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Friday, January 18, 2013

Since posting everything below I since answered my own questions. I found an unbiased website that reviews and tells you everything about a food and what they don't put on the label. It looks really good. Here's the link:




Okay, I'm struggling with my pet food options grain free, no by-products? I found this article on common pet food myths and now I'm really torn. By-products are apparently not that bad and corn and grains are actually a good source of protein and carbs. I'd like to know if anyone has been feeding a particular food for a long period of time with great success. I'm thinking cat food here although dog food opinions are welcome as well.

There are two Canadian brands I'm considering: NOW Fresh Grain Free Kitten Recipe and Orijen. The other is Royal Canin Kitten 36. Keep in mind that some brands we can't get up here like Evo and Innova. I haven't seen these anywhere.

Before anyone goes on a tangent about feeding raw. There is no way he will even touch it so that is not an option. I've got my canned food already worked out as well. And yes I already know that some people don't believe in feeding dry at all, but I'm not one of them.

So here are the links below. Please help.

Nutritional Myths Article:


Now Fresh Grain Free Kitten:




Royal Canin Kitten 36:

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    I don't know about cat foods, but I have 3 dogs and I was clueless when it came to pet food. I went to my local petstore and asked their opinion. One good piece of advice they gave me was look at the ingredients, the first five ingredients are what is most abundant in the pet food. They also said that while the grains are horrible for the pets, it's harder for them to digest. So be conscious about that.

    The brand of food I buy is Diamond brand. They aren't huge so you wouldn't find them in major chain pet stores, but usually the smaller locally owned pet stores carry them. The first five ingredients in Diamond brand are meat affiliated. The actual meat and broth and then yes there are a few grains in it as well, but it's mostly meat proteins that are apart of the pet food. I believe Diamond has a feline line of foods as well.

    Another piece of advice, which was given by our vet is that if it's advertised on TV it's usually not the best for your pet.
    2840 days ago
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