Originally Posted by Jen
Also, no food from the grocery store is really good (too many chemicals to give it longer shelf life which are horrible to the cat). Last week I spent 1 hour in the cat food section of Petsmart, comapring the ingredients to EVERY SINGLE FOOD. The absolute best one I could find it Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul.
Here's the ingredients:
Chicken, salmon, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, oatmeal, whole grain white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), powdered cellulose, potatoes, cracked pearled barley, millet, turkey, duck, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, salt, choline chloride, chicory root extract, dl-methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, carrots, peas, apples, dried skim milk, kelp, cranberry powder, rosemary, parsley flake, salt, choline chloride, chicory root extract, dl-methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
It is such a great variety, with vegetables, and vitamins and cranberry.
Also, the magnesium is very low and so is the ash percentage.
I am going to switch to this. They have it at Pet Supplies Plus. Also there is a wet food too. One flavour only, but they have adult, kitten and low fat. I have been buying Nutro which is a good one but then I found Chicken Soup. Everyone should switch to this! I have not found another single cat food that has even comparable ingredients.
If anyone disagrees please let me know. I am curious and want to feed my cats the best food I can find.
Iams is actually not a very good food but it is waaay better then, say, Friskies or Whiskas or 9 Lives! I cannot remember what is so bad about it but it was basically killing my persian cat. It was shutting down his kidneys I believe. I posted about it awhile back asking what it is that makes it so bad since it is so popular, other then the fact that it is sold at grocery stores. I wil try to find it or if someone else knows.