|Purred: Wed Jul 25, '07 9:42am PST |
Greetings to all Catsters on a Healthy-Food-4-Our-Furkids-Quest! A treacherous journey to say the least, no? Lol!
I've been trying to get my kidz on RAW but they're sooo angry & on a hunger strike now....so I had to cave & give them Fancy Feast again!! (but just for 5 more days) I've been searching for weeks for a different option. I have had to keep the pet-food-recall lists on hand and narrow my choices down over & over, then I checked with each individual company I was interested in to make certain they had no recalled foods. I even called one.
Finally, I have found 3 companies I feel good about, regarding great nutritional content as well as no grains, no wheat or corn or rice gluten, etc. as well as none of them has ever been recalled. I have thoroughly checked them out.
I ordered "Wellness" brand cans and the "Wellness CORE" dry kibble. It's on special right now for a #2 lb. sample sized bag for $7.49. Raw is best but these cans & dry I got look to be the next best thing, nutritionally.
I even ordered them cans of rabbit, from "Nature's Variety" & it contains 95% rabbit meat!! Lol the boys are (hopefully) gonna love it! I spent LESS on all this than what I usually spend at Walmart for food that isn't nutritionally sound by any means. It's horribly stressful trying to find safe foods for our beloved kids! I have been a wreck, desperately searching and have spent almost all my time online, reading up on all this stuff & doing research until my eyeballs are bleedin! Lol! I just ordered all this food this morning after I finally completed my weeks long research and should receive it in about 5 days.
I got a total of #2 lbs. dry "Wellness" CORE grain-free -kibble, and a case of "Natures Variety" canned rabbit, 12 /5.5 oz. cans, 2 cases of "Wellness, 24/3 oz. cans, (1 of Land Lovers Variety Pack and one of Surf & Turf Variety Pack, 24/3 oz. cans), and a case of "Instinctive Choice" cans, 24/ 3 oz. cans, totalling 84 cans in all plus #2 lbs. dry for $115.34 including the shipping, which was about $12.00 to ship the "Instinctive Choice" (I had to order it from the company) and $14.44 S&H for the "Wellness" & "Nature's Variety". (Got them both from PetFoodDirect.com.) We spend much more locally for food so it was a good deal online.(especially if they like it! Keep ur paws crossed!! Lol!)
"Instinctive Choice" is a great food from "Healthy Pet Net" but they only have one flavor in the cans & a type of kibble that has grains & wheat added that I did NOT get, I just got the cans, and the boys got tired of it right away the last time I bought it, so I only got one case of that. I order it directly from the company and it cost about 12 bucks to ship which was way too spendy, considering the food was only $20.00!!
I had purchased raw gourmet meat, (cornish hen, duck, chicken & turkey)LOTS of it & it will sit in my freezer unless I figure out something to do with it cuz the boys refuse to touch it! Lol! The lil twerps not only refuse & got hissed off, they have staged a revolt and are laying a HUGE guilt trip on me! Lol! Well, they WIN on the RAW (I can't bear those little faces peering at me balefully, tears squeezing out....yeah, the tears are mine!) but they're gonna get the healthiest canned I can get if it kills me! Lolol! I hope this might help lotsa others that don't have the time or resources to research like crazy. So goooood luck to all of you that have been on a healthy-food quest for your fur kids!!!
Havva great week!
Purrs & headbutts!!!
Edited by author Wed Jul 25, '07 9:56am PST
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