(Closed) What do you feed your cat?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

To be honest, i just feed them Purina cat mix.  I thought the Science diet was the best dry food for pets?  But I’m with you, I can’t afford paying for really expensive food.  Plus I have two other dogs that eat me out of my home.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

One thing you can do on a lower budget is make their food from raw chicken. You might have to be creative about it (I know the pack of Alnutrin vitamins is a little on the expensive side) but it’s way more cost efficient than buying. 

Because we have zero freezer space in our apartment, we buy Wellness wet food. They love it! It’s more expensive than I’d like, and eventually we will probably make the switch to homemade. Most cats do not need any kind of dry food, just to let you know!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Iams Chicken Naturals and Fancy Feast Chicken and Cheese Souffle. They’re picky as hell and that’s all they’ll eat. I stopped trying other foods in an attempt to get them to eat better….i just wasted way too much money

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I feed my indoor cat Purina 5 times a week.  The other two days, we practice “free feeding”.  We purchase 2 mice from the local pet store and set them loose in the house for our baby to “hunt”.  She loves it.  It’s super fun and nutritious!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@VirginiaMarie – my cat Holly would love that. She’s the best mouser I’ve ever seen. But she eats them whole!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@VM: do the cats always find them, and when they eat the live mice, doesn’t it make a blood mess? I’d be worried about my carpets!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The good thing about dry food is it helps get the plaque off their teeth. Less trips to the dentist for professional cleanings. It can help keep their mouths cleaner, particularly for 100% indoor cats.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My cat is currently on Wellness Core cat food.  It has a very high protein percentage, so it’s really only good for very active cats.  It’s also pretty pricey.  But  when I was doing research into cat foods, I kept seeing that Natural Balance cat food is very good for the price (it’s more expensive than grocery store cat foods, but less expensive than a lot of other higher end ones).  It’s sold at Petco, and it goes on sale often.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We give our cat Purina One chicken & rice formula. He gets a scoop three times a day and seems happy.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was kidding.  That’s disgusting.  You people are sick!

She gets dry Purina everyday!  And occasionally she hunts a fly or bee that finds it’a way inside!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We feed our cats By Nature cat food. We get it at Pet Smart but you can get it at farm feed stores and places like that too. It’s a little expensive but we’re willing to pay it for this food. Our cats love it and since they’ve been eating it they have been really healthy. Their coats are shiny and soft and when we take them to the vet for their yearly check-ups the vet always comments on how healthy they are. The company also has a program where you can send them ten upcs and they’ll send you a coupon for a free bag of food.

 

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Lately I’ve been feeding my kitty Halo food – both the dry and the wet. It’s all natural and contains no meat byproducts, which was a big concern of mine (animal byproducts are often things like ground up chicken heads….gross!). It also contains real veggies (peas and carrots from what I can see), which my cat likes to push to the side and ignore, because he is like a child (and I love him like crazy!).

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@VirginaMarie, hahahahah, I even thought to myself.. “Wow, that’s a little out there.. but more power to them” Nice one!

Our kitties get 1/4 can friskies in the AM… (yeah, I know, not the best quality, but cheap – I volunteered for a kitten rescue and they said for wet its fine)

and for dry, they free feed on the store brand Whole foods organic cat food.

 

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