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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Fancy Feast: New Gourmet Gold

Have you all seen this?

(I didn't put this in the Health and Nutrition section for reasons that will soon be obvious.)

I just saw a commercial for this on TV, and HAD TO look it up b/c they say that it's a "great tasting" new food from Fancy Feast. I thought...great tasting, well, we know THAT's probably true, but what about nutrition?! So, I looked it up and here's what I found (where's the protein in that list of ingredients?...Oh! Wait, no....Oh, therrrrrre it is.):

http://www.fancyfeast.com/cuisine/gourmetgold_2.aspx
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 09:04 PM
 
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Sorry for being a bit obtuse...but is fancy feast a bad brand for cat food in terms of nutrition? Please advise as to what are the keys to look for in terms of good and not good items.
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Sorry for being a bit obtuse...but is fancy feast a bad brand for cat food in terms of nutrition? Please advise as to what are the keys to look for in terms of good and not good items.
Well, there is a TON of info on this topic in Health and Nutrition, but to keep it short and simple: take a look at the ingredients of this food. The first ingredient listed is ALWAYS the one that makes up the majority of the product. Better foods list the meat first: Chicken, Turkey, Beef...these should be the 1st sign of a better food. But, listing rice (like this food), corn, corn meal is a low-quality food because it is mostly fillers and carbs. Like humans, cats will develop health issues being fed a diet of mostly carbs and filler foods.

Do some searching around in the Health and Nutrition section about higher quality foods and better diets for cats. Of course, we can all only do the best for our situations. I know for us, we can only feed our boys 1/2 wet (Nutro and Fancy Feast in rotation b/c of our budget and our finiky eater, Binx) and 1/2 dry (Nutro Natural). So, like us, eating better quality foods will benefit kitty's overall health.

(Hope all of that made sense!)
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 09:37 PM
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How DARE they call THAT junk "super-premium"!! And it's sad that people will snatch it up without thinking, simply because it's called "gourmet"

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 10:21 PM
 
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Extier,

When you read the labels of cat foods, also make sure that the first two ingredients atleast are meat, and not by-products.
While the first ingredient may be turkey, if it is followed by "wheat," "cornmeal," and "rice," then obviously those three carbohydrates add up to be more than the turkey, so the cat isn't getting as much protein as you think.
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I know this is a bit off topic... ok way off topic... but I love their commercials ! I also love that kitty! S/he is just soooo fluffy and cute!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2005, 12:35 PM
 
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Makes purrrfect sense when y'all break it down like that. Thanks for the info.
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