Purina One smart blend canned cat food

Jo YagerJo Yager ShenandoahMember Posts: 205
edited 4 November, 2011 in Food & Nutrition
I was in the grocery store recently and noticed a new canned cat food on the shelf. When looking at the ingredient list, I noticed that it did not contain any glutens (at least the pate variety doesn't), however, it contains something called corn oil. Does anyone here know how healthy/unhealthy corn oil is for cats? I noticed it also contains menadione bisulfate. I just wonder how this canned food compares to something like fancy feast in terms of being "healthy" for cats? Since it doesn't show the amount of magnesium in their analysis, I wonder if it would be bad for a cat that is prone to struvite stones? The ash content of the pate formulas are all 3.0%. Here is a link if anyone is interested and can help me with my questions. Thanks in advance furriends! http://www.purinaone.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=2379F481-F1FD-4BC1-90C1-620C9C079D27 :-k

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  • Marie LMarie L Member Posts: 94
    edited 1 November, 2011
    Hmmm...I looked at the website and read the ingredients. I don't like the fact that color has been added to the food....and salt is a little high on the list. I've heard that corn oil is good for skin and coats, but it's also packed full of Omega 6's - something that we really don't need more of, seeing how it's present in high levels in most farmed meats. While I remain unconvinced that menadione is harmful to cats in tiny amounts, it appears to be higher up on the list that I'd like to see.:-k Of course, the meat-by products worry me a bit....but at least it's not the primary meat source and it's 5th on the list. My opinion? If it's on sale, get a few cans, but I wouldn't feed this exclusively or at full price. Hope this helps! |^|
  • Jo YagerJo Yager ShenandoahMember Posts: 205
    edited 1 November, 2011
    Thank you Gummi, all responses are very helpful! I didn't give the added color a thought. Is there such a thing as too many omegas in the diet? I ask this only because you hear such good things about the omegas in pet care. It is really nice for some one to analyze this canned food formula to point out things that we are not aware of. Thanks again! ~a~
  • Marie LMarie L Member Posts: 94
    edited 1 November, 2011
    You're very welcome Sophie! :) As for your omega question, it's not a matter of having too much overall, it's a matter of having the right ratio of omega 3 to omega 6's in the diet. And since the Purina only lists Omega 6's as an addition, it is likely unbalanced in that regard. That's why I supplement my kitties with salmon oil several times a week. :) Omega 3's are scarce because they are only prominent in wild-caught game and fish, and they rarely survive the cooking process.
  • Jo YagerJo Yager ShenandoahMember Posts: 205
    edited 1 November, 2011
    Wow, that is very useful information Gummi, thanks for your help! |:|
  • Renee RyzRenee Ryz Member Posts: 2,164
    edited 1 November, 2011
    Hey Sophie - I see you too are still on the prowl for good food choices too. It seems like I find one, then Tig doesn't want it, or the other 2 won't eat it. Fancy Feast has been on sale for 50 cents a can at Target, so I have been using that - only the classic no gluten. But I am not a fan of the artificial flavor & stuff. Plus a few of the flavors make Smitty sick every time he eats it - barf - It is so frustrating. Have you tired Dave's at all? I love my 3 to pieces, but sometimes they make me crazy trying to please everyone! :))! I did notice a few foods with corn oil too - so is that considered a grain then? hmmmm
  • Rebecca NowakRebecca Nowak Orange County, NYMember Posts: 1,397
    edited 2 November, 2011
    I think that it's odd that the menadione sodium bisulfite complex is in this food at all; it's usually only in fish based foods. :? To be picky, the artificial and natural flavors don't thrill me, neither does the salt, the generic "liver", the generic "animal by products", or the added color. Do cats care about the color of their food? However, assuming that this food is not expensive, I think that it's a better option than many other foods out there which contain cheap grain fillers. Purrs, Shade
  • Marie LMarie L Member Posts: 94
    edited 2 November, 2011
    Shade brings up a good point; there really isn't any reason for this food to have menadione, as it is a beef and not fish recipe. Strange. :-/
  • Jo YagerJo Yager ShenandoahMember Posts: 205
    edited 2 November, 2011
    Hi guys, :-h Yes, Tigger, I am still on the prowl for a better canned food that Sophie will eat since we are currently eating the fancy feast "classic" varieties that contain no glutens. If anyone is interested, I paid $.60 a can for the purina one smart blend, but only went for the pate varieties since the gravy flavors all contained glutens. Overall, to be a grocery store variety, I guess this formula isn't so bad, but I would still love to get Sophie to eat a healthier choice. She will nibble at Natural balance turkey and gibblets, so occasionally I will throw in one of those in her diet. I agree Tigger, this will drive you crazy at times getting these babies to eat what is good for them. Ggrrrr! :? By the way, I still haven't tried Daves, have you?
  • Sharon DaltonSharon Dalton Member Posts: 3,728
    edited 3 November, 2011
    We've been eating Dave's, and we like it. It's got only good stuff in it (Mom checked), and it's less expensive than the fancy brands. The chicken and the turkey flavors are pate style (which all we'll eat). I think the fish flavors are chunky. Mom talked to her local pet store, and they started carrying it - and at a lower price than Mom could get on the web! Mom's happy, and so are we!
  • Jo YagerJo Yager ShenandoahMember Posts: 205
    edited 3 November, 2011
    Thanks PAWS, looks like my mommie needs to check out the Daves brand canned cat food. That is one of the only ones that we haven't tried yet. We are always on the lookout for a canned cat food that I will eat besides fancy feast, lol! ;)
  • Brenda christensenBrenda christensen Harpers FerryMember Posts: 1,903
    edited 4 November, 2011
    Just opened a can of Purina One Turkey "Smart Blend" cat food. Molded. Can had good vacuum. I bought it at Martins in Charles Town, WV. I don't see the UPC listed on Purina's Recall list. I am not opening anymore cans. They are not getting this brand in the future. BEWARE!! UPC #17800 14613
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