I'm interested in how any of you here are able to feed higher quality on a budget. I've recently taken in 2 foster kittens in addition to my own cats, so my cat food expenses have doubled. My own cats were eating mostly grain free wet, however, I've had to cut back a bit out of necessity. The foster kittens have to have dry food because that is likely what they will eat once adopted. I had them eating Wellness Core dry that I had for my cats, but recently switched to Nutro as Wellness was too expensive and it is unlikely that their new families will feed it. They also get a serving of Wellness wet grain free (half of a 12 ounce can split between four one morning, then the other half the next).
I tried to give them something cheaper, but the poo poo stink increased so I went back to Nutro dry and Wellness wet. Any of you have tried cheaper cat food that doesn't stink up the litter box? Both of the fosters (about 4 months) are a little chubby, so I am going to work on portion control this week which will save some money too.
So how much and what do you guys feed to keep healthy cats and stink reduced litter boxes?