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I am feeding my girl Wellness dry(recommended by my vet) and Nutro...What are some other quality dry foods?

The new guy
post #2 of 12
Others are
Innova
California Natural
Solid Gold
Newmans
Pet Guard( wet )
Royal Canin
Natural Balence

The two your feeding are good ///
DOes the wellness have garlic??
post #3 of 12
My preferences are

Felidae
Serengetti
Nutro Natural choice
Natural balance (although they really should add probiotics :P )
Nature's variety - my cats didn't like it much though
Chicken Soup
Pinnacle - though I've never actually fed it
Premium Edge - Some varieties of it anyway

Though in general, I just stay away from garlic, and make sure that meat is the primary source of protein, and that the grains don't cumulatively weigh more than the meat. Also good to keep an eye on the omega 6-3 ratio which should at least be 4-5 to 1 (6:3)
post #4 of 12
Apparently garlic is used in holistic medicine but is strongly opposed by conventional vets. Dr Pitcairn's Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, in his book he uses garlic to promote good intestinal health and even says that cats can safely eat 1/4 of a clove per day. Still this is debatable as garlic is a member of the onion family. So there are two sides to this argument. I don't think it has much place in a cat's diet and I would never add any garlic to my cat's food but I have no qualms about an occasional can of Wellness. Nature's Variety and Solid Gold have garlic too. A lot of premium cat foods have it. So does Foster and Smith cat food and their food is formulated by some very well respected veterinarians. I don't think they could put it on the market if they weren't secure about it. But if you're worried, either avoid brands with garlic or feed other brands in addition to them.
post #5 of 12
I fed Wellness dry continuously for the first 18 monthes. Some reoccurring digestive problems started with one of my cats and I went through several diet changes and vet visits for the past 18 monthes before figuring out it was stress rather than something physical. I am now feeding wet Wellness chicken. I started it because it is the commercial food that generally cats with IBD do the best with. They both like it and will consistently eat it and have continued it anyway. For dry I am feeding a mix of California Natural Chicken and Rice and Innova EVO.
post #6 of 12
Solid gold label has garlic but it is not in the food) I called) ...

My holistic/conventional vet says NO to garlic for cats in any form ... The totally Holistic vet also said NO

Yes alot of premium brands use it but that is due to AFFCO not having rules about it since every cats tolerance is different...
post #7 of 12
For dry I give my cats Innovo Evo, and when I run out I give them Iams. For wet food I give them Merrick's Turkducken or Grammy's Pot Pie or Thanksgiving Day.
post #8 of 12
i feed chicken soup dry. i used to use natural balance, which i also liked, but Pixel & Java, my dry-eating cats, have decided they don't like it anymore .
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by laureen227
i feed chicken soup dry. i used to use natural balance, which i also liked, but Pixel & Java, my dry-eating cats, have decided they don't like it anymore .
It does come down to them and there likes doesnt it
post #10 of 12
i feet wellness wet and dry....but would like to learn more about that avoderm food.
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Originally Posted by Renovia
i feet wellness wet and dry....but would like to learn more about that avoderm food.
Avoderm uses unique sources of oils but still corn is high on the list ... My girls get the wet occationally as I am not a huge fan of cartilage in a can./..
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Originally Posted by sharky
It does come down to them and there likes doesnt it
i thought Pixel's dandruff would be better if i fed a fattier food, since she won't take cod liver oil [of eat any pieces of food it's on]. but i ended up feeding the bag to the ferals - they'll eat anything!
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