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Should I go with Cat Chow Naturals or Purina ONE SmartBlend Indoor Advantage dry food?

post #1 of 9
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Those are my only two choices.

 

Cat Chow Naturals Calories per cup 425

ingredients:
Chicken meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, brewers rice, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn meal, chicken, salmon, powdered cellulose, ground whole wheat



Purina ONE SmartBlend Indoor Advantage Calories per cup 398  - Lower in fat

ingredients:
Turkey, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, soybean meal, whole grain corn, fish meal, dried yeast, powdered cellulose, soy protein isolate

Those are my only two choices, please no suggesting others

Help me pick one or the other

Which would you choose if you had to?

Cats are about 13 months old
 

post #2 of 9

sorry to tell you this but i've read recently that chicken isn't good for cats - it didn't specify whether natural or what. but you might want to look into it.

post #3 of 9

I see a lot of people worrying about how to feed their cats, wet or dry, but I've found over years with lots of gorgeous cats that it's good to give them mostly raw meat from the butcher shop for wet food. They start the day with a good quality low fat dry food. I have never had dental problems with my cats - I think the dry food helps with the plaque. Chicken is okay if they like it too, the same as we humans need to eat less processed food. My dogs (sorry to mention them on a cat site) have always been given real bones to chew, and again, no problems. We have to remember what they ate in the wild.

Hope this helps.

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by 2ketzels View Post

sorry to tell you this but i've read recently that chicken isn't good for cats - it didn't specify whether natural or what. but you might want to look into it.

Nothing farther to the truth, sorry.....
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by leia mom View Post

Those are my only two choices.

Cat Chow Naturals Calories per cup 425
ingredients:

Chicken meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, brewers rice, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn meal, chicken, salmon, powdered cellulose, ground whole wheat



Purina ONE SmartBlend Indoor Advantage Calories per cup 398  - Lower in fat
ingredients:

Turkey, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, soybean meal, whole grain corn, fish meal, dried yeast, powdered cellulose, soy protein isolate


Those are my only two choices, please no suggesting others
Help me pick one or the other
Which would you choose if you had to?
Cats are about 13 months old

 
If you must, and can only choose one of them.... I would choose the one without poultry by-products meal. Lower in fat is not the issue - cats need fat.... I would go with Cat Chow Naturals.
post #6 of 9
I've looked over those 2 foods a lot. . .many friends of mine can't go out of town to get cat food so those are the best available choices. . .I think Cat Chow Naturals is better. And it costs less, which is a good point, too! Purina ONE Beyond is better than both of those, but costs substantially more. If you have to go with a Purina ONE formula, use the kitten kind--it has more meat. But still has by-products.
post #7 of 9
If you don't mind my asking, why are you limited to those two? Maybe we can help come up with ideas on how to purchase something ... else? dontknow.gif
post #8 of 9

From the choices you offered;  Cat Chow Naturals gets my vote.  I would avoid byproducts.

post #9 of 9

I'm in the no byproducts crowd too, so I would choose the Naturals one

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