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
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:
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
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|Taurine (g/1000 kcal)