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Apart from Butchers Choice - what wet food?

34 replies

LingDiLong · 22/06/2013 17:19

So I've been reading here about the fact that a lot of wet food isn't good for cats so I was thinking of gradually changing her from the KiteKat she was on in the rescue centre on to something better. I can't find Butchers Choice in any local shops though. Is there anything else that is recommended?


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thecatneuterer · 22/06/2013 17:41

I'm guessing if you can't get Classic then you can't get James Wellbeloved sachets either. I don't know what else to recommend. You can buy everything online though. I get lots of stuff from //

Fluffycloudland77 · 22/06/2013 22:07

Aldi tinned food is cereal free too, apart from rabbit and turkey flavour.

Or theres always pouches, gourmet has the highest protein levels iirc it's 14% compared to 9-10% for tinned.

GetStuffezd · 22/06/2013 22:10

Oh dear. I just feed Tesco cheapo tins and dry food. Is this something I need to reconsider?

Fluffycloudland77 · 22/06/2013 22:14

Don't know, if they are happy and healthy then why change? but if it only costs a little bit more for butchers classic then why not try?

I've never understood why its ok for pet food makers to put cereals into an obligate carnivores diet.

I don't think go cat has a good rep from what I've read on here.

GetStuffezd · 22/06/2013 22:16

Fluffy, do you happen to know how much the Aldi stuff is? Obviously I want my cats to be getting the right stuff, but budget is tight Blush

LingDiLong · 22/06/2013 22:18

Thanks thecatneuterer, I'll have a good read of the labels in the supermarket and order some from there if they don't have a decent protein content. We aren't near an Aldi unfortunately! If pouches are generally better I'll take a look at those.

We are changing her over from GoCat dry (which she had in the rescue centre) to IAMs at the moment. She has dry in the morning and wet in the evening as per her schedule at the rescue place. Once she's happy on that we'll change the wet.

Thanks all

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Fluffycloudland77 · 22/06/2013 22:20

45p a can, chicken, salmon and tuna flavour are all cereal free.

Moneys tight here too.

GetStuffezd · 22/06/2013 22:30

Cheers! That's not bad at all, is it?

BonaDea · 22/06/2013 22:37

I order online from zoo plus. We use almo jelly and think it's great.

thecatneuterer · 23/06/2013 01:33

GetStuffezd: what you really need to avoid is the cheap dried food. Vets say that if it wasn't for that they probably would see 95% less cases of crystals in urine and blocked bladders (an awful and potentially lethal condition). If you can possibly feed the better quality dried food then that would really be a hell of a lot better for your cats (James Wellbeloved is a particularly recommended one).

ZebraOwl · 23/06/2013 01:48

I give mine Almo for breakfast, ordering online & shopping around for special offers. They have dry food for their tea, again shopping around for the best prices & sometimes changing brand depending on cost. At the moment they're on Happy Cat (poultry with apple & banana) which works out very cost effective as they only get 25g per meal rather than the 40-50g portion sizes for most foods...

GetStuffezd · 23/06/2013 07:18

Thank you cat neutered, I will splash out on better dried food in that case. A box of that lasts a good while!

GetStuffezd · 23/06/2013 08:19

Oops, just checked my tinned food and it actually is butchers!

lljkk · 23/06/2013 11:54

Bozita from Zooplus. Supermarkets usually have Butchers, Lidl does a special offer on it about once a month, too.

VeganCow · 23/06/2013 19:29

Its Butchers Classic, not choice. Orange cans, Sainsburys Tesco sell it. Asda too i think.

Its the best Supermarket tinned food for cats, no cereals or filelrs.

If you really cant get hold of it, try Anomonda carny, delivered from Zooplus

LingDiLong · 23/06/2013 22:05

Thanks Vegan, I actually found some Butchers Classic yesterday but I'm.starting to wonder about using those little trays or pouches so I don't have open tins hanging around

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VeganCow · 24/06/2013 10:21

The tins are better and more economical too. Each tin has 400 gms which is same as 4 pouches, they are half the price of the pouches.

You can freeze cat and dog food. Take out what you need and freeze the rest either in the tin or in a plastic container.
I use these tin covers to cover the tin.

TheSilveryPussycat · 24/06/2013 11:39

Hi, I am TheSilveryPussycat's DCat. I understand it is down to you lot that she is feeding me stuff from a tin with pictures of dogs on Shock. Can this be right?

It's nicer than the other food she used to give me, which I have been politely protesting about by eating it rather distainfully, if at all. That had pix of cats on, she has been trying recently though, she's been getting Whiskas pouches, which were an improvement. At least she's been sticking to meaty ones in jelly, which is my right preference.

Anyway the tin says Butchers on it, and says it is all meat and liver. I would put an thanks emoticon, only for some reason it does Flowers, not [mice].

thecatneuterer · 24/06/2013 17:18

Tins with pictures of dogs on are never a good idea - however meaty they may be:) Cats have different nutritional needs to dogs, so tins with pictures of cats on are really the only way to go. You need to have a word with your owner TSP's Dcat.

TheSilveryPussycat · 24/06/2013 18:54

Thanks thecatneuterer (what a strange name, I won't ask). She is right under the paw, but a bit dim. I'll get onto it!

QueenStromba · 25/06/2013 13:00

Butcher's choice is dog food, Butcher's classic is cat food.

TheSilveryPussycat · 27/06/2013 17:22

Well, the Dim One has finally got it right. Yum!

thecatneuterer · 27/06/2013 17:42

That's good. The Dim One deserves a special present (headless mouse?) on her pillow for that :)

VeganCow · 28/06/2013 14:24

thecatneuterer the advice now for blocked bladders with no crystals is a wet only high quality diet rather than dry.
My boy blocked when he was around 1, has been on wet only since then and has never had a repeat in 4 years.

thecatneuterer · 28/06/2013 14:57

That's interesting Vegancow. The vets at our clinic have always said it's just the cheap dried food that's the problem - not the quality stuff. I'll bring up the subject next time I'm there and see if they've changed their minds.

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