Most nutritious dry cat food?

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Purred: Sat Aug 13, '11 10:17am PST 
Hi! It's Olive. My mom has been feeding me Friskies Indoor Delights for my entire life (which is about 1 year and 5 months), and she just recently got a new job that is allowing her to buy better food for me. Some of her familiy uses NutroMax for Indoor Kitties concerned with Weight Gain. Is this a safe food to use? I know that it had been recalled a few years passed, but then again a lot of brands are recalled at one time or another.

Is there a brand you know of that hasn't been recalled, or something that is super nutritious with no by-products? Do any of you suggest Nutro Max or do you dislike it? I'd like all feedback, please.

Olive smile


cause thats what- i am a princess
Purred: Sat Aug 13, '11 12:16pm PST 
we never had nutro dry food so cannot comment on that. we have had friskies indoor delights dry food and disliked it. we are currently eating purina one chicken and rice which is slighty better than friskies cause it has chicken as the first ingrident. but i am never going eat veggies cat food.


I didn't do it!
Purred: Sat Aug 13, '11 12:48pm PST 
In my opinion, the most nutritious dry foods would be the grain-free, high meat content foods such as GO!, Before Grain, Wellness Core, or Evo. I would like to point out, though, that EVO has been bought out by P&G, the makers of Purina, and that many are not comfortable feeding it any more.

Would you be able to consider swapping your cats to a canned diet? It is much better for them. If you would like to learn more, please check out catinfo.org. It is an excellent site.


cause thats what- i am a princess
Purred: Sun Aug 14, '11 12:32am PST 
amber- purina is not made by p&g iams is


You idiot...
Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 6:32am PST 
EVO is one of the few kibbles I've ever really trusted. And they weren't involved in any of the reacalls over the last several years. It's a great food and I've even gotten several friends to switch to it as well and they've seen dramatic improvements in their cats.

Hunter- *Dreamboat- #82*

Master of- Disaster!
Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 7:45am PST 
I don't know what the most nutritous cat food is, but Hunter on occasion will eat Orijen. He is on about 95% wet food diet. However there are occasions when I'm not home, so I'll give him a scoop of his dry to tide him over. He gets Orijen, the regular formula. Its grain-free. Here are the ingredients so you can judge for yourself:

Fresh boneless chicken*, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon*, turkey meal, fresh chicken liver*, herring meal, russet potato, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potato, peas, fresh boneless walleye*, fresh whole eggs*, fresh boneless turkey*, fresh boneless lake whitefish*, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, fresh boneless herring*, organic kelp, pumpkin, chicory root, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, blueberries, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium.
* DELIVERED FRESH, preservative-free and never frozen.

Hunter likes it.

Good luck in your search!

Hobert von- Kingston III

Is it Caturday- yet?
Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 9:18am PST 
Agree with Hunter. As far as dry food goes, I'd highly recommend Orijen or its sister brand Acana. Both are pretty much the highest quality you can get. Wet food is best though, and will help prevent health problems down the road.


Biting means I- love you..- right?
Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 10:55am PST 
Greetings! My mom is a Pet Nutrition Specialist for Nutro, and she feeds me Nutro Max Adult Salmon formula. It's really tasty! Jack and Kiki even steal a nibble from my bowl on occasion. smile It's great for my skin and coat and mom loves to pet me when I let her. It has the perfect protein and energy balance for an active cat like me! It also doesn't have any ground yellow corn or by-products in it. I've been eating Nutro Max since I was a kitten. Mom even used the canned kitten food to get me started on solid foods! Feel free to send me a pawmail or post if you have any questions. Jack, Kiki, and Myself would be happy to answer them.

Allie Kat

the world is my- play thing
Purred: Mon Aug 15, '11 12:57pm PST 
We love Before Grain (wet and dry)!

Jules-Verne Happy Prancer

I'm Mom's- Bathroom Buddy!
Purred: Tue Aug 16, '11 9:06am PST 
All these years we've eaten Innova (by Natura, like EVO, Wellness, California Natural and all "Natura" products which, as above someone mentioned, Proctor and Gamble took over.

My Feed supply store swears P&C is supposed to tell them if the food has changed in ANY way and P&C says it has not. I let the manager know that it HAS changed.

I have 4 cats that started throwing up regularly and it was orange (never orange before (by my hyperthyroid cat who barfs about 1x/week or every other week), and it crumbles faster and it's smaller, so I know they changed it.

We've finally (very slowly) switched over to "Taste of the Wild" by "Wilderness". It's no grain as well, for all life stages and, by golly, they like it! snoopy

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