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What's the best canned food for cats
cindigal posted:
I have limited income so I have to rely on store brand cat food. I usually get the Friskies cans, different varieties for my two cats. They like the canned pate flavors, but after a while they will turn their noses up. I do also get other cans like the chunks, shreds, or grilled. I have to buy variety of Friskies canned because I cant buy a case of one kind. I also buy the friskies dry food, 7 lbs when I shop every other week. I usually get the seafood variety cause they seem to like it. Is there better canned food that I dont know of, with my limited income??. Any suggestions would be helpful.

rohvannyn responded:
Friskies is probably about the best value and quality you can get for that price. I found a canned food that purported to have better ingredients at a lower price, but my cat got really sick on it. I have never had a cat get seriously ill or malnourished on a Friskies or Purina product, I've even had my vet say Purina isn't bad. They also make Meow Mix, which my cats inexplicably do really well on. Sometimes the more expensive foods have just as much junk in them.
Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
There are many different brands of good quality cat food in stores. Look for the statement "Approved by AAFCO" (American Association of Feed Control Officers) on the label. This means it meets minimum standards for nutrition of cats. Of course, your veterinarian can advise you on the best diet for your particular cat.

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
The Cat Doctor
Board Certified in Feline Practice


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