Trying To Find The 'holy Grail' Of Cat Food

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You do not. That's my job :thumbsup:
That and, ah, taking care of the barf, right? 🤭 (I hope there's less of that!)

She eats just over ten different brands and flavors, with me rotating them for her. (It was easiest for me to just trim the labels off of her cans of food and give the vet the brand names and ingredient lists in that way, lol. I taped them to the back of the form.)
And this is a great idea! We feed lots of foods, too, so I usually shorten when they ask if anything has changed. Which something always has since -- alas! -- there just is no holy grail of cat food!
 

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That and, ah, taking care of the barf, right? 🤭 (I hope there's less of that!)


And this is a great idea! We feed lots of foods, too, so I usually shorten when they ask if anything has changed. Which something always has since -- alas! -- there just is no holy grail of cat food!
You know me, Cat Barf Patrol :flail:
I think rotating brands or flavors is a really good idea. Someone else mentioned that it prevents pickiness, and saves your behind if there's a recall for something dangerous, a shortage, or a "new and improved" formula that your cat won't touch. (Don't we all like the formulas better when they were "old and less expensive"?)
 

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You know me, Cat Barf Patrol :flail:
You and me both! Though, fingers crossed🤞, Edwina seems to be doing better. (I won't hijack the thread with details!)

I think rotating brands or flavors is a really good idea. Someone else mentioned that it prevents pickiness, and saves your behind if there's a recall for something dangerous, a shortage, or a "new and improved" formula that your cat won't touch. (Don't we all like the formulas better when they were "old and less expensive"?)
Yes, especially since the old and less expensive foods are often better than the ones with new thickeners (like, say, agar-agar, okay I'm hijacking since I think that's what was causing a lot of the barfing) and plant-based fillers. Good ol' Fancy Feast Classics are so much better than the newer shreddy foods loaded with wheat gluten and packaged with beautiful sounding names like Primavera and Tuscany! Our previous cat loved those but I don't think they were very good for her.

And there's a tip for the OP on holy grail foods. They won't make the cat barf. I don't mean that facetiously: barfing isn't normal, it's usually a sign the cat and the food don't belong together. Cats sometimes do dumb things that make them barf -- like eat plants, we've had that happen more than once, too -- but every cat has its own oddities so the food that works for one cat may not work for another. In general, though, meat, meat, meat and no vegetables. 🥩🐔🐖🦆 (One of these days, I'll just use emojis...)
 
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