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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:34 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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Is anyone aware of such a product?

The breeder of our latest kitten swears by dried food (good for the teeth apparently), but they all seem to have 'maize' as a major ingredient.

Tiger's been raised on wet food only and seems very healthy and happy, but he does like a 'snack' of dried stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:09 pm 
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There are a number of grain-free dry foods available and probably more being developed as people become more aware of the problems grains cause in cat diets. I am currently testing three with my cats to see which one they like best:

- Innova Evo
- Nature's Variety Instinct
- Wellness Core

There may be others on the market that I haven't gotten my hands on yet.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:29 pm 
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Forgot to mention: I also picked up a bag of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul. While not grain-free as the others, it is without maize and wheat. I mix it into the grain-free kibble as my cats won't eat grain-free straight, but will eat it if it's mixed.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:11 am 
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Hi Mr T,

We use Royal Canin Skincare 33. This is a maize & wheat free dry food, really good for their coats and our troup love it. We used to use Royal Canin Beauty & Fit, but this contains maize (although it never upsets their tummies), so we have now started to mix this in with the Skincare 33 (to use it up).

The Royal Canin Baby Cat 33 (for 1-4 months), Skin Care 33 and Queen foods are all fine, unfortunately the Kitten biscuits do contain either maize or gluten (I am afraid I cannot remember which one it is), so we avoid using this one.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:49 am 
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Thanks for the advice one and all :D

The breeder supplied some Royal canin 'sensitive' which she feeds all her cats on, but I'd rather avoid maize/corn if possible.

I'll try them on 33 and see how they get on. Do you give them 'wet' food too?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:16 pm 
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I feed mine two meals of wet food (canned) per day with an occasional pouch for treats. If they like it, they barely touch the dry food at all. If it's not to their taste though, they rather live solely on dry food until I discard the unacceptable wet food and replace it with something better tasting...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:36 pm 
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tameeria wrote:
If it's not to their taste though, they rather live solely on dry food until I discard the unacceptable wet food and replace it with something better tasting...


How true is that :lol:

Although Oska is learning that he just gets the same favour until he eats it now, so isn't so picky, moans a lot but still eats it :)

Naomi


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