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Date: 5/26/08 11:45 PM

I have just added a cat to my family. I understand that wet food is the best thing for her to be eating as it has less non-digestable components and contains the necessary protien and fluid.

I'm afraid I'm not thinking I can do raw food like is suggested by some, but I can and will happily feed her a brand I can find in town. So, what I've got is the local grovery store offerings, and I have a nearby Petco. We have a feed store too.

Anybody got a favorite brand that is common enough that if I take her out of town with me, I won't have a panic if I need to buy more?

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Date: 5/27/08 0:02 AM

LuckyBoy recommends common, pedestrian Fancy Feast, but purist that he is, he won't eat a single flavor that says "gravy" on the label. His favorites include salmon, cod, turkey, liver/chicken. Our dog also recommends these flavors and has the breath to prove that he is happy to clean up the cat's dishes after each meal. Bon appetit!

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Date: 5/27/08 0:30 AM

You can get Fancy Feast and Friskies in bulk at Costco (at least at my local Costco) and probably at the other warehouses as well. It saves me a good bit. Here's something a little freaky: some of them smell like "real" food. (Don't worry, I still have no idea how they taste...)

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Date: 5/27/08 0:33 AM

And what do YOU think of it? I mean, does have he have a shiny nice coat, does he seem healthy and active? I'm a new catmom, and am HAPPY to admit cluelessness.

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Date: 5/27/08 0:35 AM

That's what I thought! "Hmm, that smells just like bumblebee tuna.... huh."

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Date: 5/27/08 0:52 AM

My cats get both dry and canned food. Their favorite canned food is Little Friskies Chicken and Salmon with gravy. The cats (aka my girls) remind me that is the shredded with gravy they like because it is easier to drink the gravy and leave the rest of the food They like Little Friskies with greens dry food as well. Any sign of the bottom of the dry food dish and both cats are sure they are near starvation.

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Date: 5/27/08 1:03 AM

When I only had *one* cat, she got Friskies canned cat food...1/2 of the can in the AM and the other 1/2 at dinner, and some dry Friskies left out during the day for nibbling and fresh water in her bowl twice a day. She got a bit spoiled and eventually wouldn't eat her canned...can you imagine...unless a bit of dry was mixed in with it even though there was dry out for her to eat as she pleased. As for the canned food, she liked any flavor as long as it was the kind in little bite sizes, I think it's called "sliced". As to why we got Friskies...it's the brand she would eat and she would always be healthy with it.
We tried some more expensive brands and she would always get a UTI, which seemed strange to us, but her vet said those just didn't suit her system...odd little thing she was...I miss her. Anyway, the other three cats we've had now for years and years just get dry Friskies...no canned...one is 15, one is 12, and one is 5 years old. There was a fourth cat...NOT the spoiled one...but she ran away to the neighbor's house after being my cat for 10 years...maybe she gets canned food there.

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Date: 5/27/08 1:42 AM

Choosing a cat food
FDA on cat food

Mine eat Nutro canned and pouch foods. When I am out of town, this is supplemented by Natural Balance dry 'allergy' food, as one cat has a corn allergy (not an uncommon problem). Almost all dry foods contain corn products, so my options there are limited. I find that they are a lot more stinky when they get the dry food, so they don't get it regularly. They barely shed at all and have shiny coats, and I can tolerate having their litter box in my bedroom (small apartment).

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Date: 5/27/08 1:59 AM

Our three cats have a choice:

Meow Mix Seafood middles (dry)

Purina Indoor Formula Cat Chow (dry)

We get no complaints and the litter box is eternally full.

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Date: 5/27/08 5:56 AM

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And what do YOU think of it?
No, I don't care for them myself...OH, you mean "is he healthy." Yes. But in all honesty, he was really a dry cat food kitty until a few years ago when my aging fleet of cats had trouble chewing dry food. I switched to canned food for the sake of a couple of cats who were over 20 (and who got there primarily on dry food). Even though those grand old ladies are gone now, Lucky (now 12) continues to get the canned food he developed a taste for.

I think most cat owners give their cats both canned and dry food, since cats generally won't overeat like dogs. Canned food a couple times a day and a bowl of dry food always available for snacking is what seems to work for most cats, unless your vet has another plan.

Enjoy being owned by your new kitty.

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The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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