Originally Posted by milopixie
Ok this may have been done to death, if so let me know
I've been researching the top-quality foods and I'm trying to figure out the best food to feed Milo & Pixie. My only problem is that they go through food soooo fast. I have been blessed with totally non-picky cats with iron cast stomachs. They'll both eat any food I give them and they don't tend to get any digestive problems when switching food (Milo a tiny bit). Also I look for foods that say suitable for all development stages since I don't want Pixie eating kitten food and getting any bigger. So what I'm looking for is the highest quality food for the best price ($$ is an issue, so I want to get the best value for my $). So nutritionally speaking what is the best food? Also should they be going through the top quality food slower than say Cat Chow? Thanks!
Here are two great threads on this topic:Comprehensive Food Poll
and this thread
My basic advice, is to find the best quality food you can sensibly affort...a food that does not have heavy use of grains - using wheat or soy flour plus corn in the same formula for example, that does not use by-products and/or animal/poultry digest - especially not as one of the main/first listed ingredients, no garlic, no artificial colors or flavorings, NO sugars, no preservatives that may be harmful such as BHA/BHT or ethoxyquin. I also prefer personally..simple. My "if I could have what I really want" canned food for example, would be meats or poultry or seafood, supplemented as necessary with minerals and vitamins, and that's it...no fruits, few if any veggies, a fiber source. Oddly enough, the closest I've found was Active Life...a food many wish would get back into production!
Re dry cat food...to have a short and simple ingredients list - such as California Natural Chicken and Rice.
Some brands I respect:
PetGuard, Felidae, Natural Balance (some, not all their formulas), Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care, Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul, California Natural Chicken and Rice.