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Is this food any good?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Molly & Milly, Jul 3, 2009.


  1. Molly & Milly

    Molly & Milly PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all, all advice is welcome

    I feed my 1yr old cat on Science plan adult and my 20wk old kitten an science Plan kitten as recommended by my vet but I also give them half a pouch of Whiskers each as a treat at night but never realized that Whiskers was of bad quality until I started to read these posts. I went to ASDA today and found these pouches called feline Fayre and picked up a tuna, tuna & salmon and a pilchard one. the ingredients are:

    Tuna
    tuna red meat(60%),water, gelling agent, soy bean oil,glucose, sucrose, minerals.

    • Protein 14.0%
    • Oils & fats 2.0%
    • Fiber 0.1%
    • Ash 3.0%
    • Moisture 84.0%
    • Vitamin A 22000 iu/kg
    • vitamin D3 250 iu/kg
    • vitamin E 50 iu/kg
    Tuna & Salmon
    tuna (57%), salmon(3%),water, gelling agent, soy bean oil,glucose, sucrose, minerals.

    • Protein 14.0%
    • Oils & fats 2.0%
    • Fiber 0.10%
    • Ash 3.5%
    • Moisture 84.0%
    • Vitamin A 22000 iu/kg
    • vitamin D3 250 iu/kg
    • vitamin E 50 iu/kg
    PilchardsFish and fish derivatives (pilchard 60%), water, gelling agent, soy bean oil,glucose, sucrose,various sugars.
    • Protein 9.0%
    • Oils & fats 1.0%
    • Fiber 1.0%
    • Ash 3.0%
    • Moisture 84.0%
    • Vitamin A 22000 iu/kg
    • vitamin D3 250 iu/kg
    • vitamin E 50 iu/kg

    I am hoping that you could tell me if these pouches are better than Whiskers.

    Thanks
     
  2. spid

    spid PetForums VIP

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    Way way better than whiskas! Go for it!
     
  3. purrlover

    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    i to have the same dilemma .. trying to find good quality food that a very fussy 3 year old cat will eat , at the mo shes eating whiskas complete keeble/biscuits plus 2 trays of felix a day is that stuff bad too?its the cod and haddock one (me thinks theres never been any cod or haddock anywhere near it!)
    julie x
     
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    spid PetForums VIP

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    Yep, Felix is just as bad - basically you need to read the ingredients and it will tell you how much actual meat is in it (between 4 and 8% normally for these foods) a good quality food has AT LEAST 50% meat in it. Hi-life is 60%, Natures Menu 70% and raw is 99.8% (the rest being added vits etc).
     
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    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    cheers for that ... will it tell me the % of meat added? do you know off hand of any good quality food and biscuits (brand names) that's not mega expensive and available from p@h or supermarkets?
    thanks for your help
    julie
     
  6. Midnight

    Midnight PetForums VIP

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    Naturals menus pouches are good they are 73% meat all mine love it and its not mega expensive i've got 7 to feed :D
     
  7. purrlover

    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    ok they sound good are they from supermarkets?:)
     
  8. spid

    spid PetForums VIP

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    Natures menu you can get at Pets@home, along with HI-life, and Pets@home own brand which is called Nature (I think). Tesco's certainly do some Hi-life.
     
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    spid PetForums VIP

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    yep read tle list of ingredients and it will say 'meat (and meat derivatives) 4%'
     
  10. purrlover

    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    just looked at my felix label ... oh my good god , 4% cod 4% haddock , how can they say its cod and haddock when its not really?:confused:
    I'm having a new kitten in august , she will be my 1st breeding queen (shes a lovely tortie and white Manx) I'm in the process of sorting her food out , i want to get her the best i can afford so any suggestions? i like the idea of free feeding kibble and then wet food at set times, but then there's Stella (my lovely moggie) should i try and change her food too?... shes a terribly fussy eater (wont even eat fresh fish!) all she will eat is felix and whiskers biscuits:( and it took loads of encouragement for her to eat that!!!

    thanks in advance
    julie xx
     
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