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Whiskas...is it good?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I couldnt get my pack of Royal Canin, so Purchased Whiskas chicken dry kitten food. My kitty seems to love it. Anyway else have their kitties on Whiskas?

post #2 of 26
Let's put it this way - compare the ingredience - you will see that Wiskas is a much lower quality food than Royal Canin. Too many fillers for my taste!!!
post #3 of 26
Yes i agree, it's really cheap to buy here in the UK compared with some of the other quality foods around
post #4 of 26
Whiskas is basically, IMO, McDonald's for kitties. Poor quality ingredients at a cheap price. Not that I don't eat McD's myself every once in awhile, but I wouldn't feed Whiskas ALL the time--maybe every once in awhile as a treat if the kits really like it.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Whiskas is basically, IMO, McDonald's for kitties. Poor quality ingredients at a cheap price. Not that I don't eat McD's myself every once in awhile, but I wouldn't feed Whiskas ALL the time--maybe every once in awhile as a treat if the kits really like it.


True difference ROyal canin has no by products and the corn it has isnt the first three or so ingrediants
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Whiskas is basically, IMO, McDonald's for kitties. Poor quality ingredients at a cheap price. Not that I don't eat McD's myself every once in awhile, but I wouldn't feed Whiskas ALL the time--maybe every once in awhile as a treat if the kits really like it.
Wonderful. Could not have put it better.
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Whiskas is basically, IMO, McDonald's for kitties. Poor quality ingredients at a cheap price. Not that I don't eat McD's myself every once in awhile, but I wouldn't feed Whiskas ALL the time--maybe every once in awhile as a treat if the kits really like it.
my furkids get a handful, scattered on the floor, when i feed the ferals. they love that cheap cat food, but i don't like to feed it every day. i'll use it if i'm out of the good stuff, or as a treat [it's the only treat Pixel really likes!].
post #8 of 26
Totally agree with the others - Whiskas is garbage especially compared with RC and other premium brands, but at the same time it's not like all his fur is going to fall out after one meal of Whiskas. So if he likes it then you could feed it as a treat once in a while but not as his main diet.
post #9 of 26
Whiskas and Friskies are completely rubbish, but the cats like them cos they are salty. I put my Catsy and Wukong on a Friskies diet (wasn't able to get to proper pet store due to lack of transport) and Catsy developed a real bad gas problem and some diarrhoea. She's fart at us whenever she's happy and relaxed

Have since changed their diets (RC Healthy Cat for Catsy and Nutro Kitten for Wukong) and the farting is gone.
post #10 of 26
Think of it as eating Burger King...it's pretty tasty and it's convenient and cheap, and you won't die (or even get heart disease!) if you treat yourself to it once in a blue moon, but...would you feed yourself BK every single day?
post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 
aaww damn!! Over here only two brands are available, Royal Canin and Whiskas. As Royal canin was outta stock...I took a chance with Whiskas....I had no idea that it isnt healthy for kitties. Cat food is really expensive over here, even Whiskas... Sucks when you spend a lot for nothing.

Anyway thanks, next time i will be careful!
post #12 of 26
You can only do what you can do. Here in Bosnia I also have a hard time finding quality food, and often have to give them Whiskas or Friskies. I bring back large bags of Royal Canin and Hills when I go to the UK or France. Whiskas will not harm them as such - it is just not as nutritional as some others and could lead to obesity and such problems, especially if you overfeed them on it. I would cut down on the amount you give them of Whiskas and supplement with fresh food and vitamins if you can, to keep up their protein levels.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by altzarina
aaww damn!! Over here only two brands are available, Royal Canin and Whiskas. As Royal canin was outta stock...I took a chance with Whiskas....I had no idea that it isnt healthy for kitties. Cat food is really expensive over here, even Whiskas... Sucks when you spend a lot for nothing.

Anyway thanks, next time i will be careful!
Now I feel guilty for complaining that I have to drive across town to get my cat food. Twenty miles away I can get any cat food I want at the specialty pet store, but I complain about how far it is. You post is a reality check for me to be grateful for what I have available. Thanks.
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
Jennyrenson, that sounds like a decent idea.

Bytheway, anyone over here has their kitties on home food? I often give them boiled eggs, chicken, rice, bread and such stuff. They seem to love it and it sounds healthy too.

MaratWC: You have no idea how lucky you are! This isnt a cat friendly country at all, more of a doggie oriented nation. To find cat accessories and food is like a HUGE task here!!
post #15 of 26
Thanks for the input on food. My boys had been eating Friskies - until today. I went out at lunch and bought Royal Canin 27 (for indoor cats). Bob won't care too much, but I fear Freckles will protest. I guess when they get hungry enough they will eat. It's in their best interest.
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bob'sMom
Thanks for the input on food. My boys had been eating Friskies - until today. I went out at lunch and bought Royal Canin 27 (for indoor cats). Bob won't care too much, but I fear Freckles will protest. I guess when they get hungry enough they will eat. It's in their best interest.
Mix the friskies with the Rc ... if you feed a cup feed 3/4 cup friskies ,,1/4 Rc for about 3 days then 50/50 ..
post #17 of 26
I supplement with chicken, white and oily fish, eggs (whites must be cooked), with some rice sometimes. And mine love goats milk - they get a bowl every day. And I use cat vitamins and treats which I bring back from Western Europe. They also love some cheese sometimes.
post #18 of 26
Mine get Fancy feast gourmet gold and whiskas dry as treats only! I had a free coupon for whiskas and brought some home, Zakk smelt it right away and jumped in the bag!
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by altzarina

Bytheway, anyone over here has their kitties on home food? I often give them boiled eggs, chicken, rice, bread and such stuff. They seem to love it and it sounds healthy too.
I make lot's of cat food myself. I think that home cooked, when made right, is a lot healthier for cats than any commercial food. Perhaps you should check out this site:

http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm

If you now any German, this site is really good, there are also some useful English links there, click left "Links und Literaturhinweise".

http://www.savannahcat.de/katzenernaehrung.html

You can find lot's more by googling eg BARF and cat.
post #20 of 26
It gives my cats loose tummys so that is why I don't feed it.
post #21 of 26
Whiskas gives my two diarrhea too, although they love the stuff (but they don't get it any more)
post #22 of 26
Once in a while...my kits get meow mix wet food, or ...i cant remember the brand...whiskas..or friskies....but its called feline favorites..it has balls of carnation milk in it....My Kits LOVE the stuff.....

Other then that its Nutro dry...and IVD wet for them.......

but they sure appreciate those rare occassions though......
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
It gives my cats loose tummys so that is why I don't feed it.

what does that mean "loose tummys" if ya don't mind me asking, and why does that affect the food they eat???
post #24 of 26
Bridget, by "loose tummys" I mean diarrhea.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Bridget, by "loose tummys" I mean diarrhea.

Oh I getcha..... ...poor kits....

My kits have rock hard stomachs...they have never had diarrhea.....which i guess is a good thing
post #26 of 26
Mine don't either because they only get fed the best food
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