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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I have 3 cats, and I am curious what other people use for food... i don't like any food with animal by-products- i'm a vegetarian, and i like the cats to get healthier meat.
I've tried wellness and Innova, but they don't seem to dig the canned food. the avoderm choice cuts seems to give one of them a little bit of diarhea... and i've tried nutro max, which also isn't much of a hit. what are some suggestions that other people like?
also, hints on how to switch food would be great!!
post #2 of 22
Animal by-product are not bad food for cats. Opposite!. But of course it must be by products of good quality, such as also humans could eat.

I have heard by forumist here by-products in US are sometimes the worst fill up - entirely unimaginable for a normal mind...
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
ya... animal by-products in the us are not so hot.... how nice it must be to live in a country that doesn't put this things in the cat food....
post #4 of 22
did you try natural choice by nutro... my girl wasnt thrilled with max but loves the natural choice

California natural is another basic and good formula.. I am guessing kitty would prefer a simplier formula
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
wow... good suggestion. sorry to sound ignorant, what do you mean by simpler formula? can i tell if it is a simplier formula by looking at the ingredients?
post #6 of 22
yes... it looks like you may have cat that want one meat and grain or two meats one grain...

wellness , innova and max have a main thing in common... the all have multiple meat and multiple grains..

the two I recommended
natural choice has chn with rice ... and either herring , tuna or lamb depending on flavor

california natural has chn and br rice and white rice..
post #7 of 22
My 2 girls are eating California Natural but I'm going to try Felidae next month (they've been eating CA Natural since June, so it's time for a change).
post #8 of 22
My kitties enjoy Wellness, Merrick, Solid Gold, & Eagle Pack. This list took years to compile as 2 of my 4 are VERY finicky.

Amanda
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
thanks guys!! great ideas!

seppolina: don't i know it!!! mine are sooo finicky also!

HAS anyone tried neuman's own cat food??? what are the responses??
post #10 of 22
I tried Newmans wet and it was a total no go
post #11 of 22
Natural Balance

My cats LOVE IT!
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP GUYS!!!

One last thing:
has anyone tried wellness dry?
my cats will not touch it....
i am currently using holistic cat dry and science diet natural dry for kitten. what else are people using for DRY??
post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by courtneyaustin3
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP GUYS!!!

One last thing:
has anyone tried wellness dry?
my cats will not touch it....
i am currently using holistic cat dry and science diet natural dry for kitten. what else are people using for DRY??
i use chicken soup for dry. i've also used natural balance - i like them both.
post #14 of 22
Try Feline Spa Cuisine, I think you will be pleased at your cat's reaction.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by hissy
Try Feline Spa Cuisine, I think you will be pleased at your cat's reaction.
Website please Hissy... I have never heard of it
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
wow... the title has me sold! lol....
where can i find that?

also... has anyone tried royal canin??
post #17 of 22
I have use Royal Canin .. it is good my girl just got bored ..
post #18 of 22
I bought Newman's, Natural Balance, and Merricks to see which Ginger would go for. NB and Merricks were chosen by her and she gobbles them up. The Newmans appeared to have globs of fat in it and she ate around it.

The only dry food we've fed her is RC's Special 33 and she's 'hooked' on it .

Dan
post #19 of 22
Dry:

Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul
Innova
California Natural
Felidae

Wet:

Innova
Felidae (though they've decided it's not their favorite)
Nutro
California Natural
Merrick
Pet Guard
post #20 of 22
I use FLint River Dry, and Wellness Canned, but no fish. It can cause kidney problems, and diahhrea too. Neither have Bi products. Change food gradually. Go with 1/4 of the new for 3 days, then 1/2 for 3 days, then 3/4 new for 3 days, then you should be ok, but back off if you start seeing loose stool or upset tummies. SOmetimes it takes me a couple of weeks, but my cat seems to be ok with wellness, only 1/4 of a 5.5 oz can in the am and then again in the pm, and only 1/4 cup of dry food for a 24 hour period.
post #21 of 22
I looked up the Feline Spa Cuisine myself because I'm getting ready to switch my kitties' food as well. It's put out by the Blue Buffalo company....Petsmart carries it....however ours doesn't. It seems like good food. I would like some more opinions on it myself.
post #22 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kittycleo
I looked up the Feline Spa Cuisine myself because I'm getting ready to switch my kitties' food as well. It's put out by the Blue Buffalo company....Petsmart carries it....however ours doesn't. It seems like good food. I would like some more opinions on it myself.
I call it blue spa..lol.. if only I had learned to read.. my older girl loves the salmon flavor
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