Cat Food

Cat Food is important to any cat lover. Know what cat owners say about food for cats and what is the best cat food.

Answers

August 20, 2008 | By Gina Z. | 10

My neighbor said dry cat food is best is this true?

Gina Z.
anonymous

August 29, 2008

A: I would recommend feeding an all natural dry food and maybe once a week feed canned food preferably all natural such as merrick

June 24, 2008 | By Suzq53 | 4

Recently my adult cat has begun to throw up his food daily. He has been on Purina Indoor Cat food for years. Should I switch to another food? If so, any suggestions? He gets hairball treats (won't eat the tube kind).

Percysmom
Percysmom

June 24, 2008

A: I've been having the same problem with my cat. The first thing I did was to take him to the vet. Vomitting can be a symptom for many different problems. My vet determined that my cat had allergies which she said often develops around two years of age… more ›

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

My cat won’t touch the new special food I have to give her for medical reasons (okay, she’s obese). Why can’t good food taste better?

Mary T.
RogerSegelken

July 11, 2010

A: Diet changes for cats work best when they’re phased in. Try maybe fifty-fifty old-new at first, then two-thirds new and one third old for a while. Try a little “seasoning” such as canned tuna juice or clam broth dribbled on the new food. Pet f… more ›

June 28, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

Wouldn’t you think a cat would love (mine doesn’t) the taste and smell of fish-flavored cat food? How can I get him to eat it?

Mary T.
RogerSegelken

July 12, 2010

A: If your cat won't eat fish-flavored cat food, maybe those fish fingers are too cold for your finicky cat’s taste. Almost as much as taste and smell, cats’ food preferences depend on other factors — such as freshness, texture, even size and sha… more ›

September 15, 2009 | By ashley l. | 6

What kind of food and treats are the best? She walks with me all the time but thats just not cuttin it & she is also a hunter when she goes outside but I dont totally want to cut her off from that. Please help I need to know. Thanx.

ashley l.
Ourstaff
ourstaff

September 16, 2009

A: My cats like the Iams too. When I want to give them a treat I give them a few pieces of another brand of weight control kibble. If it isn't the same old thing it becomes a treat (and you save a little money). If your cat gets out of the yard it ma… more ›

March 5, 2009 | By Mmffcp | 3

My cat is currently on a special cat food diet. He eats Hills Prescription C/D canned catfood seafood flavor (will not eat the chicken). He nees it because he gets chronic UTI's and it keeps the ph of his urine down. The only place I can get it is at… more ›

Mmffcp
Mel
Meowsmom

March 5, 2009

A: My male cat is on the CD diet for crystals, I asked my vet and PetSmart sells it too. I had to get a prescription from my vet and take it to the vet clinic inside the PetSmart, they then issued me a card that allows me to buy it there in the event I … more ›

February 6, 2009 | By Marie H. | 11

My cats are almost 1 years old and I wanted to know when I can Start feeding cat food.

Marie H.
Sparky72
sparky72

February 7, 2009

A: You could start feeding them adult food now or when they turn a year.

January 22, 2009 | By Susan R. | 10

My male cat has the most sensitive stomach of any cat I've ever had. He vomites quite a bit and I buy the kind of cat food that says easily digestible. Any one of any suggestions of a really good dry food?

Ani C.
AniCare

January 23, 2009

A: As a veterinarian, I have a few suggestions. First of all, you need to find out why your cat is vomiting. Is this a long haired cat that has hairballs? When was the last time the cat was dewormed? You may need to go so far as to have blood work do… more ›

December 9, 2008 | By Helen M. | 6

Is it true that wet cat food can cause their teeth to stain? My cat likes wet food and dry food but I want to give her what is best for her!

Helen M.
Jennifer S.
Jennsm82

December 9, 2008

A: Wet food not only stains, but it also can cause cat's teeth to decay faster, because it gets stuck between them and sticks on. I would reccomend either all dry food or a mixture of dry and really high quality wet food.

October 19, 2008 | By Joyce M. | 5

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… more ›

Joyce M.
Sandy F.
sfurnbac

October 20, 2008

A: 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 al… more ›

News

December 29, 2007 | By Matt V. | 519

NEW ZEALAND - A study performed at Auckland's Massey University found that cats fed a wet food diet are less commonly overweight than those on dry food diets. Dr. David Thomas made this finding during a study related to obesity in cats… more ›

Face off: Wet vs Dry Cat food

June 1, 2010 | By Mary T. | 36

Which is better for the family pet: dry food, wet food, or a mixture of the two? Pet owners have long struggled with the question, weighing the relative merits of water content, nutrition, dental health, and cost. Many pet owners fear th… more ›

Wet Food or Dry: Which Is Better for Your Cat?

May 9, 2010 | By Mary T. | 22

Organic pet food received an indirect boost from the White House last week when the President’s Cancer Panel Report exhorted consumers to minimize their cancer risk by choosing food grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and g… more ›

Organic Pet Food Gets Leg Up From White House Report

May 2, 2010 | By Mary T. | 50

Though most vegetarians feed their pets meat or fish without flinching, some vegetarians abhor the idea of their animals eating other animals. "A vegetarian diet for your companion animal is ethically consistent with animal rights philos… more ›

Are Vegetarian Diets Safe for Cats?

April 30, 2010 | By Mary T. | 31

Can pet owners prepare homemade meals without depriving their pets of vital nutrients? Yes, says the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, but cooking for the cat or dog requires precision. "It does take education, effort and… more ›

Homemade Pet Food: Pet Owners Cook Up Cat Kibble and Dog Chow

April 24, 2010 | By Mary T. | 46

As pet owners reeled from the melamine contamination of some commercial brands of pet foods in 2007, many switched to a raw diet for their dogs or cats. But did those pet owners jump out of the frying pan and into the fire? Raw diets inc… more ›

Raw Meat Diets: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire?

Blogs

October 24, 2008 | By Kathy T. | 0

Shadow lives indoors and loves Florentine greens in his cat food, but in my town, no grocery carries it. Does anyone make cat food with some greens in it? I'm toying with the idea of putting salmon and blendered canned spinach in eg… more ›

October 20, 2008 | By Ittyboosmom | 0

Recently my fur angel Squeak and I participated in the Pruina ONE product test and survey. She was offered both her usual dry cat food and Pruina ONE, but always chose the Purina ONE. My gosh, I can surely speak for our results!!! The commercial a… more ›

August 1, 2008 | By Karen W. | 3

WELL, EVERYBODY, I GOT MY NEW CAT FOODS TODAY, AT PETCO. I ENDED UP GETTING 24 CANS OF NATURAL BALANCE CAT FOOD ( DIFFERENT FORMULAS ) AND A BAG OF WELLNESS COMPLETE HEALTH DE-BONED CHICKEN, CHICKEN MEAL, AND RICE RECIPE. I ALSO GOT 4 CANS OF THE WEL… more ›

July 3, 2008 | By Danielle W. | 8

Rambo seems to like cat food better than dog food. I know when he was in the kennel we got him from they used a really small dog food and we can't buy the brand here and we have tried several different types that look the same as what they had but h… more ›

July 20, 2009 | By Lisa B. | 1

How much should you feed your cat? This is a common question cat lovers ask. Today, I'd like to answer this common question. The answer isn't as simple as every cat should eat ½ cup of food per day. This is why.
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