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    Cat food.

    What is the healthiest cat food brand that I can purchase at the local Walmart or grocery store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianCC100 View Post
    What is the healthiest cat food brand that I can purchase at the local Walmart or grocery store?
    My last ex, I'll call her Crazy Cat Lady, stands by Old Mother Hubbard cat food.

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    We had to go to a specialty store for our cats because one of them has a grain and dye allergy. EVERYTHING at basic grocery stores or pet stores has grains or starches or dyes, it was obnoxious.

    Our vet recommended either:

    Weruva
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    and of those our cats like Weruva the best. Unfortunately it is also the most expensive ><

    Apparently Blue Buffalo is also really good, the ladies at the adoption agency love that, and it is sold at most pet stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Regennis View Post
    My last ex, I'll call her Crazy Cat Lady, stands by Old Mother Hubbard cat food.
    Don't think I've ever seen that brand before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianCC100 View Post
    Don't think I've ever seen that brand before.
    Well now I am questioning whether I got the name right... lol

    EDIT: Apparently the brand is called "Wellness" and it's made by Old Mother Hubbard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianCC100 View Post
    What is the healthiest cat food brand that I can purchase at the local Walmart or grocery store?
    Buy meat and give it to the cat.
    I feed my cat lamb and beef, perfectly healthy.
    Complement sometimes with other stuff for completion sake.
    It was a cat i rescued from the streets who was almost dead from sickness, she has 4 sisters who are still in the streets (whom i feed normal cat food) the difference is quite bit, she has huge hair while they dont :P

    Never feed pork though.

    ofc, this is only if you have money to spare, meat is expensive.

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    I use Science Diet. I don't have any basis for it being that over other brands, but my cat seems to love it, and when I told the vet what I was using, she just nodded sagely as if I'd chosen wisely.
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    Do they sell that Blue stuff there? If so, I would say that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    Buy meat and give it to the cat.
    I feed my cat lamb and beef, perfectly healthy.
    Complement sometimes with other stuff for completion sake.
    It was a cat i rescued from the streets who was almost dead from sickness, she has 4 sisters who are still in the streets (whom i feed normal cat food) the difference is quite bit, she has huge hair while they dont :P

    Never feed pork though.

    ofc, this is only if you have money to spare, meat is expensive.
    While a high protein diet is good for their coats, it causes kidney problems later on. Cats with a balanced "cat food" diet tend to live longer due to longevity of kidney function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleros View Post
    While a high protein diet is good for their coats, it causes kidney problems later on. Cats with a balanced "cat food" diet tend to live longer due to longevity of liver function.
    Mhm, thus i balance it with other things :P
    Also kidney problems are caused by type of meat, lamb is the least harsh on kidneys, pork is horrid (thus the no no)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticmoon View Post
    Do they sell that Blue stuff there? If so, I would say that.
    Not at my walmart or local grocery store. I haven't check the pet store yet though. Last time I was at the pet store.. It was literally nothing but dog stuff.

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    IF you want to go the dry food route, Royal Canin is what our vet recommended. Just don't switch from one to the other abruptly, or you might cause the cat to get indigestion (dry food to wet) or dehydrated (wet food to dry).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    IF you want to go the dry food route, Royal Canin is what our vet recommended. Just don't switch from one to the other abruptly, or you might cause the cat to get indigestion (dry food to wet) or dehydrated (wet food to dry).
    I give them a can of wet food in the morning. Other than that they mainly eat dry food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    I use Science Diet. I don't have any basis for it being that over other brands, but my cat seems to love it, and when I told the vet what I was using, she just nodded sagely as if I'd chosen wisely.
    Science Diet is not good... not as good as evo or wellness or blue mountain or merrick. It has crap ingredients in it, a lot of vets sell it though or work with the company, despite the fact the ingredients aren't good.

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    what about meox mix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    what about meox mix?
    I've heard cats ask for it by name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regennis View Post
    I've heard cats ask for it by name.
    it must be healthy then!!!! i wonder if sema bought some for her avatar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    it must be healthy then!!!! i wonder if sema bought some for her avatar?
    She's back to the blood elf, no more Hello Kitty lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianCC100 View Post
    What is the healthiest cat food brand that I can purchase at the local Walmart or grocery store?

    im a crazy cat lady.

    read the ingredients. anything that isnt by-product meal but rather whole meat- chicken/fish. I believe for walmart/grocery stores it will be 'purina all natural' or 'purina one'

    personally? i do Blue Buffalo but that requires petco, etc.
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