All our animals officially eat Acana Regional

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  1. CoralFang**

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    And I feel really good about it. The cats were eating royal cain, but I decided we'd make the switch because I have heard mixed reviews. Plus, now we can get everyone's food at the same place and after 10 bags, you get a bag for free; which is super awesome because it's like 90 bucks for a big bag.
     
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    Acana and Orijen are top notch, and local too

    Plus they eat a lot less to get the same nutritional value - less poop
     
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    I'm really excited about it. I knew they sold cat food, but I didn't know that the store in town here at their cat food. When I found it I was so stoked. Wish they had a bigger bag though, oh well.
     
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    That’s a big nope from me. Here’s the list of ingredients for one of their cat foods.. I’ve bolded all the things cats shouldn’t eat. It’s clearly hippy crap made to appeal to people who don’t understand feline nutrition and see things that are healthy for HUMANS and assume its good for their cat too.

    Deboned lamb, deboned duck, whole eggs, lamb meal, catfish meal, goat meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, rainbow trout, lamb fat, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, herring oil, quail, duck meal, lentil fiber, natural lamb flavor, lamb tripe, lamb liver, lamb kidney, duck giblets (liver, heart, kidney), duck cartilage, dried kelp, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, carrots, apples, pears, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried duck liver, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
     
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    Seriously? That is cat food?
     
  6. Posta

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    My cat also only eats acana Pacifica or raw.
     
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    Fresh whole pacific herring (14%), fresh whole pacific pilchard (12%), fresh whole arrowtooth flounder (8%), whole herring meal (8%), pacific cod meal (7%), whole whiting meal (7%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, pollock oil (6%), fresh whole silver hake (4%), fresh whole redstripe rockfish (4%), whole pinto beans, whole yellow peas, sun-cured alfalfa, cold-pressed sunflower oil, lentil fiber, dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried cod liver (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.


    Percentage breakdowns*
     
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    Vegetables aren’t poisonous to cats, just not that nutritionally valuable

    I’d take the good Canadian food with real meat and high protein over pretty much anything else on the market
     
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    Kidney disease, urinary tract disease and diabetes are killing house cats daily because of dry kibble and plant fillers. These diseases rose with the kibble pet food market.

    I guarantee the carb content of that food is at least 5x what a cat should get.
     
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    But 75% of listed carbs are complex. Which it used as energy by the body. Not sugar which is why you'd want a lower simple carbs index
     
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    Pretty much every brand you’re going to buy is going to have some carbs, almost none have carbs from quality ingredients.

    Raw diet will have the least. The best wet food you can buy isn’t great, most are just ground up shit they couldn’t legally put in people food. I’d suggest calling them and discussing why they use what they do. I don’t buy cat food, just dog food, but I know Kaia has a shiny coat and gets a clean bill of health, and Orijen and Acana get rave reviews from people that test food for animals for a living
     
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    Hahaha omg. I never thought I'd have a day where I'd be breaking down animal nutrition.
     
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    Regardless, my cat is ckc and in her contract, she is only allowed acana or raw. I'm curious as to what you feed your felines @skrinkle
     
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    I did that when I was deciding what to feed Kaia, turns out most dog and cat food is crap, full of worthless garbage
     
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    You’re speaking from an omnivores standpoint.
     
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    Just because most brands have carbs doesn’t make it ok to overload the cats with them. There are plenty of brands that are below 5% carbs https://catinfo.org/docs/CatFoodProteinFatCarbPhosphorusChart.pdf
     
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    If anyone is interested in the reality of feline nutrition and why kibble and carbs kill cats, just read this page https://catinfo.org
     
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    Had a chat with a pet store owner, he runs a store that carries only high(er) quality food.

    And he agrees with you

    He suggested that Orijen is the best kibble you can buy for cats, by a long shot, and that it’s much better than anything you can get in a can, but for the best nutrition the only option is a raw food diet.

    Of course, a raw diet is much more expensive than packaged food, which is a deterrent for many
     

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