 42
Sheba does not use by-products, according to their labels. However, they do say that it is intended for intermittant or supplemental feeding only. It offers pieces of meat, but not too much else to balance off the diet.
post #36 of 42
Please note - Sheba has two lines - I refer to the Sheba Premium Cuts
http://www.sheba.com/home.asp
post #37 of 42
Yeah it was the premium i'm pretty sure. It was like 1.15 per can.

I've given up and went back to nutro max pouches though. after about a day they were just fine eating that again.

they've also started really liking the science diet dry kitten food! well they like the wet better but they are eating dry now too. I also got some nutro max dry and they won't even touch it. I put both dry foods next to each other. they ate all the SD and none of the nutro max!
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Most of my rexes were dry food eaters (only the kits had canned for awhile) and they were mid to older teens when they passed on. If you want to feed canned that's fine - but don't worry about the ones that don't want it. Maybe they will sample it in time.

I've never heard of a cat that turned down shredded boiled chicken breast!
My Livy and Bender won't even touch chicken! Weird LOL

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Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
Another thing to think about is possibly buying a water fountain if you don't already have one. My cats drink lots more water from the fountain than they ever did before I bought it. It's a good way to increase water consumption, which is especially important for cats who only eat dry food.
I always want to buy water fountain, but that's too pricey. I'll have to save money! Thanks for the tip!

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Originally Posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
OP: Have you tried the Blue spa cans? Nanuk loves the turkey and chicken ones, and I love that you can see the carrots and broccoli in the food.
Canned cat food usually smells so gross to me that i want to gag, but the blue spa doesnt bug me.
I should try that one! I use Blue spa dry food... wet food hmm ok!

Thanks everyone for the advices!!! I TRULY appreciate it!!!!
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by asntp View Post
Please note - Sheba has two lines - I refer to the Sheba Premium Cuts
http://www.sheba.com/home.asp
those are fine for NOT Everyday feeding... or as a topper for dry or another less yummy wet ...I have used them but find them $$$ compared to even the top premium...
post #40 of 42
I bought some sturgeon caviar for my cat and he absolutely loves it.
post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by yiplong View Post
I bought some sturgeon caviar for my cat and he absolutely loves it.
real caviar? isn't that awfully high in salt?
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
real caviar? isn't that awfully high in salt?
yeah, it is quite salty.
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