Cat Food Recommendations - SPCA

Mar 29, 2017 - Many people ask us what the best food brand recommendations for kittens and cats are
Hi, I just adopted two kittens (a long hair and a short hair grey/white). For all my life (I had my two beloved cat for 1 years and I just lost them couple months ago) they have been fed on Royal Canin. I visited PetsValu yesterday and tried to purchase the Royal Canin Kitten formula and been given their house brand performatrin to try. I have found the food have a very strong smell and it contains grain. I wasn’t sure about it and spent the whole night reading reviews and recommendations online. I was going give Orijen a try but they are now not made in Canada anynmore.? They are both a rescue kitten from Quebec and just turn 3 months. Do you have any suggestion on which one dry and wet food I should try.? In gratitude.
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Hi Lorena,
I have a 13yr old male tabby mix who I raised from a kitten. He was diagnosed at 1 yr with idiopathic epilepsy. He was doing very well up until last year when he was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease and Histoplasmosis (poor baby!) I am heartbroken but the Vet seems optimistic that the meds are working. My question is: He is a very picky eater and does not have a very good appetite. There has been some weight loss in the last few weeks which the Vet says is normal with these diseases. He has also had bouts of constipation. I would like to start him on a premium cat food, both wet and dry. What is your recommendation? I am leaning toward Orijen but don’t know if the protein content would be to much for him at this point. Please let me know which of the brands you recommend whould be helpful. Just wanted you to know that you have a fabulous forum!! I feel so fortunate to have found you. I am a retired Vet Tech and so appreciate your ‘expertise’! Keep up the good work. Cat Food RecommendationsCat Food RecommendationsCat Food Recommendations
When experts list the top canned cat foods for cats, Halo's Spot's Stew usually earns a recommendation. High quality ingredients and a spotless safety record are why. For example, packs chunks of chicken, chicken liver and turkey into a broth rich with vegetables -- carrots, zucchini, green peas, yellow squash, green beans and celery -- and no grains. That's key, experts say, because cats haven't evolved to digest grain. In addition, Spot's Stew flavors are free of any controversial ingredients, though another variety -- Halo's Spot's Pate -- does contain carrageenan. The cat food comes only in smaller-sized cans (3 and 5.5 ounces), but they are BPA-free.This, however, puts great responsibility on you, the cat's care giver, to make the right decisions on what to feed your kitty. When you're hunting for the best cat food, where do you turn for recommendations?First, some rather popular and visible vets recommend something other than what we would think of as the typical recommendation. They don't recommend what could be termed "veterinarian diets" (i.e. commercial veterinarian or prescription cat food formulas).I thought it would be interesting to see what some well-known or fairly well-known vets had to say about food recommendations. Below are some vet recommended cat foods, based on my research.In all of these cases, turning to your veterinarian for advice is the obvious move. But, my research indicates that many people are reluctant to trust their vets when it comes to cat food recommendations.I need some cat tips (last time I had a cat, I was 5, so I don’t think that really counts… Lol), and some recommendations on food. I do know that too high in carbs and fat isn’t good, and that wet is much preferable over dry. I’d like him to eat both if there is ever some sort of emergency that there would only be one or the other available, but he will eat mainly wet otherwise.