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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Changing food quaterly?

Hello everyone!! This is my first post here and I have a question for you guys.
I have 2, 11month old male Bengals which I currently feed Nutro indoor formula to.
I was talking to a local humane society rep last weekend and she told me her vet told her that it is a good idea to change her cat's foods 3-4 times a year to prevent food allegies and also to get vitamins etc. that some foods contain that others do not.
My question is...have any of you heard this and also do any of you do it?
I'm thinking that it makes sense and my choices of rotation are Nutro, Eukanuba, and either Blue Buffalo or Pro Plan.
Any suggestions?
Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 02:25 PM
 
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There are going to be conflicting reports regarding whether its a good thing to rotate foods regularly. Some will tell you it will make a cat finicky, while others will say its a good idea. Regardless, I would rank the foods as:

1-Blue Buffalo--Ingredient wise, definitely the highest quality of the foods you listed

2-Nutro--Descent food, better than grocery store brand, but can do better.

3-Eukanuba--Has some suspect ingredients, sometimes may use by-products.

4-ProPlan--Also some poor ingredients.
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Any suggestions? I know Iams is the maker of Euk and I dont like Iams at all. What about Royal Canin? Any other brands with human quality ingredients? Thanks!!!
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 03:13 PM
 
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I'm sure some vets would recommend changing foods like that but I don't think my cat would go for it. And it seems like such a pain since you have to change over slowly as not to upset their stomach. Then they might not like the new food. Also I would ask your own vet to see if he recommends this or not.
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Okay, thanks. I will.
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I prefer mixing dry foods. My cats eat a mixture of 12 dry foods. I greatly enjoy providing a variety of foods for my babies, and my babies greatly enjoy the variety of foods that I offer.

My fridge is full with dry cat foods, though .
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What brands do you use?
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I think it's a good idea. Don't do it on a regular schedule, though.
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Innova. Innova Evo. Wellness. Petguard. Wysong. Nutro Maxcat. Eukaneuba. Total Ferrets. Friskies. Fancy Feast. Purina One. Iams. Science Diet. Meow Mix ....

Pretty much everything and anything I can get my hands on.....

I don't like feeding my babies grocery brands, but I throw them into the mix for "flavoring".
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 09:10 PM
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Wellness is also human grade. Don't have an answer rotating or not.

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