GRAIN actually is one way to MAKE a dry UTI friendly ... With WET the grain free thought is correct
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5/26/09 at 9:45pm
My mom emailed me about this yesterday (I'm on email lists for Petco and PetSmart, and didn't get anything from them- I'm going to have to sign up for Pet Supplies Plus!) and I checked my bag of Max Cat Indoor Adult Roasted Chicken- yep, it's a bad one.
So, if Albus seems okay, there's no need to go to the vet, then? He's about halfway through one of the big bags.
I think I'm going to stick with Nutro for now, unless someone has any suggestions for something that's about as healthy, affordable and easy-to-find. Albus doesn't seem to be UTI-prone or very sensitive to any ingredients, so I'm pretty lucky in being able to give him just about anything.
The website has some suggestions on what to substitute, but it's sort of confusing....I don't like to give him any fish products, so I won't do the salmon flavor...is this one the one I should use?
For those looking for Nutro Max Chicken replacement, Canine Caviar Chicken With Salmon Cat Food might be a good alternative.
Dehydrated Chicken not a meal thus what is it >? , Whole Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken, Ground White Rice, Pink Salmon, White Fish MOSTLY water , Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Beet Pulp Shreds, Sun-Cured Kelp, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Sodium Chloride, Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rose Hips, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin.
Crude Protein \t32.0 % min. \t
Crude Fat \t20.0 % min. \t \t
Crude Fiber \t2.5 % max. \t
Moisture \t8.0 % max. \t \t
Omega 6 \t4.39 % min. \t \t
Omega 3 \t1.57 % min. \t \t \t
Ash \t5.5 % max.
Magnesium \t0.085 % max.
Taurine \t0.2 % max.
Beta-Carotene \t0.01 % min.
As I recall, no reports of illness have been linked to this at this point - but certainly people should be in to their vets if they've noticed a change in their cats' health, no matter what food they're feeding, don't you think?
Just because there aren't documented reports of illness, doesn't mean that they aren't happening. My vet told me that they had a cat that died after eating the food. It had other health issues and it appeared that eating the food put this cat's health condition over the top. My Muddy also blocked again after eating the food. The imbalance of phosperous is enough to do this.
But you can't definitively link the cases to the food, so no reports are being collected. It's not as obvious a correlation as the melanin scandal last year. This one is going to kill cats in a much more subtle way.
For the clueless being me what exactly can their error with the ingredients do to a cats health?
Anecdotal information is, sad to say, really pretty useless in trying to fix anything, whether it's pet food or, well, anything. It merely becomes a he said, she said type of discussion, which leads pretty much nowhere if you can't document anything.