Thoughts on these Top 5 Cat Foods?

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Registered: 04-03-2012
Thoughts on these Top 5 Cat Foods?
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 5:52pm

Hi Everyone:

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-02-1999
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 8:52am


I will say I haven't tried any of those. My general suggestion to people is skip the grocery store brand and buy the highest quality you can afford.

I feed mine Purina One Indoor and they are good with that. There is also a hairball and weight management variety and if I can find that in the big bag, I will mix them.

One of my fosters was fed Natural Balance at the store where he was available for adoption - and it gave him serious gas. Just sayin'....

Just keep in mind that cats are obligate carnivores, so the more protien the better....

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 10:00am

I have tried a couple of those foods and to tell you the truth, the cats just don't like them.


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-26-2000
Sun, 08-12-2012 - 9:54am
They're correct that of those listed and actually of any dry food Orijen is the highest in protein and has the best ingredients. However, the two best foods would be canned or raw for any cat. Cat's are obligate carnivores and require real meat and a lot of moisture. No matter if the dry food is grain free or not, it's still dry which is not what a cat would eat in the wild.

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 10:20am

I feed Blue Buffalo products to all my animals.  Dylan gets Blue Buffalo Indoor Cat formula in the morning and store brand  canned turkey and giblets in the evening.

Two of my dogs are on special diets.  One recently survived pancreatitis, and he is on low-fat formula and another has grain allergies and is on salmon and potato.

Science diet makes formulas for all kinds of special diets, but I really don't like their products.