Aug 30, 2009

Review on cat food - source:

What our cats are currently having:

Hill's Science Diet Adult Indoor cat food provides precisely balanced nutrition for cats with an indoor lifestyle. It has fewer calories than the Hill's Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Original formula to help maintain a healthy weight and a unique fiber technology to help avoid hairballs. It also has clinically proven antioxidants to support a healthy immune system for your cat.

Rates based on in the United States:

Special Notes
3.5-lb bag$15.39  
8.5-lb bag$30.79  
17.5-lb bag
(Limited time offer.)
Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose (10.5% source of fiber), Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Glyceryl Monostearate, Vitamin E Supplement, DL-Methionine, Iodized Salt, Taurine, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract. 
Guaranteed Analysis %:
Protein (min) 31 
Fiber (max) 10 
Fat (min) 
Calcium (min) 0.5 
Phosphorus (min) 0.45 
Taurine (min) 0.1 
Magnesium (max) 0.07 

Important Information:

Recommended For Adult cats 1 to 6 years of age with an indoor lifestyle.

Not Recommended For Kittens, pregnant or nursing cats. During pregnancy or nursing, cats should be switched to Science Diet Kitten Healthy Development Original or Science Diet Kitten Healthy Development Ocean Fish &Rice Recipe. 

Our cats were initially on F and W Brand (thats not the name of the brand but the initials only). The FW Brand was cheaper compared to the Science Diet. We couldnt really say that FW was a bad brand, we just noticed a great improvement on our cats when we switched them to Science Diet. The cats seem healthier now and also their coat is shinier and fluffier.  One major thing we also noticed was their turds. On W brand, their turds really reeked. Ever since they have been eating Science Diet, the smell was not as bad.
The cats also seem to not touch the FW kibble unless they dont have a choice. When we went on vacation and were a little short on the budget, we got them a bag of W brand. When we got back we noticed that the bowl was full and they ate just a bit of it. The next day, we got them a big bag of Science Diet and our bigger cat showed her enthusiasm by running to the bag and sniffing it. They seem to not like any other brand after we started them on Science Diet.
The price is not cheap. The 3.5-lb bag costs S$26 and the 8.5-lb bag is S$52. We do get discounts from Pet Lovers Center though. Roughly our budget is S$70 for our babies' goodies (food, litter and miscellaneous). We do plan on trying also the Iams or Fancy Feast Premium. For now I think our babies seem very satisfied.

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