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Purina One vs Eukanuba

post #1 of 26
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Does anyone have any thoughts on feeding Purina One cat food vs. Eukanuba cat food? I have a kitty with a sensative tummy and can not eat really rich foods.

Thank you!
post #2 of 26
I'm not a big fan of either really, so someone else might be able to give you the pros and cons of each...

But for my cats I feed Eagle Pack and that works fine with everyone from allergies to hairballs to sensitive tummies.

HTH!
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Maybe I should add that I have a kitten who is about 4 month old, a 11 month old kitten, and a 4 year old cat. My 11 month old has the sensitive tummy and I find it difficult to be feeding them different foods...
post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by rosie0708
Maybe I should add that I have a kitten who is about 4 month old, a 11 month old kitten, and a 4 year old cat. My 11 month old has the sensitive tummy and I find it difficult to be feeding them different foods...
The 4 month old kitten should be on kitten food and the others on adult food. It may mean feeding them separately in order for the young kitten to get proper nutrition for a growing baby.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom
I'm not a big fan of either really, so someone else might be able to give you the pros and cons of each...

But for my cats I feed Eagle Pack and that works fine with everyone from allergies to hairballs to sensitive tummies.

HTH!
Ditto, I'm not a big fan or either Purina or Eukanuba.
post #6 of 26
Purina One kitten formula is actually not too bad (for dry food). The #1 ingrediant is chicken (not chicken meal) and the number 2 ingrediant is chicken meal. There's also not alot of different types of grains. I think you get more bang for your buck with the Purina One Kitten (growth and development)
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by rosie0708
Does anyone have any thoughts on feeding Purina One cat food vs. Eukanuba cat food? I have a kitty with a sensative tummy and can not eat really rich foods.

Thank you!
My girl has a sensitive tummy and will only eat Purina One. Eukanuba made her throw up.

Katie
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Purina One kitten formula is actually not too bad (for dry food). The #1 ingrediant is chicken (not chicken meal) and the number 2 ingrediant is chicken meal. There's also not alot of different types of grains. I think you get more bang for your buck with the Purina One Kitten (growth and development)
It is difficult to choose a good cat food at a good price. I posted this question, because I heard both were good, but the price variation is significant. So if anyone can share any insight that would be much appreciated.

I will feed my 4 month old kitten seperately, but leave the regular food out during the day for my other two kitties.

Thank you to everyone who has responded so far
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by TNR1
My girl has a sensitive tummy and will only eat Purina One. Eukanuba made her throw up.

Katie
I also had problems with Eukanuba. Our bengals get loose stools from it.
I feed primarily a raw diet, but do use Purina One chicken dry kibble. All of our bengals like the taste and it's easy on their digestive system.
The ingredient list isn't too bad compared to alot of the other stuff that's out there.
One very convenient thing is that Purina One is carried by most grocery stores, walmart and K-mart. Easy to get a bag if you run out, after hours.
post #10 of 26
Why is Eukanuba not so good? The breakdown looked okay for it but I'm still trying to get the hang of understanding all of the ingredients.
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by TNR1
My girl has a sensitive tummy and will only eat Purina One. Eukanuba made her throw up.

Katie


All of my indoor cats eat Purina One with the yogurt and they do great on it and they are shinning and I have never had a problem with it. I had problmes with diarrhea with a lot of other ones,
They all have there pros and cons I guess you just have to find something that they do good on. I have never looked at so many labels.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by stellacakes
Why is Eukanuba not so good? The breakdown looked okay for it but I'm still trying to get the hang of understanding all of the ingredients.
Read through the rest of the thread. Different members here have had different problems with it. That doesn't mean it's not good for your cats or someone else's.
I can guarantee you there are members here that will swear by Eukanuba.

It just didn't work well with my cats.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals
Read through the rest of the thread. Different members here have had different problems with it. That doesn't mean it's not good for your cats or someone else's.
I can guarantee you there are members here that will swear by Eukanuba.

It just didn't work well with my cats.
Okay, thanks. I read about individual cats having problems (probably like any food) but wasn't sure if it was due to inferior ingredients in Eukanuba.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by stellacakes
Okay, thanks. I read about individual cats having problems (probably like any food) but wasn't sure if it was due to inferior ingredients in Eukanuba.
Well, personally, I'm not a big fan of dry kibble at all. Any brand. I don't think it's very good for a cats long term health. I'm very pro raw diet, but I'm realistic enough to know alot of people need a more simple approach to their cats nutrition. So, having tried just about every brand of dry food on the market, I recommend the Purina One dry food to folks who adopt kittens from us and aren't able to continue with the raw diet.
post #15 of 26
I fed Lily purina pro plan chicken & rice formula for awhile. She loved it & it was a reasonably good food that I could get easily. I still keep a jug around to feed her for a little variety. I also feed Lily Eukanuba canned kitten food & Twitch canned adult food. It is by far their favorite canned food because it has so much gravy to it. They both seem to be doing fine with the canned. I tried a little bit of the dry food my granma gave me, & they loved it, but otherwise haven't tried much of it. They haven't had any troubles with loose stools or anything.

When I feed these foods, there are many other foods in their diet as well. I like to give them as much variety as I can. I would get bored eating the same food all of the time, too. I have considered getting Eukanuba dry food for a meal here & there, but both Twitch & Lily primarily eat wet food.

Hope that helped a little!
post #16 of 26
of those two I would use the one just cause the corn and by products are not the first ingrediants ... I dont use anything with by products( cept for organs that are truly just organs) corn ( corn gluten is okay) and chemical prev.. truely I wont use either.. but that is IMHO..

I feed raw to too and natural choice to the other ..

4 and 11 months should eat kitten
post #17 of 26
I think between the two, Purina One is a little better. It's relative, though - neither is particularly good.

I would recommend a food with higher quality ingredients. Felidae and Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul are much better quality foods and comparable in price, if not a little cheaper than, Purina One and Eukanuba. Nutro Natural Choice and Royal Canin would also be acceptable, comparably priced options.

Felidae and Chicken Soup are both labeled for "all life stages" so they are fine foods to feed the entire household.
post #18 of 26
My vet recommends Purina One. My boys have been eating P1 for Urinary tract health for 3 yrs now with healthy shiny eyes and coat. (And no more crystals)
post #19 of 26
I used to feed Nutro Natural Choice and Royal Canin but changed to Purina One. Felicia threw up more before I changed to Purina One. I thought she was eating too fast, but maybe they were too rich for her.
post #20 of 26
The way a vet described it to me once is that the more commercial foods (like purina) change their sources for ingredients more often. They are looking for price and shop around. The other brands you get in a pet store or at the vet, buy ingredients from the same sources and therefore the food has more consistency. I don't know if this is really true or not.... it's just what a vet told me once.

I've had good luck with IAMS but there are many folks who don't like IAMS (which by the way, Eukanuba and IAMS are owned by the same company). I tried slowly switching to Nutro for awhile but 2 of my three cats were constantly throwing up on it.

Where I live Purina and IAMS are a little cheaper then Eunkanuba, Royal Canin or Nutro. Nutro and Royal Canin are the most expensive here. Everywhere I've looked, Chicken Soup is quite a bit more then any of them. Could be looking in all the wrong places though!
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u

Where I live Purina and IAMS are a little cheaper then Eunkanuba, Royal Canin or Nutro. Nutro and Royal Canin are the most expensive here. Everywhere I've looked, Chicken Soup is quite a bit more then any of them. Could be looking in all the wrong places though!
chn soup is cheaper than most at qa feed store but more expensive if at a pet shop..
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 


Thank you everyone for your input. I have learned about some brand cat food that I have never heard about before and I will do research on those. There is a lot to think about!! I really appreciate all the helpful responses!

I hope everyone has a great New Year!
post #23 of 26
The cats and I prefer Eukanuba over Purina 1.
post #24 of 26
I'm not a fan of "lower grade" kibble I suppose. owever, Eukanuba can't be horrible. Most of the people in the show world [at least the people I have met here] feed Eukanuba and their dogs have healthy, beautiful coats. We have a puppy actually who was in a week ago to be euthanized [he has some brain issue.] They decided to give him another week to see if they could find someone to adopt him. He came back in last night [a really stupid rescue is taking him] and he's HUGE, and he looks great all health issues aside. He's being fed Eukanuba Large Breed.
post #25 of 26
Every cat is different in how they respond to certain kinds of cat food. I believe those sensitive stomach formulas are good for cats in general, not just the ones that have a sensitive stomach. It makes sense to feed a cat the most highly digestible cat food you can find.

I often find that many people are anti-Iams and I'm not. I like the canned Iams because I consider it a decent food that you can buy just about anywhere but will not feed the dry Iams because it's so full of grain fractions and a lot of their formulas are not that great. Eukanuba seems better but it's also very very rich. My cats do excellent on the dry Natural Balance Venizon and Pea diet. That's for all life stages(So you wouldn't have to feed your cats separately) but not as rich as Eukanuba or the original Natural Balance formula. If I didn't have them on that, and I'm not changing their food since they really like that dry venizon and pea, then I would probably go with Nutro Natural Choice which is formulated to be easy to digest for sensitive stomachs(But you'll have to buy Kitten and Adult food separately)or Natura Pet Products California Natural(I believe you can feed that to kittens, I'm not sure) for dry food. I think allergy diets(venizon and pea, duck and pea, rabbit and pea) and simple formulas such as California Natural's Chicken and brown rice diet are the best. I think that the more simple and natural the formula the less likely that the food has commonly used ingredients that might irritate the stomach. But trial and error and how your cat responds to certain foods will tell you the truth.
post #26 of 26
I started feeding my kitten Eukanuba because it had the highest protein and fat content that I could find, as well as having meat as the first three ingredients. She's a really tiny cat and I wanted her to get some meat on her bones. So far, it seems to be working. Her coat is also a lot softer than it was when I was feeding her Hills's Feline Dvelopment prescription dry food.
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