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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I have decided to try Sensible Choice Kitten food. I've been looking for a good quality premium food for awhile. None of the stores where I live sell Innova, Felidae, Solid Gold, or much of the others I hear so much about.

I wanted to try Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul but the ingredients seemed a little too weird for me.

Anyway, the first 5 ingredients in Sensible Choice are:

chicken meal
brewer's rice
rice flour
chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherois)

it also contains: spray dried whole eggs, brewers dried yeast, taurine. And a lot of vitamins and minerals: vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin A supplement, maganese, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, calcium iodate, and several others.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein (min) 33%
Crude fat (min) 20%
Crude Fiber (max) 3%
Moisture (max) 10%
Ash (max) 6%
Magnesium (max) .09%

Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this food?
post #2 of 5
What was weird about the ingredients in Chicken Soup? Sensible choice...is a sensible choice if you can't get your hands on Chicken Soup. Not at bad food at all, but I really stay away from anything that says "meal"...also...all flours and most carbohydrate type things are filler. If you can post what ingredients you are misunderstanding, I'm sure we can help you to know why they are in the food.

Good luck! I just switched my cats from Innova to Chicken soup and they love it!
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Well mostly it just seems odd to feed my cats food with vegetables and fruits in it. Cats are carnivores and it seems to me that they would like food with more meat and less of the other stuff.

Royal Canin's Sensible Choice doesn't have any corn or wheat in it, so that's good.

I may try some some Chicken Soup after they've eaten this for awhile. I just switched my dogs from Nutro to this Sensible Choice too.
post #4 of 5
Chicken "meal" is what is left after the water has been removed from chicken, it's not a grain product. If a product just lists chicken first, then chicken is not the main ingredient because it's mostly water. Once the water is removed from the chicken (and made into a meal), the chicken listed is no longer the main ingredient so you really want a meat "meal" as the first or second ingredient.

There are lots of threads on what food is the best... and nobody can tell you what is best because it all depends on the cat. The 20% fat listed on the Sensible Choice would be too rich for my overweight cat, but it might be great for other cats. Also, companies do not have to adhere to the ingredient list on the package as long as it meets the nutritional requirements.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I forgot to mention those are the ingredients in the kitten formula, since I have a kitten.

I don't know that the fat content would be that high in the adult version of the food.
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