Feed for cats

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Registered: 02-14-2014
Feed for cats
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Fri, 02-14-2014 - 5:17pm

I wonder if Perfect Fit or Royal Canin are good food for cats?

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Registered: 09-30-2001
Mon, 02-17-2014 - 9:26am

Hello Monica,

I have not heard of perfect fit before, so I cannot offer you an opinion on that. One of the several cat foods we do use is Royal Canin, both prescription and non. We have been using the Royal Canin prescription Urinary SO for one of our cats for quite some time and presription Royal Canin high protein calorie control for as long, and Royal Canin normal adult dry. We use other brands as well, but with 6 cats and some with special diet requirements it is almost impossible to have one favorite brand. Other brands we use or like include Hills, Evo and Blue Buffalo. there are a lot of good foods out there and ones I would consider sub par. When we are not limited to specific foods by need for the cats health, I look for well known brands that are made in the USA, do not use fillers, meal or grains and have a high protein amount. I would suggest you talk to your vet and see what they like and ask them why, and find out if you should be seeking specific requirements for your cat(s). If you find any good information please post it here, I am always interested in what others use, think about the brands and like.

Good luck.

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Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Mon, 02-17-2014 - 9:50am

I have never heard of Perfect Fit food but have used Royal Canin in both prescription and store bought and it's good food.  Generally any canned food is better for cats that any dry food, but they have to eat it. I have a couple of cats that just won't eat canned.  The more dry food costs usually means it's better food.  They have lots of grain free foods out on the market now days and they are all good food.  You want to look for the meat as the first ingredient in dry food and try to get something without a lot of corn and it's by products and any grains.  It can be challenging with cats because they can be picky.

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Registered: 07-02-1999
Mon, 02-17-2014 - 10:50am
I haven't heard of Perfect Fit either. I always recommend reading the ingredients - cats are carnivores and need protein. I say see what is available and buy the best you can afford.
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 02-21-2014 - 1:33am

I had never heard of Perfect Fit brand either so I googled it. Turns out that it is made by Mars (as in the candy bars). They own several brands of pet food at various price points, from Royal Canin (high end) and Nutro, to Whiskas and Sheba, and Pedigree and Cesar for dogs. They also own Banfield Pet Hospitals (here they are found in Petsmart stores) which would explain why Petsmart is the only place I can find the flat square packages of Whiskas cat food. Perfect Fit seems to be sold in western Europe and Africa, and possibly elsewhere. All of the other brands I have seen in the U.S.

I have never bought Royal Canin. I wish that the better/more expensive brands would sell a small package of their food. My cat is very picky so I'm not willing to spend a lot of money on a big bag of food she might not eat.