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Can anyone recommend a good cat food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 18, 2013 at 5:37 AM

I've been feeding my cat Taste of the Wild's grain-free cat food (which is a bit pricey for me), and I've been noticing that my cat has a lot of dandruff which has me concerned... so I'm thinking about changing her food.

Have any of you done any nutritional research on cat food? Is there one that you would strongly recommend?

(I've heard that cats should eat meat or wet food... but I don't think this is in my price range).

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This reminds of steak night I used to have with my cats when I had 2 cats in a teeny tiny studio apartment. There was no hiding from them in 400 sq. ft., so we just all shared a large very rare steak once a week, and I'd toss them pieces between bites.

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on April 18, 2013
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I use Evo wet and dry food. Grain free, but not cheap either, but none of the grain free food is as far as I can tell. Dandruff probably means the food they have now either has too little fat, or sucky oils in it. Okay I just checked out the ingredients list for Taste of the Wild, and I remember why I didn't get it now when I was comparing grain free brands, it has canola oil, pea protein, potato protein, tomatoes, and some other random veggies and fruits, none of which seem particularly useful, and possibly harmful in a cat's diet. They are true carnivores, and might ingest the occasional bit of half digested berry or grains when taking down a bird, but sweet potato doesn't need to be the 3rd ingredient in their diets.

If you have the time and patience you can make your own cat food using the BARF (Bones and Raw Food) diet for your pets. Or just throw them a raw chicken wing or neck (never feed them anything cooked with bones in it) every once in a while.

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:04 AM

Nature Variety was the only dry I ever used, which seemed fine, it was Organic and seemed to have no ash, but then I stopped after finding out that dry food should make up such a small portion of their daily foods

My cat’s main source of food was cut up pieces of stew beef, which was pretty cheap.

I'd throw it into hard boiling water for maybe 30 seconds, because they like warm foods, something about it being how they'd eat it in the wild...she would CHOW down.

Sardines also...

I think the damn cat was more Paleo than I ever was?

Truth.

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:11 AM

This reminds of steak night I used to have with my cats when I had 2 cats in a teeny tiny studio apartment. There was no hiding from them in 400 sq. ft., so we just all shared a large very rare steak once a week, and I'd toss them pieces between bites.

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