Hi! Here is a *great* link that leads to some very helpful information concerning dry and wet and even raw cat food. There is a lot of content to absorb (it took me a couple of days) but it is *well* worth it!http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=163739
Personally, I am now trying to slowly transition my cats to wet food and then, hopefully, raw food, but it's not easy. Silly cats think I am trying to poison them
Anyhow, I know it will take a very long time, but in the meantime, I am trying to switch them to a better brand of dry cat food. I had successfully switched them from IAMS Multicat to Royal Canin Maine Coon, but the Royal Canin although much better than the IAMS, still has corn gluten meal, corn and wheat gluten. Not very good! But I honestly did not know the corn etc. was bad for them until I read those articles! And when I checked the IAMS, the first ingredients was chicken by-product meal, which is *really* bad.
see this link for full article:http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.ph...=show&item=004
By-products (and I'm copying this from the article in the above link)
"Even on premium brands, you will notice one of the major ingredients listed is "by-products" of some sort. By-products are basically defined as "parts other than meat." These may include internal organs not commonly eaten by humans, such as lungs, spleens, and intestines, other parts such as cow udders and uteri, and in the case of poultry by-products, heads, beaks and feet. By-products must be from "freshly slaughtered" animals, although there is some question as to how fresh they really are by the time they reach the pet food manufacturer."
Shock and disgust are good words to describe how I felt after reading that! Not to mention mad at myself
for blindly trusting cat food manufacturers, thinking they had my cat's best interest at heart.
So since then I have been searching out the best dry cat food I can get my hands on, until I can switch my babies to wet food. This is what I found:
Castor & Pallux Natural Ultramix
Blue Spa Select
I finally settled for Wellness Core. However, I am planning to switch dry food brands, from my list
because I don't want them to become too finicky eaters.
So I would recommend that you feed your cats a variety of wet foods now while they are still kittens or else when they get older they just won't want it and then you'll be stuck like me, trying to slowly get them to eat it again. Especially since wet food or even raw is sooo much better for them!