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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I have seen it at our local petsmart. (blue Buffalo)
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3081993
or
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3105478

I do like the high protien content.

What about this? (Nutro Max Cat)
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3105478
I just worry since they did not do well on the Nutro Natural Choice Indoor Kitten.
post #2 of 24
I use the Blue Buffalo and my Cats do fine on it.
post #3 of 24
either is fine... both IMHO are a bit grainy/ starchy... ... but are good foods ...
post #4 of 24
Have you tried the regular Nutro Natural kitten?
I know that my cats at ideal weights got too skinny on the indoor formula, so I switched them back to the regular Complete Care and solved the problem.

I suspect that the Indoor food formulas are geared more towards less active or chubby cats?

Sharky would know more about that, this was just my experience.

Worth a shot though if you are still shopping for foods that they will do well on.
post #5 of 24
Thats what happened to my Cats on the Blue Buffalo Indoor so I switched to reg.
post #6 of 24
This is surprising but hopeful... I didn't try the indoor because I thought it would make my cat fatter! I will have to try, thanks for sharing.

BTW I do feed Blue Spa and my guys like it and I haven't had any issues with it.
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
I forgot that I had tried max cat before.

I went with my husband to runnings tonight (a farm store) because he needed new work boots and while he was looking at boots I looked at what pet food they offered. They had nutro, iams, science diet, and diamond naturals. I was surprised at how affordable the diamond was, so I bought a bag of kitten, and after I run out of what they have now I will start them on that (of course with a gradual change).
I was also surprised that on one of the bags of science diet I picked up to read the ingredients on, corn was the first ingredient and meat was not until the third. I think it was the natural kitten variety. What??
And I think I remember reading that iams is okay but for the money you could get better.
And nutro did not work for us before, I think it was too rich.

So we will give the diamond a try. I actually think it was comparable in price to purina kitten chow for others who are looking for a better but affordable cat food.
post #8 of 24
IMO, neither IAMS nor SD are worth what they charge, ingredient-wise. hopefully the Diamond will work for you!
post #9 of 24
My adult cat is currently eating Diamond and Nurto mixed, she seems to like the Diamond better.
My dog also eats Diamond (I only have a feed store to buy from).
Greats foods for the price.
post #10 of 24
diamond is a solid food ... IMHO similiar to nutro max but it may be less rich
post #11 of 24
I was told that sciencediet was one of the best? i'm confused since thats what we feed our cats wet and dry
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mer636 View Post
I was told that sciencediet was one of the best? i'm confused since thats what we feed our cats wet and dry
SD contains LOTS of corn( not a bad grain just harder to digest ie more poop) , BY products of chicken ( heads ft intestines) and many have chemical preservatives
post #13 of 24
As Sharky expertly said, Science Diet is NOT good... I can't believe they're still allowed to sell that stuff. Even the prescription stuff.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by greenvillegal View Post
As Sharky expertly said, Science Diet is NOT good... I can't believe they're still allowed to sell that stuff. Even the prescription stuff.
What I know about food I know from this forum, but my opinion of Science Diet is very low. They sure do a great job marketing it, sticking it in vet offices. I know many people who feed this to their pets believing it to be the "very best" that is out there. They are so proud that they feed their pets the best food. I wish vets would stop selling it, but then they would lose $$$....
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
I know many people who feed this to their pets believing it to be the "very best" that is out there. They are so proud that they feed their pets the best food. I wish vets would stop selling it, but then they would lose $$$....
when i took Firefox to the vet for her first visit, i was given a bag of SD kitten food.
i fed it to the ferals, tho. mine are eating better kibble than the SD stuff.
i really didn't like feeding the SD stuff for crystals to them when Chip had it - but i did. but once he was recovered, i added stuff to his wet to prevent reoccurence, because i felt that i could do better on my own.
he's been fine ever since, too.
post #16 of 24
so what should I feed them since I have noticed that they poop a lot for two cats (My bf tells me all the time that they poop like 10 cats instead of 2) so what would be a better brand to give?
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mer636 View Post
so what should I feed them since I have noticed that they poop a lot for two cats (My bf tells me all the time that they poop like 10 cats instead of 2) so what would be a better brand to give?
as a rule, i think the lower the grain content is, the less poop you'll see.
post #18 of 24
Digestability = less poop.. avoid Too many grains ... things like chicken by products are hard to digest ...
post #19 of 24
so what brand should I start feeding them? what's the best?
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mer636 View Post
so what brand should I start feeding them? what's the best?
that's really a personal decision. i know there are brands i can't feed, because they give Cable the runs. there are others that Pixel refuses to eat - & since she's a 'kibble only' kitty, i must feed something she'll eat.
so, read labels, email companies for samples [much the cheapest way to try new foods, btw!] & eventually you'll find 'the one' for you [which may change as your kitties age, etc.]
currently, i'm feeding Royal Canin special 33 as kibble, & authority lamb & rice for wet [plus about a teaspoon of homemade].
post #21 of 24
I do not want to open other thread, what is the opinion of this food

Analyse Senior
Percentage of meat*: 80 %
Thereof poultry 60 %, fish: 20 %
*(Percentage of animal protein in total protein)

Ingredients:
Poultry fat
Herring meal
Rye malt
Poultry liver, hydrolised
Whole egg, dried
Brewer’s yeast
Grape seeds, de-oiled
Flaxseed
Carob
Pregelatinised wheat starch
Sodium chloride
Dicalcium phosphate
Di-methionine
Fructo-oligosaccharides

Contents:
Crude protein 28,0 %
Crude fat 15,0 %
Crude fiber 2,5%
Crude ash 7,0%
Moisture 10,0 %
Calcium 0,9%
Phosphorus 0,65%
Natrium 0,3%
Magnesium 0,1%
Additives per kg:
Vitamin A 17.000 I.U.
Vitamin D3 1.700 I.U.
Vitamin E 170 mg
Copper 20 mg
Taurine 1.400 mg
Lecithin 2.000 mg
With natural anti-oxidants: high-tocopherol extracts of
natural origin (= natural vitamin E)

I read somewhere that poultry fat listed for the fist ingredient is not so good... i am looking for a low phosphorus alternative to prescription foods which my cat wont eat any more (but she eats everything else)

Thanks !
post #22 of 24
First .. Since I am in the USA some of these definitions are a bit different // But I will do my best and any EU members PLEASE do correct me if I have a definition wrong


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Originally Posted by ronit View Post
I do not want to open other thread, what is the opinion of this food

Analyse Senior
Percentage of meat*: 80 %VERY high and very good
Thereof poultry 60 %, fish: 20 %might be to high if said cat has UTI issues
*(Percentage of animal protein in total protein)

Ingredients:
Poultry fatI agree not the best but it is flavorful and with a ill senior that may be very good
Herring mealgreat protein dource UNLESS uti s are an issue
Rye maltsugar of rye ???
Poultry liver, hydrolisedI dont like the processing of this as it can be chemically altered
Whole egg, dried biotin deficiency can be traced to egg whites
Brewer’s yeastCan be allergen
Grape seeds, de-oiledI have done a bit of research and found that MOST say this is a beneficial and non problematic ingredient
Flaxseed good ingredient but FAIRLY unusable in this form oil is far better
Carob I ??? this ... not harmful but why ??
Pregelatinised wheat starch can be chemically altered due to the processing
Sodium chloride
Dicalcium phosphate
Di-methionine
Fructo-oligosaccharides

Contents:
Crude protein 28,0 %
Crude fat 15,0 %
Crude fiber 2,5%
Crude ash 7,0%
Moisture 10,0 %
Calcium 0,9%
Phosphorus 0,65%
Natrium 0,3%
Magnesium 0,1%
Additives per kg:
Vitamin A 17.000 I.U.
Vitamin D3 1.700 I.U.
Vitamin E 170 mg
Copper 20 mg
Taurine 1.400 mg
Lecithin 2.000 mg
With natural anti-oxidants: high-tocopherol extracts of
natural origin (= natural vitamin E)

I read somewhere that poultry fat listed for the fist ingredient is not so good... i am looking for a low phosphorus alternative to prescription foods which my cat wont eat any more (but she eats everything else)

Thanks !
Is this a wet food??? if so it is seemingly decent
post #23 of 24
Thank you Sharky !
Is so hard to get decent food where I am... in a couple of days I'll go to the big city and I'll try to find a couple of cans to try and then if kitty likes it I will order a pack from my vetshop... I do not want to order a pack and then left with 24 cans of expensive cat food..
post #24 of 24
Sure is good to know that a wet diet means less poop!!!
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