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post #31 of 45
I feed my three straight Bright Life dry (as per recommened by a breeder). for some reason we were feeding Whiska's as well, but my boys gained a lot of weight and the oldest was having skin problems. Since the total change over they've lost a bit of weight, glossier coats, very soft, and Spud's fur is growing back as well as the rash has cleared up.



- Adrian
post #32 of 45
OK..someone mentioned earlier that they feel like a bad meowmy, well, now I really do, but then again, I feel I'm not, because at least I care and love my cats lots, even though we are not rich and cannot afford the "good" stuff.
But, what I am getting at is, is there something wrong with Friskie's catfood, or meowmix? My cats don't get the generic brand, but they do eat Friskies.
We have "rescued" 5 cats so I "was" lucky to get my husband to buy them Friskies, although NOW after 4 years of being cat owners, lol, I should say staff to them like everyone addresses cat owners, my husband loves them as much as I do, but he's not going to spend a lot of money for cat food when we have 5 of them. In the morning I give them a tsp of wet on top of their dry, both Friskie brands, and end the evening I give them dry only. They get a treat during the day, which is usually Temptations, or Pounce.
Thanks everyone and have a great day
post #33 of 45
Villy is now on royal canin sensitivity wet food as and when she wants it, at least twice a day, and sometimes highlife, and she has royal canin biscuits left down to pick at when she fancies it. She was on whiskas but she used to get the runs quite often on that.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by TXCatWoman View Post
But, what I am getting at is, is there something wrong with Friskie's catfood, or meowmix?
it's not that they're bad, just that others are better. i think the wet meowmix is better than the wet friskies. look at the ingredients:
friskies salmon dinner:
Meat by-products, water sufficient for processing, salmon, poultry by-products, fish, brewers rice, natural and artificial flavors, guar gum, tricalcium phosphate, titanium dioxide color, potassium chloride, salt, carrageenan, Vitamin E supplement, dicalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, sodium nitrite (to promote color retention), Red 3, thiamine mononitrate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, cobalt carbonate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, potassium iodide, biotin. B-5199
meowmix salmon & crab tub:
\t\t\t\t\tTuna, Fish Broth, Sardine, Tuna Liver, Salmon, Crab, Guar Gum, Vegetable Oil, Carrageenan, \t\t\t\t\tTricalcium Phosphate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A \t\t\t\t\tSupplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K \t\t\t\t\tActivity), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid), \t\t\t\t\tMinerals (Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate), Annatto Color, Canthaxanthin Color, Sodium Nitrite \t\t\t\t\t(To Promote Color Retention).
the meowmix has more of the higher quality ingredients, & no by products or grains.
dry foods are similar - labels tell all. here's a sample
meowmix original choice dry:
\t\t\t\t\t\tGround Yellow Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal, Beef \t\t\t\t\t\tTallow Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols (Source of Vitamin E), Turkey By-Product Meal, \t\t\t\t\t\tSalmon Meal, Oceanfish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Phosphoric Acid, Animal Digest, \t\t\t\t\t\tCalcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate, Calcium Chloride, \t\t\t\t\t\tCholine Chloride, Added Color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2 and other Color), Salt, Taurine, \t\t\t\t\t\tZinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, L-alanine, Niacin, Vitamin Supplements (E, A, B-12, D-3), \t\t\t\t\t\tCalcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Copper \t\t\t\t\t\tSulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Citric Acid, Menadione Sodium \t\t\t\t\t\tBisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite. E-4541
chicken soup dry:
Chicken, Salmon, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), oatmeal, whole grain white rice, potatoes, cracked pearled barley, millet, turkey, duck, flaxseed, egg product, natural chicken flavor, carrots, peas, apples, dried skim milk, kelp, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
post #35 of 45
Either Purina or Meow Mix Indoor Forumla for our fluffalorium. Seems to have improved everyone's heath since we switched to it about 2 years ago. And it's about the same price (on sale) as the regular stuff. They get Friskies or Nine Lives (whichever was on sale last week) for their nightly can. Which is fed just before we sit down for dinner, in an effort to keep the begging down!

Those new Fancy Feast with Greens tins are the ticket. Ours go WILD for them.
post #36 of 45
I feed mine Nutro Natural dry and canned for cats and kittens since I have both. Since I changed they've done very well. I had one cat that use to throw up and another that use to shed obsessively, and the Nutro has taken care of both problems. My only problem now is that I think I need to add variety or something. I let them split some canned Nutro yesterday and none of them were excited. They used to go crazy for wet food. It took nearly the entire day for them to finish it. And I know you aren't suppose to leave wet food out forever. I even cosidered maybe the can was bad since no one cared for it. Although I've been very pleased with Nutro's quality thus far.
post #37 of 45
Felidae/California Natural wet, and plenty of raw meat. Her eyes are bright, her voice is squeaky, and her teeth are clean and white without me having to have her put under risky anesthesia for a preventable reason.
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by siameseohio View Post
I feed mine Nutro Natural dry and canned for cats and kittens since I have both. Since I changed they've done very well. I had one cat that use to throw up and another that use to shed obsessively, and the Nutro has taken care of both problems. My only problem now is that I think I need to add variety or something. I let them split some canned Nutro yesterday and none of them were excited. They used to go crazy for wet food. It took nearly the entire day for them to finish it. And I know you aren't suppose to leave wet food out forever. I even cosidered maybe the can was bad since no one cared for it. Although I've been very pleased with Nutro's quality thus far.
I like giving my wee lass variety as well. After a few months of Felidae wet exclusively (and intense research into ingredients, I now rotate in California natural wet. She runs in meowing when she hears me tap the spoon on her foodbowl.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042 View Post
I like giving my wee lass variety as well. After a few months of Felidae wet exclusively (and intense research into ingredients, I now rotate in California natural wet. She runs in meowing when she hears me tap the spoon on her foodbowl.
Have your babies tried the new salmon and potato Cal natural
post #40 of 45
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Have your babies tried the new salmon and potato Cal natural
So far, no. Just the chicken and brown rice at the moment. I'll be ordering more of their flavors soon though.


I'm sort of on the fence about the salmon and potato. The fish basedness+potatoes makes me a tad reluctant.
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042 View Post
So far, no. Just the chicken and brown rice at the moment. I'll be ordering more of their flavors soon though.


I'm sort of on the fence about the salmon and potato. The fish basedness+potatoes makes me a tad reluctant.
Me too but in rotation the girls go gaga for it ..lol..
post #42 of 45
I rotate foods. Right now I have Natural Balance, Serengeti (Timberwolf Organics) and Nutro dry open. The Nutro will be replaced by Eukanuba Lamb and Liver this week. It's not the best food for Jamie, with his food allergies, but he loves it, so I treat him to a small bag about once a year. The Natural Balance and Serengeti will later be replaced by Felidae, Solid Gold, and/or perhaps Almo Natural.
For canned, I use Almo Natural, Schesir (both Italian brands), Ökomedical Organic Beef (a local German brand sold at vets' offices only), GreenFish (an Italian allergy diet), Solid Gold, and Miamor Fine Fillets (German). The "half-cats", who come for breakfast and dinner, aren't as picky as Jamie, and don't have food allergies, but they love all those brands, too. Those two have a bag of RC Exigent right now, to replace the Nutro, which I only have about 4 bowls of left.
(In case anybody is wondering - I buy cat food in bulk, and currently have two double cabinets full of cans and canisters down in the cellar, and a single lower cabinet in the kitchen. I generally lay in enough food for three cats for about 3 or 4 months, and also buy for neighbors and co-workers. Nothing beats quantity discounts and free shipping.)
post #43 of 45
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Me too but in rotation the girls go gaga for it ..lol..
Perhaps I'll pick 3oz cans of that flavor as an occasional treat.
post #44 of 45
The girls are eating Hills Science Diet kitten food. They were also getting Meow Mix wet, but Stumpy's getting allergic reactions, so I wanted to make sure the wet food wasn't causing it.

They love their wet, so I might try a better sort soon. Once Lily's a bit older, and I've done more research, I think I'll go over to a raw diet for them.

Our baby we're fostering is having Royal Canin Babycat dry, Chicken Soup for the Kitten Lovers Soul wet (wet and dry usually mixed together, trying to get her to eat dry on her own), and KMR Stage 2 as well (also mixed with dry).
post #45 of 45
Vala (18 month old) has been eating Iams Dry Kitten/Cat food since we got her at 8 weeks. Obi-wan got KMR Replacement when we got him at 4 weeks. Now he loves to eat not only his dry kitten food from Iams but Valas Iams Cat food as well. Occasionally we give them a can of Fancy Feast as a treat. And that stuff goes FAST. I was told by my vet to mix the cat and kitten food in Vala's dish where Obi-Wan sneaks in and eats that stuff too. This usually get's Obi-Wan a cuff in the head from Vala. Vala then proceeds to eat out of Obi-Wan's kitten food dish.
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