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I need some advice! My head is spinning with all this new information!
I am completely new to this site and just discovered it when I was researching cat nutrition.
I have two cats (ages 8 and 9). Both are rescues. One I've had since she was a kitten and the other was adopted 2 years later.
For a while I was feeding them Nutro dry food. This was before all the recalls and I was happy with the product. However...due to financial constraints I had to cut back and I regret doing this, but I had to. I began them on Iams Weight Control since one is kind of chubby. I did this for about 5 years. I did only dry...not canned due to no knowledge and money.
Fast forward until now. I just took them to the vet and I was told about canned food. I thought for years that this was not good for kitties. I'm just now learning. Anyway...I still have to do dry food. It just isn't in the budget to do all canned and I am gone quite a bit and have to have a fall back plan. But I am incoporating canned into the diet. I also changed dry formulas.
Here is what we are on now:
Blue Spa Indoor Formula (LOVE IT!)
Avoderm and Blue Spa Canned (once daily...probably upping to have half can each instead of a fourth)
I have heard mixed reviews about these foods. So far my girls are doing smashingly! Their fur is sleeker and they are more active.
I have one who is VERY picky and does not like salmon apparently, but also isn't a fan of anything other than Avoderm or Blue Spa. I am also going to stick with chicken which is what the one girl will eat.
Am I doing okay with my nutrition for my cats? I know all the studies and reviews about grain free and such but right now this is what fits my budget. Should I try a grain free canned? I'm very happy with the dry so far so I'm going to stick with that. (unless I can find a better food at the same price)
I need some reassurance!!!!