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lovinsphynx

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Does anyone feed their sphynx this and where is the best place to get it from i currently feed science diet but i would like to switch because i've heard this is the best. input please!! thank you everyone.
 

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Are you speaking about the Sphynx specific Royal Canin diet?

If so, here's a breakdown on their food:

dehydrated poultry meat, animal fats, rice, maize, vegetable
protein isolate*, dehydrated pork protein*, hydrolysed animal proteins,
L-lysine, beet pulp, yeasts, minerals, fish oil, tomato (source of lycopene),
soya oil, vegetable fibres, sodium phosphate, egg powder, fructo-oligosaccharides,
hydrolysed yeast (source of manno-oligo-saccharides), taurine,
DL-methionine, borage oil, marigold extract (source of lutein), beta-carotene,
L-carnitine. (You should also know that they incorrectly spelled the word hydrolyzed).

There are lots of problems with Royal Canin foods in general. Here are a few of my concerns with this food:

1) Dehydrated poultry meats: I wanna know what's going into the food, not just that its "meats". It's non-specific for what TYPE of poultry too. So, you not only don't know what type of bird is being used, you also don't know what parts.

2) Animal fats: The FDA currently does not have any regulations on what type fats can be used in foods. Royal canin and many other companies have been guilty of using "less than quality" animals for their processing. This doesn't just include your standard animal fats like chicken, beef, pork, etc. This can include ANY animal with fat. I did say ANY.

3) Rice and Maize: You may not recognize the word "maize" but its another word for corn. Both of these are fillers. Rice less-so than corn because it's at least absorbable...but if I'm paying for a food, I don't want to be paying for fillers.

4) hydrolysed animal proteins: Up until recently, there have been many FDA reports of companies purchasing euthanized animals, boiling them, rendering them down as a liquid and then using this to increase the palatability through fat in their foods. This is known as hydrolysis...giving them hydrolyzed animal fats. Pentobarbital (an old-school euthansia solution) was found in many company's kibbles. This came down to the fact that you were feeding your animal the euthanized bodies from animal shelters, euthanized hoof stock, etc. I cannot find the cat food analysis, but here's the dog food analysis if anyone wants to read it: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/CVM/CVMFOIAElectronicReadingRoom/ucm129134.htm.

5) tomato: It's been proven to be toxic to cats. If the company wanted to add lycopene, they could purchase it in vitamin form. Good job for thinking of vitamins for animals, bad job for putting something toxic into food. http://www.wisegeek.com/which-foods-are-toxic-to-cats-and-dogs.htm

With that, I rate this food poorly.
 

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thanks i'm so glad i asked first before i went ahead and gave that to my kitty, what food would you recommend as being a good quality food?
 

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I have used Royal Canin itten food since I got Cleo.
The breeder uses that.
I have never had a problem.
I do have to change foods now because she will be 1 next month.
The Royal Canin Sphynx food is not in the USA.
What should I feed Cleo now?

 

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I would recommend any of these:

Felidae, Merrick, Innova, Evo, Orijin, Nature's Variety, Evangers, Wellness Core, California Natural, Weruva, Taste of the Wild, Canz, Primal, etc.
 

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I would recommend any of these:

Felidae, Merrick, Innova, Evo, Orijin, Nature's Variety, Evangers, Wellness Core, California Natural, Weruva, Taste of the Wild, Canz, Primal, etc.
Hi PitRott,

I've tried feeding the Wellness Core to my cats a couple of months ago, and they just didn't like the food. I'm not sure if it was the brand itself or the fact that the food had just expired (I bought it on sale). Should I try the Wellness again (non-expired) or try a different super-premium brand, like Taste of the Wild? Right now I'm feeding them Science Diet because that's what they seem to like the best so far.
 

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That can be one of the hardest things, switching foods. Find a food you like and a brand you trust. Slowly start adding little tiny amounts of the new food into their food and decrease the amount of the old food over, say, 10 days. You'll find that's a much easier way to switch them than giving them an option as cats prefer not to have any change in their lives, if they can.

I love Taste of the Wild. Almost makes me wanna drool reading the ingredients for their cat food:

Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, roasted venison, smoked salmon, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, methionine, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

I think I could go for some smoked salmon right about now ;)
 

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Hi PitRott,

I've tried feeding the Wellness Core to my cats a couple of months ago, and they just didn't like the food. I'm not sure if it was the brand itself or the fact that the food had just expired (I bought it on sale). Should I try the Wellness again (non-expired) or try a different super-premium brand, like Taste of the Wild? Right now I'm feeding them Science Diet because that's what they seem to like the best so far.
Hi Sydkat, I had the same problem- mine wouldn't eat the Wellness Core either - it was a brand new bag. Maybe its a sphynx thing, because the kitties at work gobbled it up!

Every time I've tried switching to a super premium dry food, Walter picks through it and won't eat the new stuff, so I've stuck with the Science Diet T/D and just started supplementing with super-premium canned food which they absolutely LOVE!
 

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That can be one of the hardest things, switching foods. Find a food you like and a brand you trust. Slowly start adding little tiny amounts of the new food into their food and decrease the amount of the old food over, say, 10 days. You'll find that's a much easier way to switch them than giving them an option as cats prefer not to have any change in their lives, if they can.

I love Taste of the Wild. Almost makes me wanna drool reading the ingredients for their cat food:

Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, roasted venison, smoked salmon, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, methionine, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

I think I could go for some smoked salmon right about now ;)
Isn't that the truth! Some of the Merrick canned food, I've been tempted to pick up a fork and taste it, it looks so good...
 

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ok where would i get the taste of the wild at i've never heard of it.
 

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Hi Sydkat, I had the same problem- mine wouldn't eat the Wellness Core either - it was a brand new bag. Maybe its a sphynx thing, because the kitties at work gobbled it up!

Every time I've tried switching to a super premium dry food, Walter picks through it and won't eat the new stuff, so I've stuck with the Science Diet T/D and just started supplementing with super-premium canned food which they absolutely LOVE!
Brooke, my cats seem to like Science Diet the best so far, although I'm tempted to try Taste of the Wild (especially after PitRottMommy posted the ingredients!).

Lovinsphynx, I've seen Taste of the Wild at Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage, and maybe even at Petco.
 

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I have used Taste of the Wild for my other cats before.
I am using Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul for them now.
I can get most the brands listed here.
 

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My dogs do AWESOME on Taste Of The Wild dog food. Well, except for Deeohgee because she has allergies. I can't remember if I tried the Taste Of The Wild cat food or not as I rotate brands with my other cat as she often does well on most things. I'm thinkin' it might have been one of the foods that gave her a dry coat though. She does really good on the Solid Gold Katz-N-Flocken. Anyone try Timberwolf? Gaud.... that food smells so good, I'd eat it! lol Gave Voodoo REALLY stinky poops though. I couldn't stand them and had to take her off it! lol
 
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