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Old 10-04-2007, 03:24 PM
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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.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:25 PM
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Skittle, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful dog.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:23 PM
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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.
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?
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:59 PM
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Chicken, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, ground white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherold), natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, potassium chloride, salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, methionine, choline chloride, taurin, dried chicory root, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganses sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid
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.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:23 PM
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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.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:31 PM
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Wellness and EVO. (For now.)
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:37 PM
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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.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:12 PM
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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.
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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.
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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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