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    Have been getting whiskas kitten food for our kitten but I can see that the protein content is really low (4%) which seems ridiculous.

    The highest protein content I could find was butchers choice (48%?) which seems much better but it says for adult cats- do cats need kitten food or is it a gimmick https://petbibles.com/wet-cat-food-for-older-cats/ ? Can't imagine mummy cats making special food for their brood

    Is butchers choice a good brand or is there something better?
    Last edited by Desharype; 01-22-2019, 02:18 AM.

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    Kittens should get kitten food until they're about 4-6 months old. Generally speaking, the higher priced the food, the better quality it is (not always, but in most cases).
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    • #3
      This is subjective and can vary on the cats needs. Raw is all around the best choice however it takes time to learn how to properly balance if you're not going to buy a grind (pre-made). These guys are actually obligate carnivores, so this is the best most natural food for them. Primal is a good commercial brand, I use this when I don't have the time, or access to the raw food I like to feed mine.

      There are some good commercial diets, however what most people don't realize that cats actually require canned or "wet" food in their diet. If fed exclusively they often end up with uric acid crystals (UTI). Some good dry foods is taste of the wild (what I feed), earthborn, victor, wellness, fromm, nulo, ziwipeak, orijen, organix. I normally recommend grain free for cats, as I said they are obligate carnivores, their bodies are not meant to process them. For canned/wet I recommend The Honest Kitchen (this can be used as a main diet also, I use this, it is concidered a freeze dried raw, fine as a compete diet), any of the brands of dry food I named, natural balance, tiki cat (can be rich so if you have a cat with a sensitive stomach might not be a good choice), instinct.

      If youre on a budget, look into victor, its a great food but is on the cheaper spectrum. Just remember cheap food is almost never a quality food, and not all top dollar foods are good choices also. There are plenty of budget friendly quality foods out there.
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      • #4
        I cook fish for my cat whenever I have enough time. Canned food is easier but it is not really good for cats.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Desharype View Post
          Have been getting whiskas kitten food for our kitten but I can see that the protein content is really low (4%) which seems ridiculous.

          The highest protein content I could find was butchers choice (48%?) which seems much better but it says for adult cats- do cats need kitten food or is it a gimmick https://petbibles.com/wet-cat-food-for-older-cats/ ? Can't imagine mummy cats making special food for their brood

          Is butchers choice a good brand or is there something better?

          You can also go to a local butcher and ask for cat food (they sometimes have special deals / meat / mix, in Germany it's called BARF). Additionally you can offer cat grass (Katzengras in German, see this article). My cat likes that a lot!

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          • #6
            I cook meat, fish and turkey
            sometimes carrot
            cottage cheese and milk are good too
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            • #7
              I have heard that milk is not really good for cats, as most are lactose intolerant.
              Eileen
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              • #8
                Originally posted by TAD View Post
                I have heard that milk is not really good for cats, as most are lactose intolerant.
                You are correct, cats can not properly digest cows milk as they lack the enzymes. They can however have some goats milk in limited qtys.
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