What do you feed your cat and where do you buy it?

  1. I'm stuck in a small town for a few more months, and there are no pet stores in sight! The best I have to work with is a Walmart. The healthiest food I've been able to find at Walmart is the Pure Balance brand (both wet and dry). I visited friends and went to a Target near them (it wasn't a Super Target) and found even fewer selections! It's a struggle to find foods that don't have meat byproducts and grains. To be honest, I'm not even really sure if Pure Balance is *that* healthy, but it seems to be the healthiest out of all of the options I have here. I need to ask the vet about all of this for kitty's next appointment, but that won't be for a few more months.

    So my question to you is:
    -What brand of cat food do you trust?
    -What ingredients do you watch out for?
    -Where do you buy your cat food at? I'm thinking I may need to simply order online.

    On a side note, do you notice your cat becoming a food snob? My girl certainly has become one! She'll wake me up at 0500 some mornings! And if I put down TURKEY instead of her favorite (which is turkey MIXED with chicken), she'll literally turn her nose up and run out the door. What a snob!
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm afraid I will disappoint you but I simply buy what is on sale. And it is always dry, not wet. Same for the dog.

    WalMart is my go-to place for dog/cat food and other essentials.

    I have found that WalMart and other discount stores carry the more expensive and meat-based foods though.

    My daughter is training to be a chef and she is very picky about her mini-dachsund. She makes his food. He lived with us for 6 years when she headed off to college and got the cheapest dog food and was healthy and happy. But if it makes her happy, it is fine with me.

    (Edited to add - cat is not picky by the way).
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    One of my cats has kidney problems and is on a special food-Purina NF. I get it on Amazon. My other cat eats it too. They will occasionally get a can of Fancy Feast as a treat. I always try to feed grain free, but I have to watch the protein levels for the cat in renal failure.
  5. by   oceanblue52
    If your options for pet food are limited, you could try baby food. It sounds ridiculous but my Mom switched our older cat to this because she had trouble chewing...she thrived on it and lived until she was 19. If you want a more traditional option, Petco rewards program often offers free shipping and coupons.
  6. by   Rose_Queen
    My one cat is on a prescription diet. The only option for me is to get it from the vet. However, my other cats get Purina canned food. I buy it on Amazon with subscribe and save. Same with dog food. My guys are extremely picky eaters, so not only do I have to stick with the same brand I have to get the same flavor and consistency.
  7. by   Purple_roses
    Thanks all! Looks like I'll be checking out Petco and Amazon online.
  8. by   sharpeimom
    We have seven cats and two dogs and they eat a LOT! We feed Blue Buffalo Chicken and Rice and use three 16# bags per month. We use the Subscribe and Save plan at Amazon. I'm not sure if it's only for Prime members of not. As a Prime member, there's no postage.

    We also get the dogs' food on Subscribe and Save too. They eat Blue Buffalo Lamb and Rice. We buy 2 bags a month using Subscribe and Save. Poor Rosie didn't know what dog food was when we rescued her.
    Last edit by sharpeimom on May 17, '17 : Reason: Typo