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I just ran out of the Medi-Cal cat food that I usually feed Mammers (ingredient list here) and decided to try buying Royal Canin since I was pretty sure I'd heard decent things about it here. He's got a bit of a weight problem, so I got him the Slim 38. Here are those ingredients:

Chicken meal, corn gluten meal, chicken, brewers rice, rice flour, pea fiber, chicken fat, beet pulp, powdered cellulose, chicken flavour, sodium bisulfate, potassium chloride, fish oil, sodium caseinate, brewer's yeast, dried egg product, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, natural antioxidant, taurine, iron proteinate, L-carnitine, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, niacin supplement, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin B12 supplement

As for wet food, I've been giving him a variety of Fancy Feast food that he seems to LOVE, though I'd like to get him on a steady diet of something (does the Medi-Cal wet food sound good? I'm not sure what Royal Canin is like) and just give him a little bit of Fancy Feast a day.......I've been giving him some wet food at intervals and leaving some dry out for him, as I can't really afford to feed him ONLY wet food at this point, and it also gives him, ah, soft poops. Always has.

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Lite foods are generally poor quality, as this one is. Corn gluten meal (a cheap substitute for real meat protein) is the second ingredient, so there's a lot of it. Even with the "better" brands, not every product will be as high quality as we would like to see!

Even if you can't feed all wet food, please try to feed as much wet food as possible. If you only feed it occasionally, the tummy does not have a chance to get used to it, hence the soft stool. Digestive enzymes and probiotics can also solve this problem.
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... atsanddogs

For a good education on how to read a pet food label, how to choose the best foods, and why I emphasize wet food, see:
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... w&item=004
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... cannedfood

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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