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Vote Your Favorite Kitten Food

iRONKNiGHT
August 22nd, 2004, 10:39 AM
Vote your favorite kitten food..
Ingredients in this poll is a very important factor


http://www.omhpet.com
Wellness
Super5Mix Kitten "Dry"
This product is avaliable in both canned and dry format
Product Ingredients:
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chicken Liver, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Whole Oats, Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols & Rosemary), Cranberries, Blueberries, Flax Seed, Eggs, Peas, Taurine, Garlic, Alfalfa Leaf, Spirulina, Norwegian Kelp, Whole Apples, Zucchini, Sweet Potatoes, Yucca Schidigera, Pro-Biotics (Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus), Pre-Biotics (Mannanoligosaccharides), Beta-Carotene, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate (A Chelated Source Of Zinc), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate (A Chelated Source Of Iron), Manganese Proteinate (A Chelated Source Of Manganese), Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Cobalt Proteinate (A Chelated Source Of Cobalt), Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Copper Proteinate (A Chelated Source Of Copper), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity).


http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com
Kitten Lover's Soul
This Product is "only" avaliable in a canned format
Kitten Formula
Product Ingredients:
Chicken, Salmon, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), oatmeal, fish meal, potatoes, cracked pearled barley, millet, turkey, duck, flaxseed, egg product, natural chicken flavor, carrots, peas, apples, dried skim milk, kelp, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.


http://www.royalcanin.us/
Royal Canin
This Product is avaliable in dry format
Kitten 34 Formula
Ingredients:
Chicken meal, chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), corn flour, beet pulp, chicken flavor, powdered cellulose, fish oil, brewers yeast, potassium chloride, dried egg product, chicory extract, taurine, salt, choline chloride, DL-methionine, natural antioxidant, iron proteinate, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganese oxide, calcium pantothenate, manganese proteinate, niacin supplement, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin B12 supplement.


http://www.eaglepack.com/
This Product is avaliable in dry format
Kitten Formula
Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Ground Yellow Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Poultry Liver Digest, Wheat Germ Meal, Dried Egg Product, Pork Meal, Anchovy & Sardine Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Tomato Pomace, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, dl-Methionine, Inositol, Polysaccharide Complexes (SQM) Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Calcium Iodate, Taurine, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, B. Subtillus, Bacillus lichenformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger.


http://www.nutro.co.uk/
This Product is avaliable in dry format
Choice Complete Care Kitten
Ingredients:
Dried Chicken Meat, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten, Poultry Fat (min. 14%), Beet Pulp, Dried Alfalfa, Oat Fibre, Sunflower Oil (min 1%), Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil, Dried Egg Product, Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Chicory Extract, Cranberry Powder.

wAggie
August 22nd, 2004, 10:15 PM
hmm, i feel stumped btw Kitten Lover's Soul and Choice Complete Care Kitten

here are my thoughts according to ur top 5 postings:

#1 has chicken meal as its 2nd ingrediant, a no-no in my books.. i've heard welness is all about the veggies, now what animal's a non-meat eater? ... yes i read the 1st 2 ingrediants but they could be sparce among all those peas. ;)

2 - chicken and salmon are first... and ahem, i can't read what the 3rd ingrediant is... :o

3 - ok, i CAN read that - chicken meal #1 *2 thumbs down*

4 - another no to eagle pack

and 5 - looks decent but the 2nd ingrediant is rice...

so i think for the time being, i'd pick #2 and see how much the kitten likes it.



when i had my kittens/cats, i gave them : http://www.nutrience.cz/Grafika/kocka/image001.jpg

Crude protein min. 33.0%
Crude fat min. 20.0%
Crude fibre max. 3.0%
Moisture max.
10.0%
Ash max. 6.5%
Calcium min 1.4%
Phosphorus min 1.0%
Magnesium max. 0.1%
Salt min 1.0%
Vitamin A min. 25,000 I.U./kg
Vitamin D3 min. 1,600 I.U./kg
Vitamin E min 110 I.U./kg




Chicken meat, dehydrated chicken and dried egg product, all high quality sources of protein (cats are obligate carnivores).
Chicken fat, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.
Chicken fat, a high quality source of linoleic and arachidonic essential unsaturated fatty acids, which promotes well conditioned skin and a shiny coat.
Lecithin, provides a high level of linoleic acid and contributes to fat digestion.
Optimal levels of magnesium and urine acidifiers, which prevent the development of calculi (stones) in the bladder.
Lutein is a powerful antioxidant that helps maintain a strong immune system.
M.O.S. (Mannanoligosaccharide), prevents the colonization of pathogenic bacterias from binding onto the gut walls.
Dried kelp, a good source of chelated minerals for improved assimilation.
A special mix including the following herbs for optimum growth:
Dried carob: Antidiarrheic agent, supports skeleton and articulations
Dried valeriana: Reduces anxiety
Dried fennel: Helps evacuate gas and settle upset stomach
Dried ginger: Helps improve digestion
Special preparation of friendly micro-organisms which produces a beneficial intestinal microflora.
Yucca schidigera, which lowers the production of ammonia in the stool and decreases offensive odors.



http://www.nutrience.cz/KrmivoKocky.html


and the moved to : http://www.balancepetfoods.com.au/jpg_images/pic_derma.jpg

Crude protein min. 28.0%
Crude fat min. 18.0%
Crude fibre max. 3.0%
Moisture max.
10.0%
Ash max. 6.5%
Calcium min 0.9%
Phosphorus min 0.8%
Magnesium max. 0.1%
Salt min 1.0%
Vitamin A min. 25,000 I.U./kg
Vitamin D3 min. 1,600 I.U./kg
Vitamin E min 110 I.U./kg


Chicken meat and dried egg product, all high quality sources of protein.
Chicken fat, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.
Chicken fat, a high quality source of linoleic and arachidonic essential unsaturated fatty acids, which promotes well conditioned skin and a shiny coat.
Dehydrated fish and flaxseed meal are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids, help improve and maintain a healthy shiny coat.
Optimal levels of magnesium and urine acidifiers, which prevent the development of calculi (stones) in the bladder.
M.O.S. (Mannanoligosaccharide), prevents the colonization of pathogenic bacterias from binding onto the gut walls.
Dried kelp, a good source of chelated minerals for improved assimilation.
A special mix including the following herbs, for optimum maintenance:
Dried rosemary: Detoxifies the hepatic and cardiovascular systems
Dried thyme: Toning and antiseptic effects
Dried oregano: Prevents respiratory and digestive spasms
Dried fenugreek: Helps treat anemia, diabetes, weight loss; also an excellent tonic
Special preparation of friendly micro-organisms which produces a beneficial intestinal microflora.
Yucca schidigera, which lowers the production of ammonia in the stool and decreases offensive odors.

http://www.balancepetfoods.com.au/dry_cat_food_nutri.htm

and http://www.balancepetfoods.com.au/jpg_images/pic_elite.jpg

Crude protein min. 28.0%
Crude fat min. 18.0%
Crude fibre max. 3.0%
Moisture max.
10.0%
Ash max. 6.5%
Calcium min 0.9%
Phosphorus min 0.8%
Magnesium max. 0.1%
Salt min 1.0%
Vitamin A min. 25,000 I.U./kg
Vitamin D3 min. 1,600 I.U./kg
Vitamin E min 110 I.U./kg


Chicken meat, dehydrated chicken and dried egg product, all high quality sources of protein.
Chicken fat, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.
Chicken fat, a high quality source of linoleic and arachidonic essential unsaturated fatty acids and flaxseed meal, an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acid promotes well conditioned skin and a shiny coat.
Bromelain, a natural enzyme extracted from pineapple, helps control hairballs.
Rice and Barley, a carbohydrate source (no added corn).
Lecithin, provides a high level of linoleic acid and contributes to fat digestion.
Optimal levels of magnesium and urine acidifiers, which prevent the development of calculi (stones) in the bladder.
M.O.S. (Mannanoligosaccharide), prevents the colonization of pathogenic bacterias from binding onto the gut walls.
Dried kelp, a good source of chelated minerals for improved assimilation.
A special mix including the following herbs, for optimum maintenance:
Dried rosemary: Detoxifies the hepatic and cardiovascular systems
Dried thyme: Toning and antiseptic effects
Dried oregano: Prevents respiratory and digestive spasms
Dried fenugreek: Helps treat anemia, diabetes, weight loss; also an excellent tonic
Special preparation of friendly micro-organisms which produces a beneficial intestinal microflora.
Yucca schidigera, which lowers the production of ammonia in the stool and decreases offensive odors.

Luba
August 22nd, 2004, 10:23 PM
That nutrience if it's not lying looks like we could eat it :D yum lol

Cinnabear
August 22nd, 2004, 10:26 PM
I wouldn't go with #2 because its only a canned product. They would also need dry crunchies. Eagle is suppose to be a good brand. Animals thrive on any type of food. I give my cats Nutrition 1st President's Choice. My oldest is 16 yo and in very good health. I know a lot of people give their cats Cat Chow and thrive on it. It's all a matter of personal choice and if you have selection.

wAggie
August 22nd, 2004, 10:31 PM
yay, Luba approves! :p (so hard to please u, missy,... at times of course, Lmao!)

cinnabear, i COMPLETELY missed that! i only fed the kitties dry food, some treats were moist but that's it.


the dogs only get canned food on random special occations. :D :p

so ya, dry all the way, baby! hehe

Luba
August 22nd, 2004, 10:37 PM
Rasperry comin your way 'strawberry' lmfho!! :p

wAggie
August 22nd, 2004, 10:40 PM
*opens wide*

got it!

mmm, mmm good! ;) :D

catara
August 22nd, 2004, 11:44 PM
As I had mentioned in a previous thread, when I got Kaylee, she had severe colitis. At the time I was feeding her Nutro.. I mean this baby had diarrhea all day and night and constant gas, which stunk out loud...well the vet had me switch to wellness and told me to give it a week to work, and it did.
Her appetite increased and my house smells like a home again, not a sewer plant!! :p

krdahmer
August 23rd, 2004, 01:08 PM
I have also always used Nutrience... the Immune System one. All the cats seem to like it and I can live with the ingredients. Now the price is another story, but hey the little beauties are soooooo worth it!

and I just looked it's the Supreme formula for adults.

oh and I had to use the Diet once, as the girls were gettin kind of hefty when I was still working. It took one bag and they were slimmed right down! Now that I am a happy housewife, I just maintain their weight with good food and play time!

F.Y.I.
They have Nutrience Supreme Adult Cat Food in a self feeder bowl.
(Right next to the crystal water bowl :rolleyes: oh and did I mention that these are both located ON the kitchen table...we had ants this year and after finding them crawling all over the food :eek: , I had to put it up off the floor...and it's not like we ever use the table anyhow!)
They get 1/4 of a can or pouch of wet food each every morning. Their faves are Fancy Feast Grilled Chicken (smells good enough for me to eat it), and the Wiska's pouches Beef or Chicken with Gravy.
They also get about 4-5 tarter control treats every night, and maybe a few extra on "Claw Clipping" day.

iRONKNiGHT
August 23rd, 2004, 01:56 PM
Nutrience kitten food

http://www.hagen.com/usa/cats/nutrience/kittenfooddetails.html

INGREDIENTS: Poultry meal, ground corn, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), brewers rice, dried beet pulp, dehydrated chicken, dried egg product, poultry digest, lecithin, yeast culture, phosphoric acid, salt, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, L-lysine, calcium propionate (preservative), choline chloride, dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation extract, dried kelp, dried carob, dried valeriana, dried fennel, dried ginger, dried turmeric, dried rosemary, dried fenugreek, rosemary extract, dried corn fermentation soluble product, yucca schidigera extract, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc methionine complex, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, inositol, niacin, taurine, manganese proteinate, manganous

oxide, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.

wAggie i wont use this product because it has Corn!!
if you do a search on the forum you will see that you should be staying away from Corn since it's cheaper than meat and most pet's are allergic to corn.


Taken from Spoiled
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?p=34133#post34133

The corn is either protien or fiber, I forget which, but whatever it is, it is not digestable, so it is useless. The cats should not have corn in the first five ingredients of their food, either.
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wAggie
August 23rd, 2004, 05:05 PM
well, now!

i'm stumped... lol

feel like i oughta stick my foot in my mouth. ;)

i got the kittens at 4 months, had them for 2 yrs, during kitty-hood i also used the Truly kitten mix or something,... can't remember if that was worse. or better

:confused:

Kizzy
August 25th, 2004, 05:33 PM
now that we got the votes in for the TOP rated kitten food i guess it's time to get a vote going for Mature kitty food...IK