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Old 14-06-2008, 11:25 PM
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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

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i couldnt get to pet shop today so had to go to tesco and bought their new luxury wet food, still have lots of dry gocat food , the ingredients are as follows

chicken (minimum 50%) Duck, (minimum 4%) vitamin and mineral supplements, tapioca starch. , the vitamins and minerals are vitamin a, d3 and e and it has copper (as culpric sulphate) does this sound ok for the time being?
I thought it had maize in? Whats the other 50% after the meat, doesnt look as bad as i thought it was. I cant find the ingredients but im sure they werent great when i looked in the supermarket? Will have another look next time
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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

the ingredients it has chicken (minimum 50%) , duck (minimum 4%) vitmanin and mineral supplements, tapioca starch

underneath the ingredients part it has Typical Analysis for all varities
Moisture 84.5%
Protein 10.%%
Oils and Fats 1.9%
Ash 3% (what the ?????)
Fibre 0.1%

VItamin A
Vitamin D3
Vitamin E (as a-tocopherol)
Copper (as culpric sulphate)

and thats all it says on the box

i think tesco do this range and their finest range and this had the higher meat content by the looks of it
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Old 15-06-2008, 08:00 AM
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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

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the ingredients it has chicken (minimum 50%) , duck (minimum 4%) vitmanin and mineral supplements, tapioca starch
That's strange I went to Tesco yesterday and had a look at their Luxury cat food and thought it was terrible, can't remember why off the top of my head but it was a totally different ingredients list to that!
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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

tbh they dont have much selection at the tesco i went to but it says on the front all recipes contain 50% chicken which is better than what i was getting before lol

ive attached the pic of the packaging so you know if its the same one or not
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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

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tbh they dont have much selection at the tesco i went to but it says on the front all recipes contain 50% chicken which is better than what i was getting before lol

ive attached the pic of the packaging so you know if its the same one or not
From what i have seen Tesco Luxury isnt much different to Tesco Finest? Which is on the good list of foods.

I am surprised at Go-cat that doesnt look like a full ingredent list to me I know its a purina brand and their other products are awful.
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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

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I don't feed my cats vegetables or supplements, it's not necessary. If I ever manage to get them to eat just raw it will just be skin, muscle meat, organ meat and bone. Where have you read that vegetables are necessary?
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Reading off Natures Menu Chicken & Turkey pouch it says .... A complete meal with no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no colouring, no flavouring. Ingredients are Chicken minimum 43%, Turkey minimum 28%, Minerals, Derivatives of vegitable origin, various sugars.
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Note that natures menu has veg derivatives and where I got it about cats on a totally raw diet needing veg is here:


My cats seem to prefer cooked breast meat and minced beef but I'm concerned that I should be feeding a proper cat food to make sure that they get a complete diet - is this ok ?

No - they do need something to help balance the diet as it is important to ensure calcium intake. There is an excellent product called Pet Plus (ring 08700 111 340 for orders) that will balance a meat diet. Also you could consider getting some fruit and veg and pureeing it. Then put the puree into ice cube holders in the freezer and take one out at a time to de-frost before adding at a 9:1 ratio meat to veg to the minced meat. The Natures Menu vegetable & vitamin supplement will also give you the same results.

This is from the BARF website UK BARF Club - The Ultimate BARF and Natural Feeding Guide for Cats and Dogs
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Old 17-06-2008, 07:06 PM
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tbh they dont have much selection at the tesco i went to but it says on the front all recipes contain 50% chicken which is better than what i was getting before lol
Been back to Tesco and it was Tesco Supreme I was looking at not Luxury! Bought some of the Luxury stuff to try them on as it's better ingrediets than the Finest range! D
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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

ha ha AJ I can just imagine you rummaging through the cat food aisle at Tesco!
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Old 17-06-2008, 07:11 PM
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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

I wouldn't feed true BARF I would feed the prey model. Simular but not the same. It's debated that cats (unlike dogs) wouldn't actually eat the stomach contents of their prey. They get calcuim for bones, which is why I also feed Orijen because they have refused to eat bones, but we are getting somewhere now. I would never feed supplements because that defeats the whole object of feeding raw in my opinion.

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Re: Cat Food, want to know what you are feeding your cat?

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ha ha AJ I can just imagine you rummaging through the cat food aisle at Tesco!
I had to do a lot of rummaging to find the Luxury stuff. It was hiden in a corner! I looked at every food to see if their was anything without maize I could feed them until the Orijen gets here and there wasn't one cat food without maize!
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