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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have a kitten that is about 3 months old. He has been on Authority for several weeks, and since I adopted him I got a bag of authority and a bag of SD, once the authority starts to run out I am going to slowly start moving him over to the SD. Does that sound like a reasonable plan?

Yesterday I gave him his first wet cat food ever. It was Purina, and I wanted to know what people thought about this brand, and if giving him Wet Food once a day in the evening was appropriate. Will the dry food still keep his teeth clean? Will he still eat the dry food? Advice?
post #2 of 15
If I were you, I would go for a different food. Science Diet is NOT a high quality food....very low meat content and comparable to grocery-store brands. I would recommend staying on Authority, or trying a different food like Royal Canin, Natural Balance, or Spa Select (all can be found at either Petsmart or Petco). Hope this helps and grats on your new kitty!

Also, wet food should be at least 50% of a cats diet (water content and extra protein is very beneficial) so you are on the right track!
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by jlphilli
If I were you, I would go for a different food. Science Diet is NOT a high quality food....very low meat content and comparable to grocery-store brands. I would recommend staying on Authority, or trying a different food like Royal Canin, Natural Balance, or Spa Select (all can be found at either Petsmart or Petco). Hope this helps and grats on your new kitty!

Also, wet food should be at least 50% of a cats diet (water content and extra protein is very beneficial) so you are on the right track!
Ditto
Nutro Royal canin and Authority would be my picks at Petsmart... Blue just doesnt scream at me...

Natural balence is at petco and many fincky cats love it ..

Buy some canned while your there ...
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
What does everyone think about Purina canned? Does everyone agree with the fact that SD is not good for kittens?
post #5 of 15
Sd and Purina are both AFFCO approved foods... but most on here have done some nutrition research and found the ingrediants in many not just these are not the best for a cat or kitten... for the price you can do better ..
post #6 of 15
I've learned that when picking out cat food look at the ingrediants, you want the first thing to be something like Chicken Meat, or Chicken Meal, NOT Chicken By-Product. That's the differnce between a high quality food & a "grocery store" brand food. As far as the purina wet food I have no idea my cats get Nutro wet & dry.
post #7 of 15
Did you get the other kitten too? I've been dying to know!

And yes, there are many excellent foods out there that are also reasonably priced. With three (or four??) kittens you'll need a good kitten food or one that says "for all life stages". And there are much better foods out there than Purina or Science Diet.

If you go to petsmart or petco or somewhere, you can buy in bulk after you have found one everyone likes. But most foods in the grocery aren't very good.

Look for the fewest grains and the most meat on the ingredient list, and stay away from by-products. Oh, and most kitties LOVE wet food, so you could try leaving them out dry all day and feeding them wet once or twice a day.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
Did you get the other kitten too? I've been dying to know!
The Montgomary County Maryland Humane Society had my application Usurped two times... Talk about having to fall out of love twice... It is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Instead of having 2 kittens from their shelter find a loving home, it will be another life lost because of their silly polciies. I mean I can understand a 24 or 48 hour hold on an adoption to see if anyone in county wants the kitten, but 5-6 days later?
post #9 of 15
i disagree about the meat by-products, i see nothing wrong with them. unless you have a cat that is allergic to certain types of meat, they are perfectly healthy in my opinion.

edited to add: as far as science diet, i dont know much about cat food but have done plenty of research on dog food and science diet is not a high quality dog food. dont know if its the same with their cat food or not.

sharky, when you say blue, do you mean blue buffalo brand? if so what is it about the brand you do not like?

keeper130, im curious what reason are you switching your cat from authority? it is a pretty good brand as far as i know.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
It may have to do with the amount of Free SD I have at my disposal
post #11 of 15
ohhhhhh, i see )
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by jaycee
i disagree about the meat by-products, i see nothing wrong with them. unless you have a cat that is allergic to certain types of meat, they are perfectly healthy in my opinion.

edited to add: as far as science diet, i dont know much about cat food but have done plenty of research on dog food and science diet is not a high quality dog food. dont know if its the same with their cat food or not.

sharky, when you say blue, do you mean blue buffalo brand? if so what is it about the brand you do not like?

keeper130, im curious what reason are you switching your cat from authority? it is a pretty good brand as far as i know.
Yes it is BLue buffalo that doesnt make me go yeah..lol.. actualy no dry food does but some are better than others..
post #13 of 15
im curious what specifiacally is wrong with blue buffalo? im wondering because it is one of the best as far as dog foods go and it is one i was thinking about feeding to my new cat whom i will be picking up on friday. although i havnt checked out their cat food ingredients yet so i have no idea whats in it.
post #14 of 15
jaycee--the blue buffalo cat food is ok...is certainly not as bad as some but it is very grain heavy.
post #15 of 15
thank you, i will have to read the ingredients, i certainly dont want to feed grain heavy, i know that cats require lots of protein, much more than dogs i believe
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