Well we realised in our house that our two lovely girl cats (aged 9 and 5) eat better than the rest of us! They've been on Hills Science Diet Light (as they're both seriously into eating and were getting a bit, well, shapely) for a year and on Hills since they came to us as very little kittens.
The problem is that our house has been hit a bit by the credit crunch (or more like whacked about with a big stick) and so we're trying to cut costs wherever we can. So we're trying to find cheaper alternatives to the Hills food that is as good. Has anyone got any experiences or suggestions? It would ideally be another dried food as that's all they've known and I don't want to go cheesing them off too much. TIA
I also use Hills and it IS bloody expensive, but if you can get to a Pets At Home they nearly always have an offer such as 2 for 1 etc on Hills, it may mean the cats will have to swap between types or flavours within the Hills feline range but at least they will still be getting the food they are used to. HTH
Peggotty - I've got one of those round the corner and I do keep a look out on t'internet too for cheapy deals.....just that the big credit crunch stick did whack us quite hard Will be keeping my eyes peeled online for good hills deals tho
IAMS looks to be about as expensive as the Hills from what I could see at the supermarket earlier this week. I've just started the cats on Tesco's equivalent of Hills which should work out to be £8 for about 1.5kg (vs £13ish for the Hills). There have been no complaints so far from them although if they could express a preference it would be for canned tuna all day every day!
I'm not sure about the cat version, but I'm on the dog version of "Royal Canine" type stuff from the Lidl. Over here it's 5 euros for 3kg and the dogs do brilliantly on it. I know they do a cat version and if the quality is the same as the dog one it'd be well worth it!
IAMs is well expensive too. This is how crunched we've been- every week in Tescos I look at the price per kilo on the dry cat food . Whiskas Complete or Go Cat seems to be cheapest but sometimes other stuff is on offer.