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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by MeowsersMom
Is there a reason not to overdo seafood flavors? One of my kitties likes seafood, but is also into chicken/turkey, etc. The other cat is a seafood junkie and hates other meat flavors.
When I was a teenager, our two cats were fed, primarily, a dry diet. When my mom spoke to the vet about introducing wet foods, he advised that we should be cautious of the ASH content in the foods we gave them. He said high concentrations of Ash led to frequent and persistant urinary tract infections. We noticed that the fishie flavors tended to have a higher ash concentration than ones with chicken, beef, turkey, etc.

I don't know if the logic behind that is still accurate, as that was information received 10-12 years ago. I've always been wary of Ash levels, even with subsequent felines I've had in my care. Does anyone know if there is any validity to the Ash correlation to UTIs in kitties?
post #32 of 49
Ash is simpley mineral content after food is burned... ash should be watch if uti is a problem, also watch mag and phos ... most better cat foods contain low to moderate ash now...
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by sharky
Have you tried Nutros pouches??
Lily loved the Nutro pouches, but Twitch has to swallow all food whole, so the bites are too big for her to manage. She cleans up any little bits Lily leaves behind.

I was going to order Merrick just a little bit ago. I piad $1.09 for the 5.5 oz cans. They want $1.79 for the same can! I wanted some of the smaller cans because neither of my babies will eat much canned food & Twitch doesn't seem to like it cold or reheated(she's as picky as I am!). They want $1.49 for the 3.2 oz cans. That's 40 cents more than I paid for the bigger can. lol I think we will be making a trip to Mankato this week sometime.
post #34 of 49
I like buying single pouches of food to see if my cat likes it, but annoyingly kitten food is only available in multi-pack pouches... grrrr....

I prefer wet food, as my cat really doesn't like drinking (the only thing he likes is pet-smart own brand cat milk), that limits my choice in kitten food to Whiskas and Felix. Felix stinks worse than what comes out at the other end, so we stick to Whiskas. I have noticed they also do their supermeat-variety for kittens in cans, so we have had some of those (about half the price of pouches!). I have noticed, my cat pretty much likes everything, as long as it isn't the same stuff day after day. So I vary between chunks in gravy, chunks in Jelly, Kitten-Variety Supermeat and Hi-Life pouches. The hi-life ones are for adult cats, but seem to have more protein than Whiskas Kitten stuff, so as an occasional treat they should be fine for him.

A question to the German member:
I have tried Lidl cat food on my other cat before, but he really didn't like it. Is Aldi better, or is it the same stuff ? I have a Lidl near here, but have to drive to the other side of London for Aldi.....I might though, just to check if they do Leberkaese there and if the cat food is worth it.
post #35 of 49
My favorite is Merrick, because of all those flavours and the great price I can get them at. My cats like them too, though a new kitty I'm taking care of right now is getting the runs from it. She seems to prefer the pate kinds: she devoured the Felidae canned I brought home on Friday. Buffy always seems to be struggling with the chunky kinds too: she licks and licks and licks at the chunks, and I wonder if her tongue is starting to get sore, and then she picks up the chunk and eats it. She usually leaves the last bit sitting (gravy-free, just chunks, lol) and when Willow is done her own share, she goes over and finishes off Buffy's bowl.

In short: I'm not absolutely positive what brand my kitties prefer, but they all eat whatever I give them. Willow just seems the most partial to Merrick, but it's probably not a fair assumption since she'll eat anything, lol (if you have a bowl in front of you, Willow will come along and wait patiently for you to "drop" something for her). I think they like all flavours, but Buffy prefers the "lickable" pate kinds, and Willow prefers the "chewy" chunk kinds.
post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by madpiano

A question to the German member:
I have tried Lidl cat food on my other cat before, but he really didn't like it. Is Aldi better, or is it the same stuff ? I have a Lidl near here, but have to drive to the other side of London for Aldi.....I might though, just to check if they do Leberkaese there and if the cat food is worth it.
There's one type of Aldi cat food (one flavor, if I recall, of "Shah") that is mainly meat, with no sugar added. You'd have to read the labels. I've heard of it, but never tried it. Here in Germany, it's only sold in the northern German stores. I live in southern Germany.
I can recommend some of the brands carried by www.zooplus.co.uk ,though, such as Nutro, Cosma, Schesir, and Almo Natural. Almo has good kitten food. Nutro and Cosma are cheaper. Schesir is out of this world in price, but definitely the favorite around here.
post #37 of 49
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Originally Posted by jcat
There's one type of Aldi cat food (one flavor, if I recall, of "Shah") that is mainly meat, with no sugar added. You'd have to read the labels. I've heard of it, but never tried it. Here in Germany, it's only sold in the northern German stores. I live in southern Germany.
I can recommend some of the brands carried by www.zooplus.co.uk ,though, such as Nutro, Cosma, Schesir, and Almo Natural. Almo has good kitten food. Nutro and Cosma are cheaper. Schesir is out of this world in price, but definitely the favorite around here.
Erm...I hate to contradict you , but I live in the southern German area, too, and here they also sell that shah stuff...which my cats love, by the way!
Ok, they'd prefer the smaller 3oz cans, but that's too expensive, even with the cheaper brands I still spend way over a hundred bucks on cat stuff(incl. litter) every month, and that is just my half of the bill!

Now that Carter has grown a little too big for his size (he went from 10lbs to well over 14 in hardly a month, that can't be healthy!!!!), we feed him almost exclusively Royal Canin's light 38 and thank god he likes it...occasionally he gets a little treat, but basically that's his staple diet for now.
post #38 of 49
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Originally Posted by madpiano
I have tried Lidl cat food on my other cat before, but he really didn't like it. Is Aldi better, or is it the same stuff ? I have a Lidl near here, but have to drive to the other side of London for Aldi.....I might though, just to check if they do Leberkaese there and if the cat food is worth it.
Well, my cats prefer to have Aldi's food, but in emergencies they'll settle for the Felix stuff and they actually like the tomato juice-variety (I think it's plain beef or chicken laced with tomato jelly). But again, that's a matter of taste...for your cat!
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
I can't reccommend Evanger's enough...it got my kibble-addicted boy onto wet and it's still one of the very few brands he'll eat. It's hard to find, though. You can order it online I know. I also like Merrick and Wellness. If you have Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, they each make a brand of canned food that is inexpensive and free of fillers which have been readily accepted by my brood. The only thing is is that most of the flavors are seafood and I've always been told not to overdo it with seafood flavors.
I found evangers at the not so lps ... young one liked it and thankfully older one did since she didnt like the last raw ( wont be buying that brand again) ... the dog got some canned of evanger dog and seemed to like it..
post #40 of 49
The older cat eats Nutro Natural Choice Senior Chicken & Lamb Formula. The baby eats Merrick's Turkenden but we ran out and the store I went to doesn't carry it so now he's eating Felidae Chicken-Lamb-Turkey-Ocean Fish formula.
post #41 of 49
I feed mine, either, Iams, sience diet or fancy feast, in either chicken, beef, turkey or liver, I try to stay away from the fish flavors, our vet said there too high in phos, ash, and mag, And I never knew that before, and my late casper, suffered from UTI and crystals, So with having a new male kitty im not taking any chances,
post #42 of 49
I didn't have time to read all the replies, so this may have already been addressed, sorry if it has! But Marlee seems to only like the pates. I buy the Nutro pates when I buy her wet food, and she seems to love them!
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by Minerva
Erm...I hate to contradict you , but I live in the southern German area, too, and here they also sell that shah stuff...which my cats love, by the way!
Ok, they'd prefer the smaller 3oz cans, but that's too expensive, even with the cheaper brands I still spend way over a hundred bucks on cat stuff(incl. litter) every month, and that is just my half of the bill!
The Shah sold by Aldi Süd contains sugar, though. Have you tried buying in bulk online? I buy by the case from a couple of different sites (litter, too), and the online dealers let you know about sales in their newsletters. If you'd like some addresses, send me a PM.
post #44 of 49
Myself, I prefer "Special Kitty" brand from Wal-Mart. It comes in so handy for those dead-heat days just before payday, and if I put it on Ritz crackers with a little margarine, I can almost talk myself into believing it's really goose liver pate'.

post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
Myself, I prefer "Special Kitty" brand from Wal-Mart. It comes in so handy for those dead-heat days just before payday, and if I put it on Ritz crackers with a little margarine, I can almost talk myself into believing it's really goose liver pate'.

Sounds yummy!

post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
Myself, I prefer "Special Kitty" brand from Wal-Mart. It comes in so handy for those dead-heat days just before payday, and if I put it on Ritz crackers with a little margarine, I can almost talk myself into believing it's really goose liver pate'.

oh and the kibble with a bit of water is great..lol
post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by sharky
oh and the kibble with a bit of water is great..lol
No, I prefer the kibble sprinkled over salads or on top of soups!

Has anyone tried the new EVO cans yet? One of my kitties (Gracie) went nuts over it, but, and it's been said before, she'd go nuts over gravel.
post #48 of 49
Mine don't seem to go for the gravy and chunks kinds. They lick the gravy and leave the chunks. They like the mushier kinds, but I add water to them and they like that. They lap up the water an that's good for them too.
post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
No, I prefer the kibble sprinkled over salads or on top of soups!

Has anyone tried the new EVO cans yet? One of my kitties (Gracie) went nuts over it, but, and it's been said before, she'd go nuts over gravel.
No havent sen them around here... are they no grain?? maybe I can get Zoey to eat them...
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