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Looking for different foods

rebecca wiggersrebecca wiggers skaneatelesMember Posts: 1
edited 18 February, 2006 in Food & Nutrition
I am looking for advice on different types of food for different cats. I am interested in more natural or holistic types of foods. Although we have fed grocery store brands for years with success, I would like to get away from that. First: gizmo is 16 yrs old and has about 2 teeth. Obviously I am looking for a canned food. She has also lost a little weight this winter, so we want her to gain a little. B/c she is older I am a little worried about her kidneys. Do you have any suggestions? The other cats are younger, and can eat dry food. I am looking for a good all stages cat food. I thank you for all your responses. I am not very knowledgeable about cat nutrition and am not sure what I should be looking for in a nutrient analysis.


  • Sarah WeedenSarah Weeden WinnipegMember Posts: 527
    edited 27 February, 2006
    Here a re few, highy quality, natural and holistic foods: INNOVA/CALIFORNIA NATURAL- FELIDAE- TIMBERWOLF ORGANICS- Also, have you looked into a raw diet? It the most natural diet, IMO. Great for all life stages, too! : )
  • Donna LenzDonna Lenz BethelMember Posts: 4,600 ✭✭✭
    edited 27 February, 2006
    Our Mom is a huge fan of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers/Dog Lovers Soul foods. All of our coats are really shiny, and they use lots of natural incrediants. You can also use Friskies/9Lives/Alpo and add in Prozyme in the food for an older kitty. You can get it at As you can see, I'm a Senior Kitty myself
  • Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon PortlandMember Posts: 5,607
    edited 27 February, 2006
    On the recommendation of some Catster friends we recently switched to Natural Balance. They make both wet and dry. We eat the dry. We had been trying other foods and though we would eat them, we would throw it right back up. They day mom put down this new food we ate it up with no problem. We love it.
  • Toba HartmannToba Hartmann Long IslandMember Posts: 1,185
    edited 27 February, 2006
    WELLNESS canned food is delish and all \"human grade\". They also make dry, and varieties for different life stages. Not to be found at Petco/Petsmart, but check local specialty pet shops and the \"Old Mother Hubbard\" website.
  • Cat ManduCat Mandu HamiltonMember Posts: 7
    edited 27 February, 2006
    My Older Cats eat the Nutro Complete Care Senior and they seem to like taht Dry Food. Theres also Wysong and Natural Balance which are Excellent,as well.
  • Sue KaufmannSue Kaufmann CranfordMember Posts: 1,465
    edited 27 February, 2006
    I\'m with Willow! I usually eat raw, but when I have canned food, I get PetGuard. It\'s highly digestible, and it\'s made from human grade ingredients like Wellness. Also, it\'s yummy!
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