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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am feeding her nutro natural choice kitten wet 2/3 and 1/3 proplan select kitten kibble mixed(i like proplan cause my dog does really well on the dry). I feed her 3 or 4 times a day. should i consider different brands or stick with this. she seems to really like it . she only 8 to 9 weeks old and rather small. i dont really know her age.


look at that face i dont want to feed her bad food






her cute little tail with wierd crook.
post #2 of 12
My goodness what a beautiful kitten. I think I'm in love.

Sharky is our resident expert when it comes to food and I'm sure that when she logs on she will give you lots of good advice. In the meantime, while you are waiting for info from Sharky, give that little princess lots of lovin. She is truly adorable.
post #3 of 12
Of course you want your little sweetheart to have the best of everything! I, personally, prefer the higher quality foods, Natura being my favorite. Others you may want to consider include Halo, Wellness, Avoderm, By Nature, Merrick, Wysong, ZiwiPeak, Evangers, and Eagle, among others. I would also recommend feeding wet over dry. I'm sure other members will chime in with their recommendations, as well!
post #4 of 12
What a darling baby!
I feed high quality wet to my kittens. They get Wellness. But there are other brands that are good too. DawnofSierra mentioned them. I don't do dry.

You have some serious cuteness going on with that one.
post #5 of 12
omg, she is so precious, i feed Natural Choice wet, i don't think it is necessarily a bad food... and freefeed the kittens dry food (blue buffalo spa select)... they are definitely training me to give them more wet than dry! again that is one beautiful kitten!
post #6 of 12
If she likes it and it isn't causing her any problems, I say stick with the current diet. (but I am sort of biased since I recently switched my kittens' food and dealt with diarrhea as a result of the change!)

In any case, that kitten is a real beauty
post #7 of 12
I personally think it is a OKAY combo ... Are you shopping at a BIG BOX store ??? If so which one... Purina is not a fave of mine as most are by product and corn filled and a few have animal digest s .... I do agree with leaving this diet for about a month or two before changing things ...

I just read the labels of a "super high " premium wet and a mid level premium ... To my amazment the mid grade that was on sale for 35 cents HAD twice the meats listed as the other one costing more than double ...
post #8 of 12
I agree, if the cat is doing well on the food and you're happy with it, just stick with it. Nutro is high quality food, cats do well on it and my family tends to favor it; it's also reasonably priced for a premium food. Purina ProPlan isn't as good... you might try one of the Nutro dry foods, but only if you want to change.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
well where i live at the big box stores have pretty much put the small mom & pop speciality stores out of business. The only surviving mom & pop pet stores are ones that specialize in birds, reptiles, or fish around here. Even the fish stores are dieing out cause there is a desent box store here called RMS(they got 3 stores) and they got geat prices and high quality freshwater and saltwater fish. so any direction i drive and no more than 30 minutes form home there is a big box store. There are 3 petsmart, 3 petco, 5 pet suplies plus, and 4 petlands within a half hour of my home.

As for proplan i just have a personal pref for it so i went back to some thing i knew for my new kitten. Back in 1998 when i bought my Wiemaraner that was a great food and prob one of the top 3 or 4 back then. Back then the high quality food selection was not as good as it is now. I am kind of partial to proplan cause my dog has done well on it for 10 years and refuses to anything but that.

As for my dog she got a very sensitive stomach, IBS and acid reflux over the last year and a half. She refused to eat a prescription diet or any other food. She does do well on the proplan sensitive stomch formula. trust me i tried to switch her but she would rather not eat because she knows i will break down and feed her some boiled chicken and run out buy her new food to try. she wont even eat food mixed with proplan. she picks out the proplan kibble. her daily routine is a bowl proplan sensitive tummy and some pills in cottege cheese becuase they are easy to get down that way.

That why i am asking about food. i dont want my personal pref form my past with my dog to be judge for my new kitten. This is the ingredient label on proplan selects kitten.

Chicken, corn gluten meal, soy protein concentrate, chicken meal, dried egg product, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soybean meal, wheat flour, brown rice, fish meal, oat meal, natural flavor, fish oil, salt, phosphoric acid, zinc proteinate, dried sweet potatoes, dried spinach, blueberry pomace, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), copper proteinate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

Its really not that bad when you compare it to other food labels but i know there is better.

i did compare it to the nuto natural choice kitten formulas. there where two types.

nutro complete care kitten

Chicken meal, ground rice, corn gluten meal, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of natural vitamin E), dried beet pulp, natural flavors, dehydrated alfalfa meal, oat fiber, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of natural vitamin E), yeast culture, potassium chloride, menhaden fish oil, choline chloride, dried egg product, taurine, dl-methionine, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, inositol, dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chicory extract, cranberry powder, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, biotin, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), calcium iodate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid.

nutro natural choice indoor kitten

Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Rice Flour, Oat Fiber, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Vegetable Fiber (Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Water Cress, Spinach), Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Soy Protein Concentrate, Cranberry Powder, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Dried Egg Product, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Carnitine, Inositol, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.


the canned food i bought did not seem that bad either.

Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Beef Liver, Lamb, Cod, Ground Rice, Turkey, Rice Bran, Dried Egg Product, Wheat Gluten, Guar Gum, DL-Methionine, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Taurine, Sodium Ascorbate (Source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Sulfate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.

like i said befor i know there is better.


this kitten kind of fell into to my lap. She was unplanned and i took her because she really needed a home. plus when i bought the food i already had her. She was in the store with me while i was buying the food so i was in a bit of a hurry. I just wanted to get her something desent to eat for the time being and move her over shortly after to something better.
post #10 of 12
I will color code for you ....

BLUE= IMHO and most agree good to great

Orange = Fine for most but can be an issue or a generally thought of as decent

Magenta = I would stay away from ...



ChickenThis is very good but it is 66% water and after cooking yeilds corn gluten the MAIN protein and IMHO not great , corn gluten mealHelps with UTI health for balancing chicken but NOT A good MAIN protien, soy protein concentrate HIGH ALLERGEN .. PROBABLY GMO and can be traced to hyper thyroid issues in some , chicken mealConcetrated meat and high in protein MANY consider it the best protein for a DRY food , dried egg productNOT the best quality but it is a GOOD protein and vitamin source , animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E)WHOOSE ??? chicken , poultry( often chicken just may have traces of turkey or other fowl ) is IMHO better , soybean mealsee the soy protein, wheat flourHIGH ALLERGEN but it is a digestable grain , brown riceharder to digest than just rice , fish meal WHOOSE ???, oat meal, natural flavor, fish oil, salt, phosphoric acid, zinc proteinate, dried sweet potatoes, dried spinach, blueberry pomace, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), copper proteinate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

Its really not that bad when you compare it to other food labels but i know there is better.

i did compare it to the nuto natural choice kitten formulas. there where two types.

nutro complete care kitten

Chicken meal, ground rice, corn gluten meal, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of natural vitamin E) this is chicken but per the company they get it from a plant that also does Turkey so they call it poultry , dried beet pulpGREAT prebiotic but turning into a common allergen and unless you can verify the quality may be ??? able , natural flavors, dehydrated alfalfa mealthis is NO longer in this food since it is known to cause tummy issue/s , oat fiber, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of natural vitamin E), yeast culturetype of yeast would be good to know some are more allergenic than others, potassium chloride, menhaden fish oil, choline chloride, dried egg product, taurine, dl-methionine, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, inositol, dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chicory extract, cranberry powder, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, biotin, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), calcium iodate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid.

nutro natural choice indoor kitten

Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Rice Flour, Oat Fiber, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Vegetable Fiber (Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Water Cress, Spinach), Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Soy Protein Concentrate, Cranberry Powder, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Dried Egg Product, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Carnitine, Inositol, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.


the canned food i bought did not seem that bad either.

Chicken Broth( CAN be a ?? able as it could have MSG or garlic in it , Chicken, Chicken Liver, Beef Liver, Lamb, Cod, Ground Rice, Turkey, Rice Bran, Dried Egg Product, Wheat Gluten, Guar Gum, DL-Methionine, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Taurine, Sodium Ascorbate (Source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Sulfate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.
post #11 of 12
If you visit some of the websites for the different brands they have store locators. I was shocked to discover pet food stores I never even knew existed.
post #12 of 12
Do you have any Petsmart store in your area? If so look for a food called By Nature. They have one called By Nature Kitten food and another By Nature Brightlife for cats. Both of those are IMO much better ingredients than the Pro Plan or Nutro. If you have a Petco in your area, some of the better foods they may carry include Natural Balance, Spot's Stew, Wellness, Pinnacle...
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