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Cat Food Review: IAMs & Royal Cannin

post #1 of 14
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Hello, my name is Tum. I live in Thailand and feeding 2 yrs persian and and 1 yrs exotic. I have feed all of them with Royal Cannin for 1 year and now I decide to replace it with IAMs because of its taste, smell and hair condition. But need of your suggestion if I will feed my sons with IAMs as long term and how about nutrition fact comparison between 2 brands.

Thanks

PS: Let see my persian name : Godfather
post #2 of 14
Hey, I've been to Thailand... on the food. I have no idea. never heard of royal cannin.. I feed my cat chicken soup for the cat lovers soul...
post #3 of 14
Most of the persian/exo breeders I know here in Malaysia feed their cats Royal Canin Persian and they are very happy with it! I, myself have my cats (Abys and Domestics) are on Royal Canin of one form or another. What kind of Royal Canin are your cats on?
post #4 of 14
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Thanks for your suggestion, I used to feed my persian with Royal Canin Persian form for 1 year and try to apply it with a new exotic, but his excrement is rather liquidly(he went to my home for 2 months). Last week I decided to replace it by IAMs and I am satisfied with the resulty. However, my friend told me that taste of IAMs is too salty for feeding long term. Then I try to find a 3rd choice. Please kindly recommend.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Abymummy
Most of the persian/exo breeders I know here in Malaysia feed their cats Royal Canin Persian and they are very happy with it! I, myself have my cats (Abys and Domestics) are on Royal Canin of one form or another. What kind of Royal Canin are your cats on?
post #5 of 14
Both Iams and Royal Canin are available over and here and both are considered good quality dry foods. I used to feed Iams to my cats but stopped due to cruelty issues (they experiment on animals). I've not tried the royal canin but I'd go for that if I had to choose between the 2, esp as they do a special food for persians. Do you have anything else available?
post #6 of 14
Are both cats neutered? Iams, I've heard can make your cats fat. I don't feed my cats Iams for the same reason as urbantigers - I don't know what cat food is available in Bangkok but a couple of options would be Blackwoods or Evolve...
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by urbantigers
Both Iams and Royal Canin are available over and here and both are considered good quality dry foods. I used to feed Iams to my cats but stopped due to cruelty issues (they experiment on animals). I've not tried the royal canin but I'd go for that if I had to choose between the 2, esp as they do a special food for persians. Do you have anything else available?
Royal Canin, I believe, are the only Pet food comapny that has special types of food for every need...my founder abys are especially fussy and will only eat the most expensive of RC - Sensible and Exigent!!!
post #8 of 14
I would choose Royal Canin over Iams just because Iams really isn't that great of a food in my oppinion. However, if the Iams is making your exotic cat's stools better, use what works.
post #9 of 14
I would also recommend Royal Canin over IAMS. to be honest, IAMS is no longer the good food that is used to be many many years ago.. In 1999 IAMS company was bought by Proctor and Gamble and they have ruined what once used to be a very good food, IAMS and Eukanuba are now both owned together by the same company and their food in my opinion is crap, it is filled with nothing but animal by-products, corn, and chemical preservatives that are banned for human use because of cancer causing problems.

Royal canin has been rated much better than IAMS, but Royal Canin still uses corn in their pet food and this is just a cheap filler, but if I lived in a place that did not have anything else but IAMS and Royal Canin, I would definately feed Royal Canin over the IAMS.

There are many different ways to research the problems with IAMS/Eukanuba company, one of the websites is http://www.dogaware.com

This site mainly talks about dog food, but it details the pet food industry as a whole and the same kinds of problems in dog food also relate to the same for cat foods..

I would really stay away from IAMS if you can at all avoid it.. It was bought out by a huge conglomerate of a company that produces and makes all kinds of products, they could care less about the ingredients in their pet food when they have hundreds if not thousands of products that carry the proctor and gamble name. When a huge company like that mass produces all different kinds of items, you can almost be sure that they don't pay attention to the detail of just one of their lines of pet food.

It really is sad and a shame what has happened to the IAMS/Eukanuba brands of food, it is a disgrace actually.....
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of you kind information, I decide reject all of them and try to apply Filidae or Chicken Soup for Cat Lover Soul with my sons.
post #11 of 14
Between Felidae and Chicken Soup - I'd rather go for Chicken Soup. Felidae is for both kittens and adults and makes cats fat, it also gets rather smelly if left out for a while. Don't you have Blackwoods or Evolve there?
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Gunner
Thanks for all of you kind information, I decide reject all of them and try to apply Filidae or Chicken Soup for Cat Lover Soul with my sons.
Those are very good choices
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks I will try as per your recommend, but there is no Blackwoods and Evolve in Thailand. Chicken Soup came here last year and Felidae just come this month.

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Originally Posted by Abymummy
Between Felidae and Chicken Soup - I'd rather go for Chicken Soup. Felidae is for both kittens and adults and makes cats fat, it also gets rather smelly if left out for a while. Don't you have Blackwoods or Evolve there?
post #14 of 14
Your kitty may be needing more fiber, or a more gradual switch to the higher quality food, based on my experience with my dog (loose stools) . It took her a month to adjust to the CS for dogs from Science Diet, and now she is doing great on Canidae (same company as Felidae )-I switched her because she needed more oil in her coat and something that was more appealing to her appetite, and now she is shiny, muscling up nicely (she's a teenage Boxer -1 1/2 years old), and her stools are fine. I am currently switching my cats from Science Diet to Felidae Chicken and Rice, (one has a fish allergy that results in bladder infections ) but I haven't been using it that long and haven't completed the switch yet, I guess they have been on the mixture about 3 weeks, and I will continue it until the SD is gone . Perhaps you could mix the Iams (as I assume you still have some ) and the Felidae, or CS, or the Royal Canin and take a long, gradual time switching to just the quality food that you want to feed, starting with mostly Iams and working your way towards mostly, then all, of the food you want them to have. I was pleased, though, with both foods for my dog, and my cats seem to like the Felidae just fine .

PS- I don't notice the Felidae any more than the Chicken Soup(am feeding CS kitten to my foster baby-started it before I went to Felidae and didn't want to change), and while it may be a little stronger smelling, that is why my dog eats it better (she was a rescue, and needed to gain weight). I also haven't noticed it any more than the SD.
It is based on the idea that kittens and adult cats don't naturally eat differently once they are weaned, so we don't need to change that, just have better and more balanced, natural ingredients in the food we feed them. I know mine aren't totally on the Felidae yet, but their weight is still fine. If anything, they should eat less, because they are getting everything they need in a smaller amount of food. It's workin' for the dog !
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