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Should i feed more than 1 brand of dry?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Currently, i only feed nutro- natural choice indoor care chicken & then max indoor salmon..

Everyone does fine on it, their are 3 cats total, 1 girl rest are boys

i do feed wet, twice daily as well but i guess i was curious whether feeding only 1 brand is okay should i add another brand? -just in case- yeah, i am thinking from a recall standpoint..
post #2 of 11
It is fine( normally I would say it aint broke do not try to fix it ) ... thou since the recall has prompted Several more I would suggest rotating foods by different makers
post #3 of 11
My understanding is that dogs need to "change or mix-up" their proteins, but that cats don't have that need.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
It is fine( normally I would say it aint broke do not try to fix it ) ... thou since the recall has promted Several more I would suggest rotating foods by different makers
thanks. Any suggestions? they will not eat grain free, i was thinking of trying chicken soup?
http://www.chickensoupforthepetlover...t_cat_formula/

since the price is fairly reasonable & is carried in my area.
post #5 of 11
it is grainy and cellulose can be saw dust... it is in many areas at a great price pt


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein \t30.0% \tMinimumlow normal ... ideally for IMHO older cats
Crude Fat \t20.0% \tMinimumgood
Crude Fiber \t4.0% \tMaximum
Moisture \t10.0% \tMaximum
Zinc \t120 mg/kg \tMinimum
Selenium \t0.4 mg/kg \tMinimum
Vitamin E \t300 IU/kg \tMinimum
Taurine \t0.15% \tMinimumlow ave
Omega-6 Fatty Acids * \t2.2% \tMinimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids * \t0.4% \tMinimum

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profile.

Calorie Content: 3,922 kcal/kg (367 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy.

AAFCO Statement
Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials procedures substantiate that Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul Adult Cat Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats.
Ingredients
Chicken, chicken meal, cracked pearled barleylow quality barley , chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), ocean fish mealcan be alot of different fish and vary bag to bag, white rice, potatoes, oatmeal, millet 3 grains and a starch , natural chicken flavor, salmon, turkey, duck, flaxseed, sodium bisulfateif it is the last few ingrediants I IMHO think it is okay but this is high , egg product, methionine, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, taurine, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake,e, yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitin Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Overall good food and usually a great price
post #6 of 11
I usually feed a mix of 3 brands. Sometimes I will rotate and change one of the brands when I restock the cat food. They seem to like the variety and if any of them were recalled I could easily pull it and only feed the other 2 without causing them any issues.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky View Post
it is grainy and cellulose can be saw dust... it is in many areas at a great price pt


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein \t30.0% \tMinimumlow normal ... ideally for IMHO older cats
Crude Fat \t20.0% \tMinimumgood
Crude Fiber \t4.0% \tMaximum
Moisture \t10.0% \tMaximum
Zinc \t120 mg/kg \tMinimum
Selenium \t0.4 mg/kg \tMinimum
Vitamin E \t300 IU/kg \tMinimum
Taurine \t0.15% \tMinimumlow ave
Omega-6 Fatty Acids * \t2.2% \tMinimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids * \t0.4% \tMinimum

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profile.

Calorie Content: 3,922 kcal/kg (367 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy.

AAFCO Statement
Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials procedures substantiate that Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul Adult Cat Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats.
Ingredients
Chicken, chicken meal, cracked pearled barleylow quality barley , chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), ocean fish mealcan be alot of different fish and vary bag to bag, white rice, potatoes, oatmeal, millet 3 grains and a starch , natural chicken flavor, salmon, turkey, duck, flaxseed, sodium bisulfateif it is the last few ingrediants I IMHO think it is okay but this is high , egg product, methionine, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, taurine, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake,e, yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitin Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Overall good food and usually a great price
Thanks. I'm not sure what else to try? i debated bringing some royal canin back in again.. but it is awfully costly.. i am trying to keep it a reasonable cost because the nutro NC has gone up terribly in cost here an 8lb bag running me 30$
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
My understanding is that dogs need to "change or mix-up" their proteins, but that cats don't have that need.
Possibly, i have several types of protein dog foods here but from the cat standpoint i was more concerned with recall risk, while i think my nutro should be ok..just IF something were to happen it's all their on, and cats don't take kindly to a quick change lol
post #9 of 11
technically a wild cat or dog will eat what they catch or in case of dog scavenge which would mean some would eat a different meat every meal and others would eat multiple meals of the same food...IMHO both need a change from time to time ...

do you have access to diamond natural?
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky View Post
technically a wild cat or dog will eat what they catch or in case of dog scavenge which would mean some would eat a different meat every meal and others would eat multiple meals of the same food...IMHO both need a change from time to time ...

do you have access to diamond natural?
Not sure? i will have to look that one up.
post #11 of 11
I don't change my cats dry food. RC Persian for the Desexed cats, RC Kitten for the Queen and Iams Kitten or RC Persian Kitten for the Babies, but I do mix up the wet/fresh.
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