December 2, 2008 11:21am CST
Hello Cat Lovers, It seems to me that pet food companies (the very expensive ones) are playing on the emotions of those of us who want what's best for our feline friends. I adore my cats and I want to give them the best quality food that they deserve. At what point am I going overboard? What are your experiences? Do you have cats that are well along in their teens - 17, 18 or older that are getting along just fine with the no frills cat food? I'm seeing more and more of that these days. Thank you for sharing.
4 Dec 08
i would love to feed my babies with the high quality cat food but unfortunately, the cost is so high compared to just buying Whiskas or Friskies. i also have to keep in mind that our budget is limited and that the extra cost of these more expensive food can be used for other human food groceries. One thing i noticed with whiscas is that they can make your cats gain weight fast and i think some cats eventually develop liver problems due to the high sodium (am not sure but i know that a fellow cat owner's pet was diagnosed with liver problem due to these food). Knowing these effects, i limit their food intake, try to get them active and make sure that there is enough fresh water for them to drink. try not to get the cheapest food though because i know that these are the ones with the very weird and scary ingredients.
• United States
5 Dec 08
I appreciate the heads up on Whiskas. I don't think I knew that. I mainly use Iams and Pro Plan. They're pretty good. Also I try to go with the brands that have meat as the first ingredient. I think I read labels on my cats' food more than my own food. Thank you for this information.
• United States
3 Dec 08
I feed my 4 cats only canned high quality food. They eat Wellness or Natural Balance, made of human grade ingredients. My first cat, Patches, lived until she was 20 and ate whatever was on sale in the grocery store. Now, I buy their food online.