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(Felis Cattus vanity) Looking for canned cat food recommendations
9/11/10 | marty_f

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.


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KEYWORDS: catfood; cats; kittyping
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To: martin_fierro

I have nine cats but only two eat canned food because of health and allergy reasons. One cat would have died years ago if it wasn’t for this food. She is now over 16-years old.

The canned food is called Wellness. It isn’t available in markets or most pet stores, so I’ll supply you with contact info.

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com

Tel.: 1-800-225-0904

Good luck.


51 posted on 09/11/2010 6:00:23 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: martin_fierro

I recommend Science Diet...have been a loyal fan of them since 1973 when the USAF would only use Science Diet in the Military Working Dogs. The Mark Morris Foundation was created by the company before any of the others came on to the scene. Science Diet has veterinary nutritionists on staff for consultations at all times for your cats’ specific needs. When the recall in 2007, Hill’s was kept out of the recall except for one food they contracted out. After that incident, Hill’s said from now on they will control the input into their pet foods 100% no matter what it will cost.


52 posted on 09/11/2010 6:24:04 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: texmexis best; martin_fierro
Feed them dry catfood. It keeps their teeth healthy. Dry cat food is extremely unhealthy for cats. It is the major cause of feline diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.

It is no more better for their teeth than potato chips are for our teeth.

Cats are carnivores and need meat. Dry food is nothing but filler and carbs. very bad combo for cats.

53 posted on 09/11/2010 7:24:35 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: osagebowman
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,

You have a very smart vet.

54 posted on 09/11/2010 7:35:54 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: martin_fierro

My 2 cats (a DSH tortie and white rescue and a tortie and white Maine Coon) disdain any canned food I have tried. I would not feed Friskies or Whiskas, etc. because it is made from the lowest quality protein and has a high grain content. Also contains rendered roadkill, euthanized pets, etc. The junk of junk.

https://www.mybestfriendsbowl.com/The_Truth_about_Pet_Foods.php

I feed them a mixture of Wellness for adult cats, Blue Buffalo Wilderness, California Natural and Royal Canin for fussy cats. The bowl is clean every night. Of course, they also get fresh water every day.

They are very frisky, with beautiful coats, so I guess this mixture of foods agrees with them.


55 posted on 09/11/2010 7:51:03 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: SatinDoll

Wellness is excellent, and it’s available at Petsmart and Petco:

http://www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2768975&f=Taxonomy%2FPET%2F2768975&lmdn=Brand&f=PAD%2FBrands%2FWellness&fbc=1&fbn=Brands|Wellness&fbx=0

http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_productlist_Nav_1234_N_23+92+4294960807.aspx?CoreCat=CatFFB_Wellness


56 posted on 09/11/2010 8:20:44 PM PDT by mom3boys (I am an Arizonan. Thanks for supporting us!)
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To: Cailleach

Ditto, Tiki is great. I feed my cats grain-free food for health reasons. Wellness and Weruva are good, too. I buy from Petfooddirect.com. I always use a coupon since the food is pricey.


57 posted on 09/12/2010 3:34:47 AM PDT by RepublicanChick
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To: RepublicanChick

Last month a “high-class pet food store” (or “that expensive as all get out place targeting crazy cat ladies...and my wife for some reason”, as my dear hubby calls the place) opened up 2 miles from my front door. They sell Tiki Cat, and tons of other brands of all-natural, good stuff, but our Bella really likes the Tiki, so I don’t remember the other brands LOL.

For “crunchies”, she is really picky (before we got her, she’d been a stray in the general Sierra Vista, AZ area, got picked up by Animal Control, and we adopted her...they fed Friskies at the shelter, and for the longest time that was all we could get her to eat). She will eat the Blue Wilderness Salmon flavor now...that’s it. I bought Evo and Orijens, and she let the bowl sit until the dogs noticed and scarfed it. She will eat the Blue Wilderness Duck, but you can tell that she’s doing it under protest, she crunches extremely LOUDLY.

Oh dear, I’ve written a novella... LOL


58 posted on 09/12/2010 5:45:15 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: Cailleach

Love the name Bella!

I don’t feed the “boys” any dry food (yes, crazy cat lady, lol). I almost lost one of them with horrible UTI’s and was told to switch to grain-free and no dry. Knock on wood, that solved the problem. I made the switch about two years ago. I know they miss the dry food, but that is too bad!

You are lucky you can buy Tiki from a store close by! I only have Petco or Petsmart. I buy Wellness and Petco’s brand of grain-free, which the cats love, too. I buy every other grain-free brand on-line.

My turn to write a novel, ha. Have a great Sunday!


59 posted on 09/12/2010 9:22:30 AM PDT by RepublicanChick
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To: martin_fierro

I have 4 kittehs and they get a mix of dry and wet food. I actually compromised on giving dry food because the vet said it keeps their teeth healthy. Cats would most likely never eat grain/rice type food in the wild, they are carnivores.

Each kitteh gets 1/2 cup of food twice daily, 2 parts Purina Healthful Life and 2 parts Wellness canned wet food, multiple varieties. Each bowl is heated for exactly 12 seconds in the microwave as kittehs won’t eat cold wet food. Yes, I do this routine twice a day every day...are my kittehs spoiled? You bet!

IMHO, an all dry food diet is done completely out of convenience of the pet owner.


60 posted on 09/13/2010 6:40:54 PM PDT by kerbear413 (Socialism breeds Mediocrity)
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To: martin_fierro

I give my 16 year old cat both dry and canned food. Her favorites are Wysong Geriatrix dry and Avoderm tuna and crab meat in gravy. She has perfect teeth.


61 posted on 09/13/2010 8:32:50 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: texmexis best; JRandomFreeper; humblegunner; All

Dry food only is very bad for cats. Cats by nature do not drink enough water. Dry food will not give them the fluids they need to stay healthy. Dry food is why many cats get urinary infections. MY vet commented that she wished they never made dry cat food at all....


62 posted on 09/14/2010 8:41:00 AM PDT by Fawn (Build your character....Be a Volunteer!!)
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To: Aurorales
It has done wonders for my 17yo and my little ragdoll has no more ear problems or the itchy dandruff he was plagued with.

You have no idea how much that sentence has helped me!

63 posted on 09/26/2010 4:08:59 AM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: j.argese

‘Grain Free’ cleared up my Ragdoll’s loose stools immediately and for good.

http://www.petco.com/product/110031/Natural-Balance-Limited-Ingredient-Diets-Green-Pea-and-Salmon-Formula-Dry-Cat-Food.aspx

http://www.petco.com/product/110219/Wellness-CORE-Canned-Cat-Food.aspx?cm_mmc=CSEMGooglebase-_-Cat-_-Wellness-_-1251015&mr:trackingCode=39A3C45F-3A91-DE11-B4D4-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA


64 posted on 09/26/2010 6:03:53 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: greenhornet68

It made me think about our dog. She has problems with one of her ears, allergy related. Made me think it could be dietary.


65 posted on 09/26/2010 6:41:35 AM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: martin_fierro

If you can buy it in the grocery store, it’s mostly crap. Fancy Feast Flaked Fish & Shrimp Feast isn’t bad if they will eat it. Stick to high quality, premium foods. Evangers, Artemis, Blue Buffalo, Go! Natural, Fromm, Wellness, EVO, Orijen etc. Also give dry and canned and switch or mix different brands. That’s my advice.

Check out the cat food reviews online.


66 posted on 09/26/2010 12:41:44 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: freekitty

Honestly, Science Diet is a low quality food that just costs a lot.

http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/


67 posted on 09/26/2010 12:48:11 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: unbiasedtruth

It pisses me off that vets push that Science Diet crap and I’ve told them that. Dogs and cats do not need grains and that was the source of the deaths in pet foods.

Here is an excellent site to see reviews with detailed analysis of ingredients.

http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/


68 posted on 09/26/2010 12:50:49 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: Aurorales

I know many breeders that feed raw and they never have to have their teeth cleaned. I tried it for a while but the raw chicken on their coats was disgusting to me. Maybe they don’t get Salmonella from raw chicken but we do and mine are in the house most of the time. They aren’t outside dogs.


69 posted on 09/26/2010 12:53:31 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: PERKY2004

BIG THUMBS UP! I can see you have done your research and know what you’re talking about.


70 posted on 09/26/2010 12:54:54 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: CAluvdubya

Not true. Premium dry foods have no fillers and no grains. Try EVO.


71 posted on 09/26/2010 12:59:18 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: mojitojoe

All I can do is go by many years of feeding it to my animals.


72 posted on 09/26/2010 1:08:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PERKY2004

Before Grain gave my dogs gas like you wouldn’t believe.


73 posted on 09/26/2010 1:12:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

I fed it to mine too, years ago. Until I researched it and realized it was nothing but a scam between vets and Hill’s Follow the money. Cats and dogs do NOT need grains.

http://www.ourdogsonline.com/content/sciencedietscam.html

http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=betterproducts


74 posted on 09/26/2010 1:20:48 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: mojitojoe

Like I said, all I can do is go by what it does for my animals.


75 posted on 09/26/2010 1:24:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Evo chicken kibble does that to mine, so I just avoid the Evo dry chicken kibble and buy other flavors. I mix my dry food so they get 3-4 different brands with each feeding. I mix the dry with a few table spoons of Evangers Beef with liver, Beef and Beed with bacon, Evo Duck, Venison, Beef and turkey chicken, Tripe, go!Natural and other premium foods.


76 posted on 09/26/2010 1:24:49 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: mojitojoe

I do feed mine tripe sometimes and cooked ground beef or chicken or turkey once in a while.


77 posted on 09/26/2010 1:29:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
My little JRT Cookie is like a new dog since she has been eating salmon, sweet potato and pumpkin dog food. I know that sounds unreal, but I had about given up and was considering putting her down. She scratched herself until she bled and she cried and whined while she did it. One day on the new food and she was better, now a couple of weeks on it and she has slimmed down and rarely scratches herself. I also give her a probiotic but she was better before that had time to work. I think all the dogs eat less of the new stuff, either because they don't like it or because the protein satisfies them better.
78 posted on 09/26/2010 1:31:47 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: kimmie7

Read my post above this one.


79 posted on 09/26/2010 1:33:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: freekitty

But if you don’t try good foods, how do you know they can’t be better than they are? Also, how old are they? The older they get the more likely the effects of a bad food will begin to present itself in kidney disorders, pancreas etc.


80 posted on 09/26/2010 1:39:22 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: texmexis best

Make sure they drink enough water, especially males. Urinary tract issues can be a problem on a totally dry food diet.


81 posted on 09/26/2010 1:39:52 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: freekitty

That’s good, but seriously, you need to lose the Science Diet. Did you read the article? My vet pushed that crap on me for years. I finally got them to admit it was pretty much crap but they still carry it and still push it. Why? Because they get no deals from premium, high quality companies.


82 posted on 09/26/2010 1:41:23 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: Excellence

We feed our cats and dogs Blue Buffalo too.


83 posted on 09/26/2010 1:42:54 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Boxsford

We had a mouse last winter my husband caught the cat playing with it three nights in a row. Finally she killed it.
She also plays with little toads.


84 posted on 09/26/2010 1:45:14 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Cailleach

Didn’t even need to see your signature knew it was you by “Princess Kitty” and “Tiki”.


85 posted on 09/26/2010 1:47:55 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Cailleach

Duck?!?!? OH my!


86 posted on 09/26/2010 1:57:07 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: mojitojoe

wishful thinking. EVO has less but is still bad for cats...


87 posted on 09/26/2010 2:06:51 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: CAluvdubya

According to who? You? Dry foods are not bad for cats IF fed along with PREMIUM canned foods or raw. It also depends on if your cat is neutered or not as to what the ratio of dry to canned is. Mix the dry with some canned, add a little filtered water.

Turkey
Chicken Meal
Chicken
Herring Meal
Chicken Fat
Potatoes
Egg
Turkey Meal
Natural Flavors
Vitamins
Apples
Potassium Chloride
Carrots
Cranberries
Alfalfa Sprouts
Minerals
Tomatoes
Herring Oil
Cottage Cheese
Ascorbic Acid
Dried Chicory Root Extract
Direct-Fed Microbials
Vitamin E Supplement
Taurine
DL-Methionine
Lecithin
Rosemary Extract

EVO Cat and Kitten Food was created to supply the key nutritional benefits of a raw food diet in a safe and convenient manner. EVO can be fed exclusively as a total diet for your pet or in combination with a raw diet to provide a solid nutritional base of the important vitamins and minerals your feline might otherwise be missing.

EVO is based on ground chicken and turkey meat, bones, fat, cartilage and connective tissue. It includes whole, raw fruits and vegetables which contain health promoting phytochemicals and micronutrients. EVO has Hi-Protein, Low-Carbs, and No Grains.

* EVO Cat and Kitten Food is made WITHOUT GRAINS!
* EVO Cat and Kitten Food has the HIGHEST MEAT CONTENT of any dry cat food!
* EVO Cat and Kitten Food contains 50% PROTEIN, 22% FAT, and only 7% CARBOHYDRATES, the lowest in the industry!!
* EVO Cat and Kitten Food is made with the same ingredients as you might find in a typical ‘’wild’’ feline diet - RAW, MEATY BONES & cartilage, veggies & fruit.
* EVO Cat and Kitten Food has ADDED PROBIOTICS & PREBIOTICS.
* EVO Cat and Kitten Food is EXTREMELY PALATABLE!
* EVO Cat and Kitten Food is formulated for ALL LIFE STAGES!

EVO Cat and Kitten Food is the first dry cat food made with absolutely no grains. Another Natura Pet Products first! This formula truly connects with the carnivore in your cat!


88 posted on 09/26/2010 3:09:31 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weap Pon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: Ditter

Good info there! We did the Dinovite thing because our JRT Cookie STANK so badly after going potty! It helps, but she doesn’t like it.


89 posted on 09/26/2010 8:17:27 PM PDT by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: Ditter

And the brand of that is?


90 posted on 09/26/2010 8:17:57 PM PDT by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: kimmie7
Nature's Recipe is the brand I bought most recently but there is another equally good brand that I can't remember the name of. The important part at least for my dog seems to be the “no grain” part. They both were salmon, fruits and vegetables with no grain of any kind. this one is salmon, pumpkin and sweet potatoes but with dogs like this there is no promise that she won't become allergic to these ingredients by the next bag. The new food and the new shampoo (KetoChlor by Virbac) that I can use to bathe her every day if I want to, seems to have cooled her off.
91 posted on 09/27/2010 6:13:56 AM PDT by Ditter
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bttt.

Here's my tally of recommendations so far (canned food):

BRAND # RECOMMENDERS
Wellness 6 unbiasedtruth, perky2004, satindoll, EinNYC, mom3boys, kerbear413
Friskies 6 twotone, JPG, seasaidh, siamesecats, nepeta, califreak
Buffalo Blue (Wilderness?) 3 grimalkin, excellence, EinNYC, kalee
Natural Balance (Dick vanPatten) 3 global2010, rintense, Perky2004
Tiki Cat 2 Cailleach, RepublicanChick
AvoDerm 2 LibFreeorDie, jackrussell
Blue Seals by Nature 1 mewzilla
Science Diet 1 freekitty
EVO by Natura (PG) 1 Aurorales
PetSmart Authority Chicken 1 boatbums
 

92 posted on 10/10/2010 9:58:05 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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