Cat food index
I thought we could try to get together a list of cat foods and their prices because there are so many choices of varying quality and prices. So list the food, it's form (wet or dry), it's size (what size bag or can you are talking about) and it's price at your store plus whatever notes you have about it like the quality you consider it, how the cats likes it etc.
All from the same small local pet store:
California natural- 13.2 oz., $1.79- contains fish (whitefish, herring) and brown rice but I still think it's a pretty good food. The venison formula smells awful!
Innova- 5.5 oz., $1.19- contains fish (herring) and brown rice, I think it's a good food.
By Nature: 6 oz., $1.59- Grain free, Fish free, not full of fruits and veggies and organic, can't get much better than that! I'm amazed that I had not heard of it before.
Blue Spa select: 5.5 oz., $1.39- Lots of fruits and veggies as well as sweet potato and brown rice. no fish but salt is pretty high IMO. Not the best but not awful by any means.
Avoderm: 5.5 oz., $1.19- contains "ocean fish" and an unspecified ingredient ("kidney"), contains oat bran and rice flour and salt is pretty high on the list for me. I'd rather not feed this one but it's not awful, the only "read flag" item is the unspecific "kidney".
Innova Flex (new): 5.5 oz., $1.39- contains potato starch and oat fiber some fruit but not tons. It says it's a "stew" so I'm assuming it has lots of broth and is not pate, I'll tell you when I feed it.
Newman's own: 5.5 oz., $1.49- uses organic chicken, contains oat bran and brown rice as well as ocean whitefish. I was expecting it to be low quality so I was surprised that it was not bad at all, quite good actually. Can be found in some grocery stores, Trader Joes, they may be cheaper there.
EVO (95% meat): 5.5 oz., $1.29- cheaper than I expected, it's one of the cheapest on my list. Grain free, fish free, not full of fruits and veggies. Awesome food along with By Nature as the best on my list. i have heard some cats find it too rich and will vomit it up, I have not yet fed it.
Before Grain: 3.3 lbs., $9.99- Grain free but does contain Potato and sweet potato, a few fruits (I count two but may have missed one). It's a pretty good food but my cats did poorly on it, they had bad poop and coats. They thought it was the greatest tasting food ever though.
California Natural: 5lbs., $14.99- Single protein source, contains brown rice and rice, no fruits and veggies. My cats like the taste (like BG better though, i think they liked the smaller kibble) and their poops improved on it. Neko's coat has however stayed poor and now has dandruff. It's a pretty good food.
******THIS IS BASED ON "CHICKEN" OR MAINLY CHICKEN FORMULATIONS, INGREDIENTS VARY WITH FORMULA, ESPECIALLY FISH CONTENT, PRICES WILL ALSO VARY BY STORE******
I am currently trying to find a wet food mine will eat and that s why I have so many cans. The only (wet) ones I've tried are regular Innova and California Natural. They did not really like them but ate them very, very, very reluctantly over a (too) long time period.