Originally Posted by sharky
I am not great with UK foods but is whiskers one that has 4% meat>>??
The basic Whiskas is awful stuff and ingredients wise the named meat source is 'minimum 4%'. Their premium ranges "Oh so...Meaty/Fishy" etc. are a little better, but not by much (up to 20% named meat source), and it is hugely overpriced given how cheaply it is produced and the poor quality of ingredients.
Unfortunately it's the most widely available brand here and what most people feed as a wet food (its main competitor is Felix which is no better), not all supermarkets stock really good quality food. Which is why I order Bozita online, it's a Swedish food and although it is processed, it is 92% named meats plus jelly plus supplements. Also use of hormones to put weight on livestock is banned in Sweden, so there are less hidden 'nasties' in the meat. It's also vastly cheaper than feeding the worst stuff available in supermarkets, even though it is imported.
I'd rather feed Iams wet than Whiskas wet, but I am not a big fan of dry food full stop - although I do feed a little RC dry because I believe it's good to get them to forage a bit and you can hide it around the place without making a mess
The Iams dry is not as bad as the dreadful Go-Cat, but Royal Canin and James Wellbeloved are far higher quality but not usually available in supermarkets.