Post # 31
I feed my kitty Pure Balance, it seems to be fairly nutritious, and also the food bits are really really small (which is better for my cat because she eats like a bird, anything even slightly large, she won’t eat!)
Post # 32
ambartlett : I’ve had my cat 6 years and she came from the shelter with some serious stomach problems. Although it has not 100% subsided, she has responded very well to Royal Canin’s “Digestive Comfort” line (ie. she used to have troubles daily and now only has episodes once or twice a year). This was a recommendation from our vet as a step to take before looking at prescription food.
ETA the link – this is the exact one I feed her and it really has helped.
Post # 33
We use Solid Gold brand for dry food and Merrick Purrfect Bistro for wet food. Recently switched wet food from Newman’s Own brand. Both of our cats have had dental issues and I worry something we’ve fed them over the years caused it. Which really ticks me off because those brands we get them are in the more ‘natural’ cat food aisle and are more expensive than other brands.
Post # 34
Orijen! Expensive but so worth it!
Post # 35
ambartlett : Wysong makes prescription kibbles as well, so I would recommend looking into the brand- even if you don’t feel like paying an arm and a leg, there is an over the counter version that is still great quality. You can also go to specialty pet food stores (not like Petsmart, Petco or Pet Valu/Paulmacs) and speak with the employees, as they are very knowledgeable about feline nutrition requirements.
Please keep in mind that cats don’t drink enough water, so supplementing with a good quality wet food (Go, Wellness, Almo, Ziwipeak, Tiki Cat, Snappy Tom, Nature’s Variety, etc) is idea.
Post # 36
leembee : imo, veterinarians have such little nutritional training (that is all sponsored by Royal Cabin btw…) that they legitimately think they’re doing the right thing. They also stigmatise raw because there’s a chance that certain bacteria could be passed on to owners, despite all of the same bacteria being more commonly found in kibble.
I LOVE raw feeding and so do my critters, but it’s hard to get many people onto because vets will automatically blame any issues at all on the fact that critter is raw fed. It’s a sad cycle.