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.
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.
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.
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.
You have a very smart vet.
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.
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.
Wellness is excellent, and it’s available at Petsmart and Petco:
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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....
You have no idea how much that sentence has helped me!
‘Grain Free’ cleared up my Ragdoll’s loose stools immediately and for good.
It made me think about our dog. She has problems with one of her ears, allergy related. Made me think it could be dietary.
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.
Honestly, Science Diet is a low quality food that just costs a lot.
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.
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.
BIG THUMBS UP! I can see you have done your research and know what you’re talking about.
Not true. Premium dry foods have no fillers and no grains. Try EVO.
All I can do is go by many years of feeding it to my animals.
Before Grain gave my dogs gas like you wouldn’t believe.
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.
Like I said, all I can do is go by what it does for my animals.
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.
I do feed mine tripe sometimes and cooked ground beef or chicken or turkey once in a while.
Read my post above this one.
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.
Make sure they drink enough water, especially males. Urinary tract issues can be a problem on a totally dry food diet.
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.
We feed our cats and dogs Blue Buffalo too.
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.
Didn’t even need to see your signature knew it was you by “Princess Kitty” and “Tiki”.
Duck?!?!? OH my!
wishful thinking. EVO has less but is still bad for cats...
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.
Dried Chicory Root Extract
Vitamin E Supplement
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!
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.
And the brand of that is?
Here's my tally of recommendations so far (canned food):
|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|
|Blue Seals by Nature||1||mewzilla|
|EVO by Natura (PG)||1||Aurorales|
|PetSmart Authority Chicken||1||boatbums|
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