What is your preferred cat food brand?

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  1. Sharicey profile image60
    Shariceyposted 11 years ago

    What is your preferred cat food brand?

    Or do you prefer to feed your cat raw foods? Any additional nutritional advice is welcomed. To answer the question myself so far Iams Naturals seems to be their favorite but I feel like I could be feeding them healthier/better. So I would be very interested to hear from others and what they are feeding their cats.

  2. Melissa A Smith profile image95
    Melissa A Smithposted 11 years ago

    I like Orijen Regional Poultry and Fish  because it is high in animal-based protein the ingredients are sustainably and humanely farmed. It also includes important things like organ meat, and very little carbohydrates.

    1. Sharicey profile image60
      Shariceyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I checked it out on Amazon and it was shockingly pricey. I think I would have to start making money on HP before buying that one :-). But maybe one day I'll splurge on it. Thanks for sharing.

    2. Melissa A Smith profile image95
      Melissa A Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, unfortunately meat raised in pastures is going to be high up there. I hope it can come down in the future. Acana is made by the same company and is a little cheaper.

    3. Sharicey profile image60
      Shariceyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, I will check them out as well. Yes the price of quality meat is high. I try to buy meat local when I can and it can be pricey. I might have to just start sharing the meat I buy for myself with them :-). Thanks again!

  3. angryelf profile image88
    angryelfposted 11 years ago

    Well, we feed Purina Sensitive Stomach I believe. It was 8 mo ago when i chose the brand, they've went and bought it since. The reason is because one of our cats (now two, the cat's niece has it too apparently, both developed at the one year mark) has this allergy. Her skin breaks out horribly, she goes bald, oozing sores, scratches constantly... I decided we should try switching brands, as by my observation it clearly was not a parasite, infection, or fungal infection. Viola; they clear up. Pretty sure it's a preservative in the food. As long as we use special indoor formulas, sensitive stomach formulas, and allergy formulas she seems to do just fine! So basically anything that won't trigger a reaction in the kitties smile

    PS- if you want healthier & better, yes, you could. Raw meat. Raw meat is what the feline & canine system is built for. Cooked meat breaks down easier; raw meat is tougher to digest. It keeps the digestive system in the right shape. Just like when people say humans should steer clear of meat; no, because it's one of the only natural sources for many required vitamins/minerals (Like certain types of Vitamin A & amino acids). Small amounts of raw meat isn't so bad for humans either; cooking the meat actually breaks down the good stuff in it as veggies do. The reason raw meat is sooo taboo is because of the risk of disease; one of the reasons I would like to have a self sufficient farm one day! You never know what's going to be in your meat these days hmm

    1. Sharicey profile image60
      Shariceyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I have given them both cooked and raw meat. I notice one cat prefers raw and one prefers cooked. I also noticed that one has some scabs (no bald spots though). I wonder if its an allergy to their current food? Possibly like your cat. mmmm

  4. carolynkaye profile image94
    carolynkayeposted 11 years ago

    My cats usually get Natural Balance Reduced Calorie Formula. I give them both the canned and dry versions. They're indoor-only and put on weight with some other foods I've tried. There are other good foods out there, but Natural Balance has kept them healthy, plus they love it. I buy it online in a 24-pack of 6-ounce cans, so it's cheaper than buying individual cans at the pet store. I have a Hub called "How to Choose the Best Cat Food for Your Cat" that covers quite a bit about picking healthy cat foods and what ingredients to look for or avoid.

    1. Sharicey profile image60
      Shariceyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much for sharing the info.

  5. catgypsy profile image71
    catgypsyposted 11 years ago

    I spent years paying high prices for all those "natural, premium foods" and when they had that huge recall several years ago, one of the few that didn't have any problems was Purina. I switched over and have not gone back. I also think Purina (Friskies) have come a long way toward better food. Plus, in this economy it helps your wallet. Cats have been eating Purina for many many years and doing fine. I even heard a vet say that as long as it was balanced nutritionally (which Purina is) it was fine. So, I think we all worry too much about it. I like Purina One and they have a new one called One Beyond.

    1. Sharicey profile image60
      Shariceyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm probably worrying too much and spending too much on cat food :-). They're like my furry children. I have tried Purina I forget why we switched from that. But its a good alternative than the pricey stuff. Thanks for sharing


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