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    Cat Foods................

    I had seen a t.v show on the cat food industry, and its much like I expected as so many other products.

    When the packaging reads 'well-balanced; or 'top cat food', veterinary brands, they all are the same.

    Don't get fooled by spending tons of money on them, you really have to read the ingredients to make sure, most have the same ingredients and %. of everything.

    When checking for ash content, check them all, you will find one that is lower than all the rest.

    We buy Fancy Feast dry food that is down all day for them, they love that one and Whiskers dry. We also feed them tinned food morning, noon and night.


    -just a caution, you can give your cats human tuna that we eat, but just a bit, if you ever give them a full tin, this can kill them, it is far to rich for them.


    what do you feed yours and how often?
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    Re: Cat Foods................

    I feed my three cats dry food. I always keep a bowl of it out for them. Usually it's Friskies in the purple bag but sometimes I'll change it to Meow Mix or that Purina dry food that has greens in it. I never buy store brand food or really cheap food because for a few dollars more, I can get my cat a decent healthy food. Same with dogs. The cheaper the food, the more filler it contains. The more filler, the more your pet must consume to get the needed nutrients from it. Filler goes right through the animal. Filler can be corn, wheat, or "processed animal by products" which can mean nasty things such as chicken beaks and feet, even rendered farm animals.
    I no longer feed wet food, haven't in years and years because it's bad for their teeth.

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    I feed mine Hill's Science Plan. It's nearly £30 a bag, but at least I know it's good stuff.

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    The Imes for cat, a small can of fancy feast once a day. Bunnies get hay, good bunny mix, and field greens salad mix. I feed my critters what is good for them.

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    Re: Cat Foods................

    Quote Originally Posted by RedGlitter View Post
    I feed my three cats dry food. I always keep a bowl of it out for them. Usually it's Friskies in the purple bag but sometimes I'll change it to Meow Mix or that Purina dry food that has greens in it. I never buy store brand food or really cheap food because for a few dollars more, I can get my cat a decent healthy food. Same with dogs. The cheaper the food, the more filler it contains. The more filler, the more your pet must consume to get the needed nutrients from it. Filler goes right through the animal. Filler can be corn, wheat, or "processed animal by products" which can mean nasty things such as chicken beaks and feet, even rendered farm animals.
    I no longer feed wet food, haven't in years and years because it's bad for their teeth.
    I should have worded it better as you have, no cheap foods, thanks!

    I have heard of those fillers!
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    i always heard dry cat food is healthier for your cats..the canned cat food is bad on their kidneys..esp the long haired cats.

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    I had to change one of my guys' food because he had too much uric acid. I can't remember what caused it but that was even in a decent quality food. I used to cook for my cats and dogs, human food, but geared toward their needs, but I stopped because I was afraid they would not get everything they needed. Especially the cats, they needed taurine and you only get that from organ meats which I refused to cook. So in the end I went back on commercial food.

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    Found a great site for cat's nutrional requirements: http://cats.about.com/od/catfoodandn..._Nutrition.htm

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    Dry food mainly, with plenty of water, the ocasional tin of "Gourmet" cat food and a cat treat every now and then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trunk Monkey View Post
    Found a great site for cat's nutrional requirements: http://cats.about.com/od/catfoodandn..._Nutrition.htm
    thanks, this is quite interesting!
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