Which brand of cat food is best?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by JiJi87, Sep 6, 2008.


  1. JiJi87

    JiJi87 PetForums Newbie

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    I was given some suggestions in another thread for some good brands. The suggestions were:

    Iams, James Wellbeloved, Natures Menu, Bozita, Hi-life, and Tesco Luxury/Premium.

    Unfortunately, I didn't find any of these brands here, but I am 100% willing to buy from an online site as long as it means that my cat would be getting the best nutrition possible.

    I found a site called Petco and it looks like a good site. The thing is, they only have Iams out of the list I wrote above. This is the list of brands they carry and I was hoping someone can help me chose the absolute best. I don't mind getting 2 or 3 different brands.

    9 Lives, AvoDerm, Blue Buffalo, Breeder's Choice, Castor & Pollux, Eagle Pack, Eukanuba, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Goodlife Recipe, Halo, Hill's Science Diet, Iams, MAX, Meow Mix, Natural Balance, Natural Choice, Nature's Best, Nature's Recipe, Nutro, ONE, Organix, Pet Promise, Pinnacle, Pro Plan, Purina, Royal Canin, Selects, Sheba, Solid Gold, Spa Select, The Goodlife Recipe, Ultramix, Vita Gravy, Wellness, Whiskas, Wholesome Goodness

    Also, has anyone used this site before? and does anyone have any good sites to suggest? I'm going to use my credit card so I want to know if it's a safe site. And if someone is going to recommend a site, I would prefer if it were based in America since I have a mail box there and that would make the shipping a lot easier.

    Also, this might sound stupid, but would it be harmful to feed my cat a mix of different brands?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Soupie

    Soupie PetForums Senior

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    I think you should buy a variety and try them first? what suits some cats may not suit others.

    For example mine are fed ad lib Royal Canin Sensible dry food, and then 3 meals of wet/raw food a day. The boys have Applaws most of the time, sometimes Bozita and they have cooked chicken or raw shin of beef for their plain meat.

    Portia my rescue moggie will eat nothing but Felix!

    BUT that diet might not suit yours!

    There are lots of pet sites - PetPlanet, PetsatHome online and Zooplus are also good :)
     
  3. Janee

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    I don't think JiJi87 lives in UK.
     
  4. helz

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    Zooplus is a german bassed company, as they deliver to the UK, they may well deliver globally, so check them out.
    They sell most (if not all) of the brands you listed.
     
  5. Saikou

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    The ingredients are key. Anything with named meats and no "meat by products" is a good quality canned food. Looking at that site and it does have alot of really good stuff on there, the Avoderm one looks quite good.
     
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    mine like all different kinds.
     
  7. firestormkitty

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    i here iams for sensitive stomachs is quite good i got mine on iams now:D
     
  8. Sarnajes

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    Try out everything and see what they like the best.

    Mine have a wide variety of food as they all have different tastes but I now know the brands that they prefer.
     
  9. kozykatz

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    I'm not sure which food you're referring to but I totally agree that wet food is best. Dry food is not an appropriate diet for cats due to its low moisture content and high carbohydrate level.

    As you say, there is plenty of expert opinion to back this up.

     
  10. kozykatz

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    Sorry, I meant to post this link - it really is worth checking it out for the best information on a correct diet for cats, especially if you've always believed that dry food is best. It is written by a vet.

    Feeding Your Cat   Know the Basi



     
  11. soozeej

    soozeej PetForums Junior

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    I have struggled to get our cat to eat wet food, he eats hills science plan dried but I have tried quite a few different kitten wet foods and he just eats the gravy/jelly bit and leaves the meet.
     
  12. kozykatz

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    Perhaps if you just remove all his dried food, he'll soon get the message. This is what I did - not that I ever fed my cats solely on dried food, but since I stopped it altogether we never have any leftovers ;)
    you';ll probably need to try quite a few different types of wet food, but there's bound to be something he;ll eat :)

     
  13. Saikou

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    firestormkitty PetForums Senior

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    Opticat wet food i have just put mine on and milo loves it :D you can buy it from Lidl plus the dry food is excellent there too
     
  16. Saikou

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    Its not really. They actually need less of it because it is such a good quality. P&P is a bit pricey £8 roughly but you can order as much as you like for that fixed price. Obviously the bigger tins work out slightly more economical but they only do those in one flavour sadly.
     
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    Its about time we had foods like this in the UK!

     
  18. Saikou

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    They keep threatening to open a UK depot, but I haven't heard anymore about it.
     
  19. kozykatz

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    Well i hope they do, and soon! I'm sure there must be a lot of concerned cat (and dog) owners out there who want better choices of food.

     
  20. Saikou

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    I did mention it to Mr R&L and gave him all the details. I think he did have a meeting with the US manufacturers, but they were less than helpful :( and it came to nothing :(
     
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