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Food: Purina One, Pro Plan or Nutro Natural Choice?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
In your opinion, which brand is the best? I also looked at Hills Science Diet and the #1 ingredient was by-product meal... so I ruled that out.

I know a lot of people who swear by raw but I'm not ready to make that change.

Any suggestions would be great!
post #2 of 11
IMO, Natural Balance is working best for Sadie. Its ingredients are:

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Duck, Lamb Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Vitamin E) Canola Oil, Oatmeal, Fish Meal, Brewers Yeast, Rosemary Extract, Dried Skimmed Milk, Natural Flavor, Dried Eggs, Carrots, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Kelp, DL Methionine, Dried Cranberries, Lecithin, Parsley Flakes, Tomato Pomace, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin C Supplement, Yucca Schidigera, Folic Acid, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylene Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite.

Protein minimum 34%
Fat minimum 18%
Fiber maximum 3%
Moisture maximum 10%
Magnesium maximum 0.1%
Taurine minimum 0.16%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* minimum 0.5%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* minimum 3%
post #3 of 11
The Natural Balance ingredients sound good but what is Ethylene Dihydriodide?
post #4 of 11
Originally Posted by consumercity
The Natural Balance ingredients sound good but what is Ethylene Dihydriodide?
Its Iodine

I use Natural choice with Zoey ... she eats it well and is healthy ( that is all I can ask for ) ..... My feral s also choose Natural choice over Max and Chn soup( both good foods)

I have use Natural Balence and didnt like the results in the potty box or coats YMMV ,it is very rich for my girls ( both canine and feline),, it reads very well and is a good food ....

I would use Pro Plan if Nutro Natural Balence Royal Canin Solid Gold Innova and other "Super Premiums without by products corn and chemical prevatives didnt exist
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'll have to look into Natural Balance. On their website I saw an organic line, unfortuantely that's just for dogs. I think I'll suggest organic for kitties too!

Here are the ingredients from Nutro Natural Choice (I just got a bag of this last night). I filled out a form to suggest Organic lines for them too!

Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Rice Flour, Natural Flavors, Rice Protein Concentrate, Herring Meal, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Vegetable Fiber (Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Water Cress, Spinach), Oat Fiber, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Choline Chloride, Dried Egg Product, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Inositol, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Dried Chicory Root, Cranberry Powder, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Calcium Iodate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid.
Nutro supports the safe, ethical and humane treatment of all animals, including those used by our suppliers who provide our ingredients.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.) 33.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 19.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
Ash (max.) 6.75%
Linoleic Acid (min.) 4.00%
Arachidonic Acid (ARA)(min.) 0.05%
Magnesium (max.) 0.088%
Iron (min.) 200 mg/kg
Manganese (min.) 35 mg/kg
Zinc (min.) 250 mg/kg
Vitamin D (min.) 1,200 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min.) 250 IU/kg
Taurine (min.) 0.18%
Ascorbic Acid (min.)* 50 mg/kg
Beta-Carotene (min.)* 3.2 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)(min.)* 0.06%
Total Bacillus Species (min.)* 565 Million CFU‡/lb
(Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus subtilis)
post #6 of 11
I voted for proplan. But i am just not a Nutro Person in general.
post #7 of 11
I use Natural Choice Indoor dry and Natural Choice, Gourmet Classics and a couple of other premium canned foods. I will not use Purina products. I e-mailed them regarding the urine pH of their foods and they said they could not guarantee the urine pH except for the urinary forumlas. That sends up a red flag for me. ProPlan costs as much as Natural Choice and Natural Choice dry and canned has much better ingredients.
post #8 of 11
I voted in favor of Nutro Natural Choice, because Jamie has grain allergies, and is unable to eat the Purina products, but Nutro seems to be okay for him. He only gets 2 Nutro meals a week, though. He gets dry food in the morning, and has done well / is doing well on Felidae, Natural Balance, Serengeti, Innova (no longer available here) and California Natural (ditto).
post #9 of 11
I voted for Nutro, b/c I know it's the best, but mine get pretty much only those three brands for their dry food.
post #10 of 11
We're big Nutro fans here, dry and wet.
post #11 of 11
I feed Trout Pro Plan..she likes it..
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