I'm not spoiled.- I'm not! I'm- not!
|Purred: Sat Sep 10, '05 3:55am PST |
|Good foods include Blue Buffalo (I didn't like it because it didn't sit well with me, but it is a high quality food), Innova, Old Mother Hubbard "Wellness," California Natural, Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul, Felidae, and of course, Natural Balance (which is what we eat). Good food has the following characteristics:
1. High quality protein as the first ingredient (i.e. beef, chicken, duck, lamb, fish).
2. No corn in any way, shape or form. It's an allergen.
3. No "byproducts" (beaks, feet, hooves, etc.). This is very low quality protein.
4. Healthy carbohydrate sources (like potato, apples, carrots)
5. A high-fiber grain, and listed as the third or lower ingredient (i.e. "brown rice").
7. Human-grade foods (meat, vegetables, etc.), rather than byproducts, bad meat, etc.
If your food does not meet these standards, it's not good. And just because the vet recommends something it doesn't mean it's the best... vets only take one nutrition class in vet school and it's sponsored by none other than Science Diet (so the vets will recommend their products).
Here's a comparison of ingredients (top 10 listed)
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Duck, Lamb Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Vitamin E) Canola Oil, Oatmeal, Fish Meal
Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat, (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Rosemary Extract), Menhaden Fish Meal, Eggs, Flax Seed Meal, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Oil
Iams Original Formula:
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Grits, Corn Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E, and Citric Acid), Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Sodium Bisulfate
Science Diet Chicken & Rice formula
Chicken, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Chicken Liver Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Iodized Salt,
Nutro Max Cat Adult Roasted Chicken
Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of natural Vitamin E), Ground Whole Wheat, Natural Flavors, Lamb Meal, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride,
Meow Mix Seafood Medley
Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal,beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin E), brewers rice, brewers dried yeast, animal digest, calcium chloride, phosphoric acid
There it is.
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