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Q: Cat food question

October 19, 2008 | By Joyce M. | 5 answers | Expired: 1998 days ago

Joyce M.

Currently, I feed Blue dry food to my three cats. They like the food and are doing very well on it. I would like to keep them on it but if our finances change, I will have to get a less expensive food. Is there a cat food that is good for them and the ingredients are NOT from China?

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Sandy F.
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Oct 20, 2008

Go on the Blue Buffalo website, you can get some coupons for 5 dollars off a bag? Go to the section that says compare food, and then it will let you order a coupon. You could do that and have a few of your friends/family do that too to get you all the coupons! Also try searching online for the best price of the food. It does not hurt to do a quick search for the food!

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Melissa
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Oct 20, 2008

I definitely understand the money belt needing tightening. I was feeding my cats Science Diet. I was confindent with that brand but it is very expensive. What I did was find out what brands were available and the cost of each one. Then I started researching everything I could. Sounds like a lot of work but I am happy with the change. Not all brands are available in every area. Good luck.

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Sheltervt
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Oct 20, 2008

Hi, Joyce! No other, cheaper food comes anywhere close to the nutrition you'll find in Blue Buffalo. There are really no less expensive alternatives without seriously sacrificing quality.

And as far as the other brands that people have given in their replies: Science Diet is average quality food, at best. Another contributor mentions Royal Canin, which is a SERIOUSLY overpriced brand that is more expensive than Blue Buffalo, and nowhere near the quality of Blue. Nutro Natural choice is a dollar or two cheaper per bag, but is made by a candy company, and their quality is dropping. And Iams is just junk, really.

If you absolutely MUST stop feeding Blue Buffalo and are shopping around for a cheaper food, read ingredients. Ignore any claims made on the bag, the ingredients list is the only thing they can't lie about. Ingredients to avoid are corn, wheat, soy, gluten, vegetable proteins, and byproduct. At least two of the first five ingredients should be good, species-specific meats or meat meals (i.e. chicken or chicken meal, NOT byproducts or byproduct meal).

If I were you, I'd stick with Blue Spa Select and find somewhere else to cut costs. Quality nutrition dictates lifelong health.

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