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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I just saw on the nutro website that they have came out with a new kitten food and was curious about it. Sophia is 10 months old now and almost off kitten food when she hits a year. I am feeding her Premium Edge Kitten right now and was wondering about this food and the indoor formula for cats as well. Well here are the ingredients for the new food, tell me what you think!

Ingredients
Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Rice Flour, Oat Fiber, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Vegetable Fiber (Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Water Cress, Spinach), Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Soy Protein Concentrate, Cranberry Powder, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Dried Egg Product, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Carnitine, Inositol, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.
post #2 of 21
I'm not a big fan of Nutro at all. I used to feed my Min Pin it, but switched her off I soon as I found out about how low quality it was. Here are a few ingredients that I really dislike in Nutro:

Corn Gluten Meal-Corn gluten meal is the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm. It can cause allergies and it is hard to digest.

Poultry Fat-Poultry fat is obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial process of rendering or extracting.

Poultry fat is a byproduct of meat processing. The origin of the contributing animals is never known; the source can be any fowl (turkey, chicken, geese, buzzard, etc.) and the resulting oil is very low in linoleic acid -- an essential fatty acid that is important for skin and coat health.

Brewer's Dried Yeast-Brewer's dried yeast is the dried, non-fermentive, non-extracted yeast that results as a by-product of the brewing of beer and ale.

Although brewer's yeast is a good source of Vitamin B, it is a potential allergen for some animals.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity)- For information on this food, visit here: http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=menadione

Nutro products contain little meat and lots of grain. It should be vise versa. You could do a lot better for your money. Nutro is not cheap, but the food certainly is. Also, you don't need a "kitten food" nor do you need an "indoor food." They are complete gimicks. Whats the difference if your cats 1 year old or 8 years old? Or if they go outside or not? Do you think they ate specific diets if they were cubs or adults in the wild (with the exception of milk)? No. I suggest an all life stages food, that is high in protein and low carb. I think Innova EVO is the best kibble/canned food out there. I personally feed raw, but if I didn't, I'd be feeding EVO. Like I said before, I switched my Min Pin from Nutro to Innova EVO and she did WONDERFULLY! Her coat became smooth, soft, velvety and not dandruffy. She is very muscular now and has bright, shiny and healthy eyes. Other foods I suggest California Natural, Felidae and Timberwolf Organics. Good luck!
post #3 of 21
My skittles is on Nutro and the puppy. So far it is OK to me, but the one you listed am not sure about. I do not feel I would switch from the nutro natural that I use.
post #4 of 21
I tried the indoor and it works for many ... I know of about 100 folks using it ... but for me the regular Nutro is far better due to no soy, that is just my experience...

Nutro has a lot of meat compared to grain ... corn gluten meal is 66-76% protein( be it veggie) and is about 66% digestable .... only rice is more digestable amoung grain s /./// grd corn by contrast is 10% protein and only 30-50% digestable ...

Brewers yeast is used in nearly all high end foods for the nutrient value

The poultry fat is if you analysized it 99.9% chn fat the highest digestable fat avail in dog and cat food...
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips, I probably wont be switching to the indoor formula now, it just said that it helps more with thier coats and shedding and I liked that part. Now I'm just kind of confused, I like the premium edge cat food I'm feeding her now so if anyone has any ideas on which is better the premium edge or nutro natural choice that would be great! I first used science diet and then read a lot of bad reviews on science diet on here and switched her to premium edge which has more natural ingredients.
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
Oh I also don't just feed sophia the dry food, I also feed her nutro natural packets!
post #7 of 21
Zoey was on Premium edge kitten and I look at the adult and saw corn gluten and cellulose( I wont use anything with this..) .... she eats the Natural choice adult now and actually will be going on the natural choice kitten ( long story)

If you can tell us what brands you have...
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well I have a few choices like premium edge, nutro, chicken soup, natural balance, I think feleade (not sure of the spelling but have heard of it on here), eukanuba, science diet.
post #9 of 21
Prue and Icis have been on the natural choice kitten for months, and they LOVE IT. i will be switching them to a adult food in sept.
post #10 of 21
Oh, those are wonderful choices you have there, sophiacat. Chicken Soup, Natural Balance and Felidae are way better than Nutro. They contain lots more meat and no corn. Plus, Chicken Soup is pretty cheap. Not sure about Felidae or Natural Balance.
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
So which one do you think if the best choice? Chicken Soup? I also have innova but it is kinda pricey.
post #12 of 21
Califonia Natural is my choice next to Nutro... the biggest diffence is not corn gluten meal in the Cal Natural but it can be a bit $$... this one is best as far as skin and coat along with the Nutro

Chn soup is good and usually less$$ but only if you shop at a feed store, at pet stores it is usually more than Nutro Cal Natural and Natural Balance

Felidea read s well but out of five animals all five I tried on it liked only there wet

Natural Balence is very good in the allergy food thou I have resevations about some ingrediants in the reg..
post #13 of 21
Chicken Soup, Natural Balance and Felidae are all great foods, but I'd pick Felidae first. Chicken Soup and Natural Balance tie for second. I really like Felidae's Life Stages formula. It has lots of meat, more than their chicken & rice formula. I believe their chicken & rice formula is more for cats who have allergies or something, that need a single protein source. Plus, I like Natural Balance's Ultra Premium formula. Yum! All of Chicken Soup formulas look good, though. They all have canned formulas, as well, because you mentioned that you feed wet. Although, Nutro actually has half decent canned and pouched foods, it's mainly their dry formulas I do not like. But I'd stay away from Nutro right now, there has been a case recently that recalled Nutro after a dog died and another one almost died from numerous seizures after eating contaminated Nutro. So, I'd just be cautious right now if I were you. I'm sure there will be more news on it soon. Good luck!
post #14 of 21
They all have canned formulas, as well, because you mentioned that you feed wet. Although, Nutro actually has half decent canned and pouched foods, it's mainly their dry formulas I do not like. But I'd stay away from Nutro right now, there has been a case recently that recalled Nutro after a dog died and another one almost died from numerous seizures after eating contaminated Nutro. So, I'd just be cautious right now if I were you. I'm sure there will be more news on it soon. Good luck![/quote]
If you have proof I would love to see it...
Because a call to the company yeilded a no recalls have been issued for any product or line of products for any reason... I would suggest fact checking before writing anything like that
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
Ok so I'm feeding premium edge kitten right now and from all of the advice I think I'm going to go with either natural balance or chicken soup because of their ingredients and their price. Thanks for all of your help!
post #16 of 21
It's been posted on quite a few forums. Here is a link to one of them: http://forum.dog.com/asp/tm.asp?m=31683. I'm sure there will be news if it is true or not. But I'd be cautious. It's completely up to you. I just wanted to tell you.
post #17 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apric0t
It's been posted on quite a few forums. Here is a link to one of them: http://forum.dog.com/asp/tm.asp?m=31683. I'm sure there will be news if it is true or not. But I'd be cautious. It's completely up to you. I just wanted to tell you.
Well since a call to the company yeilded a NO .. but thanks for the link
post #18 of 21
I like Natural Balance and you can find it at Petco and Pet Supplies Plus. It's a little less expensive than Nutro. I do feed my girls Nutro canned products and wet pouches though. I simply can't afford the ultra premium wet diets. Right now my girls eat Nature's Variety, which is sold at Pet Supplies Plus. I get it at a local holistic pet food store. The girls also liked Chicken Soup and Felidae. I got a buy one/get one free coupon for Nature's Variety, so I decided to give it a try. It isn't as expensive as Nutro but it's way better. Chicken Soup is probably your best value. Nature's Variety is probably their favorite so far.

Check out the free food offer here:

http://www.naturesvariety.com/tryit/

I almost forgot to mention.. after I redeemed my free bag offer they emailed me another coupon for another free bag- not bad!
post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by esrgirl
I like Natural Balance and you can find it at Petco and Pet Supplies Plus. It's a little less expensive than Nutro. I do feed my girls Nutro canned products and wet pouches though. I simply can't afford the ultra premium wet diets. Right now my girls eat Nature's Variety, which is sold at Pet Supplies Plus. I get it at a local holistic pet food store. The girls also liked Chicken Soup and Felidae. I got a buy one/get one free coupon for Nature's Variety, so I decided to give it a try. It isn't as expensive as Nutro but it's way better. Chicken Soup is probably your best value. Nature's Variety is probably their favorite so far.

Check out the free food offer here:

http://www.naturesvariety.com/tryit/

I almost forgot to mention.. after I redeemed my free bag offer they emailed me another coupon for another free bag- not bad!

i tried to get the free bag, but it said i have already! i have never gotten anything from them before, so i had to email them, now awaiting a reply.
post #20 of 21
Did it to me also so I used my yahoo email
post #21 of 21
It gave me a bogo coupon. I just wanted to get a free bag to donate to a shelter.
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