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post #1 of 15
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I have had an ongoing problem with my cat vomiting every 3-4 days, it's all due to hairball. Took him to the vet and told me to stop using Berkley and Johnson cat food.
What would you consider one of the better cat dry foods out there?
post #2 of 15
I am not afmiliar with that brand .. where do you get it
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
BJ's Wholesale Club
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking about either going with Iams or Purina One, I know Purina One has some good reviews, it ranked second behind Innova as far as Dry Cat food is concerned.
post #5 of 15
No wonder I cant find it on the web... can you list on here the % of protein fat fiber omega 6 or linoleic acid??? and the first five ingrediants>>??

Innova is a very good food ... Purina one is a so so food ... there are many in between ... Iams Purina One and Cat chow are all very simliar and I wont feed
post #6 of 15
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Sure, when I get home I will take a look and then post, I'm at work now.
post #7 of 15
i totally understand.. Can you get to a Petco Petsmart or Petland???
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky21
I have had an ongoing problem with my cat vomiting every 3-4 days, it's all due to hairball. Took him to the vet and told me to stop using Berkley and Johnson cat food.
What would you consider one of the better cat dry foods out there?
I had the same problem, even though I feed my Ginger a high quality dry mix designed to reduce shedding. She eats a dry blend that is mostly Nutro. She gets wet, too, but that varies according to her whim.

I started giving her a half-inch ribbon of Petromalt every other day, and no issues with hairballs since. Her fur is 6 inches long on her butt & tail, and she used to whoops up almost every day until I introduced the Petromalt.

If I forget and go more than 4 days without giving her the Petromalt, she kindly reminds me by vomiting on the rug just outside my bedroom door.

Just an idea!
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
First off, yes I can get to a Petsmart.

Ingredients in my Berkley and Jensen:

Crude Protein 31.5%
Crude Fat 11%
Crude Fiber 9%
Moisture, Max 12%
Taurine 0.125%

I have also tried a Laxatone but it did not work, doc says I prob wasn't giving him enough.

I received a free bag of Nutro Max Cat which is very expensive, here is the ingredients in that:

Crude Protein 32%
Crude Fat 18%
Crude Fiber 3%
Moisture, Max 10%
Taurine 0.125%


To me it looks as though the Bekley ingredients are better, or am I wrong?

Thanks
post #10 of 15
You didn't list the ingredients. It is important that the first 3 ingredients are meats, not grains and that the food doesn't contain by-products.
post #11 of 15
If you're in the philly area, you might have a concord pet supply near you. They sell chicken soup for the cat lovers soul and premium edge, both pretty cheap. Cheaper than nutro max, and better quality too I think
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
First 5 ingredients:

Berkley and Jensen

Chicken By-Product Meal
Corn Gluten Meal
Ground Yellow Corn
Poultry Fat
Beet Pulp

Nutro-Max:

Chicken Meal
Corn Gluten Meal
Wheat Flour
Ground Rice
Poultry Fat
Ground Whole Wheat
Natural Flavors
Lamb Meal
post #13 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingersMom
I had the same problem, even though I feed my Ginger a high quality dry mix designed to reduce shedding. She eats a dry blend that is mostly Nutro. She gets wet, too, but that varies according to her whim.

I started giving her a half-inch ribbon of Petromalt every other day, and no issues with hairballs since. Her fur is 6 inches long on her butt & tail, and she used to whoops up almost every day until I introduced the Petromalt.

If I forget and go more than 4 days without giving her the Petromalt, she kindly reminds me by vomiting on the rug just outside my bedroom door.

Just an idea!
I had that problem with Dusty this spring - unusually bad shedding season for her. I tried the Petromalt, but she is so picky she wouldn't eat it. Then I put some on her paw, and she shook it off. How do I get it down her?
post #14 of 15
First 5 ingredients:

Berkley and Jensen

Chicken By-Product Meal= head feet intestines undeveloped eggs
Corn Gluten Meal= protein part of corn reasonabley digestable and I find okay
Ground Yellow Corn= not one I like to see as it is not very digestable
Poultry Fat= okay
Beet Pulp- okay

Nutro-Max:

Chicken Meal- concentrated chn that you and I would eat , water and most fat removed ... some say the best protein out there
Corn Gluten Meal- see above
Wheat Flour- not my favorite but if not allergic fine
Ground Rice- good grain
Poultry Fat
Ground Whole Wheat
Natural Flavors
Lamb Meal= concentrated lamb

I wouldnt feed the food you currently feed ... I have feed max before with good results and it is not really expensive cause kitty will eat less...

current food 1 not to digestable meat source and one not to digestable grain

max 2 digestable meats to two digestable grains

I only like Premiums edges kitten and it is a bit out there but price is about max for a small to medium bag

Chn soup to grainy for me but great for the price at a feed store
post #15 of 15
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Thanks Sharky
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