Friday, May 31, 2013

Suggestions for cat foods

OK guys. The cats are currently eating Hills Ideal Balance but I'm not happy with several things about it. First off, the meat content is way too low in my opinion and secondly, the protein content is too low too (only 29%). So, I'm going to switch to another food as soon as I can. These are some I've considered and I want advice about whether anyone has had problems with these foods. The thing is, it can be hard to tell whether there are truly problems are whether people have other issues not related to the food. So, here's my list. Let me know what you've heard about any of them by leaving a comment below. Thanks! Halo Spot's Stew Grain Free Formula Hearty Chicken Recipe Cat Food, Orijen Cat and Kitten, Nature’s Variety Instinct Dry Kibble, Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Blue Buffalo Basics, Blue Buffalo Freedom, FreshPet Vital (the "kibble" type)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sick kitties...

Update! I would NOT feed Purina One Beyond right now because it has made both Sunny AND Smokey sick. I got a new bag and the cats have both been sick since. Looked it up and while there is no official recall (yet), there are lots of reports of this food (all Purina actually) causing problems in cats and dogs lately (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, increased thirst, etc) and there is early speculation that there MAY be a toxin (not salmonella or e. coli but an actual toxin) in it. I'm not taking any chances (the evidence is too strong in my case with the new food bag and getting sick) and have switched them to Newman's Own Organics. So, keep a watch out if you feed a Purina food and please consider switching to something else (especially if you feed this particular Purina brand).