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post #1 of 78
Thread Starter 
So, I went to Trader Joe's today (aka, the store I love to love), mostly because it is about 10 times cheaper than Whole Foods Market and has many of the same things availible for people.

Today, I stumbled uopn their cat food. Right now, Lola is in the kitchen pounding down some of their wet food...she appears to love it (the saice especially) and instead of looking like some unidentified meat-related product, it has REAL crab meat in it. Smells good, even to me! The ingredients list checks out for me and as far as I'm concerned, I'm feeding the cat meat I can identify...that's ok by me! It's also WAY cheaper than anything else I've fed, coming in at .59 per 5.5 oz can.

Then, there is the question of dry food. I just switched them, and they're doing fine on Nature's Variety, but TJ's sells a brand of cat food with a nearly identical ingredients list (actually, the TJ's cat food has more meat and meat-meal sources) for much cheaper. It's made by and company called Bench and Field and it's called Holistic Natural Feline. The website is here: http://www.benchandfield.com Anyone had any experience with this that they can tell me about?
post #2 of 78
CAT FOOD INGREDIENTS
Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken, Brewers Rice Flour, Ground Corn, Beef Tallow (naturally preserved with Vitamin E [natural mixed Tocopherols] and Ascorbic Acid [Vitamin C]), Dried Beet Pulp, Egg Product, Meat Meal, Fishmeal, Brewers Dried Yeast, DL-Methionine, Lecithin, Monosodium Phosphate, Poultry Digest, Potassium Chloride, Salt (Sodium Chloride), Choline Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Inositol, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Taurine, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid.

The items in read arent worth much... chn by product meal is broad since it can be organs to heads and feet... ground corn is my lowest 3 on grains for a cat ... meat meal could include some very yukky things ... the blue highlights are foods that I try not to feed much of....

this reads very close to a 9.99 a 20 lbh bag food
post #3 of 78
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky
CAT FOOD INGREDIENTS
Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken, Brewers Rice Flour, Ground Corn, Beef Tallow (naturally preserved with Vitamin E [natural mixed Tocopherols] and Ascorbic Acid [Vitamin C]), Dried Beet Pulp, Egg Product, Meat Meal, Fishmeal, Brewers Dried Yeast, DL-Methionine, Lecithin, Monosodium Phosphate, Poultry Digest, Potassium Chloride, Salt (Sodium Chloride), Choline Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Inositol, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Taurine, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid.

The items in read arent worth much... chn by product meal is broad since it can be organs to heads and feet... ground corn is my lowest 3 on grains for a cat ... meat meal could include some very yukky things ... the blue highlights are foods that I try not to feed much of....

this reads very close to a 9.99 a 20 lbh bag food
Are we looking at the same ingredients list? This is the one I see...


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For cats of all ages and the owners who love them. Holistic Natural â„¢ Feline Formula is the right choice. It's naturally preserved, fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, and made with certified organically grown chicken plus a bounty of wholesome, healthful ingredients including:

* Nature's Greens: sun-cured alfalfa, organically grown dandelion leaves & kelp
* Healthful Fruits & Veggies: peas, carrots, sweet potato, apples, cranberries & more
* Omega 6 / Omega 3 from menhaden oil, flaxseed & chicken fat for healthy skin & coat
* 3 primary Antioxidants:
Vitamins A, E & C plus beta-carotene & glucosamine for a healthy immune system
* Oatmeal & Chicory Root Extract for a healthy digestive system

Holistic Natural Feline
Formula Pet Foods
Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat (Naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid and Rosemary Extract), Chicken, Pork Meal, Lamb, Oatmeal, Menhaden Oil, Flaxseed, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Brewers Dried Yeast, Chicken Liver Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Blueberries, Dried Whole Apple, Sweet Potato, Dehydrated Kelp, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Dandelion, Cranberry Powder, Chicory Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol, Bisulfite, Calcium Pantothernate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid, Inositol Polysaccharide Complexes (sequestered), Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Calcium Iodate, Taurine, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate, Yucca Schigera Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein
Crude Fat
Crude Fiber
Moisture
Magnesium
Ash
Taurine
Omega 5
Omega 3 \t

not less than 32%
not less than 20%
not more than 3.7%
not more than 10%
not more than 0.095%
not more than 4.3%
not less than 0.17%
3.9%
0.49%
post #4 of 78
http://benchandfield.com/super_cat.p...bd1600194835f9

thats the one the link you gave pulls up
post #5 of 78
Sorry ... i pulled the super premium not holistic off the site... I would get yelled at by my vet for the pork .... alfalfa aint great Pat posted an article I will link it if I find it..lol..I am not a fruit and veggies fan since cats aare carnivores and prefer to give them as treats... but over all it looks good enough to try ... I miss TJs
post #6 of 78
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky
Sorry ... i pulled the super premium not holistic off the site... I would get yelled at by my vet for the pork .... alfalfa aint great Pat posted an article I will link it if I find it..lol..I am not a fruit and veggies fan since cats aare carnivores and prefer to give them as treats... but over all it looks good enough to try ... I miss TJs
Hmmm...my cats haven't had any tummy problems with alfalfa foods...Maybe it's not all cats? Fruits and veggies don't bother me so much...they're not necessarily necessary, but it doesn't seem to hurt my two, nor have I seen any arguments against using some fruits and veggies in commercial food other than from raw/homemade purists (I am not one of them.)

We'll give it a try eventually and report back, I think.

I'm surprised no one has come along that actually uses it! TJ's is so a) wonderful and b) popular, that I'm kind of surprised it isn't discussed here....or maybe it has, since I can't do a search
post #7 of 78
Some of the Trader Joe's flavors are actually suitable (if going by phosphorous content) for crf kitties, I've heard good things about it.

The dry food, I went to the link to read the ingredients, and for what it's worth, there is some concern (recently posted a link to an article mentioning the effects it can have on a kitty - inc. digestive/intestinal upset) that alfalfa is not a plant to be fed to cats, and if one did have a kitty with any kidney issues, I'd not want to feed it dandelion which as I recall has a diuretic effect.

Other than that (and the fact that I'm personally not into a ton of fruits and veggies in my cat's food) it looked pretty good
post #8 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by lionessrampant
Hmmm...my cats haven't had any tummy problems with alfalfa foods...Maybe it's not all cats?
Here is the article link, you can decide for yourself click here
post #9 of 78
The Trader Joes wet food is very good, it is equivient to the other premium brands at 1/2 the price, it has no by products or meal. I do not care much for their dry food though, all fillers and the main ingredient is Chicken Meal which can be just about any part of the chicken ground up. But I give a big thumbs up for the wet food (And at my local store its just$0.45 per 5.5oz can )
post #10 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRod1
The Trader Joes wet food is very good, it is equivient to the other premium brands at 1/2 the price, it has no by products or meal. I do not care much for their dry food though, all fillers and the main ingredient is Chicken Meal which can be just about any part of the chicken ground up. But I give a big thumbs up for the wet food (And at my local store its just$0.45 per 5.5oz can )
chn meal is chn minus entreils( organs) feathers beeks feet most of the fat and h2o removed ... 1lb chn meal = 5lbs of chn... basically it is meat and bone of the chn without the fat and h2o
post #11 of 78
I like the TJ's store brand foods, and they definitely are cost effective.
post #12 of 78
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Here is the article link, you can decide for yourself click here
That's so weird! I just read that and as you know, Leo has problems with many foods and he and Lola just had terrible stool and started vomitting after using Ivo exclusively, so I switched them to Nature's Variety Prairie which has alfalfa. This is the first time I have seen their stool formed in a while and no one has vomitted since I started feeding it....interesting article, though, so I'll keep my eyes peeled for those symptoms and report back!
post #13 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky
chn meal is chn minus entreils( organs) feathers beeks feet most of the fat and h2o removed ... 1lb chn meal = 5lbs of chn... basically it is meat and bone of the chn without the fat and h2o


I am talking about the Wet food. I don't care for the dry food. The wet food ingredients are for the Turkey and Giblets wet food are


Turkey Broth, Turkey, Giblets, Ocean Fish, Chicken, Oat Bran, Rice Flour, Fish Protein Concentrate, Lecithin, salt, potassium chloried, guar gum, minerals(iron Amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, colbalt amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, maganese amino acid chelate, sodium selenite potassium iodide), Vitamins (VitaminE, A, D3, B12 supplements, Thiamine Monoitrate, Niacin, d-Calcium pantothenate, pytidoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 9%min
Crude Fat 5% min
Crude Fiber 1%max
Moisture 78%max
Ash 1.9% max
Magnesium 0.025% max
Taurine 0.05% min.

Very Different from the Dry food. It is also made by Trader Joes, not the above mention company, they only make the dry food that I don't care for either. The wet food has no mention of any type of animal by-products.
post #14 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRod1
I am talking about the Wet food. I don't care for the dry food. The wet food ingredients are for the Turkey and Giblets wet food are


Turkey Broth, Turkey, Giblets, Ocean Fish, Chicken, Oat Bran, Rice Flour, Fish Protein Concentrate, Lecithin, salt, potassium chloried, guar gum, minerals(iron Amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, colbalt amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, maganese amino acid chelate, sodium selenite potassium iodide), Vitamins (VitaminE, A, D3, B12 supplements, Thiamine Monoitrate, Niacin, d-Calcium pantothenate, pytidoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine.


Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 9%min
Crude Fat 5% min
Crude Fiber 1%max
Moisture 78%max
Ash 1.9% max
Magnesium 0.025% max
Taurine 0.05% min.

Very Different from the Dry food. It is also made by Trader Joes, not the above mention company, they only make the dry food that I don't care for either. The wet food has no mention of any type of animal by-products.

Gotcha //// see I have never seen a meal in a wet food... off to read some labels
post #15 of 78
I know this thread is old but anyone else using TJ's cat food? I have been as of late feeding them the Bench & Field dry food and they love it! Just wanted to know if its any good for them? Used to feed them Wellness dry but money is becoming very scarce right now so we need to cut down on some things. If this TJ's dry food is bad for them, I will quickly switch them back to their Wellness.
post #16 of 78
yeah, - a year or so ago I checked out the ingredients of the dry - then wrote a letter to TJ's complaining - I haven't looked at the package recently - needless to say - I haven't purchased the dry because of the poor ingredients that were listed a few years ago

we've been buying the canned for a while - lately all 4 that have been on it are just walking away - so, I'm trying other canned food - Wellness, or anything they will eat.
post #17 of 78
I've switched Larry over to their wet food. Sort of impressed with the low cost and the lists of ingredients. Larry loves it, and gobbles it up, and it's cheaper!!! I feed him Wellness dry and TJ's wet. I just can't afford the Wellness wet food anymore, so I figured this arrangement would work.

Larry's happy with it.
post #18 of 78
I'm extremely impressed (so far) with TJ's *wet* food! The first 4 ingredients are meat, and NO by-products. The FIRST ingredient in Hills cd wet IS by-products! Morty was put on the Hills cd after he developed Struvite crystals and bladder infection. His first problem like that ever, and not until he was 10! I blame myself because I had him on grocery store dry, and grocery store (cheap) friskies canned food for years.

The dry was iams senior and he would only get 2 small measured amounts; once morning, once late afternoon. His midday meal was 1/3 can of the wet. I know now that he was very likely dehydrated with all the dry and little wet, and now I also know why he loved to drink from the bathroom faucet each morning while I shaved! He wasn't getting enough water otherwise! I am absolutely convinced that years of this regimen led to his bladder infection/blockage! I'm only surprised he didn't develop it long ago!

I carefully read and compared the analysis breakdown between the cd wet and TJ wet, and they are almost identical. My research also concluded that too much magnesium contributes to urinary problems, and the mag. percentage on TJ is 0.025%, vs 0.02% for cd, so not much difference. So the choice for Morty is simple. .59 cents for 5.5oz TJ, or $1.50 for 5.5oz CD. No brainer.

PS: Now that he's been on an exclusively WET food diet, plus I always mix in some bottled water, he has stopped drinking out of the bathroom faucet!
post #19 of 78
Just my opinion, and I also have a cat who had struvite crystals....please please please consult with the vet before changing from prescription food. Although to a lay person the ingredients in Hills C/D, let's say, may not look great, to me the proof is in the pudding - does the cat stay healthy on C/D. In my case - yes he does, as shown in follow-up urine draws.

That said, it certainly wouldn't hurt showing a vet the TJ wet and asking about substituting it for C/D - but, I myself, will never change from prescription foods without making sure my vet is on board with the change.
post #20 of 78
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post
Just my opinion, and I also have a cat who had struvite crystals....please please please consult with the vet before changing from prescription food. Although to a lay person the ingredients in Hills C/D, let's say, may not look great, to me the proof is in the pudding - does the cat stay healthy on C/D. In my case - yes he does, as shown in follow-up urine draws.

That said, it certainly wouldn't hurt showing a vet the TJ wet and asking about substituting it for C/D - but, I myself, will never change from prescription foods without making sure my vet is on board with the change.
This is my opinion too, and shared my many; Vets get nice "kickbacks" for selling Hill's, which is insanely expensive, VERY fattening--there quote to me was': "Yeah, canned cd really packs on the weight".

I thought to myself, that's just great! Now Morty has a real chance of developing other problems, like diabetes! I found out that what makes CD canned good for preventing urinary problems is LOW MAGNESIUM, but "low" is considered anything below 1.2%. CD is 0.02%, and TJ is 0.025%. Both are well below 1.2%. Other than that, TJ has NO by-products. CD does. Ash%, protein, and the rest are all pretty much the same levels.

And I already know the answer I'll get from my vet, because they have a vested interest in SELLING CD. Why would they say ANYTHING they don't sell would be ok, including a raw diet, which by all accounts is far and away the best food you can feed your cats?

One reason: PROFIT! If you go to a Ford dealer, do think the salesman would recommend anything but a Ford? Why would he? He wants to sell you HIS product so he can put food on the table.

I'll be keeping a sharp eye on Morty, and if he ends up with another blockage/infection, I'll get him treatment again, and never balk about CD again! But it just seems to me that there's something terribly amiss when you vet tells you there is NO OTHER FOOD ON THE PLANET I can give my cat, other than what they sell! AND, that by feeding him CD for life, he WILL get fatter, and fatter, and FATTER! Yeah, that sounds like great plan...NOT!
post #21 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by darlili View Post
Just my opinion, and I also have a cat who had struvite crystals....please please please consult with the vet before changing from prescription food. Although to a lay person the ingredients in Hills C/D, let's say, may not look great, to me the proof is in the pudding - does the cat stay healthy on C/D. In my case - yes he does, as shown in follow-up urine draws.

That said, it certainly wouldn't hurt showing a vet the TJ wet and asking about substituting it for C/D - but, I myself, will never change from prescription foods without making sure my vet is on board with the change.


Vets don't get kick backs from selling the c/d. They carry it as a convenience to their customers, and the space for storage is a problem for many vets. They could just as easily write you a prescription and force you to get it elsewhere.

In many cases c/d (or other prescription food) IS the only thing that will keep the cat healthy and crystal free.

My Mazy is one. Yes I had to adjust her feedings, because she gained weight initially. It wasn't hard to do. She's been on the c/d for 5 1/2 years now. I have tried several times to switch her to a high quality non prescription canned food. The crystals always come back. She is not over weight. She has a nice soft coat and is very energetic. And most importantly, she is crystal free.

Please be very wary and watch your cat extremely closely. FLUTD in males is extremely dangerous.
post #22 of 78
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Originally Posted by otto View Post


Vets don't get kick backs from selling the c/d. They carry it as a convenience to their customers, and the space for storage is a problem for many vets. They could just as easily write you a prescription and force you to get it elsewhere.

In many cases c/d (or other prescription food) IS the only thing that will keep the cat healthy and crystal free.

My Mazy is one. Yes I had to adjust her feedings, because she gained weight initially. It wasn't hard to do. She's been on the c/d for 5 1/2 years now. She is not over weight. She has a nice soft coat and is very energetic. And most importantly, she is crystal free.

Please be very wary and watch your cat extremely closely. FLUTD in males is extremely dangerous.
Haha, I should not have used that term, "kickbacks". I actually just repeated what I had read in a different cat forum. But they certainly make a profit selling it! They are in business just like anyone else, and are not going to sell someone else's product out of the kindess of their heart, and not make a dime doing it! Same goes for all the other products they sell.

But rather than blindly trust your vet and take as gospel what they say about the food your cats should eat, have you researched exactly WHAT is it about CD canned that makes it--in the opinion of at least MY vet--the ONLY food I should feed my cat? If it's not the ingredients, and/or the quality thereof, and the percentages in the "guaranteed analysis", then what "magical" qualities does CD have, that other premium cat foods don't? Inquiring minds need to know.

Edit: I just called two local vets and asked them what makes CD canned a 'prescription' food? And what makes it specifically helpful for cats with urinary issues. Neither could answer that question.
post #23 of 78
All I know is that I will follow protocols set by vet schools and the experience of hundreds, sorry, thousands, of vets. C/D is not the only prescription line carried for urinary health, but is one of the most easily available. But, any vet will prescribe one of the other prescription foods as needed.

In my case, my vet worked with me (and straight way mentioned that CD is calorie dense) to find the correct portion size. My male has lost weight on it. And, I honestly don't find the pricing out of line with premium foods available outside vet offices, given the portion sizes I feed.

Vets don't make a huge profit on prescription foods, or rabies shots, etc. In fact, when I think about it, I wonder why vet fees and prices are so low, considering the number of trained staff they have to have on hand, the equipment and the continuing professional education.

Were I a certified feline nutritionist, and a DVM, I might feel myself qualified to analyze prescription foods. I'm not - nor are most folks on the internet, when you think about it. I want my cat to be healthy so I'm going to take the advice of the trained medical providers who see him at least twice a year. Now, that's just me.

But, please, make sure your cat is going in at least quarterly for urine analysis if you change foods AMA - and be extremely vigilant regarding his bathroom habits. It also doesn't hurt to have a senior panel run twice a year, just to catch any medical issues early.
post #24 of 78
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post
All I know is that I will follow protocols set by vet schools and the experience of hundreds, sorry, thousands, of vets. C/D is not the only prescription line carried for urinary health, but is one of the most easily available. But, any vet will prescribe one of the other prescription foods as needed.

In my case, my vet worked with me (and straight way mentioned that CD is calorie dense) to find the correct portion size. My male has lost weight on it. And, I honestly don't find the pricing out of line with premium foods available outside vet offices, given the portion sizes I feed.

Vets don't make a huge profit on prescription foods, or rabies shots, etc. In fact, when I think about it, I wonder why vet fees and prices are so low, considering the number of trained staff they have to have on hand, the equipment and the continuing professional education.

Were I a certified feline nutritionist, and a DVM, I might feel myself qualified to analyze prescription foods. I'm not - nor are most folks on the internet, when you think about it. I want my cat to be healthy so I'm going to take the advice of the trained medical providers who see him at least twice a year. Now, that's just me.

But, please, make sure your cat is going in at least quarterly for urine analysis if you change foods AMA - and be extremely vigilant regarding his bathroom habits. It also doesn't hurt to have a senior panel run twice a year, just to catch any medical issues early.
Low??? You haven't been to MY vet! But again, you are not answering, or simply avoiding my concern, which is, what are the ingredients in CD that makes it a prescription food? And what makes it more effective in preventing crystals compared to other high quality canned cat foods? Wouldn't you at least like to know? I sure would.

I'm sure if your doctor wanted to put you on a special prescription diet, you would at least want to know WHAT was in it, wouldn't you? I sure would. But as I mentioned before, the ingredients are right there on the can, including the guaranteed analysis breakdown. Unless there is something not listed that makes CD so special, there is scant difference between it and TJ, for example. I still think the most important thing a cat MUST have is plenty of WATER!

I'm getting a cat fountain later today, since he used to love drinking from running faucets. Keeping your cat(s) sufficiently hydrated will help immensely, in preventing FUS and related problems. So Morty has now gone from a mostly low-grade dry diet, with inadequate water consumption for the last 10 years, to LOTS of water, NO DRY, and a high quality wet ONLY diet. I think he will not only be healthier, lose weight, but be happier and more contented. He already is!
post #25 of 78
Hills will be very happy to answer your questions about how their foods are made and why.

http://www.hillspet.com/products/prescription-diet.html

Mazy has been tried on other, all canned high quality diets several times. The crystals always come back. She is genetically prone to crystals and a prescription diet is the only diet that keeps her healthy. She likes the c/d, and it WORKS for her, and so I am happy with that.

Yes, I did a ton of research on FLUTD and diet when Mazy was first diagnosed, and I continue to read. You should feel free to do the same.

As to Vets making a profit, I certainly do not have a problem with that. If they didn't, they wouldn't be in business for long, and then where would we all be?

The on line stores that sell Hills Prescription c/d (with a prescription from the vet only) are not any less in price than what my vet charges.

I hope all your cat needs is a canned diet and the crystals don't return, and he doesn't block. For my cat, the only thing that works is a prescription diet.

Incidentally, regarding the price of food, Mazy's prescription diet is the least expensive food I buy.
post #26 of 78
To go back to TJ food I have to agree that it is a good food, especially for the price. My boy with IBD and chronic diarrhea was doing very well on it. Unfortunately though both my cats that eat wet food finally got tired of it and started to not want to eat it at all so we had to switch. My IBD cat now eats Fancy Feast because it's the only food he will eat enough of which is a huge issue.
post #27 of 78
... according to Dr. Pierson - website: http://www.catinfo.org/

even though your cat is drinking a lot of water, (when on a dry food diet) that amount still only provides 1/2 of the water needs that your cat has to flush out the bladder.

Quote:
A cat consuming a predominantly dry-food diet does drink more water than a cat consuming a canned food diet, but in the end, when water from all sources is added together (what’s in their diet plus what they drink), the cat on dry food consumes approximately half the amount of water compared with a cat eating canned food.
I'm not sure how the prescription Dry makes up for that ????, that's why I give the dry - Prescription - only as treats.
post #28 of 78
I usually feed both of my boys Wellness canned. Shadow, my feral is pretty picky and only likes one kind (Turkey and Salmon). I decided to try 2 of the TJ's wet foods this week. He loved them both. I will definitely be back for more next week.
post #29 of 78
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Originally Posted by ShadowsRescue View Post
I usually feed both of my boys Wellness canned. Shadow, my feral is pretty picky and only likes one kind (Turkey and Salmon). I decided to try 2 of the TJ's wet foods this week. He loved them both. I will definitely be back for more next week.
RE: Trader Joes
Yes, our feral-born, and stray enjoy TJ's - often times over the Wellness Grainfree canned foods. This week they prefer the Chicken label, maybe next week they'll be back on the Turkey ??? - I absolutely do not give them the TJ's Tuna - I think that's how one of our other cats (KiKi) developed the crystals - the Tuna was the only food he wanted, and I stupidly gave it to him -, along with Natural Balance Ultra DRY food - boy!, was I setting him up for major problems - but, you live and you learn.

You may or may not know this, but as the Speciality Pet Store person told me, if the label shows fish as "ocean fish", it means the fish could be anything - not like Wellness "Turkey and Salmon" (a favorite here), or "Chicken & Herring" (another big favorite with our Buddy).
post #30 of 78
Contains Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol, which is toxic to the liver. Do not feed.

Oh, erm, the thread went off topic. This was in response to the original TJ's food we were talking about.
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