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View Poll Results: What brand of food does your kitties eat?
IAMS 9 18.75%
Science Diet 3 6.25%
Natural Choice 3 6.25%
Eukanuba 0 0%
Other 34 70.83%
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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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MY cat sticks! What type of food do you feed your cat.
I am currently using Iams but they just seem to get a lot of gas from it so I am trying to see what other people use and what is the best way to switch foods?

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I added an 'other' option for you if someone feeds something else. No kitties, so I didn't answer!

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Thanks.

I hope I have made this interesting enough to grab peoples attention. this also put me over the(big deal) 100 post mark.
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My cat has trouble keeping weight on so we feed her a perscription high caloric diet...

my aunts feed Iams and NutriPlan for our indoor kitties.


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I chose "other". I feed my kitties Wellness. I tried alot of natural foods for my cats and they really liked Wellness. There are alot of other great foods out there though. Nutro Max, Innova, Solid Gold and Natural Balance are good ones, too.

Here is a website if you want to check Wellness out. It's a bit pricy but my cats just love it. They have a store locator, too.

http://www.omhpet.com/cats/index.html

Natural Balance is a really good food, too. It's a little easier to find, they have it at PetCo. My cats really liked that, too.

http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/

When starting your kitty on a new food, I think my vet usually says in about the span of a week or 2, they should be totally on their new food. I start by mixing a small amount of the new food in their regular food and then make the change gradual, mixing more of the new, less of the old. Make sure the stools are normal and they are eating the new food ok.

I hope I was some hekp! Keep us posted on what food you choose.

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I feed my cat Royal Canin Persian Formula, it the only cat food with small enough pieces that he doesn't make a huge mess with his food. Before switching cat food half his food ended up on the floor now none of it does.


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I feed my cats just about anything, they don't eat much, I tried a little of science diet (had a sample) and they ate that but haven't decided to actually buy it because whenever I actually buy them something they "like" they don't eat it, and I have tried everything from fancy feast to store brand, they are just all finicky, hence what makes them a cat. But i have heard that science diet is very good for them esspecially if they are sick or have diarehha. Well goo luck

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MY cat sticks! What type of food do you feed your cat.
I am currently using Iams but they just seem to get a lot of gas from it so I am trying to see what other people use and what is the best way to switch foods?

Stickybuns
HeHe makes me think of friends Smelly Cat Smelly Cat trying remeber what my Cats eat i dont have Any but i have had Many Cats for pets i am thinking of geting the pictures ofmy Animals that past in i had to give away that i still have pictures of have pictures of all my Buddies.
Give theStinky kitty a Kissy Wissy Smooch! HeHe
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I feed Millie Purina Kitten Chow. She loves it...but then again she eats anything, including shadows dog food.
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Well I know that the higher end foods are recomended but since the cats seam to be reacting to the food we tried mixing a little parina kitten chow in. So what is the bid hubbub about all the expecive foods anyway? What makes them so diffrent from parina who was around long before these others? Just asking I need to know. Life is to short to go through it ignorant. thanks and continue the feed back.

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When I took care of a few stray cats I was feeding Chicken Soup For The Catlover's Soul. I know that even picky cats like that food alot of times and it isn't as expensive as Wellness or Innova.




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We use to feed our cats IAMs and it did smell REALLY bad. The kind of smell that burns your nose and eyes and makes you gag. Now I feed Natural Choice Indoor Weight Management.

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I've been meaning to reply, I already voted. My cats get Wellness and they are schedule fed. They get 1/4 cup each 2x's a day. My friend mentioned to me that she was feeding Iams after switching from another brand and told me she had to take them off because they smelled so bad. I know that at the shelter (I still help run it but I'm more behind the scenes now) the cats don't like the Iams that much and will eat the dry before they even think about touching the wet Iams.
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Well I know that the higher end foods are recomended but since the cats seam to be reacting to the food we tried mixing a little parina kitten chow in. So what is the bid hubbub about all the expecive foods anyway? What makes them so diffrent from parina who was around long before these others? Just asking I need to know. Life is to short to go through it ignorant. thanks and continue the feed back.

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I will vote "other" as my cat eats Felidae.

The "big deal" about the expensive foods is quality. The store brand foods are made with LOW quality ingredients and they hide behind collective feed terms such as "chicken by products" which can be the feet, beak, feathers, and so on. The cheaper the ingredients in the feed, the lower quality the food, the more likely the animal is to have health problems.

Check out this article for some interesting information.


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Well said Chrisanne, and great article.

My cats and dogs were on Science Diet because I thought it was a good food, vet reccomended and so on. My papillon, Jasmine was very sick as a puppy with tummy problems, long story short, no one could figure out what was wrong, and one vet we took her to was testing her protien levels and insisted we keep her on that food and we didn't know. After a trip to the specialist, found out it was a food allergy. We researched all the foods, read about the by-products and that was it for me, natural foods from here on out. The dogs started Solid Gold, and Jasmine didn't have any more of those problems once she was off Science Diet and started Solid Gold and our cats loved Wellness. Just sharing our experience and why I feel the way I do.

I remember Iams does smell really bad, when I adopted Snuggles, he was on that as a kitten and it smelled awful.

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