I have a 6 or 7 month old cat that I adopted a month ago. The woman who had fostered him had been feeding him fancy feast. Before I got the kitten, I decided to do some research on cat nutrition to make sure I fed him correctly. My old cat (RIP) always had a weight problem and I think that was due to me not knowing any better originally and giving him dry food freely. Anyway, I decided the new cat, Magnus, should get mostly wet food, with a very small amount of kibble just so if I was ever going to be late for a feeding I could leave out some kibble for him and he'd eat it. I work from home so this is normally not a problem. So after searching I decided to feed him cans of Blue Buffalo Wilderness formula as well as Wellness cans. The small amount of dry kibble was also Blue Buffalo duck formula. He gets six ounces of wet food a day (split up into three feedings), with just a very small amount of kibble as a snack).
Magnus has been wolfing down the food and has a shiny coat and is a good weight. His bathroom business seems good and everything seems in order.
I just brought him in for his vet checkup to get a second distemper shot and just to introduce him to the vet and make sure everything is OK. I had been going to this vet for years and I really like him so I don't think he's a bad vet. Magnus had gained one pound in the month I had him and the vet said he looked great and was a perfect weight and everything looked good. He asked me what I was feeding him and when I told him he shook his head and said that they weren't good brands (because they were high in ASH) and that many cats got crystals from them. He said he's seen a lot of people feeding the natural diets to their pets and their urine would have almost like a sediment in it. He recommended Science Diet and said that is what he has fed all of his cats and they do well on it.
I've read conflicting stuff about Science Diet but I don't think my vet is lying to me and trying to peddle me their stuff if he didn't believe what he said.
So now I'm confused....