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Discovering something new

Amber PaineAmber Paine Member Posts: 67
edited 3 October, 2008 in Food & Nutrition
I am just starting my kitty family on a better diet after doing some research... I went to Petsmart to get food... They didn\'t have the smaller bag of the Science Diet kitten which my new kitten, KiKi, had been eating from a sample \"kitten kit\" bag. There was an older lady in the same isle, who was greeted by my dog and she asked me if I had seen the article about the pet food... I said no and she proceded to tell me the article mentioned many foods that are really not good for our pets... I was thinking she was a bit excentric. I looked over many bags of kitten food in Petsmart, now a bit confused. Instead of spending $12+ on a small bag of S.D. \"Natural\" kitten food... I decided to go home and try to find this article... Well, I did not find the article but I found much more info... I discovered that many, even premium, pet foods contain by-products, ingredients from not specific sources, dyes, flavors, and unnessasary chardohydrates, amoung other things. I stopped at the local pet food store and picked up a couple cans of Innova Evo and Origen dry cat food to try, and also a couple cans of Ivo dog food. I must say, all my pets seemed to enjoy eating this food much more. Also, I found that buying the large can of Evo cat food was about $0.50 less expensive than buying the same amount of Fancy Feast. So why not? It\'s better quality, less expensive, kitties seem to like it... I am just starting out researching this new discovery. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.


  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 30 September, 2008
    Hi Kierra Snow, im glad you have found out about the foods, we really have to educate ourselves on feline nutrition. Here are some really good links, if you have any questions you can pmail me, I'd be happy to help.
  • Maggie BradshawMaggie Bradshaw Member Posts: 506
    edited 3 October, 2008
    Wow! thats great news! I'm not as knowledgable about the overall cat nutrition as many of the other catsters are, but I'm pretty sure better nutrition saved Phil from a painful exploratory procedure to see if he had IBD, and a future of perscrptions, when it turns out he jsut has some common food allergies to grains and chicken. For months I tried out many different flavors and brands to see if anything would help his terrible diarrea, and after much trial and error ive settles on Natures variety wet food (Lamb and Rabbit) and Go! Natural Trout formula and now I cant even tell his and squeekies healthy poo apart! He takes a few vitamins and extra digestive enzymes but its all over the counter. He has sooo much more energy and his coat is so much better, and even squeekies coat is very nice and soft and she has no problems. It really will make a positive difference in your sweety's life!
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