I've never heard of most of those brands. The only one I know of is Almo, and as it isn't made to meet the complete diety needs of a cat, I would rather just save my money and buy some real chicken. I see the food as more of a topper to entice a cat to eat, or a treat on the side. They are also quite expensive considering how small the tins are.
How does your cat feel about food that's been refrigerated? If you buy a 13 oz tin, while more expensive, you save a lot of money in the long run. Chicken Soup, EVO, California Natural, Innova, Felidae... those are a few of the the brands that can come in 13 oz tins and that aren't overly expensive. I've read any type of wet food is better than even the best dry food, so with that in mind, even Friskies comes in 13 oz tins. I'd imagine even if you don't have those brands where you live there would be other 13 oz varieties available.
A "bowl of dry food" sounds like a lot of food, you would need to give correct feeding amounts for us to know if it's a lot of not, along with the calorie content of the food. Lower quality foods require you feed more to meet the same level of nutritional intake.
Kittens can eat a lot and I've read to just feed them as much as they want as long as they maintain their figure. Once she's no longer a kitten, cats need about 20-30 calories per pound, depending on age and activity level. If your cat is 10 pounds, it'll need roughly 250 calories every day. I tried looking up the dry food you mentioned but couldn't find a calories content of the food to do that math, even on the company website. Overseas lists packaging a lot differently, I don't know how you would calculate it if they don't provided that information.
Last edited by Carmel; 01-31-2013 at 03:43 PM.