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post #1 of 20
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Blu has a sensitive stomach, and we have been using Eukanuba Sensitive Stomach for a while. We were looking at alternatives today at the pet store and found Purina One Sensitive Systems. We bought a bag of it because it's a little less expensive and the ingredients looked pretty good when compared to the Eukanuba.

We mixed a little in with her old food and she seems to like it very well.

Has anyone on here had any experience with Purina One?
post #2 of 20
My cats love it. I bought them Science Diet for several years, then moved to a small town where I had to drive 45 minutes to get it. I got some Purina One when I ran out and couldn't make the trip, and now that is what they want. They are thriving, and I can't see spending money for food the cats don't really like any more. I bought a sample bag of some new, expensive food at Petsmart, and they hated it. Pepper dropped a mouthful into the litterbox to show me what she thought of it.
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2 View Post
Pepper dropped a mouthful into the litterbox to show me what she thought of it.

That's classic!


I've been using Purina One to supplement the raw diet we feed. Been very happy with it and the bengals love it.
Have been experimenting with "chicken soup for the cat lovers soul" for the past 2 weeks. I'm still on the fence about it, even though the cats love it. Probably shouldn't change a good thing. (purina one)
post #4 of 20
Well, not to be the only one not agreeing but I don't like Purina at all. I don't like foods with by products and I would rather the first at least 2 ingredients be meat and not corn. It really isn't all that bad though, I just prefer Chicken Sup for the Cat Lovers Soul since it's similar price and I also feed Premium Edge for Finicky Cats which is a little cheaper. Also, I haven't actually seen the ingredients on the one the OP meantioned, it may be better then the others. I pretty much avoid Purina though.
post #5 of 20
One is likely the best youll find at the grocery store but overall it isnot a food I would consider... Chicken soup is harder to find but ingrediant wise much better... Try a big box pet store as they usually have three or four good brands...
post #6 of 20
I feed Purina ONE to my two foster cats. They are being treated with meds that normally give cats loose stools(& did give them loose stools last time they were on it), & I haven't had any problems! Chicken Soup gave them loose bloody stools.

I will mention that when I switched from Chicken Soup to ONE, they started eating a little more than 2x what they did. I now feed them ONE & Sollid Gold Katz-N-Flocken mixed, simply because so much grain in the ONE is causing one of the kitties to develop an ear infection again.

I am on the fence as far as ONE goes....my two fosters are doing well on it, but the $$$ is getting to be a factor. In all reality, they eat so much food that I could buy a higher quality food(even better than Chicken Soup) for what I spend. I could probably afford to feed them Nutro for what the ONE is costing me.

IMO, ONE is better than Eukanuba.
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Here's a comparison of the ingredients for Purina One Sensitive Systems and Eukanuba Sensitive Stomach Formula.

Purina One Sensitive Systems

Turkey, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, turkey by-product meal, oat meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), egg product, non-fat yogurt, whole grain corn, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, brewers dried yeast, phosphoric acid, animal digest, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

Eukanuba Sensitive Stomach Formula

Lamb, Chicken Liver, Catfish, Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Corn Grits, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E, and Citric Acid), Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), DL-Methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Calcium Carbonate, Rosemary Extract

Which one looks the best?
post #8 of 20
Can I say neither??? would you like a discecction??
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
Can I say neither??? would you like a discecction??
Yes, please!
post #10 of 20
Here's a comparison of the ingredients for Purina One Sensitive Systems and Eukanuba Sensitive Stomach Formula.

Purina One Sensitive Systems

Turkeyturkey is okay but this is mostly water and should be 5th or 6th since these are raw wts, brewers rice( this is not a quality rice it is fractions or by products of the beer making , corn gluten meal( this is fine as an accesory protein not the main one by wt]], soybean meal, cheap protein and high allergen and gas maker turkey by-product meal, oat meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), what animal??egg product, non-fat yogurt( high allergen ), whole grain corn( lack of digestabilty possible allergen, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, brewers dried yeast, phosphoric acid, animal digest( yuckky), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

Eukanuba Sensitive Stomach Formula

Lamb same as turkey above , Chicken Liver I dont like dried organs as they are high on some viatmins but cooking takes out most of them leaving not such quality, Catfish, Chicken By-Product Meal( this is really the first ingrediant, Brewers Rice( see above), Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Corn Grits, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E, and Citric Acid ( this is not a natural version)), Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), DL-Methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Calcium Carbonate, Rosemary Extract ( likely tummy issues)
Which one looks the best? [/quote]


What other brands are available to you??
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I could probably afford to feed them Nutro for what the ONE is costing me.
Do you really think thats true? Since I got Milo, I had been thinking a little bit about switching to a Purina One Natural I saw at Wal-Mart. But if the two of them will really eat that much more of the Purina, it may be worth sticking with Nutro.

Right now one 8 lb bag of Nutro Natural Kitten looks like it will last Milo about a month and a half or so, and one 8 lb bag of Nutro Natural Complete lasts Marlee I think around 2 months (haven't ever timed exactly).
post #12 of 20
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@ Sharky,

There are lots of other brands available at the Petsmart near my home. I have tried some of them, including Nutro and Science Diet. Nutro actually made Blu bleed from the bottom, and Science Diet caused problems, as well.

I know they carry California Natural, Royal Canin, etc.

I was hoping to get something that she likes and that was good for her, but not too expensive.

I didn't even see the "animal digest" or I would have NEVER bought it. That is just disgusting! All those ingredient names start running together after you read them for a few minutes.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by AshleyNicole View Post
Do you really think thats true? Since I got Milo, I had been thinking a little bit about switching to a Purina One Natural I saw at Wal-Mart. But if the two of them will really eat that much more of the Purina, it may be worth sticking with Nutro.

Right now one 8 lb bag of Nutro Natural Kitten looks like it will last Milo about a month and a half or so, and one 8 lb bag of Nutro Natural Complete lasts Marlee I think around 2 months (haven't ever timed exactly).
Yep. I sat down & figured what it cost me to feed Damita & Chico Purina ONE vs. feeding them Nutro adult. One 8 lb. bag of ONE costs me $10 & lasts 2-3 weeks...whereas a bag of Nutro would last me over a month(I fed them Nutro at one point awhile back...). Ashley, I would stick with the Nutro. In the long run, you will use more litter & feed more food. It's just cheaper to feed Nutro. **Take it from an idiot who doesn't!** lol


to mbd1974, I would check to see if you can get any samples of the foods such as California Natural. I do know that Natural Balance has allergy formulas, & a friend feeds it to her sensitive tummy girl. I don't htink her tummy is as sensitive as you describe though. I do hope you can find a good food for your poor baby!
post #14 of 20
our kittens right now are currently getting purina one and doing well on it. the adults are getting Authority adult formula and doing well on it. I just cant run to the small store onthe gas anymore to get the chicken soup.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
our kittens right now are currently getting purina one and doing well on it. the adults are getting Authority adult formula and doing well on it. I just cant run to the small store onthe gas anymore to get the chicken soup.
I like the Purina one also, the cats look great there shiny an healthy looking, I tried lots of different kinds and they like it real well.
post #16 of 20
Another food to consider is Purina's Naturals. We got a bag in @ the shelter & they can't feed it, so I bought it from them. I don't know what it costs. If you watch the Tiday Cats pails, I also got a 6 oz smaple pouch in there. Not sure on the ingredients list, though. I don't remember seeing any by-products at all, but grainy, I'm sure.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Another food to consider is Purina's Naturals. We got a bag in @ the shelter & they can't feed it, so I bought it from them. I don't know what it costs. If you watch the Tiday Cats pails, I also got a 6 oz smaple pouch in there. Not sure on the ingredients list, though. I don't remember seeing any by-products at all, but grainy, I'm sure.
the naturals is decent for some cats ... no by products( ie meat or chicken) no chemical pres, .. IT does have corn wheat and soy ...
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
the naturals is decent for some cats ... no by products( ie meat or chicken) no chemical pres, .. IT does have corn wheat and soy ...
Doesn't all Purina, though? I've been mixing 1/2 & 1/2 for my Damita & Chico of Purina Naturals & Purina ONE...only last night & this morning, but stools still look "normal". It may be too soon to tell, though. Damita got really excited & fell off the counter over the Naturals food...

mbd, there was an article in our local paper today about a woman who had a cat who would vomit & have bloody stools in the paper today. She took the challenge & fed her cat Purina's sensitive stomach formula. No problems anymore & the kitty is going to be the new spokes-cat for the food. I don't know if it was Purina ONE, or what food, but it was a Purina food! I thought of you when I was reading that....
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Doesn't all Purina, though? I've been mixing 1/2 & 1/2 for my Damita & Chico of Purina Naturals & Purina ONE...only last night & this morning, but stools still look "normal". It may be too soon to tell, though. Damita got really excited & fell off the counter over the Naturals food...

mbd, there was an article in our local paper today about a woman who had a cat who would vomit & have bloody stools in the paper today. She took the challenge & fed her cat Purina's sensitive stomach formula. No problems anymore & the kitty is going to be the new spokes-cat for the food. I don't know if it was Purina ONE, or what food, but it was a Purina food! I thought of you when I was reading that....
Thanks for telling me that. I actually feel a little better about Purina One since reading all the responses to my OP. I haven't seen anything negative in my cats so far.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
I like the Purina one also, the cats look great there shiny an healthy looking, I tried lots of different kinds and they like it real well.
Yup my little piglets love their purina one, i am now greeted by 11 furry faces and their mommas when i bring a fresh bag home, lol
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