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What is a good Cat Food?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Ok, I have been feeding my cats Purina, Whiskas and any other 5 dollar cat food you can think of for years. They always eat more than my dad's cats, and use the litter box much much more than his aswell. He says it all has to do with the food you feed them. He feeds his cats Eukanuba.
What other brands do you guys seem to like, that come in the large bag, and are available in Canada?
post #2 of 23
My cats love Nutro Natural choice.
post #3 of 23
Mine use Nutro and Merrick as well as anything with no by products corn or chemical presevatives... I know Nutro is avail in Canada as well as a few other fine brands...try your local pet specialty store
post #4 of 23
I personally give my kitty Eukanuba too, but a good friend of mine has 5 cats and feeds hers Iams. It is a little cheaper than Eukanuba, but she loves it! I am not sure if it is sold in Canada though....I would think so.
post #5 of 23
I also use Nutro and Ebony loves it. We currently have her on kitten formula but plan to transfer her to the adult soon.
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Iams is in Canada, and at my Wal-Mart....so maybe that's the first one I will try out
post #7 of 23
My older cat really liked Iams, the kitten liked Eukanuba. They did very well on these foods, but I figured I'd try the Natural Choice after reading reviews on this message board. They both eat Natural Choice hard food now, which they also gobble up. They really love the Natural Choice pouches, which they get once a day.
post #8 of 23
I feed wet, as it is nutritionally better for cats (less carbs, more meaty protein, which is what they, as carnivores need in their diets). But if you're looking for dry, there are many good brands out there. Unfortunaltey, you probably wont find them in a grocery store. The first step to choosing a good quality food for your cat, is awareness. If you learn what SHOULD be in their diet, and learn how to read ingredient labels, you will feel much better about what you're feeding them, as you KNOW it's good, and it isn't something someone just told you.

This site is excellent for learning to read lables:
http://www.api4animals.org/79.htm

If you want an instant brand reccomendation... , Innova, California Natural, Felidae and Wellness are all excellent choices for dry foods

Good luck!
post #9 of 23
We feed Persian, Royal Canin. and we find these great!
post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by lavender

If you want an instant brand reccomendation... , Innova, California Natural, Felidae and Wellness are all excellent choices for dry foods

Good luck!
I concur, and would add Solid Gold. You can get it, and the above brands, either as dry or canned. One thing to keep in mind - with many of the "more expensive" brands, you feed a lot less, so the price per meal can even be lower than that of a "cheaper" brand. Nutro and Eukanuba are good brands, too. Jamie loves the Eukanuba Lamb & Liver dry food.
post #11 of 23
Maybe I am the only one whose cats eat more premium food than "lesser " foods... all brands mentioned are good... The best one is the one that your cat likes and eats well
post #12 of 23
I highly recommend Innova. Dori eats Innova Light dry and Merrick wet.
post #13 of 23
Where can you buy the Merrick wet food?
post #14 of 23
I get some Merrick in the next state and the lps in the next town just started carring it... go to i hope this is right ... merrick.com and find a store near you... I have not found one that carries all the Merrick line
post #15 of 23
I buy it at a pet food store here locally. Their website is here:

www.merrickpetcare.com

They have a link where you can find stores near you.
post #16 of 23
Thank you.
post #17 of 23
I used the store locator, and lo and behold the pet store down the street where I get my rat food carries Merrick foods.
post #18 of 23
Lucky you...
post #19 of 23
I LOVE the Merrick wet food, (I mean my cats do...but it's good for them and I love that! lol) The only downside I've found, is that it's one of the most expensive foods available. At least here where I buy it, it is...
post #20 of 23
My cats have been eating Wysong Nurture Dry (kitten formula) and I think it's a good premium food. I will be switching back to Wysong Vitality Dry (adult formula) after Izzie no longer needs the kitten formula. My cats coats are very soft and shiny.
post #21 of 23
I went to my local pet store today and they had all the flavors of the Merrick cat food, so I bought one of each....We'll see how it goes.

I also came across it in Ryan's pet supply, I don't know if that would be easier for those of you who have to travel to buy it. http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/default.asp
post #22 of 23
Adia really likes the Nutro Natural Choice - Complete Care dry food and the Nutro MaxCat canned foods and Nutro Natural Choice pouches too. She's a Nutro girl i guess!
post #23 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by lavender
I LOVE the Merrick wet food, (I mean my cats do...but it's good for them and I love that! lol) The only downside I've found, is that it's one of the most expensive foods available. At least here where I buy it, it is...
not sure where in ontario you are but right now at SuperPet stores there's a sale on Merrick canned food. buy 4 cans get 2 free. it's $1.69 per can so that works out to $1.13/can. not bad considering it is quality food. i stocked up big time cause my two buddies love this stuff!
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