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Foster & Smith Kitten Food

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I just read an article that listed the top 6 dry kitten foods. Number one was Foster & Smith's Chicken & Brown Rice Formula. After all the reading I've done on the topic, the ingredients look pretty impressive to me. Sophie came to us with a bag of Hill's Science Diet from the shelter, and is still finishing that, but I am looking for a permanent brand to feed her once this is gone. What do you all think of this? Here are the ingredients for the F & S Kitten:

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Rice, Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, citric acid, and rosemary), Whole Barley, Chicken Liver, Fish Meal, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Egg Product, Herring Oil, Pea Fiber, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Whole Blueberries, Whole Cranberries, Kelp, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Tomatoes, Vitamin E Supplement, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Garlic, Dehydrated Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate (source of chelated Zinc), Iron Proteinate (source of chelated Iron), Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Proteinate (source of chelated Manganese), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Cobalt Proteinate (source of chelated Cobalt), Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Proteinate (source of chelated Copper), Beta Carotene, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (source of Iodine), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Sulfate, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K activity), Sodium Selenite.

Sorry that's so long, copied & pasted it. Would appreciate your feedback! Thanks!
post #2 of 4
I dont feed garlic to cats so I wouldnt suggest this one.. Do you live near a Petco or Petsmart?? If you do I would look at natural choice by nutro... royal canin ( if grd corn isnt an issue) and lastly due to it being all stage natural balance
post #3 of 4
I would not use any food with garlic in it. Given that Fosters and Smith has an article on their site by a vet explaining why not to use garlic, I've found it very interesting that they (especially as vets) decided to include it in their cat products.

Other than that, my only comment would be there are a lot of grains here - I'd prefer in my ultimate food to skip the blueberries, sweet potatoes and having so many grains and so many protein sources, for one with only one or two proteins, and lower overall in carbs.
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I picked her up some Nutro kitten cans for now. Little piggy, she loves it!! She's still finishing the Hill's that they gave me when I got her at the shelter. I'm still trying to decide what new dry food to introduce, but am strongly considering Chicken Soup. There is only one place that sells it, but it's right next the the grocery store where we shop, so no biggie. Thanks all!
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