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Wanted to find out what everyone feeds here, see if there is one food that people feed the most. Please tell me dry/wet/raw etc, and what brand/formula. Thanks! :)

Right now my 3 cats get Solid Gold Dry, for 5 months, and then Felidae Dry for 5 months and I keep rotating like that.
About ever 2-3 days they will get wet foods I have some left over Natural Balance and Felidae canned foods, but their new staple canned food will be Wysong Rabbit once the others are all gone.

They also get fed RAW food once in a while, whenever I have it. :)
 

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I feed my two kitties Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul dry food and Innova wet food. I put down about a 3/4 cut of dry food per day and they split a can of the wet food in the mornings. My older kitty, Madison, is a small cat who weighs 9 pounds. The vet says she is overweight, so I started buying the light version of these two brands. Bottom line, while they are both rather pricey, they are excellent for the kitties and they love them both. I had issues with Madison digesting Friskies (stinking poo stuck to her all the time and inevitably all over my carpet :roll: ), not eating dry food at all and not drinking. Since switching them to these brands, both kitties are healthy, have more energy and very shiny coats. Hope this helps.

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My dogs and cats both get Purina. But I'm considering changing over to Candae or Wellness if I can find it. Not sure if they have it for cats yet..
 

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Aonir,

I give my cats wellness dry food too. While they don't like it as much as the Chicken Soup, if I left only the Wellness out they would eat it. As a frame of reference, if I left out any other dry food, they would rather starve than touch it. I'm not kidding... it's been fun figuring out what they will eat :? , anyone need about 10 bags of opened cat food? I tried giving it to the SPCA, but they wouldn't take it b/c it had been opened. I can understand that since I obviously look like a murderous psycho peddling cat food... :D
 

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Susie, I know exactly what you mean! I had the problem with my kitten, Oreo! When we got him, he was on IAMs, but he liked Purina better. Which is good, because I hate Iams, but I still have that bag in my kitchen! It's been there for months, and I need to throw it away.
 

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Aonir: Yes they do have Wellness for cats, they do have "Canidae" for cats too, only it's called Felidae (hence the one I feed.)


Honestly, the more "expensive" foods, aren't always really more expensive.
Cats will eat MORE of a low grade food, then they would of a high quality one on average. So here, with us I will give you an example.

Over a period of 3 months I can spend...

$27.18 - Frisky's/Purina/Meow Mix, etc
$30.00 - Felidae/Wellness, etc.
$24.00 - Solid Gold

The Solid Gold is one of the best foods, and over 3 months it STILL cost less then the low grade brands.
Take into account the gas money I need to go out and buy 3 bags of the low grade food instead of just one trip for the Felidae. PLUS the higher grade food is just better for them, you will have a healthier cat in the long run, and fewer vet bills as they get older.
 

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Mine are currently eating dry Innova (recently tried a small bag of Healthwise which they liked also) and I split a large can of Innova, Wellness or Eagle Pack canned between the 6 of them daily. Ocassionally I pick up a few cans of Active Life...which I think is there favorite but is too pricey to feed daily. I also rotate brands inbetween using Innova.
 

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I switched all seven cats from Purina cat chow to Nutro Max Adult - Salmon flavor. The senior cat is also on Nutro Max canned as well, but I am looking for a better alternative.

It took me so long to switch over because I thought it would be a huge expense with there being seven cats and all. But they eat less of the Nutro than they did on the Purina. The bag lasts longer and over the course of a few months (if you buy the large bags) - the Nutro isn't much more expensive than the lower-grade foods. You can bet I am kicking myself for not switching before now!
 

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Nutro Natural Choice (dry). I give them the soft Nutro food in the packets sometimes for a snack. :D AngelZoo is right, my cats seem to eat less on the Nutro than they did on MeowMix. I guess it didn't satisfy them completely.
 

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I feed my cats dry food Royal Canin. At the moment all of them eat RC Kitten since I have four kittens, one lactating cat and a very thin domestic shorthair. When I don't have kittens the two cats eat RC Indoor.
 

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I started feeding them Natural Balance Premium dry food about 6 weeks ago (switched from Iams). It is amazing how great their coats look and how bright their eyes are and how much energy they have, even though they don't seem to eat very much of it. I'm very glad I switched and they seem to like it too. I also give Samhain cooked chicken whenever I eat it and a tad of tuna whenever I eat that, too. Sometimes they get wet food for a treat but seldomly. Oh, and Samhain also likes goldfish (not the creatures, the CRACKERS!)
 

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Tanyuh: Your cats eat less of the Natural Balance because it has better ingreidents and more quickly fills up there tummie.

It'd be like us eating a nice steak, compaired to a rice cake, which one do you think will fill you up faster and with a smaller amount. ;)
 

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at the moment my queen/babies are on iams kitten, pebbles is on science plan adult (only coz it was 3for3 at work so i baught a load of it) but i do give them wet food once a week, usually felix, and occasionaly froozen minched fish of lamb
 

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dry food = Hill"s Sience plan : kittens, natures best kittens, adult and hairball controll
wet food = they're very picky with wet food, for now: Gourmet gold, Felix, ( they hate whiskas and iams :roll: )
And i used to buy them beaf, but now with Demi being around, it's almost impossible to handfeed the 2 other cats, Demi wants it all!!
 

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At least that's what I thought we fed them... My mom buys the food and I never really pay attention to which brand.
 

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Do you mean Kit 'N Kaboodle by Purina?


Just for the rest of you here's a run down of the first 5 ingredients.

Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, chicken by-product meal, beef tallow.
 
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