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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Can someone please take a look at this website and it has the ingredients for this Science Diets food.
Is this a good food for my cats?
If not what is the best one?



http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/p...3S3W2B2FR34R49
post #2 of 15
I'm fairly new to cats and cat food... but from the reading I've done so far, I would say that no, this doesn't seem like a good food at all.

Corn is a filler... at best it is useless (or possibly harmful) to cats.

Other people who know more about this might correct me on this, but my impression is that good cat food should have as little corn as possible. Rice is also a filler but I don't think it's as bad as corn. It still shouldn't be the first ingredients.

Look for something that is made mostly of meat. Good ingredients would be something like "chicken" (better than "chicken meal" or "chicken by-products") or other types of meats.

Overall, I'm not impressed with Science diet foods. I think you can find something much better for the price.
post #3 of 15
I have learned since being here that Science Diet is recommended by many vets as they potentially get profits from recommending it.
That being said, I have heard that Science Diet is a good food for certain medical conditions.

But I agree with the poster above, the first ingredient is corn gluten meal (whatever that is, it sounds horrible) and then meal and chicken fat.

When researching, and getting various tips from others, I learned that the first ingredient should at least be a good protein meat source, like chicken or lamb and it shouldn't contain corn fillers (or animal fats or by products)...

Good luck!
post #4 of 15
Looking at the ingredients I see that corn gluten is the first listed ingredient...that means it's the highest in proportion to all the other ingredients. Even worse, it has not one, not two, but three other grains. Is a cat's normal diet grains? A cat goes "meow", not "moo"!!

I'm not familiar with the pricing on this particular SD product, but if it's priced in line with the other SD products, you should easily be able to buy a much higher premium cat food for about the same price. But you're doing the right thing by reading the ingredients list and asking for advice...that's more than a lot of people do!!
post #5 of 15
The ingredients don't impress me. There are brands out there with higher quality ingredients and probably cost the same as SD. Innova, Felidae, Natural Balance, Chicken Food for the Cat Lover's Soul, and California Natural are all brands I would recommend. I also noticed that Iams/SD is more expensive than the higher quality brands (at least in my area it is). A bag of Iams or SD costs about $15-$20 where as the other brands costs about $12-$14 (depending on the formula).
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
OK... thank all you guys for the advice.... can any one give me a brand of food they use that is good?
post #7 of 15
I use Felidae, and I ditto the others mentioned by Starlie.
post #8 of 15
The pet stores in my area carry the brands I mentioned above, as well as Merrick. But right now, Miko & Kionu eat Natural Balance (Venison & Peas) in dry and Natural Balance Ultra Premium in canned. Sebastian eats Felidae Chicken in canned. I've had success with all the brands except Merrick. Their canned food was a bit soupy and the boys didn't like it.
post #9 of 15
I wouldnt reccomend SD at all. Its all fillers, and priced like a preiumum food. thats what makes me mad. that and the deal with the vets. I personally feed all my little ones Purina Pro Plan, they have diffrent flavours. I use Chicken and Rice for kittens and Adults. It works for me and the first ingrident is real meat. The kids all have great coats, and love it, and not so stinky in the box A PLUS!

My dogs also get it (the dog version that is lol), and I am always getting asked about the Basset hounds coat and how I keep her weight so good
post #10 of 15
The only S/D I ever use is the one the vet prescribes , lucky for me it is only the canned since my vet likes other brands better

I like nutro , natural balance these are highly available at petco and petsmart evan some feed stores ... My Zoey is trying Evo by innova results are not all in... She loves feline caviar, very similiar to nutros natural choice just more fat and omega 6 and 3 ..

I look for meal or meat since meat can contain other things like tendons and is mostly h2o so since the pakage wts are before cooking chn falls to 5 th or 6 th when cooked...so just for balance a little chn meal and chn is likely the best.. Corn gulten is a digestable protein some cats have trouble with it not like wheat so it depends on your cats..
Meal is the meat (ie prefer chn) minus the h2o and fat ..
post #11 of 15
The vets are all pushing Science Diet-but look at the ingredients. You want first ingredient to be meat, chicken, or fish-not corn. Also, Science Diet uses meat by-products, and you don't want that. There are much better foods out there.
Here is a link for you.
http://cats.about.com/cs/nutrition/t...drycatfood.htm
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by starlie
The ingredients don't impress me. There are brands out there with higher quality ingredients and probably cost the same as SD. Innova, Felidae, Natural Balance, Chicken Food for the Cat Lover's Soul, and California Natural are all brands I would recommend. I also noticed that Iams/SD is more expensive than the higher quality brands (at least in my area it is). A bag of Iams or SD costs about $15-$20 where as the other brands costs about $12-$14 (depending on the formula).
ohh. thank you so much for the great info!!
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all of you for all of the GREAT INFO!!!!!!

Lilo and Garfield (and soon the kittens) thank all of you!!
post #14 of 15
Good luck in your quest for food everyone will love
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone... I searched a couple of websites and one food that interested me was "Feline caviar" and it seems to be good. ALot of websites were very exspensive.
I found this website (below) that is much cheaper (for the food and also FRONTLINE PLUS).
They are also going to send me a free sample of it in 3-5 days.
I will let yall know what the furbabies think!!

Thanks to everyone for helping me make my cats as healthy as can be!!

http://www.canineadvantage.com/canin..._form_page.htm
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