Post # 17
My cat eats Wellness Diet, since she is a little on the chubby side right now! She also gets raw of whatever meat we are eating – her favorites are chicken, steak and white fish of all kinds. About the only thing she won’t eat is salmon and lobster.
She also gets these things called “appetizers” (not sure of the brand, but I get them at the grocery store so it’s a common brand) for a special treat a couple of times a week at night.
Post # 18
we feed our cat a special food for bladder health.. it comes in a blue bag- buy it at walmart, and alternate with one of the naturals cheap cat foods (khaki colored bag, pretty writing lol), mixed with baby food, random wet foods …..crap I’m not sure what happened to my text…. anyway, and I give her chicken whenever we have chicken for lunch or dinner.
I would much rather feed her home made raw food type stuff, but I don’t have the money or time and she’s finicky (ie the variety) she’s old and I’m not sure she would go for it.
I would go look at the bag to tell you exactly but we feed her in the shop downstairs, she’s an office cat/secretary/greeter.
I guess my point is as long as they are healthy and happy, and eating what you buy then I think you’re good. You don’t need to spend 40$ a pound on cat food. I used to have my dog on Nutro Ultra food, at almost 50$ for a 25lb bag- when a stray turned up and I decided to keep him I switched to feeding them both beneful for half the price so I could afford to keep him. I guess it’s just all about what is important to you. I don’t think your cats will resent you for feeding them the grocery store stuff.
Post # 19
Omg VirginiaMarie. You are a riot.
We feed our cats either Wellness wet food or Solid Gold wet food. I want them to be healthy babies, and the differences in their coats, activity levels, and weight since we switched from a “natural” version of a store brand has been really remarkable!
Post # 20
I was feeding my cat California Naturals wet food every day ($2 for large can). At his check-up last week the vet noticed some plaque build-up on his molars so suggested wet food half the time, dry food the other half. So now he gets wet food in the morning and a 1/2 cup of Hills Dental Formula dry food in the evening ($18.00 for 1.5 Kg bag).
Post # 21
I’m excited by how many people on this thread have done their research and are feeding their cats healthy diets!
@VM – oh man, you got me! I was thinking “I guess she doesn’t mind mice?” the sad thing is, it didn’t seem that weird because the FILs’ house backs to a forest preserve, so it’s pretty much open season for the cats.
Post # 22
My kitties get Science Diet – dry only – every day. Of course, they get treats, too, like raw tuna and salmon just to keep things interesting! I *puffyheartwithglittah* my fur babies. 🙂
Post # 23
Rather than wet cat food, I feed her baby food. Only the meat ones without seasoning. The Gerber Turkey, Ham and Beef have no added flavoring (look at the ingerdients, it would be beef, water and cornstarch). She LOVES IT. I add a spoonful to her dry food and she is in heavvvvven
Post # 24
I really do want to feed my cats the best, but the cost is a tough thing. I will have to do some more research on this and decide what to do.
Also, I have seen several people are feeding their cats Hill’s science diet. Hate to tell you, but if you read the ingredient list on that stuff, it’s as bad as cheap junky cat food. The first ingredient is animal by product, the second ingredient is grain (which is also not healthy). Not worth the money in my opinion! Here’s a link if you don’t believe it:http://www.hillspet.com/products/science-diet/sd-feline-adult-indoor-dry.html
Post # 25
My cats eat Felidae, made by the Candidae company. It’s expensive, but it’s really healthy and it makes their coats so shiny.
Post # 26
I feed my cats Science Diet indoor cat dry food and they also get Fancy Feast in the mornings. I was giving them 1/2 can each of the feast, but they were actually slightly too thin, so the vet told me to up it to a can each.
The science diet must be good for something because my cat sitter always comments about how much they poop compared to the other cats she watches. Tmi, right?
Post # 27
I found this link to be helpful when looking into cat foods. I recently had to switch my cat on a different dry food because the one I was buying (By Nature Organics) always had tons of broken pieces in the bag.
Post # 28
I have been doing some internet reading and I think I am going to try Diamond Cat food! It’s not super expensive, but would give my kitties a high quality food! http://www.diamondpet.com/
I am glad to see so many kitty owners not using the cheap, unhealthy food!
Post # 29
My kitty used to get Royal Canine, big fan of this stuff a little pricey but dense so it lasts longer, however our new younger kitty can’t stomach it because it is so nutrient dense. Made him stink! We do Iams weight control now.
Post # 30
if you use bad wet food, it actually causes tooth decay. I would switch the wet food for raw bones. My loves chicken necks and raw chicken wings