We brought home our girl, Vega, a month ago. She was neutered before the adoption. At that time, she was fed Royal Canin appetite control spayed/neutered dry food, which has been switched to Orijen dry food. She is 11 month old and 3.7kg/8lbs. She is super energetic and doesn't eat as much as the feeding guide recommended. We free feed her and her body weight has not changed since adoption. The reason we chose Orijen was their ingredients: 85% from animal, no bad or questionable stuff. Only problem: H2O! Vega does drink AND pee a lot. We are still considering to switch to wet/home made food, after reading through Dr. Lisa A. Pierson's website (catinfo.org/). I checked all kinds of wet food, including those beyond my budget, and couldn't find anything to match Orijen's ingredient standard. Things bothering me are: Guar gum: not nutrient By-products: not indicated what organ from what animal Chicken/poultry "meal": I don't know what that mean...neither "broth" Additives/chemicals... As "any wet food is better than any dry food", we decided to add wet food to her diet anyway. And, I came cross this Friskies Poultry Platter, in a dollar store! It is the only made in USA one. All other flavors are "imported" and no country of origin is indicated. It also has the muscle meat, turkey, as the first ingredient. Bad things are there, e.g. rice and carragreenan, but I think the ingredient list is comparable with some of the semi-high end products, and, the price is only 1/3 or less. I gave Vega 1/4 can last night. She didn't touch it right the way but it was gone this morning. So far, her meal plan will be half wet/half dry. And, yes, I am searching a suitable grinder.