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Ceilingrose Mon 19-Nov-18 10:16:34

After reading a few posts in here I'm wondering about whether we use the right cat food. We use flex plus sometimes royal cabin or James wellbeloved .

Should we be using a higher protein food. If so, what varieties of (dry especially) are good nutritionally but also not too expensive? I have two cats of different ages (5 and 14/15).

Thanks to all.

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dementedpixie Mon 19-Nov-18 11:25:47

Encore dry is 80% meat. I get it from asda but it only comes in a small bag (800g I think for £5.80). Thrive dry is 90% meat and I get it from Amazon. It has gone up in price so I think it's about £13 for 1.5kg. Zooplus has a good range of grain free high meat foods too or have a look in pets at home as they have a bigger range than the supermarket

Ceilingrose Mon 19-Nov-18 13:09:02

Thank you

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Wolfiefan Mon 19-Nov-18 13:14:22

I use Felix and James Wellbeloved. It’s not the best but mine would move out and raid the neighbours if I switched!! grin

Ceilingrose Mon 19-Nov-18 13:20:26

Are they grain free too, Wolfiefan?

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PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 19-Nov-18 14:11:42

Harry has JW biscuits. Like Wolfie, mine would move out if I tried to change them!

Toddlerteaplease Mon 19-Nov-18 14:21:39

I use a mixture of Royal Canin aromatic at Scrumbles as it's the only other food that Cheddar can tolerate and has massively settled her tummy.

viccat Mon 19-Nov-18 14:31:05

Has your 14/15 year old had a senior blood and urine test recently to check kidney function? Might need a renal diet depending on results but many seniors have some degree of kidney disease.

I currently use Purizon dry for my adult cats and Sanabelle for my kittens, my eldest gets wet food renal diet only. All available from ZooPlus and grain free.

GiantKitten Mon 19-Nov-18 14:49:24

Mine (all youngish - 6,5 & 3) have Felix pouches & Royal Canin neutered young female. All have shiny coats & are average weight though 2 have gum issues. Non-toxic poo grin

The Felix is grain free & mostly “moisture” confused

The biscuits do have grain but much more protein & there’s a loooong list of mineral additives after chloride.

dementedpixie Mon 19-Nov-18 15:56:30

A lot of that protein is not animal protein though so you are paying a lot of money for corn, rice and wheat

GiantKitten Mon 19-Nov-18 16:30:27

They love them though grin (I’ve tried “better” biscuits & they don’t like them)

PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 19-Nov-18 16:46:51

Has your 14/15 year old had a senior blood and urine test recently to check kidney function? Might need a renal diet depending on results but many seniors have some degree of kidney disease.

Mine may or may not have early CKD (he did have it, he got worse and was then back to normal). He wouldn't eat a renal diet so he has a phosphate binder in his normal food.

GiantKitten I let mine eat what he wants now (within reason) - I gave up the fight!

Wolfiefan Mon 19-Nov-18 17:08:59

Sorry. I didn’t see your question. The James Wellbeloved is the grain free turkey one.

Ceilingrose Mon 19-Nov-18 18:44:30

Thank you all. The initial post meant Felix not flex.

Cat doesn't have kidney issues as yet.

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Rockbird Mon 19-Nov-18 18:47:48

Mine have Felix AGAIL pouches and Applaws kitten dry. I've tried to change their wet food but they're not having any of it hmm so I console myself with the fact that they're getting grain free decent dry food.

Ceilingrose Mon 19-Nov-18 18:48:25

They do love Royal Canin but I'm not sure it's that high in protein. The easiest thing would be to leave them on it if it's ok.

I just thought that is there was something as good or preferably better for the same price or cheaper, I should switch.

I always use zooplus for ease, although I'm not loving the German version of the cat food tins 😄

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dementedpixie Mon 19-Nov-18 19:01:19

Piriton is supposed to be good (zooplus). Mine ate the trial pack of it I bought. Has 70% meat/fish

dementedpixie Mon 19-Nov-18 19:01:48

Purizon not piriton!

YeOldeTrout Mon 19-Nov-18 19:12:25

2/3 of mine don't like Purizon. Will only eat after a long whinge trying for better.

junecat Tue 20-Nov-18 12:51:07

I alternate between Natures Menu & Lily's kitchen to stop him getting bored.

He has Thrive dry occasionally but I prefer him on wet

mrssunshinexxx Tue 20-Nov-18 12:55:43

Mine has aldi and is the happiest healthiest looking kitty in the world but now I feel guilty like he's getting crap food but I wouldn't know what's the best more reasonable without it costing a fortune ? He does get fancy gluten free biscuits though hmm

Ceilingrose Tue 20-Nov-18 19:12:59

I think I might try smaller packets of each and see how they go down.

Thank you everybody .

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