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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Different brands, same flavour

I'm trying to add more variety to Kira and Jadzia's menu. Right now they get homemade raw chicken, Wellness can chicken, turkey and turkey/salmon. I tried Nature's variety Instinct and Evo 95%. They liked the chicken, duck and rabbit. They won't touch beef or venison and NVI lamb didn't make the cut either although they do like Eagle Pack chicken/lamb. I give it once in awhile but it has grains.

I'm wondering if there are benefits to feeding different brands even if the flavours are the same or is it best to stick to one brand. I was happy they liked NVI rabbit but saw on the company's website the rabbit meat comes from China! The main ingredient comes from halfway across the world It is mind-boggling :sad: I wonder if I should continue getting it even though the girls liked it and it is a change from what they usually get.

Something to think about...
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Old September 28th, 2009, 04:16 PM
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I'm wondering if there are benefits to feeding different brands even if the flavours are the same or is it best to stick to one brand.
My opinion is that it's still a good idea to feed different brands, regardless of the flavour. For one reason, different companies put their own spin on the vitamin/mineral makeup of their foods, and by feeding a variety, you're more likely to cover all the bases nutritionally. There's also less of a chance of your cats becoming ill if one of the brands you were feeding should happen to be recalled for whatever reason. For instance, I had fed Aztec some of the Nutro flavours that were tainted with melamine back in 2007, but because he was also eating several other brands of food and it was only a small portion of his diet, he suffered no ill-effects. So ya, I'm a big fan of variety, if the cats don't have digestive issues because of it (in which case, a gradual switch between brands might be necessary).
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