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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
good afternoon all - looking for some opinions on dry cat food. My youngest boy is currently on Royal Canin's Siamese food, however he is not that wild about it and he is hacking up hairballs. I want to get rid of the breed specific food and return him to an Indoor cat food. His favorite was Puriana Indoor which is probably the worst for cats. I am thinking of going with Nutro. I hear felidae is good but I have to stick with what I can get a pet smart. What you would suggest? Is Nutro good? Thanks
post #2 of 22
Try the Regular ( aka not the Indoor ) Natural Choice... it is the best for hairballs... at least for many of my customers and my cat Zoey .... What is the omega 6 level of the RC siamese??
post #3 of 22
Have you tried the regular royal canin ever with him? Nutro isn't bad but I had about half my guys refuse to eat it(the ones who liked it seemed fine on it..so I went back to Science diet because its very well accepted by my gang. blue buffalo is at petsmart but only a few of mine took to that. Nutro wet did have tendancy to make my older cats constipated...Which is a great thing to know if you have a cat with loose stool...but not so good when the cat noramlly goes ok lol. RJ
post #4 of 22
I have just switched my crew to NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® INDOOR ADULT CAT. It has been two weeks and have yet to have any hairballs or upset stomachs. It even claims less smelly poo and so far that has proven true as well.
post #5 of 22
I give thumbs up to Nutro, but saw this weekend that Royal Canin has a regular indoor formula as well...
post #6 of 22
I love royal Canins babycat/kitten formulas. If Petsmart or Petco had the adult big bags regualry in stock my adults would probably be on that. But more often then not they only have teh 4 lb bags. Petsmart will order and get it in but Petco(who has the buy 10 get free bag) sucks with ordering-long waits and still not amount of food I need.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank you. I am so grateful for the different points of view. Since no one feels that it is a really poor brand of food I think i will give it a try. petsmart says it is returnable so if it doesn't work out I will send it back and give another brand a try. thanks!
post #8 of 22
felidae was too rich for my kitty. she takes to nutro or eukanuba just fine. no more vomiting here either.
post #9 of 22
Sassafras: Keep in mind that each cat will do differently on every food. You might go through a trial and error basis while searching for those few formulas that your cat does great on.
Quality wise, from Petsmart the only one I personally would consider feeding are from Blue Buffalo. They offer several formulas.

Spa Select - Adult
Spa Select - Hairball Control
Spa Select - Indoor Cat

Do you have access to Petco, or considered buying foods online?
Have you tried hairball treatments, instead of hairball food to help control it?
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by blue Ash
Sassafras: Keep in mind that each cat will do differently on every food. You might go through a trial and error basis while searching for those few formulas that your cat does great on.
Quality wise, from Petsmart the only one I personally would consider feeding are from Blue Buffalo. They offer several formulas.

Spa Select - Adult
Spa Select - Hairball Control
Spa Select - Indoor Cat

Do you have access to Petco, or considered buying foods online?
Have you tried hairball treatments, instead of hairball food to help control it?
Spa is good but I personally find WAY to much grain and EXTRAS aka veggies in a dry food that arent just fiber???
post #11 of 22
sharky: Being that it's petsmart, I'm rather limited on foods, personally I choose blue over any other food Petsmart carries. I'm not saying it's "the" perfect food ^_^
Besides, fiber helps with hairballs.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by blue Ash
sharky: Being that it's petsmart, I'm rather limited on foods, personally I choose blue over any other food Petsmart carries. I'm not saying it's "the" perfect food ^_^
Besides, fiber helps with hairballs.
true... I just worry about it a bit .. but that is the biology major in me ... I like things tested and then my test didnt do well with the wet ... so I stick to the Nutro since it works and I have enough info on it
post #13 of 22
sharky: Yeah, I had real high hopes for the food when it first came out. I would always be speaking with the blue reps and making fun of the others with them =p
I never tried the canned, I found better foods before they were ever brought out.
I did try the adult cat dry and my cats liked it, but they would avoid eating the blue "life source" bits, LOL.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by blue Ash
sharky: Yeah, I had real high hopes for the food when it first came out. I would always be speaking with the blue reps and making fun of the others with them =p
I never tried the canned, I found better foods before they were ever brought out.
I did try the adult cat dry and my cats liked it, but they would avoid eating the blue "life source" bits, LOL.
the bits really worried me .. since they claim the viamins and supplements are in there..lol..
post #15 of 22
sharky: And that was my thinking. "If they don't eat the whole thing then... it's not nutritionally complete..."

I would assume the canned formulas are not like that however.
post #16 of 22
no bits just visable veggies ( what cat knowly eats veggies?? hehehe
post #17 of 22
My cat that's who, the lettus loving, orange juice loving cat... >_<
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by blue Ash
My cat that's who, the lettus loving, orange juice loving cat... >_<
Humm is your cat regulating PH by citrus and H2O by lettuce???
post #19 of 22
Ha! No just once. But I will forever remember it.
Any time someone comes over and leaves some weird food out on the table they say say "nah it will be fine, cats are interested in that stuff" and I say "he is!!!"
post #20 of 22
We feed Royal Canin for Siamese and our two love it and are doing well on it. I think in the end we have to try and find what our cat likes and what they do best on.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I think in the end we have to try and find what our cat likes and what they do best on.
I agree 200%. It's better to have our cats eating than not
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Pui Hang
I agree 200%. It's better to have our cats eating than not


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