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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-26-2004, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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We have 2 cats--7 months and 1 1/2 years. They eat together--What food do you recommend for both of them-----We're feeding them dry food (kitten food) Thanks---------
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You should switch them to an adult kitty food.

Do decide WHAT to switch them to, you should assess their individual needs. Do they have an allergy? A tendency to gain a lot of weight? What can you AFFORD?

There's a pletora of brands out there. I'm not going to recommend a single one because a) it will start a HUGE debate ( ) and b) what works for my cats may not work for yours/you may not be able to find it/you may not be able to afford it.

Look around. Also, I would continue to give them a dry kibble. If they don't have any special needs, a good dry kibble for regular adult cats would be just fine for them.

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I've been doing a lot of research since one of my cats developed bladder stones and another chronic renal failure. I now suggest to people that they incorporate some good quality canned food (wellness/felidae) into their cats diet. A good premium kibble is good but I feel the canned food supplies them with the needed moisture they need. Many cats simply do not drink enough. This is just my opinion

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Many cats simply do not drink enough. This is just my opinion
That's a good thing to add.

Though, my cats drink like camels, so I don't have that problem. Seriously, Gerona and Galina drink about 1.5-2 litres a day. It's not the poo that dirties the litterbox so much as the PEE. I used clumping litter ONCE and after three days had almost no litter left. Camel kitties.

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I agree that one should start switching over to an adult food, while taking into assessment the cats needs. I know I stuck with kitten food for some time, just because the high calorie was good for my underweight adult as well as the growing kitten. Also, be sure to do some mixing when you're testing brands. If you switch food I've found my cat tends to get sick with a sudden switch to something very different, ie. when I was testing an indoor formula rather than a simply adult forumla (not to mention different brands). Good luck finding something suitable.


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I use Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul. I have a 14 year old, a 15 year old, and 2 - 7 month old kittens. They all love it, and since I switched I have not had piles of cat throw up all over the house. The two older cats love dry food, but no matter what I tried - they left the presents. It's $17.99 for a large bag.

I also give them can food. I switch off between brands.

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I'm new to the cat world so can't really recommend muh in the way of food. There's is one brand in aus that I like for my kitten...the only brand I can find with no by-products, which is what I want, but I do agree on the drinking thing. If they don't drink alot they need that mositure. My kitten is only 9 weeks old but he drinks a fair amount for his age so hopefully he'll continue that way!
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My cats eat Wellness in the blue bag, chicken, it's a great food and they love it! It took me awhile to find a good food they all liked. They didn't touch Solid Gold or California Natural, and Ginger was allergic to the Innova. Natural Balance is a great food also. They liked it, but seemed to get tired of it after awhile, needed a change and they loved Wellness. Dallas, I have been hearing great things about Chicken Soup food! It sounds like an awesome food. Ginger seems to be allergic to fish and Salmon is the second ingrediant so I don't know how she would do trying it though?

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