Can anyone describe the size of the kibble in Innova dry cat food? My cats have tiny mouths with little teeth and Allie won't touch big crunchy kibble. I hate to even think about changing food because they love their Royal Canin and I am happy with it. Right now I blend the persian formula with the kitten formula because of my kitties age range. But Bailey has one ear that keeps getting really dirty (checked for mites...not mites) and Chelsea gets really messy runny eyes that are worse than the norm for Persians. My vet suggested that Bailey's ear gunk might be allergy related. I have tried Felidae and it's too big and they didn't like it. Ideal for me would be one formula for both cats and kittens. Please give me suggestions for a good quality food with smaller bites that we can try.
I feed mine Innova Evo, and it's quite small kibble. I have one old cat that I was worried about her having to crunch the kibbles, since she is missing a couple of teeth, but she's managing fine. It's an amazing food, and they eat so little of it, it's really worth the price.If your kittens just find the kibble too hard, I would suggest mixing it with a little warm water, or formula.
Thanks Pen! The Innova EVO is only about $1.50 more than the Innova and they are both significantly less than my Royal Canin for a similar sized bag. I am comparing online right now, but I will probably run out to buy whatever I decide to try. My oldest, Allie, is only 1 1/2 yrs and she just thinks she is a dainty princess and won't even try bigger crunchy stuff. My youngest is the least of my worries as she would eat anything right up to full sized dog kibble if she can get her paws on it. I would prefer not to have to wet it since I leave it in the bowls for free feeding. But some of the types I tried in the past were just HUGE. I just don't know what the companies are thinking.
Hey Pen2- Just wanted to say thanks again for answering my question about smaller kibble size for my persians. It's been a couple of weeks on the Innova EVO. Gradually reducing the mixture with their old food until it's almost all the Innova EVO now. I can't say for sure if it's helping with all the allergy issues but they all love it. The kibble is just as small as their other food was and Chelsea does seem to have less of a problem with her runny eyes. She has very pale albino-like blue eyes and pink skin so I think that will always be more of a problem for her than the others and they all have leaky eyes due to their breed. But it will take a little longer to decide if the dirty ears were an allergy in the first place or if grain was even the thing they were allergic to. Either way I think it's a great product and I am very happy with the quality of the ingredients. I also love that it's one formula for kittens and cats since it makes it easier to feed a mixed age kitty family.
Because nutrition is one of the most important keys to your cat's health and longevity, one of your most important responsibilities as a cat owner is to provide your cat with the necessary nutrients required for its growth and maintenance. To do this, it is first necessary to understand what cats need in their diet.
Dry food contains 6 to 10 percent moisture. Depending on the specific formulation, meats or meat byproducts, poultry or poultry byproducts, grain, grain byproducts, fish meal, fiber sources, milk products, and vitamin and mineral supplements are combined, extruded, and dried into bitesized pieces. The pieces are then covered with flavor enhancers, such as animal fat, which give them increased palatability. The primary advantages of dry cat food are lower cost and convenience in allowing "free choice" feeding. However, dry food may be less palatable to a cat, and, depending on the types and quality of the ingredients, may also be less digestible than moist food.
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