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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Food Rotations? Many-protein diets? Single-protein diets?

I'm confused.. I've always heard that it's better for cats to only eat one type of protein, for health and allergy concerns.

But on here, everyone is all about rotating food and giving the cat many different things.
Even though each of the foods they're using itself is a 'balanced diet'..

Is there a reason you guys do it, or is it just because it seems nice?
I have heard of one lady whose cat won't eat the same food twice in the same week, but most cats aren't as..particular.

Just curious. O:
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 12:03 AM
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In my case:

1. To prevent them from getting finicky and addicted to a single flavour
2. I have him rotate between different brands, just in case there's a recall, kitty's food supply won't be affected and no switching new food problem.
3. Different brand have different formula, just wanna be sure their nutrients are all covered.

Maybe I am very much influenced by my fish keeping style.

I know of some cats that had been fed only friskies since young and nothingelse, when given other premium food, they simply refused and we all know friskies is not an ideal food. But well, I guess different cats have different taste buds, thank goodness ET isn't all that finicky. He will finish 1can in 5-6meals before I open another can of different flavour. He gets different brands of kibbles too, though I am now trying to replace that with wet.

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I feed different flavors / protein sources of one brand but I am working on getting my cat to accept other brands of wet food. I plan on introducing more for variety and in case of recalls.

I don't understand how feeding one protein source is a good thing. Cats wouldn't be eating just one protein source in the wild.
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To be honest, it's just because it's what I've always done - tinned, dry, home cooked and raw. It's always worked for me.
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