Originally Posted by KittyGoneWild
For anyone feeding their kitties Iams, which is what I was previously keeping mine on, as I was told it was a "top notch cat food", I've switched to Felidae, which is by far, a better quality. I live in a small town. Really the only place to buy cat food other than Wal-Mart or a grocery chain is Pet Supplies PLUS.
I was paying $27.99 for a 20 lb. bag of Iams Original or Multi-cat formula. The 20 lb. bag of Felidae Cat and Kitten formula I bought yesterday was $28.99. Only $1.00 difference! My kitties are my children, and deserve the best I can give them. If you're using Iams, please look into Felidae or another better quality food. I've even talked my brother into switching his kitty from Iams.
Why switch? can you tell me why iams isnt as good as this other brand? you said switch but didnt give the reason why, I have feed my cats iams for over a year now and have noticed a change in them. I always got what ever was cheapest, as far as i was concerned they were lucky I got them any thing, if they were hungry go catch a mouse. But now being a cat person and raising cats I decided to get the best i could for them and ended up with iams, its the only thing that "honey" doesnt throw up, and after a litter of kittens my queen is healthy and doesnt loose weight like she did her first litter feeding friskies, 9 lives, ect. she had lost so much weight after her first litter she got sick and i had to bring her to the vets. now she doesnt loose weight. I have recently heard iams has lab animals that arent treated so well, but other then that i think the food is good quality, and there isn't too much more expensive then iams. so if some one gave me a real good reason to switch, i would be more then happy to check out other brands, untill then i guess iams it is, its certainly better then meow mix or some of the others with the red dyes that makes my "Honey" sick. I had heard of the Diamond, there was a pet store in my town that had it but they moved since then. I used it for my dogs, i was always a dog person and feed them what i thought was good food, (at the time it was pedigree lamb and rice) but my ex-boyfriends mother thought she was doing me a favor and bought any thing cheap, and i mean any thing, old roy, chuck wagon, all the bad ones, and when my boxer went bald, my vet asked my if i switched his food, and of course the answer was yes, he told me cheap food if its the same kind is better then switching foods, but some thing better quality and lamb would be best so thats when i found the diamond lamb and rice, and within weeks his coat was back and he looked great, but she closed her store shortly after that and i went back to pedigree, and i have never seen diamond since but it was a good food, and very costly. But seriously, i would like to know if i shouldnt be feeding iams, but i want good solid facts, like i said my cats like it, and i like they way they look now compared to what they did before. thanx