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I've been feeding my cats Kirkland brand (Costco) cat food for awhile. Last time I was in the store I see that they now have an Adult Cat Healthy Weight and Hairball Control formula. This food in the light purple bag is about 10% fewer calories than their regular Adult Cat Maintenance formula. I'm going to try it with Squeak who has a tendency to be "plump". Dusty eats primarily canned, and she's eats the dry at night or when her dish of canned is empty. She doesn't have a weight issue - actually she needs to gain more weight.

I'm very impressed with the Kirkland brand cat food as the first ingredient is chicken or chicken meal. And the price is only about $14 for 20 lb bag.

http://shop.costco.com/In-The-Wareho...rball-Cat.aspx
post #2 of 12
Although I like the idea of extra fiber and less calories, the original maintenance formula is so much cleaner... No fish, no peas... Just Chicken and Rice... Much easier on the tummy, safer for UTI issues and Allergies... I Don't know, I was not too impressed with the Hairball formula, in comparison with the great formula they got going on the maintenance.
post #3 of 12
I've found that if I feed my cats a food with less fat, they eat more. . .I don't know if it has less fat or just less calories, just something to consider.
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Originally Posted by Willowy View Post
I've found that if I feed my cats a food with less fat, they eat more. . .I don't know if it has less fat or just less calories, just something to consider.
I was wondering about that, and you may be right. I got a bag and am going to try it, but if I'm not satisfied, then I'll go back the the regular Kirkland.

I'm very happy that Costco/Kirkland sells a good quality food at affordable prices.
post #5 of 12
IMHO it is a lower end than the reg... as has been metioned it is Very high in fiber and this can cause issues in many kitties... Plus the low fat will make them eat more.. Is it still a decent food ..Yes
post #6 of 12
I too am very happy with the Chicken & Rice Kirkland brand. My kitties do very well on it, and with the fosters it is nice to be able to get good food at affordable prices in bulk. I haven't seen the new kind as of yet, but I'll stick with the Chicken & Rice. No point in changing a good thing.
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 I just bought some of the weight control, hairball management  formula today. I plan to mix some of it in with the regular Kirkland cat food. I do have a couple of cats that get diarrhea from the regular mainenance Kirkland cat food. I have been feeding these two, another type of hairball preventive cat food)...so when I saw this different food by Kirkland, I decided to try it. I will be monitoring closely.
 

post #8 of 12

Kirkland feeds = Diamond

Same stuff, labled for Costco
 

post #9 of 12

I used to feed my herd, the original Kirkland Cat. I loved it, a decent food for a decent price. They loved it. But I've been forced to change to medical urinary so for Daniel for the time being. His FLUTD is horrible, can't have anything that's not for bladder. Sure wish I could've kept them on the Kirkland. Way better quality food than the urinary so.

post #10 of 12

This Kirkland junk cause a urethral obstruction in my male cat. He was fed this food only.. Stay away!
 

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Originally Posted by Ross Evans View Post

This Kirkland junk cause a urethral obstruction in my male cat. He was fed this food only.. Stay away!
 

 

Unfortunately, many (most?) Dry foods could have led to the same ostruction.

Cats need more moisture in their diets than most are willing to drink.

 

If you haven't done so yet, please add at least 2 meals of canned food per day - even Friskies (or Grreat Choice) Poultry Platter is better than

an all dry diet - particularly for male cats.  

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This Kirkland junk cause a urethral obstruction in my male cat. He was fed this food only.. Stay away!

 

It is entirely possible your male cat did not drink enough water to hydrate himself causing the crystal build up and/or obstruction. This type of issue is fairly common in cats that are fed an all kibble diet when the cat is not drinking enough water. Of course, genetics can play a role in the entire scheme of it as well.

A wet diet, or a combination of wet food and kibble could help alleviate this problem in the future. You can find excellent info at http://www.catinfo.org

What did you do to help alleviate the issue for your cat? I'm assuming you had veterinary input and help with the condition.
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