What is the BEST cat food???

@fadilah8 (207)
Malaysia
February 20, 2008 8:37pm CST
Hii...i have a cat..he's bout 9 months.. Usually i just give him dry food (Royal Canin Fit 32)for his meal. But i found out that some articles said that dry food is not really good because in the end, it can induce sickness to the cat. So for u guys who have or had cats..or expert bout cats, what do you suggest fome me the best cat food other than the dry one. can u give also the name of the brand...n tell me bout ur experience too... THANKS in advance...
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
21 Feb 08
My two cats are so extra fussy about their food...they don't like any of the regular and cheaper cat foods like 9 lives, or Whiskas, or Friskies, but insist on Fancy Feast..LOL Even their taste of dry food is expensive preferring the Purina One. Of course if you really want to go "all out" the best kind are the more "organic" kinds of cat food, like Felidae and did you know actor Paul Neuman has a line of pet foods...just do a search for Organic pet foods and you'll get a whole bunch..here's the Paul Newman website for pet foods http://www.newmansownorganics.com/pet/home/ and for felidae http://www.canidae.com/
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Do your cats tend to eat through the Purina One like a kid at the candy store? I had gotten a sample of the food one day from Petsmart and tried it out. I found - and the cats did too - that is smelled too much like their treats so they thought the food was a treat and was treating it as such. I was hoping to switch to Purina One because it is cheaper than the Nutro Naturals Indoor dry.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Oh, yeah, sedel...my cats can't get enough of Purina One..not just that, but they tend to ONLY like the more expensive dry foods...figures..it I dare get anything "common" like Friskies dry food they won't eat it..my cats have me well trained...hehee
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Per our vet and the people we adopted our cats from, you should give both wet and dry food daily. The wet food is good because it help the cats get enough fluids every day, the dry to help keep their teeth up and balance out their diet. Giving you cat wet food is also good because they need to get use to eating different textures just in case they can not have dry food or have to change to a specific diet. Our vet said that she has seen many cats come in and have teeth removed, if they are not use to wet food, they may not eat for a few days. We use Nutro Naturals cat food, wet and dry.
@fadilah8 (207)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 08
u means dry n wet wood for one day...or one day is fully wet food n the other day gully dry food??? Nutro Natural...how much it is cost???
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
21 Feb 08
No. We give them either each 1/4 can of wet food (the larger can; lasts 2 days) or 1/2 of the packet wet food when we get up in the morning, the rest of the day they have dry food (we leave it out). The canned wet is $.60, the packets are $.55 each, their dry food is $14 for a 8lb bag (which lasts about a month and a half and often comes with 25% more food free).
• China
21 Feb 08
Oh, I think the best food for cat is fish!!! I have never had a cat, so I cann't give you more information. Best wishes, so does the cat.
@fadilah8 (207)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 08
yeah i wanna give him fish that being boiled but... i live in a dorm so...its like imposible..
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Fresh fish is not the best option for cats since they need a more balanced diet. You can make your cat sick by only giving him fish.
@jhl930 (3607)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I have a few cats and I have tried alot of different kinds of catfood for them and I think that the best kind of cat food that I have found for cats would have to be special kitty....but it is dry cat food...but we have been buying it for years and it hasn't made the kitties sick yet...and we have a older cat too and if you would look at him you could see that he isn't sick at all...he's very plump and healthy looking!
@fadilah8 (207)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 08
yeah my cat too..since he's a kitten till he's 9 months now i gave him dry food..it just recently i give him wet food..(because of the article i read), but like u said he seem to be healthy, n not overweight
• United States
21 Feb 08
I had a cat for 18 years. He lived to be 18 years old and all I ever fed him was Whiskas and 9 lives. There is always a study somewhere saying that this or that is bad for something and then if you wait a few weeks you will see another study saying the exact opposite. It is all about trying to get you to pay more money for the same thing you are giving your cat now in different packaging that claims to be better then the leading brand.
@fadilah8 (207)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 08
18 years..wow...i hope my cat can live that long or longer...whiskas n 9 lives..i'll try to find the 9 live at our pet store here...but whiskas according to the shopkeeper have loads of flour than the extract/essen of meat...so he said..cat will be hungry faster than he ate other brand..thats what the shopkeeper told me..hmmmm thnx for ur comment
22 Feb 08
i have 5 cats, they range in ages from 18 years down to 12. they do have dried food but also have tinned cat food. i buy mainly felix or waitrose brand. i would be very careful about feeding only dried food, as cats do need to drink plenty of liquid with dried food. i know of a neighbour who lost most of her cats due to kidney failure, which was linked to the dried food. that was all they were fed. so consider supplementing your little cats food with some tinned now and again. i know it pongs ( yucchh fish)but in the long run its good for them. good luck with your cat xx
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Glad you give one of the All Natural cat foods. That is much healthier than the store brands. if you loook at the ingredients, it is much safer to give them the store brands. I used to give my cats Friskies, and never realized how disgusting the ingredients and safety were. Finally with internet, I learned a lot. But the natural cat foods are often less tasty for cats. Currently, we give a mix between dry, wet, and pouch food. All natural ones. Our two cats are teh finickiest cats though. Past cats ahve been much more less finicky to flavors and brands. But soem of htem right now are like NTRO which is just at Petsmart or Petco, etc. Nature's Recipe, wet food. - The new Wellness pouches, my cats really like (theyaare picky with teh canned food though). - California natural (though they seemt to have turned down the flavor now). I used to order in bulk from stores like PetFoodDirect.com when they had discont send-outs, but sinc emy cats seem to have love food for a month, adn then hate it, I have to go the nearby natural cat food store more regularly. Best of Luck!
• Canada
21 Feb 08
Ive had cats all my life and we've only ever fed them dry food. usualy what happens to be cheapest. I find that wet food too often gives them the runs.
• Canada
21 Feb 08
i think, unless your cat needs a special diet because of illness, pretty much any commercial cat food will be fine. my own 2 cats (both 2 years old) only eat whiskas dry cat food. i chose whiskas because when i got the first one, that was all she ate, and refused to eat anything else, so i just feed them both the same thing to make it easier. i vary the flavours to make it more interesting for them. and neither one of them like wet food at all. so, as long as they are healthy, i will keep them on this diet-at least they are eating. so i guess it will all depend on what you kitten will eat-and like i said, that he doesn't need a special diet...
@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
21 Feb 08
I used to feed Friskies to my cat, but I knew it wasn't the best food. I now feed the Costco Brand, Kirkland, because initially it was affordable, and now because she has a gorgeous coat, more energy and is a healthier weight. I'm sure that there's much better, but it's not a bad food, she enjoys it and the vet says she's in great shape so I can't complain. I CAN tell you however, that wet food is actually horrible for your cat's teeth. Every cat I ever knew who ate it daily had problems with rotting teeth once they became a senior. My cat doesn't even touch the stuff.
• Egypt
21 Feb 08
cheez an milk
• Pakistan
21 Feb 08
hmmmmmmmmmmmmm nice cat is urs and say hi to it and i think the best food of cat is rat so try to proivide it with fresh cats na. Muhammad Atif atifshahzad1@yahoo.com
• United States
21 Feb 08
My cat is eating 9 lives dry cat food. I change up his food every other month. I buy the huge bag of cat food and it is loved. My cat eats indoor formula cat food as well. I did forget the name of it. I have a bucket I put my cat food in. My cat eats chop meat raw when scratching for it. Canned tuna only a teaspoon of it. Every few months for a treat. And chopped chicken cutlet raw. I don't bother with all the hype of the goods and the bads. When animals were free as they were born to be. They ate what they found in the rubbish and made it out alive.
@gantwick (849)
• United States
21 Feb 08
We've always given our cats age-appropriate food (kitten, young adult/adult, older adults). We've mostly given them dry cat food (the chewing is good for their teeth and jaws), but they've usually picked the brand - whichever they really ate quickly and enjoyed we'd buy the next time. The cat we have now (Gracie Lou) is not too picky, although she seems to like Friskies Indoor Delights more than some others.