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Purina Kit 'N' Kaboodle

post #1 of 41
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Does anyone else use this? Has anyone heard of it? I have never seen it mentioned anywhere. (is curious about others' opinions)
post #2 of 41
yep, I use that or friskies chef's blend to feed my cats. Both foods are basically the same, just different names. Its a bit cheaper too then friskies. They sell it at our local K-mart.
post #3 of 41
My opinion is to avoid it. There are much better foods, in a range of prices, out there. Here are the first ingredients (with the unlisted ones the vitamins and minerals): Ingredients:
Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, chicken by-product meal, beef tallow preserved with BHA, fish meal, turkey by-product meal, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, salt, brewers dried yeast, animal digest..

Preferably you want a food that has a meat source in the first ingredients - not ground yellow corn (and preferably you want a food with NO ground corn), the most prevalent protein source in this food is the second listed ingredient - corn gluten meal - and that is not what you want as the main protein source. I would also not want to feed my cat soybean meal, or chicken by-product meal. BHA is a preservative that some feel is very unsafe - I frankly try not to eat anything if I can help it with either BHA or BHT myself, and sure do not wish to feed it to my cats.

Animal digest has very poor nutritional value (Imo)...there is frankly only ONE ingredient in that entire list I liked - fish meal.

Avoid this, is my advice.
post #4 of 41
well, when you cant afford to buy the better stuff, and the stores are a long drive away, its the best they've got. My mom has a 19 year old cat that lived on friskies all its life. Rosco is a good weight, happy, and healthy, with just a bit of ahearing problem. There is nothing else wrong with him. I for one am getting annoyed that people keep badgering me about the food I feed to my cat. Sorry that its not the best kind of stuff, but it's food, my cats like it, and it isnt hurting them to eat it. (Not directed to you because I know you werent directing that post to me but people keep saying this to me and though it is true it's bothersome)
post #5 of 41
I always try to remember to say feed the best you can afford. If you want, tell me what your choices are in your price range and where you shop, and I'd be glad to tell you which I feel is the best of them (if you want my opinion )
post #6 of 41
We all need to keep an open mind about the best ways to feed our furbabies. Knowledge about what cats need to thrive is improving. Many cats live totally indoors & cannot supplement their diets by hunting. Lets respect others opinions & value the fact that they took the time to post. Meow!
post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by BigOrangeMenace
well, when you cant afford to buy the better stuff, and the stores are a long drive away, its the best they've got. My mom has a 19 year old cat that lived on friskies all its life. Rosco is a good weight, happy, and healthy, with just a bit of ahearing problem. There is nothing else wrong with him. I for one am getting annoyed that people keep badgering me about the food I feed to my cat. Sorry that its not the best kind of stuff, but it's food, my cats like it, and it isnt hurting them to eat it. (Not directed to you because I know you werent directing that post to me but people keep saying this to me and though it is true it's bothersome)
The people talking to you are telling you this because it is the truth. Most of the commercial brand cat foods are heavy with fillers and dyes, and it is made to appeal to you, not to your cat. When pet food is processed, it comes out pure black, like charcoal mini broquets. It is the pet food manufacturers that decide to add dyes (some harmful if used over a long period of time) and fillers in order to change the color of the pet food. I mean really, would you buy pet food if it looked like charcoal? The people bothering you may simply want to educate you on what is best for your pet, and if you can't afford quality food for your cat, it is more than likely their opinon of why do you then have one?

Because of Pat having to deal with various illnesses in her senior cats, she is skilled and knowledgeable about what foods are good, and what foods are inferior. Just because it appeals to your eye, or fits your pocket book, does not mean that it is the best thing for your cat to eat. Stay away from the brightly colored foods and go more towards the brownish kibble, and feed canned food to help replace the moisture the cats are losing when they are forced to eat only dry.
post #8 of 41
Ditto what Pat and Hissy said...
post #9 of 41
I agree as well. You have to remember that this is a message board. If you post a topic asking for advice or reviews about a certain product, you can't expect everyone to have peachy keen replies. In my opinion, the price often reflects the quality. The cheaper the food, the worse ingredients there are.
post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by starlie
I agree as well. You have to remember that this is a message board. If you post a topic asking for advice or reviews about a certain product, you can't expect everyone to have peachy keen replies. In my opinion, the price often reflects the quality. The cheaper the food, the worse ingredients there are.
that is a 50/50 look at the major on tv ad ones ..lol.. I saw a bag with nearly identical reading that was 8 buck s for a 3 lb vs a grocery at 3.50
post #11 of 41
That's true if you're talking name brand/generic food.
post #12 of 41
no to " name brands..
post #13 of 41
No to any brand sold in a grocery store.
post #14 of 41
I would like to note....Science Diet is pretty pricey....and well not all that wonderfull with ingridents...just a thought.

Kit N Kaboodle is not bad...the ingridents are not so great but there are worst foods out there IMO..

Ie...Alley Cat..
post #15 of 41
Can anyone tell me what ya'll thin about Purina Fancy Feast Gourmet Gold??
post #16 of 41
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Originally Posted by Big-Cat-Fan
Can anyone tell me what ya'll thin about Purina Fancy Feast Gourmet Gold??
It's junk too! The canned FF are not all that bad but the dry is junk!

The BEST DRY food out there is EVO made by the Innova people and then just down from that is felidae or wellness.

Cats are carnivors and do not utilize grains and Evo has NO grains!

NOW my Vet said the SD has cooked grains and so they are broken down and OK for a cat but I still do not think so!
post #17 of 41
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Originally Posted by Big-Cat-Fan
Can anyone tell me what ya'll thin about Purina Fancy Feast Gourmet Gold??
Yup..I reviewed this elsewhere...bottom line, my cats adore it, I abhor it...poor nutritional value (imo).
post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Yup..I reviewed this elsewhere...bottom line, my cats adore it, I abhor it...poor nutritional value (imo).
Glad yours like..lmao.. is it a treat....lmao.. sorry
post #19 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyBabies
It's junk too! The canned FF are not all that bad but the dry is junk!

The BEST DRY food out there is EVO made by the Innova people and then just down from that is felidae or wellness.

Cats are carnivors and do not utilize grains and Evo has NO grains!

NOW my Vet said the SD has cooked grains and so they are broken down and OK for a cat but I still do not think so!
Are yours eating evo??? I was told a lps that evo was for dieting animals... lol.. I cant see it .. pm me if they are on it ..

All pet foods9 commercial not raw) are cooked most are extruded at temps between 250-450 and some are baked at temps up to 500 degrees
post #20 of 41
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Originally Posted by sharky
Glad yours like..lmao.. is it a treat....lmao.. sorry
Hey...you should know better...I have a lot of respect for some treats...they are not all junk, not at all! But yup, when I tested this, they couldn't eat it fast enough, it was just amazing. Too bad I then read the ingredients list
post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Hey...you should know better...I have a lot of respect for some treats...they are not all junk, not at all! But yup, when I tested this, they couldn't eat it fast enough, it was just amazing. Too bad I then read the ingredients list
I thought about it but i read the label first...
post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by sharky
I thought about it but i read the label first...
Truth is, I've done so many reviews, I was running out of cat foods to review, and this was new. So yah, I knew the ingredients were ucky before I let them try it, but man, their reaction was something!
post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Truth is, I've done so many reviews, I was running out of cat foods to review, and this was new. So yah, I knew the ingredients were ucky before I let them try it, but man, their reaction was something!
Yeah well I understand , I am gluten intolerant but I still sneak some wheat
post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Hey...you should know better...I have a lot of respect for some treats...they are not all junk, not at all! But yup, when I tested this, they couldn't eat it fast enough, it was just amazing. Too bad I then read the ingredients list
i know, this is SO annoying! i keep trying new, healthy foods for my indoor babies...they keep begging for the friskies i buy for the outside cats... what to do, what to do - they are driving me crazy! i think i'm going to try the chicken soup, & if they don't respond, we're going back to natural balance - at least Pixel seemed to like it ok! these new cats - you'd think they'd eat anything, having been strays, but NO!
post #25 of 41
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Originally Posted by laureen227
these new cats - you'd think they'd eat anything, having been strays, but NO!
I think they are born trained...now when you have a home, you train your human this way... hah! It's genetically coded, a feline finicky gene!
post #26 of 41
I use Kit 'N Kaboom Le with KiKi. Here's my problem- I'm guilty of not giving her of the proper nutrition she deserves- and both she and I are suffering because of it. I can't afford to buy her any of the healthier foods (not that I would know what is THE BEST for her.) My problem is that yes she eats the food just great but is putting out some REALLY BAD gas. What do I give her something for the gas?
post #27 of 41

The only thing you can do for the gas is to switch your cat to a better higher quality diet.  Kit N Kaboodle is full of ingredients cats shouldn't have and have a hard time digesting, hence causing the gas.  Cats are carnivores.  Find a higher quality diet for your cat and the gas will probably go away.

post #28 of 41
I guess I'll have to put up with the flatulence until I buy the next bag of cat food. I simply just go out and buy another bag mid-stream. What do you recommend?
post #29 of 41
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul is a good budget food.
post #30 of 41
Do you know where I can buy this at? I live on Social Security. I'm also trying to veterinarian in Colorado Springs you can take payments.
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