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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

l've read as much as l can from this forum (and there's a TON of valuable info) and from other sites, about how best to feed my cats.

l read the labels on the last batch of foods l rotated, and thought l'd done okay until l realized all 6 contained carrageenan! l'm going out tomorrow for next month's supply and have decided to change up 4 of the 6: l'll add one of the Tiki Cat flavours, and 2 of the Weruva.

 

Anyway, l was just sent the list of foods being fed to the kitten that's joining our family on August 3rd. Here it is:

Royal Canin babycat wet

Hill's Science Diet development dry

Milk/cream (yikes)

The babycat ingredients aren't the worst l've seen, but wouldn't have been my choice.

 

While looking through the Royal Canin pages, l checked out their prescription foods and their kitten development canned.

The protein in it is the highest l've seen so far, so why does it differ so much from their babycat formula?

And where is the protein coming from? The ingredients look very ordinary to me.

l must be missing something. l thought l'd learned how to read the ingredient list, but l'm missing something on this one: 

 

 

INGREDIENTS AND NUTRIENT ANALYSIS

Ingredients
Water Sufficient for Processing, Pork By-Products, Pork, Chicken, Pork Liver, Rice Flour, Mackerel, Brown Rice, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Flax Meal, Natural Flavour, Vitamins (DL-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate [Source of Vitamin E], Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Niacin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Vitamin B6], Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid and Vitamin D3 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, Dried Whey Powder, Potassium Citrate, Carrageenan, Trace Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite and Calcium Iodate), Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Inulin (Source of Fructo-Oligosaccharides), Choline Chloride, Taurine and Magnesium Oxide. Approximately 156 kcal/can, 165 g/can
Analysis table Amount
Crude Protein (g/1000 kcal) 113.9
Crude Fat (g/1000 kcal) 47.5
Crude Fibre (g/1000 kcal) 2.1
EPA/DHA (g/1000 kcal) 0.2
Minerals Amount
Calcium (g/1000 kcal) 3.2
Phosphorus (g/1000 kcal) 3.0
Magnesium (g/1000 kcal) 0.2
Potassium (g/1000 kcal) 1.9
Sodium (g/1000 kcal) 1.8
Other nutrients Amount
Taurine (g/1000 kcal) 0.6
post #2 of 5
I'm not used to the percentages being listed like that. What does the Babycat can say for comparison?
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Duh! Of course!  *smacking self on head for being blonde*

The babycat has 81kcal, so at 9% it would have 111g/1000kcal. Not so different, and not that high either.

l'll try to find a few more protein-rich kitten foods.

post #4 of 5

I know Innova makes a wet food and two dry foods for kittens. The wet food does contain carrageenan unfortunately, but the ingredients otherwise aren't too bad.

 

Here's the link:

 

http://www.innovapet.com/product

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

l bought some Innova (thx Violetxx), and still have some EVO cat+kitten that my 2 cats stopped eating. They just don't like the stuff.

And l have mice in my freezer. Hopefully the kitten will enjoy them more than my cats.

 

l contacted Rad Cat to enquire about retailers or shippers to Canada, and apparently they're negotiating with someone to launch here, so that's good news for me. Of all the suggestions l've followed up from this site, their product has interested me the most.

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