Hello! I am a new cat mom to a beautiful 6 year old named Arabella! Ari was my neighbor’s cat but she has seemed to adopted me with absolutely no intentions of returning home and her old family seems to have no intentions of fighting for her, which is more than fine with me!!! I had cats growing up, but to be honest, I wasn’t really a big fan! I didn’t really like them as a kid. I thought they were mean and boring and lame. Now, I can’t believe I ever felt that way. But in any event, when she first started coming over, we were feeding her dog food! We didn’t have any cat food and we thought she was a stray so we just gave her what we had and she would eat two cans of it at a time. Then we started picking up Friskies and she was eating 2-4 5.5oz cans of that a day. I later found out she was a neighbor’s cat so I’m assuming she was fed only dry food, which is why she inhaled the wet food we gave her and she put on weight immediately. Recently, she stopped eating like that and isn’t really into the Friskies anymore. I feed her a little throughout the day instead of once or twice and she wasn’t even eating the equivalent of one full can a day. She has dry food out and takes a few bites here and there but one small bowl will last weeks. So, I started buying Fancy Feast. She really seems to like them and is eating much more. My mom said not to get her Fancy Feast because it rotted her cat’s teeth out since it was too rich. Keep in mind, she’s talking about a cat my parents had literally 35-20 years ago, so even if that was true back then there’s a good chance the formula has since been changed. The whole point is this post is to ask everyone what I should feed my little girl. I got her as a 6 year old so I am even more desperate to keep her alive and healthy as long as possible because I missed a good portion of her life and that kills me. I’m a poor college kid but if there’s a food that’s a little more expensive but much healthier, then I am willing to pay more. Also, I am not opposed to cooking fresh food if that is the healthiest for my girl whenever I can and then give her canned food on days when I’m too busy. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!!!