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thinking I may drop down to one of the "Better" brands for Ika...

the grain store's best brands are only Welness Core, Wysong Epigen, and Taste of the Wild...

I could suck it up and drop the money for the 12-15 lb bags but I don't know really how to keep it since it takes her a couple months to go through her 5/6lb bag of food....

Freezing is supposed to help keep it longer, I've heard.
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thinking I may drop down to one of the "Better" brands for Ika...

the grain store's best brands are only Welness Core, Wysong Epigen, and Taste of the Wild...

I could suck it up and drop the money for the 12-15 lb bags but I don't know really how to keep it since it takes her a couple months to go through her 5/6lb bag of food....
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I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup


Added. Thank you so much for including all the info I needed, especially the kcal. <33

You're welcome. I'm not 100% sure the kcal is accurate... I just did a google search. I don't even know what kcal stands for, to be honest. XP


Kcal is short for kilocalorie. You know how you see the calorie amount on the bag of foods (human foods, not pet foods)? Like, an item might say, "Only contains 100 calories!" or something.
Technically, a calorie is a measurement of the amount of energy needed to heat some certain amount of water to some certain degree (I forgot the specifics, and it's not worth looking up for this). Anyway, it's a really, really small amount, too impractical our usage, so instead we use "kilocalories", which is a 1000 of those little calories. Technically those "100 calorie" foods are really "100,000" calorie- they're only 100 kilocalorie. Hehe.

In pet food, kcal/cup often means how "potent' or energy packed the food is. Many higher quality foods have really high kcal/cup because they're like high octane fuel in your car. That's also part of the reason why you need to feed less. I've seen cat foods with something like 575 kcal/cup. =o

But it's not the only indicator of quality, and it's entirely possible to have an awesome food with low kcal/cup, or a bad food with high kcal/cup.

Oh, okay! Thanks for explaining that. Guess you learn something new every day, huh?
I'm sure my kitty gets plenty of kcal... he's a chubby little thing. He was in "custody" of my ex until this week, and was allowed free-feed. Now he's going on a diet. He'll still have "free-feed" but when it runs out - that's it until tomorrow. The kcal thing might help me figure out how much I should be feeding him every day.
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Hey Moth! I was recently brought to my attention that theres a grain-free dog food thats on-par with the quality of TOTW and cheaper! Its 1.3/lb from one website, 1.4 from another. Only problem is it seems to be hard to find. :/

Victor Grain Free Super Premium
30lbs for 40.99, 1.36 (We'll take the middle road)
395/kalcup

Then their best product is Victor Grain Free Ultra Professional
All I can find is 30lbs for 65. 2.16
495 kal/cup


Added, thanks .^^
I deff think the Acana is one of the greatest dog and cat food out there. I worked at a holistic pet food store and Acana was the best seller hands down for breeders. Quite pricey though.
Hey Moth! I was recently brought to my attention that theres a grain-free dog food thats on-par with the quality of TOTW and cheaper! Its 1.3/lb from one website, 1.4 from another. Only problem is it seems to be hard to find. :/

Victor Grain Free Super Premium
30lbs for 40.99, 1.36 (We'll take the middle road)
395/kalcup

Then their best product is Victor Grain Free Ultra Professional
All I can find is 30lbs for 65. 2.16
495 kal/cup
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I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup


Added. Thank you so much for including all the info I needed, especially the kcal. <33

You're welcome. I'm not 100% sure the kcal is accurate... I just did a google search. I don't even know what kcal stands for, to be honest. XP


Kcal is short for kilocalorie. You know how you see the calorie amount on the bag of foods (human foods, not pet foods)? Like, an item might say, "Only contains 100 calories!" or something.
Technically, a calorie is a measurement of the amount of energy needed to heat some certain amount of water to some certain degree (I forgot the specifics, and it's not worth looking up for this). Anyway, it's a really, really small amount, too impractical our usage, so instead we use "kilocalories", which is a 1000 of those little calories. Technically those "100 calorie" foods are really "100,000" calorie- they're only 100 kilocalorie. Hehe.

In pet food, kcal/cup often means how "potent' or energy packed the food is. Many higher quality foods have really high kcal/cup because they're like high octane fuel in your car. That's also part of the reason why you need to feed less. I've seen cat foods with something like 575 kcal/cup. =o

But it's not the only indicator of quality, and it's entirely possible to have an awesome food with low kcal/cup, or a bad food with high kcal/cup.


when using calories and when it is on food and things they normally denote it with Calories = Kcals, and calories=calories.

it is something i learned in nutrition.


Yep.
Usually people in conversation just type Calories out as "calorie", though, lol. I don't see many uses for calories so I guess as a habit we've started lowercasing them.
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I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup


Added. Thank you so much for including all the info I needed, especially the kcal. <33

You're welcome. I'm not 100% sure the kcal is accurate... I just did a google search. I don't even know what kcal stands for, to be honest. XP


Kcal is short for kilocalorie. You know how you see the calorie amount on the bag of foods (human foods, not pet foods)? Like, an item might say, "Only contains 100 calories!" or something.
Technically, a calorie is a measurement of the amount of energy needed to heat some certain amount of water to some certain degree (I forgot the specifics, and it's not worth looking up for this). Anyway, it's a really, really small amount, too impractical our usage, so instead we use "kilocalories", which is a 1000 of those little calories. Technically those "100 calorie" foods are really "100,000" calorie- they're only 100 kilocalorie. Hehe.

In pet food, kcal/cup often means how "potent' or energy packed the food is. Many higher quality foods have really high kcal/cup because they're like high octane fuel in your car. That's also part of the reason why you need to feed less. I've seen cat foods with something like 575 kcal/cup. =o

But it's not the only indicator of quality, and it's entirely possible to have an awesome food with low kcal/cup, or a bad food with high kcal/cup.


when using calories and when it is on food and things they normally denote it with Calories = Kcals, and calories=calories.

it is something i learned in nutrition.
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I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup
You should switch to raw! Anyway I find that weird, my cats all shed a ton and Misty was vomiting daily/ever second day on Nutro - that exact formula.

To each their own, I suppose. I guess its the same between people. My friend can't eat red meat, green veggies, or any fruit. She can only eat poultry, pork and pasta. I get sick without my red meat, fruit and veggies.

I would love to switch him over to raw, but on my current paycheck he'll have to stick with Nutro. Although, I do fill his wet dish with chicken scraps whenever I make chicken. He loves it.
Yeah I guess it depends on the cats - I think Misty had a corn/grain allergy.
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I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup


Added. Thank you so much for including all the info I needed, especially the kcal. <33

You're welcome. I'm not 100% sure the kcal is accurate... I just did a google search. I don't even know what kcal stands for, to be honest. XP


Kcal is short for kilocalorie. You know how you see the calorie amount on the bag of foods (human foods, not pet foods)? Like, an item might say, "Only contains 100 calories!" or something.
Technically, a calorie is a measurement of the amount of energy needed to heat some certain amount of water to some certain degree (I forgot the specifics, and it's not worth looking up for this). Anyway, it's a really, really small amount, too impractical our usage, so instead we use "kilocalories", which is a 1000 of those little calories. Technically those "100 calorie" foods are really "100,000" calorie- they're only 100 kilocalorie. Hehe.

In pet food, kcal/cup often means how "potent' or energy packed the food is. Many higher quality foods have really high kcal/cup because they're like high octane fuel in your car. That's also part of the reason why you need to feed less. I've seen cat foods with something like 575 kcal/cup. =o

But it's not the only indicator of quality, and it's entirely possible to have an awesome food with low kcal/cup, or a bad food with high kcal/cup.
Moth Feathers
Ricin
I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup


Added. Thank you so much for including all the info I needed, especially the kcal. <33

You're welcome. I'm not 100% sure the kcal is accurate... I just did a google search. I don't even know what kcal stands for, to be honest. XP
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I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup


Added. Thank you so much for including all the info I needed, especially the kcal. <33
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I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup
You should switch to raw! Anyway I find that weird, my cats all shed a ton and Misty was vomiting daily/ever second day on Nutro - that exact formula.

To each their own, I suppose. I guess its the same between people. My friend can't eat red meat, green veggies, or any fruit. She can only eat poultry, pork and pasta. I get sick without my red meat, fruit and veggies.

I would love to switch him over to raw, but on my current paycheck he'll have to stick with Nutro. Although, I do fill his wet dish with chicken scraps whenever I make chicken. He loves it.
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I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup
You should switch to raw! Anyway I find that weird, my cats all shed a ton and Misty was vomiting daily/ever second day on Nutro - that exact formula.
I swear by Nutro. I've tried high, middle and low quality foods, and I always turn to Nutro. My kitty's tummy rejected any other brand of food I've tried. High quality is too rich, and even after slowly adjusting over 3 weeks he still had diarrhea for a month. Low quality makes his fur fall out and his skin dry. So I went back to middle quality Nutro and he is thriving. He's happy and I'm happy.

Nutro MAX CAT Indoor Adult Cat Food - Roasted Chicken Flavor
16 lbs for $24.29. $1.50/lb
373 kcal/cup

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