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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
What do you feed your cats.
post #2 of 22
I am in the process of finding a good wet food for Zoey. I was feeding her Nutro but I would like to feed her something even better. So far I think it will either be Innova or Wellness. She likes them all.

For dry food she eats Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul.
post #3 of 22
Chicken Soup for Abby and Cheeto, very happy with it.
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks Sicy and Meezermobile, I was feeding Felidae but it's getting expensive. I'm trying to find something just a good but with a little less cost. Zoey is beautiful!! My Mr. Blue looks just like her.

Madonna
post #5 of 22
I feed Ashley Iams Weight control with Hairball remedy.
post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by Jessi
Thanks Sicy and Meezermobile, I was feeding Felidae but it's getting expensive. I'm trying to find something just a good but with a little less cost. Zoey is beautiful!! My Mr. Blue looks just like her.

Madonna
Nutro is not as expensive but still a good food. I believe about .60 a can compared to say Wellness at .99 a can.

Thank you I would love to see a picture of your Mr. Blue!
post #7 of 22
I feed Science diet dry, on a self feed basis.
I have some samples of Avo Derm I am going to try.
post #8 of 22
I feed Innova dry and Innova, Wellness, Eagle Pack canned.
post #9 of 22
I have two kittens. They eat Eukanuba dry food and Nutro canned food. Puffy was very, very skinny and those are her favorite foods. Stitch really likes the Nutro canned food but the Eukanuba dry is not her favorite.
post #10 of 22
I feed my kitty Abady canned food. The formula contains no by-products but it is expensive although the cans are larger. It was invented by a veterinarian, Dr. Robert Abady. As for dry, she gets Max Cat.
post #11 of 22
I feed my cat a mix on nutro natural choice and authority dry kitten food. He is 8 months now. I also feed him wellness, innova, authority, nutro wet foods every now and then, but he doesn't really like wet food.
post #12 of 22
Felidae...
Walthanms urinary tract support and every couple of days they get a dose of cranberry extract...
post #13 of 22
Right now Kuce is on a specialty diet called IVD Rabbit and Green Peas. The vet wants to clear out her systen to see if she has a food allergy, then reintroduce everything slowly. (She misses her fish though that may be the problem).

Sphinx is also eating the Rabbit and Green Peas and Hill's z/d Low allergen for his food allergies (to fish - its reaaly hard to find a food that doesn't have any fish in it). He also eats canned Friskies prime fillets (w/o fish).

I've tried almost everything to get him to eat 'better' food but he refused everything but what he's eating now.
post #14 of 22
In the past I have used Innova, Royal Canin, and Solid Gold for dry cat foods. For wet food, Wellness and Nutro.

Nakita didn't really care for the Solid Gold dry. Right now I'm feeding Innova dry and Wellness canned and Nakita loves both.

post #15 of 22
I feed Avoderm dry to most of my kitties, my one kitty with CRF I feed Purina NF dry and whatever wet food I can get into him (though I try to feed him the lower phosphorus/protein ones), my one kitty with IBD gets Hills Z/D dry.

In the recent past, I fed Flint River Ranch for several years, and still feel it is one of the best available, just expensive
post #16 of 22
I feed my "2" Ragdolls and "1" DSH >Wellness and Solid Gold dry mixed 50-50 in one bowl and Chicken Soup in their second bowl in a different room. All are dry formulas. All foods are consumed about the same rate. My cats coats have to be seen to be believed......LOL. I do not feed my furchildren wet food because it is bad for their teeth
post #17 of 22
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Originally posted by Slave2_Ragdolls
I do not feed my furchildren wet food because it is bad for their teeth
Don't be too fast to turn down a good quality wet food as part of your cat's diet.


"Recent research into feline dietary issues has revealed that too much carbohydrate in the diet leads to obesity and other senior health problems such as irritable bowel disorder (IBD), bladder and kidney stones, kidney failure, and diabetes. As in many feline health issues, scientific research stands conventional wisdom on its head. Dry food is not better for the cat's dental health than wet food; in fact, the high sugar level in dry food can cause worse dental problems than canned food."

You can read more here: Feline Nutrition then scroll down and click on Why Cats Shouldn't Eat Dry Food (under Information on Natural Pet Care).

Also more info at this link: Nutrition 2. And an excellent 10 year case study on the Pottenger's Cats (refer to page 4 for discussion on dry food and dental): Nutrition 3

From my research, I have concluded that in my case a combination diet is the best way to prevent possible serious health issues as Nakita ages. I would love to go to a raw diet, but Nakita says no!

No diet is perfect, but researching on your own and becoming aware of all the possible outcomes of a specific diet should be your main goal.
post #18 of 22
I feed my kids Nutro dry with occasional treats of Nutro canned, ever since we stopped giving tuna as a treat.

Osiris is getting KMR Step Two twice a day, along with Purina Kitten Chow. Tillie gets a can of Nutro a day with her Cosequin mixed in, as well as getting dry food.
post #19 of 22
Royal Canin Kitten.
post #20 of 22
I have heard that you should feed your cat wet food even if its just a little tiny bit a day.. so that if you ever needed to hospitalize them or give them medication in their food they would be used to the wet food. And also that wet food is good because it has water in it. Some cats dont drink a lot of water and need to get it from somewhere.

You can brush their teeth....
post #21 of 22
Yup, we brush our cats' teeth. We do 2 a night, so every week or so they get their chompers polished. Most of them are used to it; Tillie and Coal still think we are trying to kill them, though.
post #22 of 22
LOL! I have a little brush for Zoey, but so far I just hold it up to her mouth and let her rub against it and try to sneak a tooth in there ... I'm wary about trying to hold her down and actually brush them all
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