Discussion in 'Cat and Pet Forum' started by Whisper, Oct 3, 2007.
Just curious what Chaz cat owners feed their kitties.
My girls get Felidae dry and EVO wet.
Merrick wet and Fromm dry
Orijen Dry, Evo wet.
Nature's Variety Raw Instinct dry, still working on the wet.
Kirkland's Signature (Costco's brand.) Surprisingly, they use real meat, etc, and not corn-based filler. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants a good food but is on a tight budget.
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's dry and wet. I might check around and change. When Charlie was sick, he was losing ground in a hurry, and this was the first food we could get him to eat and start gaining weight. He's fine now, and I might start checking out cat foods. I don't think either of my cats is extremely picky, especially with wet food, and I would like to look into nutrition a little more.
Before he got sick, they were on Nutro, but I wasn't very happy with that.
I feed Felidae but I was feeding Holistic EP till they ticked me off during attempts to find out which foods Menu foods made in their line. So I switched. Interesting about cats, it takes a long time to wean them off food they get used to. In the days when I was dumb and fed Hill's Science Diet, it took forever to wean my cats off that crap. They were addictied to it. So my dry is Felidae and I mix the canned foods among different premium brands. Cats love chicken soup but last I looked, it had menadione in it, so you might want to check the bag mjb and make sure they aren't still doing it.
Patchie and Lucky eat Hill's Prescription WD. Patchie used to have problems with UTI and the vet had me switch to that and no more problems. Now my only problem is getting Lucky to lose weight. Patchie is 10 lbs. but Lucky is 20 lbs, the little butter ball
Don't feel to badly Sadie's. My Mojo is the size of Brooklyn. I feed my cats all the same way. He doesn't really eat any more than the others IMO. Unless he is a closet feeder, lol. I really do think some cats are just genetically huge. Mojo is definitely a kitten in a Tom Cat body. My Cartman. Big boned. LOL.
Goober gets Purina kitten dry food and Science Diet wet... we're weaning him off of the Science Diet but I agree with Toscas Mom... they get addicted to that stuff. I was thinking about going the route my sister does and only feeding the dry... but Goober has a total routine down with the wet and dry. Should I switch to only dry or is there a wet food someone might recommend. He's almost 5 months old so I want something that's going to provide him with the nutrition he needs while he's still growing.
Skittle, cats really do need some wet food in their diet, as you probably know, they aren't great drinkers. So the more moisture you add to their diet, the less of a chance of urinary issues, gravel, infections, etc. This is especially important for overweight male neuters for some reason. So I wouldn't keep your cat just on dry. Goober is very cute I might add. Like his expression.
Anyways, I would definitely get him off the Purina, very bad ingredients, too much corn and grains and dubious 'byproducts'. I know how hard it is to get him off the SD. I'm telling you that stuff must have an addictive chemical in it. But keep working on it, by introducing another food slowly to his bowl. VERY slowly. As for canned foods, I like to mix them up for my cats. Kind of makes them feel like life is a smorgasboard. Stay away from the grocery shelf is my best advice. And check the can ingredients. Most of the premium foods are good and go a MUCH farther distance besides. ..both dry and wet. You will find that buying a premium dry food actually costs you less in the long haul than that purina stuff, because although you pay more for the bag, it lasts WAY longer because cats eat less of it.
My cats used to eat eagle pack canned but I found out it was made by Menu foods and I ditched the brand. Most cats love chicken soup brand, but it contains menadione, just so you know. Try to stay away from too many grains in the can too. Cats are obligate carnivores, which mean they are even more carnivorous than dogs. You might want to try the Felidae or Innova foods. Solid Gold, Cali Natural, also good foods. The purinas, including pro plan, have menadione in them and some of the cans have rather dubious ingredients.
Skittle, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful dog.
My cat is on California Natural currently, but its more expensive even
than my dogs food and I have been looking for something else.
I might try the kirkland kind. Do you have the ingrediants for it?
I used to feed it before I was able to feed Felidae (and now EVO).
BTW, I couldn't find the ingredients so I tracked down an old bag I kept (don't know why I kept the bags, but it least it came in useful) and wrote each ingredient.
For one thing, I don't think it has nearly enough meat as I like, though at least it's void of corn and byproducts.
Innova wet and dry here, would switch to EVO but one of our cat can't take too much protein. Will definitely switch when he's gone though.
Wellness and EVO. (For now.)
My cats breeders had them on Purina Cat Chow Indoor Formula so when we got Neko he was on that.Then we got Willie who was also on felidae. A few months after joining Chaz I switched them to Felidae dry: Cat and Kitten. Then once I learned cats need wet food I started searching. Willie ate almost all of them Neko ate none until now.
So now they are both on Felidae dry (75% of diet) and Wellness chicken and lobster wet (25% of diet). In the future (when I am out of college)I hope to have those percentages switch, that should be the minimum amount of wet in the diet, 75%.
I looked at the chicken Soup caned food but did not feed it. I forgot to read the ingredients because I assumed it was good since it was recommended and I saw the menadione and will not feed it. I don't know if dry has the menadione too or not.
our kitten eats everything! When we first got him we contacted Eagle Pack, Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold, Bench and Field, Chicken soup for the cat lover's soul, Pinnacle. We got TONS of free samples. I mean they sent us BOXES of sample packages of their food. We just got an 8 lb box FULL of 4 ounce sample packages of Solid Gold Kitten food. He gets a mixture and is fine, no tummy troubles for him.
For canned he gets Felidae. He sometimes gets the Wellness pouches because I still have coupons for them but they are pretty expensive for the amount that you get in the pouch.
He used to eat the innova evo canned and dry but had litter box issues and he STUNK so bad. Now his box doesn't smell as bad and he doesn't smell either.
my cats eat raw most of the time, but when they do not, they eat merricks canned or innova/EVO canned. my cats dont eat dry period.
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