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I am trying to choose a good food for my cats. Can anyone tell me which of these foods they think is best? I am using Orijen right now but I am hoping to find another good quality food that is more affordable and easier to get since I am now feeding 7 cats (and 5 are still growing).


I am trying to figure out which of these grain-free foods is best for my kitties? Any help is appreciated...

GO Chicken/turkey/duck grain free cat food
Crude Protein (min) 50%
Crude Fat (min) 21%

Ingredients:Chicken Meal, de-boned Chicken, de-boned , Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of [Vit. E]), Potato, Peas, Natural Fish Flavour, Natural Chicken Flavour, Salmon, de-boned Duck, Salmon Meal, Duck Meal, Salmon Oil, Whole Dried Egg, Pumpkin, Apples, Carrots, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Lentil Beans, Broccoli, Spinach, Cottage Cheese, Alfalfa Sprouts, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidopholus, Lactobacillus Casei, Enterococcus Faecium, Bifodibacterium Thermophilum, dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Vitamins - (Vit. E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate(source of vitamin C), niacin, inositol, Vit. A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, beta-carotene, Vit. D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, Vit. B12 supplement), Minerals - (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Rosemary


GO! Grain free Fresh Water Trout
Protein 50%
Fat 21%

Trout Meal, Freshwater Trout, Natural Fish Flavour, Herring Meal, Potato, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols [Vit. E]), Salmon Oil, Pumpkin, Apples, Carrots, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Lentil Beans, Broccoli, Spinach, Cottage Cheese, Alfalfa Sprouts, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Casei, Enterococcus Faecium, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract,dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Vitamins - (Vit. E supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate(source of Vitamin C), niacin, inositol, Vit. A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, beta-carotene, Vit. D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, Vit. B12 supplement), Minerals - (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Rosemary


Before Grain chicken
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%

Ingredients:
Chicken Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.


Before Grain Salmon
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%

Ingredients:
Tuna Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.


Before Grain Tuna
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%

Ingredients:
Tuna Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.


Instinct Chicken

Crude Protein (min): 50.0%
Crude Fat (min): 22.0%
INGREDIENTS: Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Pumpkinseeds, Salmon Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Chicken Liver Flavor, Chicken Liver, Dried Kelp, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Sea Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Apples, Chicken Eggs, Cottage Cheese, Cranberries, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts, Carrots, Ground Chicken Bone, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseeds, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Blueberries, Rosemary Extract, Alfalfa Sprouts, Olive Oil, Persimmons, Duck Eggs, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Sage, Clove.
post #2 of 17
Here is my thoughts... Note I am biased against any fish that spend s most of its life in a river or lake as I wont eat them myself


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Originally Posted by Nekochan View Post
I am trying to choose a good food for my cats. Can anyone tell me which of these foods they think is best? I am using Orijen right now but I am hoping to find another good quality food that is more affordable and easier to get since I am now feeding 7 cats (and 5 are still growing).


I am trying to figure out which of these grain-free foods is best for my kitties? Any help is appreciated...

GO Chicken/turkey/duck grain free cat food
Crude Protein (min) 50%
Crude Fat (min) 21%
Great protein which is mainly meat based not veggie or starch based

Ingredients:Chicken Meal, de-boned Chicken, de-boned , Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of [Vit. E]), Potato, PeasBoth are starchy and known allergens , Natural Fish Flavour, Natural Chicken Flavourthis could be okay in Canada as their definitions are different on some items but in the US this can include MSG and other less than ideal items, Salmon, de-boned Duck, Salmon Meal, Duck Meal, Salmon Oil, Whole Dried Egg Duck can often be too rich for some cats , Pumpkin, Apples, Carrots, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Lentil Beans, Broccoli, Spinach, Cottage Cheese,NONE are NO no s but some ?? apples and bannas being in any pet food ... c cheese can be an allergen... Alfalfa Sprouts, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidopholus, Lactobacillus Casei, Enterococcus Faecium, Bifodibacterium Thermophilum, dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Vitamins - (Vit. E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate(source of vitamin C), niacin, inositol, Vit. A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, beta-carotene, Vit. D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, Vit. B12 supplement), Minerals - (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Rosemary


GO! Grain free Fresh Water Trout
Protein 50%
Fat 21%

Trout Meal, Freshwater Troutfish first never makes me happy and lake fish often have higher levels of icky stuff , Natural Fish Flavour, Herring Meal, Potato, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols [Vit. E]), Salmon Oil, Pumpkin, Apples, Carrots, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Lentil Beans, Broccoli, Spinach, Cottage Cheese, Alfalfa Sprouts, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Casei, Enterococcus Faecium, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract,dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Vitamins - (Vit. E supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate(source of Vitamin C), niacin, inositol, Vit. A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, beta-carotene, Vit. D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, Vit. B12 supplement), Minerals - (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), Garlic Powder, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Rosemary


Before Grain chicken
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%
these are ave for a GRAIN containing food

Ingredients:
Chicken Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydratedthis food is getting a larger than ave chunk of protein not from meat , Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Cultureall yeast are not created = some are highly allergenic others are not very high in vitamins which is the only reason to add them IMHO, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, AlfalfaHigh allergen not the product itself but the processing of said product is ?able, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried this is a marketing thing , lol the hot human berry in a pet food, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.


Before Grain Salmon
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%

Ingredients:
Tuna Debonedthis is a fish known for mercury and other heavy metals, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.


Before Grain Tuna
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%

Ingredients:
Tuna Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.


Instinct Chicken

Crude Protein (min): 50.0%
Crude Fat (min): 22.0%

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Pumpkinseedsthis is a source of fiber I question it being so high, Salmon Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Claydetoxifier ?? as to why you need it given daily in such a high amount, Chicken Liver Flavor, Chicken Livercan skew vitamin levels IMHO, Dried Kelp, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Sea Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Apples, Chicken Eggs, Cottage Cheese, Cranberries, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts, Carrots, Ground Chicken Bone, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseeds, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Blueberries, Rosemary Extract, Alfalfa Sprouts, Olive Oil, Persimmons, Duck Eggs, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Sage, Clove.
I did not go into the natural vs synthetic vitamins
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok but which one do you think is the best quality?
post #4 of 17
Not sure if this is an option for you, but I feed Taste of the Wild. I can get it for $18/large bag (maybe 16 lb bag?). It's regular priced $21 or so....and I get a discount every time due to a local promotional thing.
post #5 of 17
That's a great price! I pay $25/big bag for TOTW. It's still much more affordable than many other high quality foods though.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by carla1183 View Post
That's a great price! I pay $25/big bag for TOTW. It's still much more affordable than many other high quality foods though.
that is what I pay

Of the choices given I would try the GO first
post #7 of 17
I feed Before Grain Chicken. The reason I went with it is because it has the lowest percentage of crude protein (36%). I tried Evo and Core and Orijen (all up around 50%), but they were so rich for my cats, they had soft stools all the time. Wellness (not the grain free kind) also gave them soft stools. Merrick's Before Grain is pretty much the same price as the Wellness, and they've been on it for 5 months and doing great. The only thing I don't like about it is that the kibble comes too crumby and the cats don't like crumbs!!

But I think it all depends on the cat. The best variety of cat food might not be the best for any one particular cat if her body doesn't agree with it. I'm not an expert, but I've read a lot of ingredient lists, and himm'd and hawed about all kinds of foods, and honestly, it's almost like splitting hairs. It really comes down to what your cats do the best on, all while not breaking the bank.

Good luck!
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittysback View Post

But I think it all depends on the cat. The best variety of cat food might not be the best for any one particular cat if her body doesn't agree with it. I'm not an expert, but I've read a lot of ingredient lists, and himm'd and hawed about all kinds of foods, and honestly, it's almost like splitting hairs. It really comes down to what your cats do the best on, all while not breaking the bank.

Good luck!
each cat is different ... I luckily have five who seem to do well on the same foods
post #9 of 17
Like a couple others posted, I'll add my shameless plug for TOTW. Great grain free IMO for the price Here's the info if you want to look into it as well.

Protein: 42% Fat: 18%
Calories: 3,745 kcal/kg (390 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy

Ingredients
Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, roasted venison, smoked salmon, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, methionine, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

I don't know any of the foods you listed (meaning I don't have experience with them). I've only tried Wellness Core ( expensive, and my cat could not handle it.... diarrhea and really smelly poo's) and TOTW/
post #10 of 17
I will color code it for you:_)


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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
Like a couple others posted, I'll add my shameless plug for TOTW. Great grain free IMO for the price Here's the info if you want to look into it as well.

Protein: 42% Fat: 18% slightly lower protein and fat than some but more than other s.. nice midline
Calories: 3,745 kcal/kg (390 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy

Ingredients
Chicken meal, peasallergen and can add a fair amount of protein, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, roasted venison, smoked salmon, natural flavor, ocean fish mealWHOSE??, methionine, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

I don't know any of the foods you listed (meaning I don't have experience with them). I've only tried Wellness Core ( expensive, and my cat could not handle it.... diarrhea and really smelly poo's) and TOTW/
for the $ I have yet to find a better grain free ...
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
I will color code it for you:_)




for the $ I have yet to find a better grain free ...
You know, it would be nice to have all your coded ingred lists in one spot so you don't have to redo em everytime it comes up. Was just thinking that since i know you coded TOTW for me awhile back....

Perhaps a sticky could be made? It would be a great reference post for sure
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
You know, it would be nice to have all your coded ingred lists in one spot so you don't have to redo em everytime it comes up. Was just thinking that since i know you coded TOTW for me awhile back....

Perhaps a sticky could be made? It would be a great reference post for sure
it has been discussed ... and it would be easier for me too but alas it has a difficulty factor
post #13 of 17
Ooooh, I posted my question in another thread but I think I might try Taste of the Wild for my cats. Wellness Complete Health gave them both loose stools and I want to stick with a high end grain free dry food in addition to the canned food they already get.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blitzgal View Post
Ooooh, I posted my question in another thread but I think I might try Taste of the Wild for my cats. Wellness Complete Health gave them both loose stools and I want to stick with a high end grain free dry food in addition to the canned food they already get.
TOTW is a good food, but I saw in your other thread that you are suspecting allergies. I hope someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think TOTW is a good food for ruling out allergies due to some of the ingreds. (chicken, peas, salmon, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries...)

It is a really good food tho IMHO.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
TOTW is a good food, but I saw in your other thread that you are suspecting allergies. I hope someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think TOTW is a good food for ruling out allergies due to some of the ingreds. (chicken, peas, salmon, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries...)

It is a really good food tho IMHO.

Yeah, now I've decided to try California Natural instead. Much fewer ingredients.
post #16 of 17
I just got some Taste of the Wild samples yesterday. It says Rocky Mountain Feline Formula with Roasted Venison and Smoked Salmon on the front.

The vet says I should use a food with more Omega Fatty acids for Bakker (and it would probably help Grizzly too) for the licking issues. But I had just picked up some Pro Plan sensitive skin/stomach food and the Nutro naturals that had a good amount of Omega 3's. So I'm not going to try another one at this time.
post #17 of 17
My boy eats very little dry, but he only eats high quality (in wet, his major diet, I can't get him to eat premium!). He likes Taste of the Wild but recently has been eating Fromm's Surf and Turf--also grain free.
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