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Which is better nutritionally?

post #1 of 17
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which food is better for cats nutritionally, wet or dry? mine like both, but if one is better, then i wil stick with it. i feed nutro natural choice kitten dry, and wellness and nutro wet, sometimes whiskas, because they make the prime filet's that Prue LOVES. she isn't into the loafs, she likes shredded or filet's. also, any suggestions on good wet foods that come in shredded or filet's?
post #2 of 17
If you can afford to go 100% wet, go for it!
That is the best thing you can do for them as far as food goes, unless you want to do a lot of research and go raw.

I can't offer brand suggestions as mine only eat loaf/pate' and will only touch Whiskas.
post #3 of 17
A high quality wet food is more suitable for a cat since it contains far more meat than any dryfood does. It won't contain large amounts of vegetable matter either. As I've inderstood Wellness is supposed to be a really good wet food. We don't have it in Sweden so I don't know for sure.
post #4 of 17
my vet recommends Wellness (her practice sells, it...) but we use Pet Guard, which he also says is really good. They have a variety of flavors (Sandy likes chicken with wheat germ).
post #5 of 17
A really good type of pet food is The Ultimate Diet. It is raw, but it apparently is more well liked than a lot of brands?

If you want to go full out raw, try Amore.. My guys love it!
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Liza24
which food is better for cats nutritionally, wet or dry? mine like both, but if one is better, then i wil stick with it. i feed nutro natural choice kitten dry, and wellness and nutro wet, sometimes whiskas, because they make the prime filet's that Prue LOVES. she isn't into the loafs, she likes shredded or filet's. also, any suggestions on good wet foods that come in shredded or filet's?
IMHO raw is best then homemade then canned then dry ... but canned for many is the easiest way to ensure moisture and nutrients are in kitty

Meow mix.. quality is IMHO well above any other grocery and most premiums ... I suggest a brand rotation in wet so they dont get bored...I currently get about 10 different brands...does she like chuks in gravey??
post #7 of 17
Yes, I agree. Canned is better than dry. But raw is even better. My foster kitty gets three varieties of canned, so she doesn't get bored. She also gets raw. I feed her Innova EVO, Wysong Beef Au Jus and Natural Life Lamaderm Feline, along with raw ground rabbit and chicken wings.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Apric0t
Yes, I agree. Canned is better than dry. But raw is even better. My foster kitty gets three varieties of canned, so she doesn't get bored. She also gets raw. I feed her Innova EVO, Wysong Beef Au Jus and Natural Life Lamaderm Feline, along with raw ground rabbit and chicken wings.
Will you beleive my local Wal mart has Natural life???

I wish Wysong au jus were less money

do you grind the chn wings>???
post #9 of 17
My crew gets a mixed diet, because we could not afford to feed all wet, and we have some that Must have food out all the time.

They get dry food free fed, and raw/canned once per day some havent latched onto the raw yet. but we are working on it.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by sharky
Will you beleive my local Wal mart has Natural life???

I wish Wysong au jus were less money

do you grind the chn wings>???
Yes, Natural Life is a good quality food, surprisingly sold at Wal-Mart. I only found that out till AFTER I ordered it from Pet Food Direct. Yep, unfortunatley Wysong Au Jus is quite expensive, expecially the exoctic protein ones, like the duck, rabbit, venison, etc ones. So I get Beef Au Jus, since it's cheapest along with turkey and chicken au jus. Nope, I don't grind the chicken wings. They are pretty small, so they get them whole. But, they are a bit pricy, so they only get them twice a week. Good for teeth and gums.
post #11 of 17
I bought Natural life (can) for my foster kitten to wean on, and last week, they quit carrying it and I had to go to Petco and read cans again! Anybody hear of Max Cat?
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by catsallover
I bought Natural life (can) for my foster kitten to wean on, and last week, they quit carrying it and I had to go to Petco and read cans again! Anybody hear of Max Cat?
Max cat is by Nutro .. both my girls eat some of the flavors...

petco
try natural balence
nutro
meow mix
solid gold
post #13 of 17
Some top quality foods are-

Felidae, Evolve, Chicken Soup for the Cat lovers Soul (it's a brand), Wysong.... There are many, many others.. I'm happy because my local town has a wonderful pet health food store.. with 100's of natural, healthy brands! I practically LIVE there!
post #14 of 17
I am weaning her to CS kitten right now. We have a good selection of stores, but they are all 30 min. away on the other side of town (which is a venture going through "Malfunction Junction" to get there .
post #15 of 17
For me it isn't about the cost it's about time and we don't have the time to be chasing around after wet food and I HATE the flies it attracts. Dry food is so much easier and much more gentle on the stomachs for my fluffies.
post #16 of 17
Strange, from all these comments, wet food is better... But in two of these pamplets that's sponsered by purina and dad's, they're all for dry foods. Guess they're trying to make sales?
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jenearly
Strange, from all these comments, wet food is better... But in two of these pamplets that's sponsered by purina and dad's, they're all for dry foods. Guess they're trying to make sales?
"sponsored by" pretty much says it all.
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