Skip to comments.(Felis Cattus vanity) Looking for canned cat food recommendations
Posted on 09/11/2010 10:26:40 AM PDT by martin_fierro
Looking for canned cat food recommendations (for my cats, wiseguy).
We tried Fancy Feast for awhile, but las kittehs appear to like it not.
I've read a couple of the cat food threads on FR from around the time of the cat food recall back in 2007 (here and here), but wanted to hear what canned foods that people recommend/are feeding their cats these days.
“most expensive cat food”
Then go buy all of it. One of each brand.
Your viking overlord kitties will secretly like some of it, but still will reject it all. But it is your job to subject yourself to their whims and go buy more.
Dat’s the link for Cats.
We have been using the Dog version for many years.
BTW Looks like the Cat has dinner sitting right on his lap.
My cat is really old (16 years) and her entire life she ate dry food, until a few months ago. She seems to like the gravy in the canned cat food. Sorry, I don’t have any recommendations. I have the same question about canned food that you have.
Dick VanPatten’s Natural Balance.
That would piss me off and yeah I would by an auto feed to.
I don't have much time to sleep as an around the clock careprovider but my 3 dogs KNOW not to wake the Mama.
Yet as soon as I open my eyes and stretch/vocalize it's 3 dogs in rotation up the steps (high bed) in my face every 8 minutes asking for Breakfast.
True story...one night there was a mouse in my house (I live out in the country) and neither my cat or dog would do a thing about the mouse. I even picked my cat up and placed her in front of the mouse (who was eating her dry cat food!!) Eventually, my dog stepped up and killed the mouse.
Friskies Poultry Platter Classic Pate, canned, orange label
Friskies Turkey & Cheese Dinner in gravy, savory shreds, canned, purple label
Dry down 24 hours: Iams Healthy Naturals
Some of my cats eat only dry, some eat only the canned food, and some eat both.
They only have these three choices, and every one is healthy.
I started my cats on Nutro and was told Eukanuba was a step up so I switched. The place I buy from started getting the Euk in coffee sized bags which I thought was a rip off. Then I was told Wellness was a step up from Euk so I switched again. The problem is they seem to be puking too much on the Wellness so I’m looking to switch/step up yet again.
As for the wet food, I used to give them cat tuna. They used to love it but my vet said I should just give them dry food so I stopped. Recently I went back to giving them the cat tuna and they love it but I’m not sure it’s a wise long-term plan. Oh are they going to be choked when I cut them off of it again. :)
My Princess Kitty LOVES Tiki Cat canned food.
I mean absolutely LOVES it. It’s all natural, no grain, and the ones that say cutlets really are...with recognizable chunks of fish.
I like Science Diet. Have used it for years. Have tired other things for both cats and dogs and I came back to Science Diet. The dry food with occasional wet food. My cats and dogs are healthy on this food.
Don’t change food a lot. It will really mess them up.
Talk to two different vets and you'll get two different answers! Just took our newest adoptee in the vet's for shots and he's a couple of pounds overweight. Vet said cats are chronically dehydrated because of dry food which is why they end up with kidney problems in later life. He recommended we use wet only, with a little bit of dry food for ~crunchies~.
He's already put our older overweight cat on a strict wet food diet, 1/2 can twice a day. Just enough food to keep her from getting fatty liver disease, but I'm scared of her becoming diabetic, so we're doing it.
Vet recommended Greenies for cats to keep their teeth clean. LSAggie (hobbing on hubby's account)
Mice and a blender...it’s the perfect cat food, and no cans to recycle...
About a year ago, on the recommendation of a conservative friend, I began cutting back on their dry food and started them on Wellness brand can food. Both my cats love it! It's high quality, high protein, low carbs. But it ain't cheap. About $1.70 for a 5.5 oz can. My skinny cat is maintaining his weight, while my fat cat has loss about 1.5 pounds. (He now weighs about 19 pounds)
I think generally any canned food will be better than dry because the water and low carbs dry food doesn’t have. The only argument for dry food is teeth health...you can buy a $6 tootrush/toothpaste from petsmart. I just bought 60 food lion cans for 6 bucks. They’re 35 cent each but they have a kickback each one you buy.
I suggest dry food.
Easy to buy & store in bulk, no mess, cleans teeth.
What’s not to like?