Who are your cats and how old are they? Currently, I have 3 kitties. Cassidy is a DMH/DLH and approximately 15 months old, Delaney is a DSH and approximately 13 months old, and Emory is a DSH and approximately 20 months old.
What brand do you feed? Emory is fed Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul dry food and both Cassidy and Delaney are currently being fed a mixture of the above food and Purina One (chicken and rice). Both Cass and Laney will be completely off of the Purina One by July 15th and will then be fed only the Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul dry food along with the moist food they're all fed. For canned or pouched food, they are all fed a combination (in rotation) of Fancy Feast, Whiskas, Friskies, and Wellness.
Why did you choose this food? For the longest time, I was unable to get Cassidy and Delaney to eat anything other than Science Diet or Purina One dry food. However, with the addition of Emory into the home (who happened to come from a shelter that fed Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul), it spurred Cass and Laney to try to adapt to a newer, more nutrient-sound, healthier dry food. I am still in the process of switching them from the Purina One to the other food, but they are doing well and should be completely off of the Purina One by mid-month. The moist food has been much of the same. All of the cats were fed a low quality wet food at the shelter. Therefore, I have struggled with finding a moist food that I approved of and that they'd consume. So, for now, I am rotating a number of lesser-quality wet foods with one higher quality brand and am hoping that, in time, they will exclusively eat the Wellness pouched food.
Wet, dry, raw, or a mix of any of these? As of now, they are all fed both dry and wet food. Since I'm currently in the process of switching two of my cats' dry food, they are being fed dry twice a day along with their twice a day pouches or cans of moist food. This will likely change as they age and their condition improves.
Where do you buy your food? Typically, I purchase the Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul as well as the Wellness canned or packeted moist food from a local holistic pet store. However, I occasionally will purchase from Pet Supplies Plus as they also carry all of the brands I use and are reasonably priced. In a pinch, I'll go to PetSmart or Petco, but I try not to if at all possible (at least where their food is concerned).
How much does it cost to feed this brand? Since I am in the process of switching my cats from a less healthy food to one that is far better for them, my cost has increased. The dry food I'm feeding runs anywhere from $20.00 per 18.5 pound bag to $24.95 per 10 pound bag. The wet food runs from $0.69 to approximately $2.25 per can or pouch. This does not include treats or supplements that I feed.
Are you you happy with your food? Even with the change to a higher quality food, I feel as though we could be doing better. I am considering other options, but, for the time being, the situation as is has suited both myself and my kitties. Only time will tell if this is a short-term solution or a more solid, long-term one...