Post # 16
pizzacat : ScratchNSniff : Beegritte : courtneysokal : TheGridMonster : Ls413 : Holly77 : zoey0317 : bywater : thank you for all the helpful advice! Trying to find the right brand has been overwhelming when there are so many, so it’s great to hear what’s worked for your kitties 😊 Lincoln says thanks too!
Post # 17
my cute kitty has been eating basically exactly the same thing for years- Wellness chicken formula – and she still loves it. It’s grain free and I trust the brand.
Post # 18
I feed mine Pride by Instinct. I tried out a few grain-free products and she turned her nose up at everything else but this. 😛
Post # 19
I feed a mixture of dry kibble (not my first choice but I got both of them as adults so we leave out dry all the time that they will pick at) and a pre-made raw. I get Blue Ridge Beef’s Kitten Grind Mix at a local supplier – it has ground beef, ground chicken with bone, beef heart, beef liver and whole egg. Its all finely ground, even the bone. It comes in frozen tubes that I will cut up into ‘meat balls’ and each cat (and my toy poodle) gets 2oz twice a day.
It was actually less expensive to do the raw mix than to do a higher quality wet food (brands I like include Canidae, Solid Gold, and Wellness).
I’ve been in the pet industry for 10 years (specifically the cat grooming industry as well as showing one of my cats in CFA). If you can buy it at the grocey store, its usually not a great quality food. Petco has really expanded their offering of higher quality brands, but I still go to a local pet store for mine. In cat shows, MANY exhibitors and breeders feed raw.
Post # 20
Shoot4theMoon : This is FAR from the “best wet cat food”. It is not cat food, for one. Please do not feed your cat tuna in water, at least not any more than as a very rare treat and even then…I really recommend against it.
“Tuna when made into cat food is perfectly fine for cats. On the other hand, tuna sold for human consumption may cause digestive upset when given as an occasional treat in small amounts. It can even cause a painful condition called steatitis, or inflammation of the body’s fat, when fed to cats on a regular basis.”
It also lacks taurine, an essential amino acid for cats. Deficiencies due to feeding primarily taurine-deficient foods like tuna in wayer causes severe health consequences including blindness, cardiac failure, and death. It can also be high in mercury, which is bad for cats especially with long term exposure!
You can buy cat food that is basically tuna shreds or chunks (BFF, Almo Nature both have tuna varieties) to use as a treat but fish should still not be their primary diet.