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Vega's Dad

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Pretty sure I saw that in Pet Valu today. Will look next time!
Pet valu in my city has Merrick but not Whole earth farm. Pet planet does both. Whole earth farm is sold at different prices in different stores with the lowest of CAD 1.59 per 5.5 Oz.
I guess the question you may consider is what you do NOT want to see in wet food. Even same brand has multiple recipes. Then, what your cat will eat. After two rounds elimination, there won't be too many options. The first round takes time and second round wastes money...
 

corvidae

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Feb 17, 2018
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I'm also in Canada and I have found it really tricky to find foods that are "middle of the road" priced but decent quality! Jem mostly gets Holistic Select wet food right now, which I get in 13 oz cans from Pet Planet. From the measures I've looked at it seems like a decent food, and he certainly likes it.
 
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Erin80

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I'm also in Canada and I have found it really tricky to find foods that are "middle of the road" priced but decent quality! Jem mostly gets Holistic Select wet food right now, which I get in 13 oz cans from Pet Planet. From the measures I've looked at it seems like a decent food, and he certainly likes it.
I’ve never heard of pet planet. There definitely isn’t one near us.
My cats really love the performatrin ultra stew from Pet Valu. That will probably be one of our main ones we buy. They are also on the grain free performatrin ultra dry food (only for some days or at night) and the ingredients are pretty good. Next we are trying Merrick.
 

Tobermory

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Making your own cat food can be cost effective but if you go that direction, PLEASE PLEASE do it correctly. It’s not rocket science but it’s critical that you understand and meet your cat’s unique nutritional needs or you could seriously damage your cat’s health or even cause its death.

Cats are obligate carnivores. They must eat animal meat and organs to meet their nutritional needs. Plants and plant-based proteins (grains and vegetables) simply aren't a good substitute. Cats don’t have the specific enzymes necessary to use plant proteins as efficiently as animal proteins.

Two of the top sites for information about feline nutrition and making cat food are www.catinfo.org and www.feline-nutrition.org. Both also have recipes that many here on TCS, including me, follow. The first is by Dr. Lisa Pierson, a veterinarian and feline nutrition specialist. The second site owner isn’t a vet herself, but she has an advisory board whose members include vets. There’s a subforum here at TCS under the Cat Nutrition forum for people who feed homemade or have questions about it: Raw & Home-Cooked Cat Food
 
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Erin80

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Making your own cat food can be cost effective but if you go that direction, PLEASE PLEASE do it correctly. It’s not rocket science but it’s critical that you understand and meet your cat’s unique nutritional needs or you could seriously damage your cat’s health or even cause its death.

Cats are obligate carnivores. They must eat animal meat and organs to meet their nutritional needs. Plants and plant-based proteins (grains and vegetables) simply aren't a good substitute. Cats don’t have the specific enzymes necessary to use plant proteins as efficiently as animal proteins.

Two of the top sites for information about feline nutrition and making cat food are www.catinfo.org and www.feline-nutrition.org. Both also have recipes that many here on TCS, including me, follow. The first is by Dr. Lisa Pierson, a veterinarian and feline nutrition specialist. The second site owner isn’t a vet herself, but she has an advisory board whose members include vets. There’s a subforum here at TCS under the Cat Nutrition forum for people who feed homemade or have questions about it: Raw & Home-Cooked Cat Food
I won’t be making my own, but thanks!
 

BlueJay

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Sep 26, 2018
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I read that the best cat food should not have veggies, corn products, wheat, etc. Once I learned all of the stuff it shouldn't have, I went to Wal-Mart and read through the ingredients in every can until I found some that didn't have those things. Keep in mind different flavors have different ingrediants. I buy fancy feast, but some flavors, like the grilled kind, had peas or corn or something.
 

Tobermory

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Once I learned all of the stuff it shouldn't have, I went to Wal-Mart and read through the ingredients in every can until I found some that didn't have those things.
You can save a lot of time spent squinting at tiny print on cat food labels in the store if you first check out CatFoodDB - Cat Food Reviews to help you find the best cat food for your cat! It lists ingredients for hundreds of foods. :) I always double-check the label in the store before I buy to make sure the ingredients haven’t changed, but the site owner keeps the lists pretty up to date.
 

maggie101

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I am totally jealous! My cat Maggie has high motabolism so the only food that works for her is expensive wellness core. Lots of meat and fat. She eats the exact amount of food needed. Then stops even if her bowl has food in it. Any other food is not enough. Weruva and ff are more like toppers
 

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