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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by sadheart
But see we buy like a 40 lb bag of catfood for like 20 dollars, thats all we can afford, and that lasts two months, it can't be that bad?
Its ually surefien or the Hy-Vee brand? BUt as I sadi they are outside cats, so they hunt
If your looking for a higher quilty brand without a mega$$ try to go to a feed store like Murdocks , they have premium brands for less than specialty pet stores( from what I have found ...
post #32 of 44
I feed mine Nutro Natural Complete kitten care one. It is a pink bag and not too expensive, they don't love it, but will eat it.
post #33 of 44
Mine have been on Science Diet for quite a while now. I had them on Iams, and my vet suggested taking them off it, as it's quite high in fat (and one of my cats is.. uh.. well.. let's just say a little chunky

Anyone else using Science Diet? Or have I succumbed to the Vet?

Every time I got to my local pet store, they keep trying to get me to switch to Nutrience, but my cats think that Nutrience is Candy, so I'm not going there.

I'm in Canada, and we can't get a lot of the brands that are mentioned on this board.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by jparnell
Mine have been on Science Diet for quite a while now. I had them on Iams, and my vet suggested taking them off it, as it's quite high in fat (and one of my cats is.. uh.. well.. let's just say a little chunky

Anyone else using Science Diet? Or have I succumbed to the Vet?

Every time I got to my local pet store, they keep trying to get me to switch to Nutrience, but my cats think that Nutrience is Candy, so I'm not going there.

I'm in Canada, and we can't get a lot of the brands that are mentioned on this board.
Let me tell you one thing-all the vets that I have been to push Science Diet as well, but judging by the list of ingredients, it's not a good food at all.
post #35 of 44
I make limited use of Science Diet -- occasionally Rocket gets pudding poop and I clear that up with the Sensitive Stomach formula. Also I use the Oral Care formula for treats / dental chews. But it's interesting that jparnell's vet said to switch from Iams to SD because Iams was too high in fat. I don't know how the percentages compare, but to me SD sure SEEMS high in fat. It FEELS greasy, and it SMELLS greasy. And the fat would make it quite tasty to cats.
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by irisanth
wellingtoncats- i feed royal canin too. my kitty loves it and her coat is super soft! i love how the kitten kibbles are so tiny
my guys get royal canin Sensible Choice Chicken & Rice adult formula for their kibble. they are doing well on it & their coats are nice. it's one of the foods my vet recommended for my crew.

for the original poster, i would recommend bumping up to Purina One if you can afford it. the ingredients are a bit better than the Cat Chow. otherwise Cat Chow is better than most of the cheapie foods out there. at least it doesn't have dyes in it. wal-mart & target carry Purina One, & target has regular sales on their pet foods & litter.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by coaster
I don't know how the percentages compare, but to me SD sure SEEMS high in fat. It FEELS greasy, and it SMELLS greasy. And the fat would make it quite tasty to cats.
Funny how that hasn't changed in years...I remember the icky smell and greasy feel of this when I tried it with my cats back in the late 80's/early '90s. My cats weren't impressed either!
post #38 of 44
When I took Annie to the vet, I asked him what food is best to feed them, and he said either Iams, Eukanuba, or Science Diet. They had SD there, so we bought a few cans. CJ and Billy wouldn't even eat over 2 bites of it! Let alone the kittens... they wouldn't get near it! We ended up giving the left over food to Biffy, my outside stray cat... I don't think he ate it either, but a feral something came and ate it at night.
post #39 of 44
I feed all my adult cats Purina Cat Chow, and they seem to like it just fine, then again, they will eat just about what ever is put in front of them.
My two kittens are on Fortum Brand Kitten food, which is Petcetera's own brand of food. They seem to like it alot, but looking at the ingrediants, Im not soo sure of its quality.
It's ingrediants are: Chicken By-Product Meal, brewers rice, ground corn, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, fish meal, dried whole eggs, and brewers dried yeast...etc,
Good?Bad?OK?
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by SimmyandNunny
Purina one, huh? I don't remember seeing that brand. I've seen the indoor formula, I'll have to look for that. Thanks so much! Very thoughtful of you to take the time to post that, I appreciate it.

your welcome sorry it took me a few days to come back to this thread. You can also look up Purina Pro plan, both are very similar. I know Purina One is doing a 30day Purina challange right now and many people have i spoken to are havign wonderful results.
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by Aquiel
I feed all my adult cats SD, and they seem to like it just fine, then again, they will eat just about what ever is put in front of them.
My two kittens are on Fortum Brand Kitten food, which is Petcetera's own brand of food. They seem to like it alot, but looking at the ingrediants, Im not soo sure of its quality.
It's ingrediants are: Chicken By-Product Meal, brewers rice, ground corn, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, fish meal, dried whole eggs, and brewers dried yeast...etc,
Good?Bad?OK?
By-product meal is not a great quality protein source, and I try to avoid foods that use ground corn, cracked corn, whole corn, corn meal. This would be a food I'd avoid if I had other choices I could obtain.
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
By-product meal is not a great quality protein source, and I try to avoid foods that use ground corn, cracked corn, whole corn, corn meal. This would be a food I'd avoid if I had other choices I could obtain.

okey dokey then!
post #43 of 44
CJ and Billy are on Iams, but Billy's getting fat again. After the kittens are weaned, they're all probably going back on Purina Kitten Chow.
post #44 of 44
Yay purina! got weight circles.. hehehe
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