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post #1 of 28
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So i bought Cali 7 cans of Pro Plan kitten canned food Chicken and Liver 'entree and i was wondering if this is a good food for a kitten and she also has dry food and it is Purina Kitten Chow and i also want to know if this is good?? Thank You and any inputs would be great!!
-Holly
post #2 of 28
I would strongly urge you NOT to feed those foods and here is why -

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1094

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1090

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1088

Honestly pet foods you can buy in grocery stores and most large scale pet stores are garbage.
post #3 of 28
Pro plan kitten is good. That is top of the line purina. I'm sure some will say that you can find better, such as nutro, wellness.
Purina kitten chow is bottom of the line of the purina brands. If you can only get food at the grocery store, I would get purina one kitten, walmart's maxximumm kitten, or iams kitten for dry. The only wet food I usually see at the grocery store that is specifically for kittens is iams. Most of my cats won't touch iams at all. What you have now for wet is good with pro plan.
If you can get to a petstore, check out nutro kitten, nutro max kitten, wellness, pro plan kitten, petsmart's authority brand. I'm sure others can suggest some other good brands for dry food.

Oh, and if you do introduce a new dry food, do it slowly so kitty's stomach doesn't get upset.
post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by Murfins
I would strongly urge you NOT to feed those foods and here is why -

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1094

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1090

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1088

Honestly pet foods you can buy in grocery stores and most large scale pet stores are garbage.
I vote with Muffins - from what I've learned, grocery store food is mostly filler, and, another thing - Purina cat food got very poor ratings from my vet - she said something about making the cats sick, didn't ask why 'cause I am already convinced that my cats' health depends on healthy (real) food - good building blocks for health .... filler just goes right out the other end, and provides little nutrients for "making" a healthy cat - actually costing more than "holistic" cat foods like Felidae, or Wellness.
post #5 of 28
My cats eat pro plan wet 1/2 a can every night. They are fine and healthy. They got sick with another type of wet food when they were kittens and we tried it. I know no matter what anyone says someone can find something wrong with any kind of food. My cat lived to be 19 on cat chow. That is the only thing she at her entire life.
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by Murfins
I would strongly urge you NOT to feed those foods and here is why -

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1094

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1090

http://67.59.135.235/viewtopic.php?t=1088

Honestly pet foods you can buy in grocery stores and most large scale pet stores are garbage.
I like raw but the one who wrote those is off on way more than they are on ...lol.. I have a holistic/ conventional vet that explains raw is best and gave me a short list of good kibble and canned foods ...
post #7 of 28
Pro plan aint my favorite and it is not served in my house but it is better than alot of stuff out there but there is alot that is better ...
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by akbeck98
My cats eat pro plan wet 1/2 a can every night. They are fine and healthy. They got sick with another type of wet food when they were kittens and we tried it. I know no matter what anyone says someone can find something wrong with any kind of food. My cat lived to be 19 on cat chow. That is the only thing she at her entire life.
You're 19 year old had good genetics then. It's not that NO cat will do fine on a cheap low grade food, but definitely not all cats will thrive or do well on it.
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by ShadowBaby
You're 19 year old had good genetics then. It's not that NO cat will do fine on a cheap low grade food, but definitely not all cats will thrive or do well on it.
Perfectly put .. Many animals live fine on the "worst " foods but just as many have issues that better food s help... Also remember formulas change and from what I have seen the premiums try to get better or at least stay good the "worst " are much different than evan ten yrs ago and not toward good
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by sharky
I like raw but the one who wrote those is off on way more than they are on ...lol.. I have a holistic/ conventional vet that explains raw is best and gave me a short list of good kibble and canned foods ...

Raw IS best but you are totally wrong about the author of those articles - she has DECADES of experience in animal nutrition and is considered a "guru" of sorts in the animal nutrition community.

I'm curious to know what YOU believe to be "off on way more then they are on"?? What is your background in animal nutrition??
post #11 of 28
Look. I feed all my cats both wet AND dry Pro Plan and they are happy and Healthy. I'm not saying it's the best OR the worst for them. I'm just saying what works for MY animals. That's all. It's your opinion what works for your animals. If you choose to feed a B.A.R.F diet then ok that's great. If you choose to feed them something you like, then that's your choice. It's personal prefrence and what the cats likes AND what you think makes your cat healthy and happy.
post #12 of 28
I agree, it does come down to personal choice and if something is working for your animal then great. We are all entitled to our own opinions.
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Murfins
I agree, it does come down to personal choice and if something is working for your animal then great. We are all entitled to our own opinions.
Yes
My background is human nutrition but with a cat with CRF I have done volumes of canine and feline... And analysis of how things work together ... The author didnt credit things properly... I do recomeend fact checks before publishing as it isnt bullin bourd
post #14 of 28
I truly am interested to know what specifically hasn't been credited properly, in your opinion of course.
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by jugen
Look. I feed all my cats both wet AND dry Pro Plan and they are happy and Healthy. I'm not saying it's the best OR the worst for them. I'm just saying what works for MY animals. That's all. It's your opinion what works for your animals. If you choose to feed a B.A.R.F diet then ok that's great. If you choose to feed them something you like, then that's your choice. It's personal prefrence and what the cats likes AND what you think makes your cat healthy and happy.
Well said!
post #16 of 28
If you don't mind me butting in here....are Pro Plan cans chunks in gravy or pate(ground) style?
post #17 of 28
Just a reminder everyone to be respectful and realize that not everything you read on the internet is the "Gospel Truth".

People like Sharky have years of experience and first-hand knowledge and I personally would be more inclined to her way of thinking than any number of articles I might happen upon on the internet.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
If you don't mind me butting in here....are Pro Plan cans chunks in gravy or pate(ground) style?
They come both ways
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by akbeck98
They come both ways
Can you give me examples of chunks in gravy? Or do the cans say "chunks in gravy"? I guess I'm open to trying new things....hopefully only until Nutro gets things straightened out.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
Can you give me examples of chunks in gravy? Or do the cans say "chunks in gravy"? I guess I'm open to trying new things....hopefully only until Nutro gets things straightened out.
If you go to PetSmart, you can see on the boxes the cans come in what the food looks like. My cats like the chunks in gravy and the fish types more then anything else.
post #21 of 28
I usually do the shake test if I'm not sure.. But the words loaf and pate are the regular ground kinds, and the words "w/chunks" "in gravy" "shredded", "in sauce" are my clues to the kinds with bits in gravy. My kids will usually eat the chunks, but are finicky about the pate style. Lately it is actually getting eaten once in awhile, but if I feed it too often, forget it.
My neighbors cat is the exact opposite. Through trial and error, the only wet food it will eat is pate 9 lives!
post #22 of 28
The only kind I don't buy is Aslip (something) it has like real pieces of fish that gross me out! Sorta like if you see a scale in your tuna fish! YUCK!

Otherwise mine like both the pate and chunks with gravy. At petsmart they often have it on sale if you use your savers card and I just buy a few cases. The kitten variety doesn't have as many flavors, but the adult has a lot more.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by jugen
Look. I feed all my cats both wet AND dry Pro Plan and they are happy and Healthy. I'm not saying it's the best OR the worst for them. I'm just saying what works for MY animals. That's all. It's your opinion what works for your animals. If you choose to feed a B.A.R.F diet then ok that's great. If you choose to feed them something you like, then that's your choice. It's personal prefrence and what the cats likes AND what you think makes your cat healthy and happy.
well said!
I feel that the "best" food for your cat is the one it does best on!! A simple statement but true. I have tried many foods - wet and dry. Feeding Science Diet Sensitive Stomach for breakfast and ProPlan for dinner has solved several issues with my cats - one used to always vomit and that has decreased significantly.

Yes, it has byproducts and if you are opposed to that than I would not suggest it. But it has worked for my cats!

**I have recently switched them to Authority, which is PetSmart's brand. It is less expensive and has no byproducts!!! But I still think ProPlan is good.
post #24 of 28
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I have done volumes of canine and feline... And analysis of how things work together
I really, really don't want to be rude, but I study companion animal nutrition (I am a doctorate student) at NCSU and I must say that some of the conclusions you make have no scientific validation behind them and are strictly opinion oriented...
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by jlphilli
I really, really don't want to be rude, but I study companion animal nutrition (I am a doctorate student) at NCSU and I must say that some of the conclusions you make have no scientific validation behind them and are strictly opinion oriented...
Some is experience but most is scietifically based ...
post #26 of 28
...from where?
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by jlphilli
...from where?
Various sources ... Books , Magazines with studies , vet journals , actual Prof working with animals and One of my jobs...Many certifiable avenues
post #28 of 28
I prefer to err on the side of caution. My cats have looked and behaved like healthy cats on ok food (good quality dry but poor quality wet) but I'll only know that something's wrong when they show symptoms of a condition or a blood test comes back showing something is not right. I'd rather not wait for that to happen before I start feeding something better so I've switched to a better quality wet food with added water for my 9 year old. Prevention is better than cure in my book
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