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Old 02-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I'm going to be giving Freya lysine supplements daily in wet food along with her dry food, I'm switching her to a better wet food. I've chosen EVO as my main one because it's only $22.68 a case for the 13.2oz cans at the feed store. Without shipping, it's the cheapest I've found EVO so far. She was on a tablespoon of 9Lives mixed with her antibiotics every three days, but we're going to try lysine instead of antibiotics. I hope it gets here soon because she threw another sneezing fit last night and I don't want her to get sick again.

However, I need to find a cheaper on too because EVO is still a little pricey.
What's an okay brand that I can either alternate or mix with EVO and that wouldn't be to low in quality? Should I not even mix a lesser brand with the EVO and just alternate?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since your feed store seems to be the best pricing option for you, can you list the foods they carry and then we can recommend something from that list...
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll try to get a list, but I'll have to go and ask for a list. Their site is being renovated so they don't have any products up.
I can only remember seeing EVO, b.f.f., and Felidae, but I know they carry more. They're aisles are arranged by quality and I never went all the way down it.

How's the quality of Purina wet food? That's what Walmart primarily stocks, along with friskies, whiskas, meow mix and the like.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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How's the quality of Purina wet food? That's what Walmart primarily stocks, along with friskies, whiskas, meow mix and the like.
I don't know if it was an accurate statement, but my vet told me that Friskies wet (which I used to feed) was the cat equivalent of humans eating McDonalds, i.e. ok once in a while in small portions as a treat, but not good for daily consumption.
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I wasn't going to feed her the whiskas and the like, but I was wondering if Purina is similar in quality because they're lumped together. Purina dry isn't a good food by any means, but maybe the wet is different
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In my opinion I wouldnt touch anything Purina.... But I know some people here say that Fancy Feast Classics are "ok". They still have "meat byproducts". But I mean if your gonna feed that you could probably feed Iams canned too... The ingredient lists are very similar... I dont know which is cheaper... There really isnt anything cheaper than EVO that I myself would feed...
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I know Felidae is a good food. But Im not sure if its any cheaper than EVO...
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So I never realized it but you might want to look at Whiskas again... Whiskas "purrfectly" line doesnt contain any by products. Theres Chicken, Chicken & Beef, and Chicken & Duck... To me it doesnt look all that bad. Better than seeing "meat byproducts" Heres the chicken & duck ingredient list:

Sufficient Water for Processing, Chicken, Duck, Liver, Corn Starch-Modified, Soy Oil, Wheat Gluten, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Taurine, Salt, Iron Oxide, Caramel Coloring, Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate [Source of Vitamin E], Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Vitamin B6], Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Disodium EDTA, Sodium Nitrite (for color retention), Minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate), BHA/BHT (a preservative).
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I don't know if it was an accurate statement, but my vet told me that Friskies wet (which I used to feed) was the cat equivalent of humans eating McDonalds, i.e. ok once in a while in small portions as a treat, but not good for daily consumption.
I don't think this is accurate. Any pet food contains balanced diet, that is a cat will be able to meet nutritional requirements consuming any brand of cat food. The difference would be in quality of ingredients, etc..

On the other hand, there is no way to meet human nutritional requirements in McDonalds. All you get there are carbs and fat, too many calories, no essential nutrition. No vitamins, minerals, no veggies or fruits. If you added a bunch of vegetables and fruits, some beans, etc to McDonalds, then maybe it would be comparable to Friskies. And you would be a pretty healthy person, because lets face it not many people are that good at feeding themselves.
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Do you have a Trader Joe's nearby? Their canned food isn't the best on the market, but it's pretty good and the quality is an extremely good value for the price.
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