- Mar 19, 2018
Hehe rotational menu I wish...it usually ends up with the stray cat outside getting their leftovers too and then I get meowed at for a good 20 minutes in which during that time they are probably telling me my food choices suck and that they just want lobster and steak for dinner...which can be a good thing, if you're looking to build a rotational menu
Wet food is always better than dry food. Just read the ingredients, I’ve seen some cheap wet food that has decent ingredients.So what I am wondering is one time someone told me that even the worst brand of wet cat food is healthier than the best quality dry food...
Is that true? My cats like dry kibble a lot, and I have tried so many of the expensive good quality wet foods but they pick at it. I know fancy feast has filler and by products but is it okay to feed them with that since they eat it? I don't know why but they go crazy for the gross gravy ones and even the shredded "meat" in it looks fake and I hate that they pick that over Instinct or wellness etc.
So my question is that is it okay to feed them a cheaper wet food if they prefer it? ir should I stick to the high quality dry food instead? (I currently feed them Nature's Instinct High protein dry food with the freeze dried chicken bits).
Tiki Cat is VERY good but pricy, but worth it! Dry kibble is a fav for my Leo and May. Those two are pretty picky. I get them chicken and salmon combo and they bake the food, and it has high protein, low carbs, and good balance fats. I also love Applaws- natural and simple ingredients- no fillers and no by-products.Thank you all for your input! maybe this weekend I will take some time to try a few brands I have no tried yet like the Tiki cat and Weruva and see if they like it!
*** and its the Fancy Feast Medley's that they like so much lol
I just want to make sure they are with me for a long long time
This is an old thread, so most of the original posters are not even active on this site anymore. But, I am curious about what you said -However, a vet told me that the reason it is a fav is because they have lard which is hard for cats to digest, but it makes it tastier...I just don't like if I see in the label there are by-products, which I learned CAN have cancerous tissue from dead animal parts.
"Lard" is from fatty tissue that is part of most organ meat, so unless the ingredients specify that all fatty tissue was removed from the organ, you may still be getting what your vet called lard. Additionally, some of the 'essential' fatty acids contained in cat food come from this very same 'lard'. Other sources of fatty acids are corn, soybean, and safflower oil. So, I am guessing whether or not the products you buy specifically state 'meat by products' they most like include some degree of lard.I also just ordered Wellness to try. No meat by product or corn, wheat, soy
I definitely want some good amino acids and fats. I think the vet told me the reason why my mainecoon mixed girl throws up is because of the amount of lard Fancy Feast has, and she is the only one out of my other two that pukes. I think all cats react differently though, since some people's cats do just fine with Fancy Feast but I think breed and overall health genetically also factors in. It's always good to try other brands though. I think I will give Fancy Feast occasionally to my little boy, and well...the mainecoon girl is the most stubborn eater you'll ever meet..."Lard" is from fatty tissue that is part of most organ meat, so unless the ingredients specify that all fatty tissue was removed from the organ, you may still be getting what your vet called lard. Additionally, some of the 'essential' fatty acids contained in cat food come from this very same 'lard'. Other sources of fatty acids are corn, soybean, and safflower oil. So, I am guessing whether or not the products you buy specifically state 'meat by products' they most like include some degree of lard.
If it's meat by-products, it comes from mammals such as pigs, sheep, lamb, or cows. If it's poultry by-products, it comes from chicken, turkey, duck, and maybe one other bird. I'm not so familiar with their poultry definition. But this is something that can be looked up on the AAFCO website.the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals. It includes, but is not limited to, lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, livers, blood, bone, partially de-fatted low temperature fatty tissue, and stomachs and intestines freed of their contents
This is so true! I make homemade food and our cats eat a lot of commercial raw food but I have no problem whatsoever with by-products. Lots of ingredients that fall into the by-product definition are very nutritious: bone and liver, for example, are crucial ingredients in lots of foods.There are no by-products as far as a cat is concerned.