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1Wellness Core Natural Grain Free Dry Cat Food, Original Turkey & Chicken, 12-Pound BagWellness Core Natural Grain F...4
2Merrick Before Grain #1 Chicken Dry Cat Food, 11.1 Pound BagMerrick Before Grain #1 Chick...3
3Instinct Original Grain Free Recipe with Real Chicken Natural Dry Cat Food by NatureInstinct Original Grain Free ...3
4Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Dry Cat Food, Green Pea & Duck Formula, 10 Pounds, Grain FreeNatural Balance L.I.D. Limite...2
5AMI Cat 16.5 lbs (7.5kg) (16.5 pounds)AMI Cat 16.5 lbs (7.5kg) (16....2
6Halo Grain Free Natural Dry Cat Food, Kitten Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe, 6-Pound BagHalo Grain Free Natural Dry C...2
7Taste of the Wild Grain Free High Protein Real Meat Recipe Rocky Mountain Premium Dry Cat Food - (Discontinued size by manufacturer)Taste of the Wild Grain Free ...2
8Wellness Complete Health Natural Dry Indoor Cat Food, Chicken, 11.5-Pound BagWellness Complete Health Natu...2
9Purina Cat Chow Hairball, Healthy Weight, Indoor Dry Cat Food, Indoor - 16 lb. BagPurina Cat Chow Hairball, Hea...2
10Purina Kitten Chow Dry Kitten Food, Nurture - (4) 6.3 lb. BagsPurina Kitten Chow Dry Kitten...2
11Ami Cat 3.3lbs (1.5kg)Ami Cat 3.3lbs (1.5kg)1
12Purina ONE Hairball, Weight Control, Indoor, Natural Dry Cat Food, Indoor Advantage - 16 lb. BagPurina ONE Hairball, Weight C...1
13Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach, Sensitive Skin, Natural Dry Cat Food, Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula - 16 lb. BagPurina ONE Sensitive Stomach,...1
14Instinct Raw Boost Indoor Health Grain Free Recipe with Real Chicken Natural Dry Cat Food by NatureInstinct Raw Boost Indoor Hea...1
15ORIJEN Dry Cat Food, Cat & Kitten, Biologically Appropriate & Grain FreeORIJEN Dry Cat Food, Cat & Ki...1
16Halo Natural Dry Cat Food, Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe, 6-Pound BagHalo Natural Dry Cat Food, Wi...1
17IAMS PROACTIVE HEALTH Adult Healthy Dry Cat Food with Chicken, 22 lb. BagIAMS PROACTIVE HEALTH Adult H...1
18Purina Beyond Natural Limited Ingredient Dry Cat Food, Simply White Meat Chicken & Whole Oat Meal Recipe - 3 lb. BagPurina Beyond Natural Limited...1
19Blue Buffalo Healthy Living Natural Adult Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 3-lb, 3 lbBlue Buffalo Healthy Living N...1
20Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain Free Real Chicken Adult Dry Cat Food, 4 Lbs.Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain...1

2. Merrick Before Grain #1 Chicken Dry Cat Food, 11.1 Pound Bag

    Features:
  • Meat Is #1 Ingredient
  • Made In The Usa
  • Grain Free Pet Food
Merrick Before Grain #1 Chicken Dry Cat Food, 11.1 Pound Bag
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ColorWhites & Tans
Height13.25 Inches
Length22 Inches
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Size11.1 lb
Weight11.1 Pounds
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5. AMI Cat 16.5 lbs (7.5kg) (16.5 pounds)

Balanced formulaMost trusted eco-friendly brandVeganNon-GMO
AMI Cat 16.5 lbs (7.5kg) (16.5 pounds)
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Number of items1
Size16.5 Pound (Pack of 1)
Weight16.53466965 Pounds
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11. Ami Cat 3.3lbs (1.5kg)

    Features:
  • New
  • Mint Condition
  • Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon
  • Guaranteed packaging
  • No quibbles returns
Ami Cat 3.3lbs (1.5kg)
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Height15.75 Inches
Length5.91 Inches
Size3.3 pounds
Weight3.30693393 Pounds
Width9.84 Inches
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14. Instinct Raw Boost Indoor Health Grain Free Recipe with Real Chicken Natural Dry Cat Food by Nature's Variety, 5 lb. Bag

    Features:
  • GRAIN FREE INDOOR CAT FOOD WITH FREEZE DRIED RAW CAGE FREE CHICKEN: Instinct Raw Boost dry cat food combines high protein, grain free kibble with all natural bites of freeze dried raw chicken. Cage free chicken is the #1 ingredient.
  • NATURAL CAT FOOD PLUS FREEZE DRIED RAW PIECES: Raw Boost cat food is high protein cat food with probiotics & omegas for healthy digestion & stool odor control. Made without grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, byproduct meal, artificial color or preservatives
  • THE FIRST RAW BOOSTED KIBBLE: Raw Boost mixes high protein, grain free cat food with our freeze dried raw cat food toppers in one bag. Complete & balanced nutrition for all cats, kittens to senior. Delicious, healthy flavor even picky kitties will love.
  • POWER OF RAW INGREDIENTS: Our cat food is made with the pure, real nutrition of raw. Raw is natural, made from real meat & whole food ingredients, protein packed & minimally processed. Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.
  • OUR BEST CAT FOOD BOOSTED WITH RAW: We craft dry & wet cat food from real ingredients. Compare Instinct to Blue Buffalo, Fancy Feast, Hills Science Diet, Royal Canin, Rachel Ray, Natural Balance, Purina One, Friskies, Wellness, Iams, Beyond & Weruva.
Instinct Raw Boost Indoor Health Grain Free Recipe with Real Chicken Natural Dry Cat Food by Nature's Variety, 5 lb. Bag
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ColorChicken
Height14 Inches
Length4 Inches
Number of items1
Size5 Pound (Pack of 1)
Weight5 Pounds
Width8 Inches
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u/NeighborhoodUnicorn · 1 pointr/cats

I just buy stuff at the pet store, but I can try and find a few recommendations. You'll want to avoid things with bells or small parts, at least while she's tiny. PetSmart usually has some pretty good stuff, or you can even find a good selection on Amazon. If you're gone a lot, it also might be a good idea to invest in something you can turn on and leave running while you're gone, like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WP7F8YC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_2GCMBb2JZP9JV.

Ironically, my cat's favorite toy is a piece of cut up fleece on a stick that I got from the pet store.

Here are a few homemade things that look fun:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/496293492/cat-toy-kitten-toy-kitten-puzzle-cat

https://www.etsy.com/listing/573944129/catnip-toy-medium-kicker-cat-toy-cat

And here are some more things from Amazon that I would recommend:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DT2WL26/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bLCMBbEDZ585B

And
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QPLUQXY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_dOCMBbRA7B6MM

Just make sure she's careful with the string on this one. As long as she doesn't break it off and swallow it, it should be fine.

Some sort of a laser pointer is always a great toy for kitties, just make sure not to shine it in her eyes.

Finally, make sure to get her a cat tree if you have room for one. Cats like to climb. Something like this would be great:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0794T79KM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ERCMBbM18RTGA

Scratching posts are also important, so here's what I would recommend for a scratching post, if you don't want to get the cat tree:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BY385RX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fTCMBbKA5B15Q

Once you spay her, if she isn't already, feed her adult food so she doesn't gain too much weight. A good kitten food to start her on before the spay is Good Natured, at PetSmart. If she's spayed and you want to start her on adult food, I use this, and my cat loves it, and she's super healthy:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XDQCL13/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_0VCMBbHDBF7XG

If you have any other questions, please feel free to message me. I have had my cat for two years, and raised her since she was three months old, so I can answer a lot of kitten questions.

One more thing, get her a bed. She may not always use it, but she will appreciate it.

u/Meeowkitty · 3 pointsr/MaineCoon

Congrats on the MC!

I have two MCs....

  1. Invest in a water fountain! Cats naturally don't drink enough water (which is why they tell u wet food is better to feed ur cat than dry food)

    https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Drinkwell-Platinum-Fountain-Drinking/dp/B000L3XYZ4/ref=sr_1_5?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1542680300&sr=1-5&keywords=platinum+water+fountain

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    Also, cats don't like their food and water in the same spot . I found my cats tend to drink way more water and it stays cleaner when they are in different areas. Previously i was cleaning their water daily because my silly cats were dropping their kibbles into the water, or their food was getting sugar ants.

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  2. Your new baby will need a scratching post he/she can grow into. My boys use this one religiously (we have 3 posts scattered around the house) but this is their favorite because they can stretch all the way to the top. WARNING: its massive. its very sturdy and pretty wide so if u have a smaller place this may NOT be the post for you.

    https://www.amazon.com/MidWest-Homes-Pets-Scratching-Extra-Durable/dp/B00JEADDCO/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1542679782&sr=8-9&keywords=cat+scratching+post+for+large+cats

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  3. Food: my kitties were fed taste of the wild at the breeders, but I transitioned them to Orijen cat and Kitten Food. Extremely pricy but as far as dry food goes some of the best.

    https://www.amazon.com/Orijen-Dry-Cat-Kitten-Food/dp/B01I3IBQG2/ref=sr_1_4?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1542680125&sr=1-4&keywords=orijen+cat+and+kitten+12

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  4. Cat litter: My previous cats developed issues from the dust from clay based litters. We switched over to something more natural when i got these MCs...like walnut shells!

    https://www.amazon.com/Naturally-Fresh-Multi-Cat-Quick-Clumping-Litter/dp/B00BPA12MO/ref=sr_1_7?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1542680260&sr=1-7&keywords=blue+litter

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  5. Cat Shelves - If you have a blank wall i definitely recommend this! We had to tweak ours a little because the shelves we purchased were entirely too small for Maine Coons. And also had to add supporting brackets. Everyday its a fight on who gets the cat shelves! and if its in a common area, its definitely a way for them to be present and still in their own space up high.

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  6. Pet insurance. If you can afford to get ur kitten Pet insurance I recommend this. Maine coons since they are a larger breed are prone to things like hip displaysia, HCM, and other genetic diseases. It makes caring for them a little easier as they get older. We use Healthy Paws Pet insurance for our two Maine Coons and i highly recommend them! I want to say as a kitten they started out between 10 and 20 dollars a month?

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    Everyone has given u a lot of wonderful advice here! Some of which i actually wish I knew when i was getting my babies! Good luck and enjoy your new kitten :)

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u/schmin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Declawing is the same as surgically removing the last bone from each of your fingertips. Learn to keep the cat's nails trimmed correctly. Too short and if a cat's not used to it, they can't walk, run, or jump without wobbling until they grow back.

Not all cats like scratching posts -- mine prefers cardboard, but not the 'on-edge' cardboard cat scratchers, so my dad helped me add a wooden 'tray' to the top of the post in which I place flat squares of cardboard cut from boxes. She scratches and sleeps there, and sometimes just perches there to watch out the window. Don't get a carpet-covered scratching post or pad unless you want to teach your cat that scratching carpet is a good idea. =P

I have a Booda Dome for a litter box -- she still tracks some litter. I don't think there's a system out there that will keep cats from tracking any. Some litters are better than others. Covered litter boxes are nice for the humans, but not all cats will adapt to the flaps. Some litters are lower 'dust' than others, and this is better for cats' lungs and humans' alike. =)

Not all cats will respond to catnip or all types of toys. My cat is indifferent to laser pointers, and only likes the actual fur-covered realistic mice. She doesn't care for bell toys, but those little plastic springs drive her nuts (when she's in the mood). Her favorite toy is a wooden wobble 'bead' in which you can place catnip. Also a Da Bird Feather Cat Toy which you can make flutter to sound like a real bird. I'd suggest the non-collapsible one, as I'd suspect my cat would pull that apart. =P

Talk to your vet about what food(s) are actually good for your cat. From my research, you want to avoid bone meal products or and 'meal' products as they include ground bone which is hard on your cat's kidneys. Also avoid grains. Turkey is better than chicken; not all fish are terrible, but you have to consider mercury levels. You should consider only feeding your cat wet food, but this is more expensive, and difficult to manage with hurried schedules. Mine loves kibble and hates having to give that up, so I leave that out all the time and supplement with a big scoop of wet food at night. (These are the best quality, least expensive per-serving foods I've found.) A 6-lb. bag of kibble seems to last my cat ~3 months. At four days (servings) per can, the 12-pack of 12.5 oz. cans last about 1.5 months. You'll need two snap-on plastic can lids. My cat adores salmon as you may see. =P

Not all cats will like all types of cat beds.

Mine LOVES water (she literally demands 'cat showers') and she likes to play with the dripping tub faucet, so next I'm going to get a cat drinking fountain. Cats in general prefer 'fresh' or moving water, so mine always wants clean water in her bowl every time.

Because no one cat will like every toy or bed or litter box, you may have to buy more than one. Talk to your vet about what types to try and how to encourage a cat to like what you buy. I put catnip on my cat's things -- that seems to have worked, but not all cats respond to catnip.

u/Revolv667 · 1 pointr/Hedgehog

Thats good to hear :)

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So to be specific, you're looking for:

Macros

  • Protein: 28-35% (always below 40%)
  • Fat: 10-15%
  • Fiber: as high as possible

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    This is what most adult/juvenile hedgehogs need, but if you weigh him and he's under 250g then consider adding +5% fat intake to his diet.

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    Safe ingredients

  • Meats: chicken, beef, turkey
  • Meat Meals: chicken meal, duck meal
  • Fats: chicken fat, turkey fat

    These are healthy ingredients for almost any hedgehog. You can also choose to add fish to the list of ingredients, although some people say it makes their poop smell worse.

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    Unsafe ingredients

  • corn, wheat, brewer's rice*
  • cellulose
  • unnamed meats, meat meals, and unnamed fats*
  • by-products
  • meat by-products*
  • BHA, BHT, Ethoxyquin
  • food dyes
  • menadione sodium bisulfate

    Avoid these, but you'll find some of the * products in healthy foods listed beyond the first 10 ingredients.

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    Good Choices

    Blue Buffalo Healthy Living Natural Adult Dry Cat Food

    Purina Beyond Simply Natural, Adult Dry Cat Food

    Iams Proactive Health Original Adult Dry Cat Food

    I've used the Blue Buffalo for juvenile hedgehogs before and its worked well for them, however I stumbled upon the Purina a year ago and that stuff is pretty great for the price. Both have 4% fiber while the Iams only has 3%, but aside from that the Iams is a good food too. I'd just do a search for your local retailers online and see who has the best deal on each product and go from there.

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    I hope this helps
u/FakeWalterHenry · 1 pointr/cats

Not sure what your budget is, but there are a few suggestions I can make.


2. Make grooming easy with bribes! Healthy treats like Catty Shack or Greenies make Brush Time easier for both parties.


3. A lot of professional groomers charge an arm and a leg for cats (because of their arms and legs), so do the grooming yourself! You will need a Furminator, nail clippers, and cleansing wipes. Groom often, and invest in a scratching post.


4. As long as you are using a tool for grooming cats (i.e.: Furminator) you don't have to worry about overdoing it. Brush as thoroughly as you can, and stop when your brush starts coming out clean (or nearly free of loose hairs).


5. General tips: Buy the best food your budget allows. Preferably wet food, or a diet half wet food and half dry food. Go grain free, like Merrick and/or Soulistic. For a healthy, shiny coat I would recommend Pet Naturals' Daily Best; And to reduce hairballs, Hairball. Don't use hairball remedies that contain petroleum jelly, it will give your baby the runs :(

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u/Midgers · 6 pointsr/Pets

I have a puker. Things that really improved his pukeyness was a cat supplement that helps them with their gut. (Links below) Its advertised to help with poop issues, but will definitely help with puke issues as well.

You also need to make sure that there is NO grains in his/her food. Cats shouldn't have any grains in their food. Lots of cheap pet food use that as filler. Secondly, a lot of cheap food uses sub par ingredients. Check your cats food for chicken by product. It's bad for them. Its basically all the parts left over from taking the good stuff from the chicken. Wikipedia defines it as "It is made from grinding clean, rendered parts of poultry carcasses and can contain bones, offal and undeveloped eggs, but only contains feathers that are unavoidable in the processing of the poultry parts." Sounds pretty yucky, huh? You wouldn't eat it, so why should you feed it to your cat?
Crappy cat foods use a ton of fillers that are basically the equivalent to a bag of cheetos to humans.

Switch to a brand that is grain free and uses whole meats such as the wellness I linked below. Blue buffalo is also a good alternative. Do you feed your cat wet food? If not, try feeding a good wet food (Linked below). My cats love the core wellness wet food and really eating wet food is better than an all dry diet.

All this stuff is a little pricey, but its worth it in the long run. Taking him to the vet all the time is probably more expensive than switching to a better food. Do it slowly as well, like over a week or two.

Basically anything you can find in your grocery store's pet isle you shouldn't be feeding your pet. Its all junk. Even the "high end" purnia foods. Junk. I know purina makes a sensitive stomach formula for cats. I tried it and it didn't help my furry little puke machine at all. All these crappy foods don't really fill your cat up as much as a good food will so they will be hungrier more often because the quality of the food is just crap.

How I solved my cat puke problem was feeding them wet food in the morning and evening and leaving out a small bowl of dry food for them to snack on throughout the day. If your cat isn't really super hungry than they will eat a bit slower and that'll keep her from throwing up. Some cats don't handle the self regulating diet and instead just end up eating more food, so figure out if your cat(s) can handle grazing between wet food meals.

You can also try getting a cat water fountain and placing it somewhere separate from their water. Cats are weird and don't like their water near their food. Cats get most of their water from their food but having a flowing water source can really help them up their water intake. If cats don't get enough water they are prone to developing kidney and bladder problems. The Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain is really good. I have mine in my bathroom and my cats really enjoy playing with the water and getting their paws wet and licking them etc etc.

As for the stains, the stain remover I linked below is a god send. It's a good product that cleans up stains really well. It even does cat pee. I have light carpets and this stuff takes it right out and leaves no marks behind. It should even work on your old stains, you just have to leave it a little longer.

I know all this stuff adds up to a ton of money but its so worth it not to have to clean up cat puke all the time. I did a ton of research for my puke machine and he went from puking 3-4 times a week to puking maybe every 3 months and then its usually just a hairball. His coat also looked better and he was softer.

Let me know if you have any questions. I'd be happy to help you figure this out and field any more questions about how I solved my cats puke problems.

Wellness


Core Wellness Wet Food


Stain Remover


[puke helper](
http://www.amazon.com/Purina-Fortiflora-Feline-Nutritional-Supplement/dp/B001650OE0/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1368101518&sr=1-2&keywords=fortiflora)

Cat Nutritional Supplements

u/critterwool · 1 pointr/cats

Halo Grain Free Natural Dry Cat Food, Kitten Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe, 6-Pound Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0748F39Y9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_AZUBCbSQJK949 This is a really good kitten food and kittens should be allowed to eat as much food as they want to because they are growing so quickly. As your cat gets older near a year, based on how the cat is doing, you can start limiting the amount of food if needed under vets advice. This kitten food is grain free and made from whole meats. I did a lot of reading and finally decided on this one. My girl will not eat wet food I have bought her very expensive wet food of all types and kinds and she refuses. The argument over wet and dry food mostly centers around wet having extra moisture that cats need because they don't drink a lot but I've got a solution for that below. Also some dry foods are not made from very good ingredients but this food is really good and it is better to have a high-quality dry food than a low-quality wet food. If your cat will eat both, get the best quality you can afford in both. With kittens needing to eat frequently throughout the day it is convenient to have this high-quality dry food available at all times and feed wet food two or three times a day.

I highly recommend a water fountain to encourage water intake. If you can afford it go for ceramic or stainless steel because they stay cleaner. I fostered my girls litter from age 4 weeks and I got them a water fountain very early on. It was so cute they were mesmerized by it and everybody was drinking water all the time because it was so much fun. It is instinctual for a cat to drink from running water because in nature that is the cleanest water and much less likely to have illness causing bacteria. PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Red, 70 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HQHFDCU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rS8vCb5C0HACG

u/paigekaos · 1 pointr/Food_Pantry

Well, the wonderful folks here and r/randomactsofpetfood have taken care of food and litter for her, but if you or anyone else wanted to send them to her as well - she'll definitely need them.

http://www.amazon.com/Purina-Instant-Action-Litter-7-pounds/dp/B004I5NB72/ref=wl_it_dp_o_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=H28JJSBQ2CYZ&coliid=IGXJGOFW5SF1V

http://www.amazon.com/Purina-Cat-Chow-Indoor-Food/dp/B001VJ3G50/ref=wl_it_dp_o_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=H28JJSBQ2CYZ&coliid=I15F8IB7G2FNR8

The sunscreen is definitely huge for her, because she can't leave the house without it even on cloudy days, but I know she needs other things like laundry detergent - I just don't know what sort she uses. If you are interested in helping out, PM me, and I'll let you know what she says when I hear back from her.

Thank you so much :)

u/RazorbladeApple · 4 pointsr/RandomActsOfPetFood

I don't know how to say this without sounding too jerky, but I think you might want to add some foods that cost less (make sure they are Prime). Your listed foods are those that we feed our indoor pets & it's ok to feed our ferals high quality when we have the money to do that. I think by putting huge bags of Friskies on your list will only help the cause & keep your cats going. And I'd give to that cause! I have to save the pricey stuff for my cats, hope you understand & hope that helps!

Also, I feed my ferals this: Note it's cheaper than your listed brands, but 15lbs vs 5lb foods you listed

u/agent_of_entropy · 3 pointsr/CatAdvice

I use Instinct Original Grain Free Recipe Natural Dry Cat Food by Nature's Variety. Subscribe and save for an extra buck ninety off. Kitteh loves the stuff. She's a lazy house cat, but self regulates her feeding is not overweight at all. Been using it for about a year and a half and am just finishing my third bag.

Edit to note: The linked product is not the formula I've been feeding Kitteh. It's a re-formulated product. I'm going with Instinct Ultimate Protein Grain Free Recipe Natural Dry Cat Food by Nature's Variety on my next order.

Edit 2: After reading the reviews, Instinct Original Grain Free Recipe Natural Dry Cat Food by Nature's Variety Rabbit Formula has more actual meat in it. The Ultimate Protein Formula's second ingredient is tapioca. I put in a subscription for the Rabbit Formula.

u/lnfinity · -37 pointsr/vegan

Can I ask why you think cats need to eat meat?

When I ask that there tend to be three groups of answers:

The least informed people say "cats are obligate carnivores", not even understanding that "obligate carnivore" is just a synonym for "needs meat" so nothing additional has been explained.

The group of people who know a little bit about the subject will claim that cats require taurine.

The most informed group of people will claim that cats require preformed Vitamin A, Arachidonic Acid, Vitamin D3, L-Carnitine, and the right amount of magnesium to prevent the serious problems that can occur from its lack (hyper-excitability, soft tissue calcification, metaphysos swelling) or its surplus (uralthiasis and cystitis).

These last two points are entirely true, cats do need to have all of these needs met, but there have been widely available vegan cat foods such as Ami-cat that have been on the market for over a decade now that meet all of these needs.

While it is easy for people to lie online, it is not difficult to find many people who claim to have been feeding their cats Ami Cat Food for years without issue. I have been able to locate a few pictures of veterinary blood test results that people claim are for their vegan cats.

EDIT: People are aggressively downvoting this while not adding any replies, so I'll add that I do not have any cats, do not have any desire to adopt a cat, and do not feel that this point is particularly important to the ethics of veganism. My only interest in this subject is a desire to know the truth, and while public opinion is clearly on one side, the reasons that at least most of those people hold to justify those views don't hold up to scrutiny.

u/blonderengel · 1 pointr/cats

Definitely grain/gluten free; first ingredient some "real" meat/fish. I have several foods on rotation, to mix things up and to discourage foodsnobbishness. Right now, it's this:

tend to switch it up a bit, free feeding high quality dry and offering wet in the a.m.

Some of the dry food my monsters seem to like:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0048Z6PPM/ref=oh_details_o00_s02_i04?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XQATWA/ref=oh_details_o00_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CGICYVW/ref=oh_details_o00_s03_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CGICYVW/ref=oh_details_o00_s03_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They also LOVE Merrick's Before Grain -- and it's a good value:

http://www.amazon.com/Merrick-Before-Grain-Chicken-Pound/dp/B001709GF2/ref=pd_sim_petsupplies_2

u/bbdoll · 1 pointr/Pets

awesome! and yeah, it really is surprisingly affordable especially with only one kitty. i narrowed it down a bit since you can order online, i would consider this, this, or this. come to think of it, i was able to successfully transition a carb addicted cat to blue buffalo easily enough. hope that helps a bit!

u/CatScratchJohnny · 1 pointr/Floof

Sounds like you might have tried it, but this Natural Balance is pretty good on restrictive diets.

Also, that look. You could be in trouble, hope you don't wake up to any "gifts" in your bed from her.

Good Luck!

u/bubonis · 1 pointr/ferrets
  1. Ferret math means you'll rarely have one animal. I'm not just saying this to be cute; ferrets are extremely social animals, and if you don't (or can't) provide them with regular interaction they will not be happy, healthy creatures. Please do consider a pair of ferrets; the upkeep isn't significantly greater and it will be a better experience for both animals. That all being said, the Ferret Nation Habitat is a very popular and sturdy cage for one or two animals. They also sell a dual-level model, and these can be expanded with additional units.
  2. You'll get a great deal of discussion about this. My personal preference is SwheatScoop unscented. It is a wheat-based clumping litter with low dust and, as a bonus, can be safely flushed down the toilet. Should you go looking at other options you'll want to be sure to avoid anything with perfumes/scents, and anything clay-based.
  3. My ferrets adore and thrive on Wellness CORE original formula. Don't balk at the price; it takes my three ferrets about about 4-6 weeks to go through a 12 lb bag so you're looking at about 33¢ per ferret per day. There are other options out there; avoid anything that isn't at least 35% meat-based protein, anything that has sugar or sweeteners, and anything that has grain or grain product as the primary ingredient.
  4. Treats are tricky as you don't want to give them anything that's patently unhealthy. In the past (before I knew better) I would give my ferrets Honey Nut Cheerios, peanut butter, raisins, and a bunch of other things. They loved it but it really wasn't healthy for them at all. Most ferrets like a squirt of Ferretone every now and then. Freeze-dried meats and jerky products are good, but again avoid things with added sugars and salt (honey and molasses finds its way into many pet jerky products). Once in awhile I'll slip my ferrets a little bit of cooked hamburger or roasted turkey but that's hit or miss. Remember: Ferrets are total carnivores!

    Though you didn't ask, I'll volunteer: Be very careful when giving your ferret(s) toys to play with. Avoid anything made of foam, for example; chewed pieces can get caught in their intestinal tract and cause serious problems. For similar reasons, avoid anything that has pieces which can be chewed off (e.g., a plastic eye); anything with plastic bits (like ribbons); and all kinds of squeaky toys and things made of thin rubber. Good toys: Cardboard tubes and boxes. Ping-pong balls. Super Thru-Way. Cotton rope toys. Large towels. Small cotton unadorned stuffed animals.
u/v-porphyria · 1 pointr/Frugal

We've been doing Core Wellness dry food on a subscription from Amazon the last few months. http://www.amazon.com/Wellness-Grain-Food-Original-Recipe/dp/B001BOVE54/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1373340748&sr=1-2&keywords=grain+free+cat+food

Wag.com has some great coupons for first time orders, but after that we found amazon to be a better price (we have a prime membership for free shipping).

u/rubix_redux · 5 pointsr/vegan

We have two cats who have been on Ami Cat for two years. We have had this OKed by two different vets. FWIW, one cat had a lifelong itchy-rash on his neck that went away after we began feeding him the vegan cat food. Correlation does not equal causation, but I thought it was interesting that it happened around the same time.

We have the means to purchase this food, so we do it. I'm sure there are cheaper ways. In the end, I don't want to kill other animals just because I want to keep the one in my house alive when I don't have to.

u/tumblred · 1 pointr/cats

I get my baby Natures Variety Instinct. It's a little expensive but it's really good for them (: I get him the Instincts raw boost dry food and also the wet food. Personally I feed my kitten wet food two to three times a day and leave the dry food out for him at all times.

Those are the amazon links btw, but i get his food at Petsmart.

I agree with others that you should take him to the vet and get him checked as cats don't show when they're in pain. Also, I suggest searching up on cats and seeing what they like, what they're supposed to eat, etc.

u/salziger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Kitten chow would be lovely. Thanks for the contest!

u/SherbsSketches · 1 pointr/RandomKindness

This is so kind of you! I would get this for my kitties :) I have been dealing with some financial difficulties for a while, otherwise I wouldn't post. No worries though! I truly appreciate the kindness behind the gesture.

u/AlternateMew · 5 pointsr/vegan

Yeah, I know. They actually do need nutrients found only in animal meat, unlike us. The one I know offhand is taurine.

But there are vegan cat foods.

To quote someone else:

> "It takes a little perspective to see that food really is made out of chemicals. It is reduce-able, and we can build it back up. And we can change it, and we can make it better.

I already admitted that feeding cats plant-based cat food is something you'd want to be careful with. Keep contact with the vet. Make sure their bloodwork is good. And if they for some reason can't be healthy on that food, then they need animal-based food and there's nothing that can really be done about that at this point.

u/Mishiiee · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ruger

I think the most important thing on my wishlist right now is: Kitty food because I plan on getting a kitten soon, at least by my birthday, unless I get all the supplies I need before then, then I can get a kitten before then. If that makes any sense.

But I know that the kitty food isn't the cheapest, so, if I do win, anything on my wishlists would be nice, so yea. Thanks for the contest :D

u/ElDoRado1239 · 1 pointr/vegan

Yeah, this. Plus it's not something new and experimental, this particular brand is there for some time and as you can see here, for example, people and their cats are quite happy about it. Some say they use it for years and the cats are healthy.

https://www.amazon.com/AMI-Cat-16-5-7-5kg-pounds/dp/B018K4OG9I

u/GavinDaRabbit · 1 pointr/ferrets

Here’s an Amazon link
Instinct Original Grain Free Recipe with Real Chicken Natural Dry Cat Food by Nature's Variety, 11 lb. Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XDP4H17/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gyXKAbF147YK1

u/AtomicAngel99 · 1 pointr/iamatotalpieceofshit

Halo Grain Free Natural Dry Cat Food, Kitten Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe, 6-Pound Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0748F39Y9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_x2NODbJNHB82X

u/griss0 · 1 pointr/Pets

Can you split the costs for food? I have 2 cats and buy http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J8J4UY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It last about 2-3 months, and it's only $30. You can ask him for 15-20$ to chip in for a huge bag, Royal Canin is about $35 on Amazon for a huge bag.

u/Pi_Maker · 3 pointsr/randomgifts

I need help this month. I need cat food, it is located on my WL called "Pets and Animals"

I was able to get freezer foods, some veggies and gas for myself and small human (which is why i don't have regular food items on my WLs). I'm still going to work - just waiting for my last month's paycheck.

Pre-thanks to anyone who is willing/able to help <3

u/NotTRYINGtobeLame · 1 pointr/Cinderblock

This is the one I switched to: Purina ONE Hairball, Weight Control, Indoor, Natural Dry Cat Food, Indoor Advantage https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000WFKTWM

Searching Amazon and Chewy for "indoor" yields at least several options.

u/j00t · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

If your kitty is getting more water from a fountain, then they don't necessarily need wet food. Just be sure to feed them a high-quality grain-free dry food and they'll be good to go.

Here's what I use:

https://www.amazon.com/Taste-Wild-Mountain-Protein-Natural/dp/B0018CJYCO/ref=sr_1_3?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1525380571&sr=1-3&keywords=taste+of+the+wild+cat+food+dry

u/simiangeek · 2 pointsr/cats

The best stuff we've found for our two picky princesses is Taste of the Wild. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0018CJYCO/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1377729396&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

Sorry for the long link, posting from phone.

u/tetanusmaster · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Dude, where are you getting your wet cat food? I can get some nearby at 2 cans for $1. You can get 24 cans online for under $10. I also have these lids that snap onto them (like a tupperware lid) to preserve the food better so I can make a can last 2-3 days (we give our cat both wet and dry food). If you compare it to some dry food like Purina ONE, and do a bit of math, it comes out to 14.01 oz per dollar for the dry food compared to 13.92 oz per dollar for the wet food. In this case, the wet food is actually cheaper. It's not an exact comparison, since Purina ONE costs more than the bottom-of-the-barrel pet food, but my point is that wet food isn't too much more expensive than dry food in most cases.

u/judogirl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Kitty food is always needed at my house!

Thanks for the contest!

u/Retroactive_Spider · 2 pointsr/pics

Yes. And in case you're wondering, this isn't even remotely funny. That cat is going to have serious health problems in just a few years... mostly in the kidneys and in the joints.

If you're interested in helping him, either switch completely to canned food or feed him this stuff. Get off the grocery store kibble.

u/bookishgeek · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Some cat food. My cat eats grain-free, and a change will upset his little cat stomach an awful lot. But a recent unexpected bill has made it so hard to buy some, and I don't want him to ever go hungry. I'm portioning it out as best I can now, but it won't last long.

I'm almost out of cat litter even more than I am out of food, though. Either one, really. I'm Turking as fast as I can. God, I don't deserve to be a cat mom.

u/TheseusScamander · 1 pointr/Hedgehog

Purina One Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula Adult Dry Cat Food - 16 Lb. Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WFLZ0C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_WucaCbBYJC2VR

What appeared on Amazon

u/MrHappysadfacee · 3 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

Feeding your cat only dry food is fine, thousands upon thousands of people do it. We feed our cats one wet can a day, lunch time, and have a big bowl of dry food out all day for them to eat at their leisure (this only works if you have cats that dont gorge).

Right now for cost reasons we use kirkland brand dry food from costco. On a better budget we were using Taste of The wild dry food. Taste of the wild is made with zero grain, and grain in dry food is what makes it bad for cats in the first place. When looking for a dry food, just try to find grain-free, or little of it.

u/bjwest · -1 pointsr/funny

Cats are not omnivores. Other than the occasional grass/herbs for medicine, they are 100% carnivore. If you're feeding your cat a food made with grains (99.9% of all dry, and a vast majority of canned), you are doing nothing but making them fat and sick. I have three cats, and an 11 pound bag of this grain free cat food lasts almost two months. I never let their bowls become empty, they eat all they need and don't overeat. They are slim, healthy and don't hack up hairballs/piles of food every other day like they used to.

u/Nandedt · 2 pointsr/vegan

Why do you not think so? I'm not sure how much research you have done and maybe you know something I don't, but I'd recommend going through this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/veganpets/wiki/faq
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews/B01B2XPEFO/ref=cm_cr_dp_mb_top?ie=UTF8

u/klethra · 0 pointsr/HumansBeingBros

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B018K4OG9I/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506641703&sr=8-2&keywords=ami+cat+food&dpPl=1&dpID=41zifwjGIjL&ref=plSrch

Just got my cat's blood work back, and he's still got a clean bill of health. People still call me abusive for feeding my cat a plant-based diet fortified with all the micronutrients he needs to thrive because they'd rather I feed him dead chickens and fish.