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nutro max or nutro natural?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have been feeding my cats Science Diet, but I've been reading some bad stuff about it lately so I want to switch....I've decided to go with Nutro. I just have one question...What's the difference between Nutro Natural and Nutro Max? I read the pamphlet and it says the nutro max is specially designed to reduce the ph level in urine (which is great cuz my cat is prone for UTI's) but which one is really better?
post #2 of 16
I can't say which one is better, but I get the Nutro Natural Complete Care for my guys and it seems to get eaten better than the Max which I tried in the past, so I stick with it.
post #3 of 16
The Max has added salt which I don't think is good.
post #4 of 16
I feed Natural Choice Complete Care.
post #5 of 16
I also feed Natural Choice Complete Care
post #6 of 16
I would call the Nutro company and ask them. I can't see much difference myself but it could be that Nutro Natural is formulated to be more premium, like the difference between Iams and Eukanuba.
post #7 of 16
Feed the Natural. I thought there was a lot of rice in the Max and also the Natural has no salt.
post #8 of 16
Max is formulated for healthy cats without issues and is a premium food without to premium$$

Natural choice is formulated for cats with minor issues... ie shedding hairballs sensitive tummys...

I have feed both and with the right animal both can work well
post #9 of 16
Natural Choice Complete Care Weight Management dry & pouches.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone!
post #11 of 16
You are very welcome
post #12 of 16
be very careful feeding nutro max or natural choice to a cat prone to UTIs. nutro's target urine pH for ALL of their foods is 6.1-6.7, while hill's c/d for struvite crystals (and all of the hill's science diet adult formulas) is pH of 6.2-6.4

i called nutro about a month ago and got this info.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726
be very careful feeding nutro max or natural choice to a cat prone to UTIs. nutro's target urine pH for ALL of their foods is 6.1-6.7, while hill's c/d for struvite crystals (and all of the hill's science diet adult formulas) is pH of 6.2-6.4

i called nutro about a month ago and got this info.

I wouldnt be too concerned as if u have UTI issues then break it down by type/// and most foods that help prevent issues have ph between 6-7 , but you would know if you had done a bit more research ....

6.2 -6.4 is only targeting struvite crystals( which need a acid enviornment to be alleviated) the higher end alleviates both as it is not acidic or alkaline...
I dont use RX info in general dissision making either...
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by sharky
I wouldnt be too concerned as if u have UTI issues then break it down by type/// and most foods that help prevent issues have ph between 6-7 , but you would know if you had done a bit more research ....

6.2 -6.4 is only targeting struvite crystals( which need a acid enviornment to be alleviated) the higher end alleviates both as it is not acidic or alkaline...
I dont use RX info in general dissision making either...
i HAVE done my research. i've been keeping up on the latest info since 1999 when my first cat had started having troubles with struvite crystals. i was passing on info to the person asking. so what exactly is nutro alleviating then? the OP made it sound like her cat had struvites.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726
i HAVE done my research. i've been keeping up on the latest info since 1999 when my first cat had started having troubles with struvite crystals. i was passing on info to the person asking. so what exactly is nutro alleviating then? the OP made it sound like her cat had struvites.
the one that says for urinary track is certified( Max adult and lite) to help with stuvite the other is formulated to keep an enviornment which neither type would like... It seems from the research that oxalate crystals are forming at the same rate as sturvite since some diets are too acidfing.... Truely the ideal ph is not usually in dry food but that is another issue
post #16 of 16
Max has two certified to help prevent uti issues .. the adult and lite... that means they went thru testing by the fda ( yes I know boo hoo ) and were documented to help with this issue...

Any of the line should work( as I was told ) but I would get a paphlet and take it to the vet ... I have used max with good results and have used natural choice with good results ... but it depends on what you and kitty hash out
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