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Which cat food do you guys recommend for cat?

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If you value your cat's long term health, avoid dry diet. Lack of water intake only exacerbates the renal problems most of the cats are prone to as they age. Raw diet is the best, I had excellent results with https://www.reddogbluekat.com/shopping/ ... t-products, which is sold frozen in specialty pet stores.
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I adopted my bonded pair at 4 months, and the shelter provided a few bags of dry food which the cats loved. But they would vomit half digested kibble from time to time and their poops smelled really bad. They are shelter mutts so they're some sort of mixed shorthair cats, one possibly a Russian Blue mix and the other possibly being part calico.

At 6 months I slowly eased them into raw food, sometimes chicken,sometimes turkey, sometimes beef and pork. They seem to like it but I've noticed that their poops smells a lot less and no more puking! Their fur is super soft too.
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Talking to people in the cat food industry, they recommended Purina. Apparently they do a ton of research on their product.
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jimmysack wrote:
Jun 8th, 2018 3:58 am
Hi i just wanna get your opinions on the cat foods out there.

my cats about 14 months. I want to get opinions on cat foods as theres so many different ones and some are a lot more expensive then others.
The foundation of a healthy cat diet is a flesh-based protein like meat, fish or poultry. Dry food should be high in animal proteins. Carbohydrates should make up no more than ten percent of the mix of cat food ingredients. Throughout your cat’s life you will need to modify her diet to accommodate changing metabolism and dietary needs. Feel your cat’s backbone and ribs. If the ribs and backbone show through her skin, she is too thin. If you can’t feel the ribs, your cat is likely overweight. Adjust her portions accordingly.
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So my cat prefers Wellness wet cat food over First Mate so it was an easy switch. However, we've had her for 2 weeks now and she still refuses to drink any water. I've bought several water bowls and a water fountain and she refuses to drink from them. I've been adding about 100mL of water per day to her wet cat food and she's okay with that. She's also peeing normally, so I know she's not dehydrated, but it'd be nice if she actually drank some water!
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notenoughsleep wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 12:27 am
So my cat prefers Wellness wet cat food over First Mate so it was an easy switch. However, we've had her for 2 weeks now and she still refuses to drink any water. I've bought several water bowls and a water fountain and she refuses to drink from them. I've been adding about 100mL of water per day to her wet cat food and she's okay with that. She's also peeing normally, so I know she's not dehydrated, but it'd be nice if she actually drank some water!
The wet cat food gives a lot of moisture. Adding water to the food is a great thing to do even if your cat drinks out of the water bowl. As far as I know, there's zero downside to a healthy cat having lots of water other than the fact that you have to clean out the litter box more.

Where is the water located? Sometimes it's just that. I've never had a cat who will drink water that's around the food. As an example, our cats' food is in the kitchen, while their water bowls are in the bedroom under the TV. Try a different location and make sure to change the water at least once a day.
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my vet suggests

royal canin vet brand and hills science diet.

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