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Your opinions on Purina

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hello all ,

I was told by others that Purina was a better brand cat food for my kitten then whiskers kitten

Whats everyones opinions , i brought some purina dried kitten food today it is 40%protein..

The kittens seem to really enjoy it , i mixed a little with their normal dried food so it was not a whole change.
Jess x
post #2 of 20
I am very happy with Purina NF canned food (their veterinary renal diet.) All three of my girls have been eating it for several years, and they are positively thriving on it (two have CRF.) I am also very impressed with the Purina Company customer service. I purchased a case of food from my vet, and there were quite a few dented cans in the case. I contacted Purina, and they sent me a coupon for a free case of food (a $30 value.)
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
wow it does sound good.. how do i go about to changing there whiskers wet food to purina wet food..

I mean do u like do half whiskers hald purina ..or straight change , i really do not want to them to have a upset tummy or anything like that.
Jess x
post #4 of 20
Of the "Wal-Mart shelf" foods, I think Purina is the best they have! It's good quality for a great price.

To be honest, I was paying $22 a bad for Nutro and Stuart constantly had loose stool no matter what kind of Nutrol we used. The poor thing had loose stool for a month before I went back to the "cheap stuff".

We use Purina Indoor Cat
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by junior_j View Post
wow it does sound good.. how do i go about to changing there whiskers wet food to purina wet food..

I mean do u like do half whiskers hald purina ..or straight change , i really do not want to them to have a upset tummy or anything like that.
Jess x
I would do 1/3 of the new stuff for the first week, then 1/2 for the 2nd week, and 1/4 for the third week.
post #6 of 20
How's little Jinxy doing?
post #7 of 20
I feed my kitties Purina One, and they do well on it. I use to feed the expensive premium cat food and had problems all the time. I was opposed to the "cheap stuff" at first , but in despereation I tried it and was SO surprised they thrived on it. I would think the best food for your cats is what they do well on. I also feed Wellness canned food. It seems Wellness has changed their formula ,and my cats will only eat chicken. Anyways, I think Purina's not so bad. My friend has a 21 year old cat that only eats Cat Chow and Fancy Feast. Her cat has no health problems so far, and her 16 year old cat is just as healthy. It's funny because I talk about all the good food out there , and she just sticks with what works for them. She said she'll only change if she needs to.
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks , this forum is amazing for quick replies.

Jinxy is fine she is still bottle feeding at the moment , its to distressing for her not to bottle feed so please no flames about doing it. She has it morning mid afternoon and evening ..on a day where she is really craving comfort she will drink 6oz kittens milk and still eat 1 pouch of whiskers kitten and have a handful of purina mixed with the whiskers dried. Plus she drinks water.. I spoke to the vet who said try to slowly cut down on feeds but do not let her get distressed.

I feel asleep on the sofa earlier and i was awoken with her sat on my head crying looking for a nipple , i got her the bottle and she happily ate 2 oz then started purring appriciativly..

Benson wont go near kitten milk in bottle or bowl. He is a real boy cat lol.
Jess x
post #9 of 20
While cats do survive on Purina, I don't think its the healthiest food to feed - there are far better quality foods.
post #10 of 20
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Oh , well i think i will let them have a few months on purina for the fact its higher in percent then a lot of other leading brands , for example meat in whiskers 4% this is 40% and i know they are thriving anyway..
Jess x
post #11 of 20
Hi
I belive that c ats shopuld not be eating dry foods especially kittens. Do you know that cats cannot chew? They tear as their jaws can only move up and own. Dry food is why my cat got diabetes and I have seen where it can be responsible for a host of other conditions cats get. Please check out the link
http://www.catinfo.org/
Reading labels and knowing what you are feeding
http://www.catinfo.org/#Learn_How_To...gredient_Label
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by junior_j View Post
Thanks , this forum is amazing for quick replies.

Jinxy is fine she is still bottle feeding at the moment , its to distressing for her not to bottle feed so please no flames about doing it. .
Jess x
You do what makes you and your cat feel good. I hope no one flames you. They are in our lives for such a short time...if she enjoys a bottle...what the heck..she's happy, you're happy....no regrets. The sound of that purring and those little kitty kisses make it all worthwhile......
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thank you max cat.

All my cats i have had in the past have seemed fine on dried food and i think mine are ok on it , i have done some re search and there is more positive then there is negative , with the help of vet and friends on her guidance i will find what suits my kittys the best..

Jinxy seems to be gaining weight like a tropper , she has drunk 10oz of kitten milk today which is a lot of a cat who 990 grams. And eats dried and wet food and drinks water , but when she has had a bottle she actually relax's and sleeps..
Jess x
post #14 of 20
while not one of my faves .. I do think it is far better than what you were giving ... and since you are in the UK I cant really answer for ingrediants as they likely are different
post #15 of 20
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Well in the near pet shops purina is most rated,plus i like the fact it is 40%meat (protein) instead of 4%
Jess x
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
The kittens seem to enjoy the purina , they go to their dried food despenser (its a bowl with a container attached so they have a constant supply of fresh dried food , brought new at a 1 pound )

But i am a little worried that they are becoming more dependant on wet food , so tonight i mixed in some dried food in their wet food , on a good day they will eat 3 pouches of wet food and some dried , but on a hungry day they go through 5 pouches easily between them..

On a brighter note Jinxy is having one bottle maybe two a day now and only 1 -3 oz at a time , my little baby is being independant!
Jess x
post #17 of 20
wet food is better for them, anyway, imo.
i wish i could get all of mine to eat wet, but i have 2 hold-outs...
post #18 of 20
Petco recently started carrying the Wellness brand, just made the switch about 2 weeks ago
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Today

Jinxy and Benson had one pouch of wet food mixed with dry food for breakfast , and then Jinxy regressed abit and now is asking for bottles again , so although i am ready for her to wean she is so not ready.

I thought yesterday she was great but that was a fluke, we try to distract her when she wants a bottle but then she gets cranky (almost like a child/baby) and start bitting your hair looking for a nipple and gets quite upset.. we have tried kitten milk in a bowl and blatently ignorin her , it dont work. So i think i am going to keep trying weaning her but it will be up to her in the long run
Jess x
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
The purina is going down a real treat

The kittens on the other hand are being wet food ganets *this will be on another thread
Jess x
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