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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:33 pm 
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So my mum has bengals and feeds them on highlife and a good selection of fresh meat. I have just got my pair and have been feeding them on Feline Fayre. Now I've read that they are high in sugar and it may not be the best diet for them.

What do you feed yours?

I understand some people just feed a dry diet. Im sure you get this question all the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Food?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:32 pm 
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I have had my baby boy for 2 days lol but I am feeding the same diet as the breeder currently.

Dry food - Natures Variety Raw Instinct Chicken Kibble
Wet food - Castor & Pollux Organix Chicken, Chicken/Chicken Liver & Turkey Pate

The ingredients seem pretty okay but I'll probably switch him to raw eventually. Still need to do some more research though.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Food?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:58 pm 
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Kittens should be fed at least some wet food for the water content. They may not be into drinking water fully at this point in their lives. Since it appears you are not from the States, I will bow to our UK members.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Food?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:53 am 
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Lola is now at the vets for blood in her stool and a high temp. Im concerned that the diet change has caused this.

I think i should of listened about the sugar content in Feline Fayre.

Shes strictly on boiled chicken until they can find the cause :(


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 Post subject: Re: Best Food?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:18 am 
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Poor Lola, hour she gets well soon.
When we got ours we fed what the breeder gave them: Bozita for dry and raw paste - later we continued with Bozita kibble and Thrive tins. They both had soft poo and blood and episodes of diarrhoea in and off. Nothing in vets tests. Tried grain free diet - lily's kitchen - but nothing changed. Have now tried Applaws and at last normal stools and no blood! So Bozita and Applaws work for us. We only started the new diets after a while as they loved their paste for kittens.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:56 pm 
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Hopefully, Lola is fine. Please update us! Just know that going to a new home can wreak havoc in a kitten (stress).


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 Post subject: Re: Best Food?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:48 pm 
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I hope things go well with Lola, please keep us updated her progress.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Food?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:08 pm 
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I try to stick with venison as a single protein in my two cat's wet and dry food. They are prone to skin sensitivities, possibly because we live in Florida so I want to keep food out of the possible reasons why they lick the fur off their bellies. The vet believes it is behavioral, and at this point I tend to agree. But not wanting to mix things up too much I feed them a variety of venison wet food and Nature's Balance limited ingredient venison dry food as well. They love Mauri venison wet food, but the company rebranded to the name Koha and totally changed the food. Now one of my cats walks away refusing to eat any of it and the other one only picks at it. Forget about the leftover second half of the can from the refrigerator. They seem to enjoy Addiction's grain free venison stew but I can't find it in stock any longer. They will tolerate Nature's balance venison wet food but only once in awhile. They absolutely love Ziwi Peak venison wet food so I broke down and ordered a case for them. It is more than I want to spend on cat food but they absolutely love it and spin in circles when I am serving it to them. It makes them so happy, how can I disappoint? They have such beautiful fur and don't shed much, I have to think it is from a good diet. Their vet even commented on their amazing coats.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Food?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:20 pm 
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CMYKjill wrote:
I try to stick with venison as a single protein in my two cat's wet and dry food. They are prone to skin sensitivities, possibly because we live in Florida so I want to keep food out of the possible reasons why they lick the fur off their bellies. The vet believes it is behavioral, and at this point I tend to agree. But not wanting to mix things up too much I feed them a variety of venison wet food and Nature's Balance limited ingredient venison dry food as well. They love Mauri venison wet food, but the company rebranded to the name Koha and totally changed the food. Now one of my cats walks away refusing to eat any of it and the other one only picks at it. Forget about the leftover second half of the can from the refrigerator. They seem to enjoy Addiction's grain free venison stew but I can't find it in stock any longer. They will tolerate Nature's balance venison wet food but only once in awhile. They absolutely love Ziwi Peak venison wet food so I broke down and ordered a case for them. It is more than I want to spend on cat food but they absolutely love it and spin in circles when I am serving it to them. It makes them so happy, how can I disappoint? They have such beautiful fur and don't shed much, I have to think it is from a good diet. Their vet even commented on their amazing coats.


Jill, I know what you mean about the Ziwi canned. Miko loved the one can of Lamb/Rabbit that I gave him but I just simply can't afford to feed him Ziwi wet food all the time. Maybe one day. I'm actually feeding him the Ziwi dry food right now which he absolutely devours- but Ziwi is planning a possible name change and possible ingredients change in the next few weeks- so brace yourselves! Hopefully they don't change anything major!

Miko's also lost interest in the Castor & Pollux Organix brand canned food, so we are feeding him mostly Nature's Variety right now. Chicken and rabbit are the two main ones we have had success with so far. He's been a pretty picky eater since we got him so I'm just happy to find something that he will actually eat.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Food?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:31 pm 
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The Ziwi Peek venison cans arrived yesterday so I gave them half a can for breakfast. They have had it a couple of times before so I know they love it. I put it down and they both started snorting! One of them growled and they ate so fast it was gone in a flash! Then they both hung around me all morning just in case...

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