I just joined the forum and really like it. In the last 6 months we've lost both our older Maltese and tabby cat. We've replaced the cat with a Manx and we will replace the dog in the next month or two. On the dog forum, there was a list posted that rated all the major dog foods. I realize that a lot of the brands also make cat foods, but is there a list of cat food ratings too? If so could someone post it please. Because of the dog food list, I know what we WON"T be feeding our new puppy, but would like to find out the best food for out new cat. Thanks!
I have seen this list at other websites but titled as "how to rate your pet's food." So I think it can be used for dog and cats. I know cats have different nutritional needs, but the points on the Wiley's list don't really refer to that sort of thing, more the quality of the ingrediants. I would just use Wiley's list to grade the cat food as well.
Somethings are the same like ingredients to avoid. Others are not like needing taurine in cat food. It was written for a dane forum with only dogs in mind honestly. If you post what you are feeding, people could look at the ingredients and simply tell you good or why not. In reality, it would be better that way as you'd gain a better knowledge as to how to pick your own food from the discussion, not just being told x food is an A y food is a C, etc.
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Also, cats need a lot more protein than dogs. Most good dog foods are about 22-24% protein. I think Innova Evo is about the highest,at 42%. (don't quote me on this-I'm going by memory)
So a good food for a dog is not necessarily a good food for a cat, just based on ingredients. I would want to know not only the main ingredients, but the PERCENTAGE of protein, for example, for a cat food.
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Of course a cat nutritional needs are different, but for the purpose of evaluating quality cat food, the same sort of points apply: Does it contain by-products, Does it contain corn, is there too many grains, do they add glucosomine/chondrotin, is the meat source organic, etc. You can get a good idea using Wiley's list. In any case I couldn't google anything else up like it. =)
Never seen a list like that. I have 6 cats and I feed California Natural. They LOVE IT. It is a little pricey but they dont even eat half of what they use to. I pay 30.00 for a 18lb bag. Oh I also feed that to my Dogs
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It's the phrase "animal digest" that you really don't want to see. That's more disgusting than "meat by products". I was living in blissful ignorance until these forums caused me to look this stuff up.