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I've poked around some "cat websites" and I have to say, snooping around Catster, it's become my favorite. So hello!
Kitty was a adopted 2-ish years ago from a local shelter and he is probably about 5-6 years old. He is my first cat as I was never allowed to have a cat growing up. I asked for one every year for both christmas and birthdays for years and years to no avail.
Being my first cat, nutrition-wise we were off to a rocky start. I got not so great kibble from the drug store and what not. In the past year or so, I've tried to better educate myself. So we moved past the yucky kibble and tried to find the best thing drug stores had to offer.
He is currently eating Purina One Beyond as it appears to be the only dry food that has actual meat as the first ingredient. He also gets wet food on occasion, but not nearly as much as I would like to give it to him. I knew there are better options out there, but It seemed as if the best drugstore food was the only thing a young college kid was going to be able to afford. But even the price of the Purina seems absurd considering the amount you get for your money and the nutritional value, or rather lack there of.
After doing some more research and looking more in depth into the "higher end" foods I'm definitely willing to spend a little more in return for higher quality. I even stopped in the pet store today after work to get an idea of price range and I was honestly shocked, I thought it would have been a lot more expensive.
I'm ready to make the jump, but I'm not sure in which direction. So long story short, what I'm asking you guys is what would be a good food to try. I want higher quality, but I still need it to be a little on the less expensive side, if that makes sense...?
I made a mental note of the brands I found online and was happy to find several of them at the pet store and also some others that looked promising. Help me weed out the bad ones and let me know if these are a hit or miss!
~Wellness "Core" and "Complete Health"??
~Blue Buffalo "Healthy Living" and "Wilderness"
~Natural Balance "Alpha Cat" and a more standard looking bag
~Taste of the Wild
~Natures Variety "Instinct" and "Prairie"
Id also be interested in some wet foods that wont break the bank.