mix meow food is good for cats or meow morsles
I’ve been feeding my cats meow mix for 10 years. I remember thinking it was better than other brands at the time, and just never changed because they ate it fine, but how could I have thought it was good if I read the ingredients label?? I have no idea why I thought that. This might explain why they throw up so often (not fur balls, just their food not even digested). I feel awful and I’m really glad I decided to check into it today at someone’s suggestion. I’m changing their food immediately.
I have fed my cat, Isis, Meow Mix dry food ( both Original and Sea Food) for 14 years and prior to that it has always been a staple for my prior pet cats, one who lived to be 23 years old! Three months ago, she started having dietary problems–vomiting and diarrhea– I stopped giving her any “wet” food and kept up the dry, which occasionally includes Friskies for variety. I took her to the vet for a check up and she is healthy. I subsequently found out from my son who’s cat had also been eating Meow Mix–for 12 years–that his veterinarian told him to stop using the Meow Mix and go to some specialty dry cat food from the pet store. His cat is now fine after two months–so isn’t mine– but after temporararily stopping the Meow Mix and then starting up again twice with the same vomiting results, I have now stopped using Meow Mix dry food! Something has obviously changed in your formula recently. Perhaps you should look into it.
For cat that weighs 5-9 lb. Feed 1/2 to 1 cup* daily. For cat that weighs 10-14 lb. Feed 1 to 1-1/2 cups* daily. *Using a standard 8 oz measuring cup. A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. When introducing Meow Mix(R) cat food, gradually mix it with your cat's current food over the course of 7-10 days. Kittens: feed 2 times the adult requirement.When you visit the Meow Mix website you will find a wide variety of product choices including seven dry food varieties, six wet food varieties, and three lines of treats. The “About Us” section of the website provides very little detail about the history of the brand or about its manufacturing process – it simply plays upon the pet owner’s desire to care for their pet with a quality, nutritious diet. If you follow the link to the Big Heart Pet website, you will find more of the same – generalized claims and promises without any real information. When perusing the Meow Mix website, it becomes clear that the brand’s biggest draw lies in its variety – pet owners can choose from a large assortment of formulas and flavors, all at highly affordable prices. If you review the ingredients list for many of Meow Mix’s products, you will find that the brand makes heavy use of corn, wheat, and soy ingredients which are generally considered to be non-nutritive fillers when used in cat food products. In terms of protein, Meow Mix uses a lot of by-product meals and supplemental plant-based proteins. Overall, the Meow Mix brand cannot be considered a high-quality cat food brand and its products have a high risk for aggravating food allergies and sensitivities in cats.A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. When introducing Meow Mix Original Choice cat food, gradually mix it with your cat's current food over the course of 7-10 days. Water is essential to your cat's good health. Always provide your cat with a bowl of fresh water. Feed an adult cat (over 1 year) weighing 5-9 lb. 1/2 to 1 cup* per day. Feed an adult cat (over 1 year) weighing 10-14 lb. 1 to 1-1/2 cups* per day. Feed kittens (under 1 year) 2 times the adult requirement. Feed pregnant and nursing cats 2-4 times the adult requirement. *Based on a standard 8-oz measuring cup.The Meow Mix cat food brand has not been affected by any FDA-issued recalls to date. However, if you do a little digging, you will find that the Meow Mix brand was involved in an extensive consumer-funded test in 2015. This test was funded with an IndieGoGo campaign and it revealed that 11 out of 12 tested pet food varieties contained bacteria that were considered serious health threats by the FDA – it also revealed that 4 out of 8 brands had medium or high levels of mycotoxins – the Meow Mix Tender Centers recipe was one of these products. In fact, the Meow Mix product was found to have more than three times the high-risk level of mycotoxin content. The Meow Mix Tender Centers Salon & Turkey Flavor dry food was also found to contain various types of bacteria.