what brand cat food do you use? | Sphynxlair

what brand cat food do you use?

Discussion in 'Sphynxlair Monthly Poll' started by admin, Feb 20, 2009.

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  1. Science Diet

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  2. Iams

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    6.6%
  3. Other

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  4. Raw Diet

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  1. admin

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    Please give us your choice of cat food. If you have a specific reason for a particular brand, please explain.
     

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    science diet is the best,i heard it produces less hair on a sphynx.sounds crazy to me,ive heard that from two breeders.
     
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      I see someone voted for Iams I wanted to know if it puts fuz on your cat I have heard this can happen and wanted to know the truth in it. If you use it I would think it is not true but wanted your thoughts?
       
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        Hmm.. that's interesting. I feed my cats Royal Canin. I used to feed my cats Iams before I found out how bad of a product they make. My dog almost died from eating Iams dog food.

        I have not ventured that far into Science Diet for my cats, but I love Royal Canin and Sphynx breeders that I personally know use it too. it's very good stuff. And they are the only brand that actually makes baby cat food which is perfect for Sphynx kittens' lil jaws.
         
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          Is baby and kitten food the same?
           
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          How would one food influence hair/fur over another? We use Iams and our kitty did grow a bunch of fur over the winter. We attributed this to the environment (it was her first winter).
           
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            I have been told by two breeders and found some things online ( on other breeder sites) if you think about it, it makes sense Iams says it gives a great healthy coat. Do you still feed it to your sphynx? If not did you find hair loss when you stopped? If you are still are feeding the Iams try something else and see what the out come is and please let us know!
             
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              My kitties also grow more fur over the winter. They have just recently lost the extra fur. It is because of the weather because that happens to cats naturally anyway. As far as a type of food making a cat gain/loose far.. never heard of that.
               
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                No I don't still feed Iams to my cats. When I weaned them off of it I didn't noticed any difference in their hair. And as far as Royal Canin, Baby Cat food is different than Kitten food. They do also have a kitten food too.
                 
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                hmm I just went by what I have heard I guess thats why places like this forum are good we can all put our heads together! I really like the baby food idea, I need to look into that before new babies are here! But I have to say I do love science diet?
                 
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                I just find it really hard to believe that one food would stimulate hair growth more than another. I think that might be unsubstantiated rumor. Anyhow, we will stick with Iams for now because when we tried to switch her to the same brand we use for our dog she got terrible diarhea, even though we did a slow switch.
                 
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                If she likes it and you don't have a problem I would stick with it too!
                 
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                I can't wait to see if she loses all the hair she has grown over the winter! Maybe we will switch her before next winter and see if she grows less hair. This is all new to us, we never even had a cat before but we LOVE our sphynxy and now it is hard to imagine not having one around!
                 
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                I would love to know what happens if you change foods. Some say it sounds like a myth but you never know, I know females can grow hair when in heat or while nursing, but winter causing it seems odd because they always find a warm spot anyway and are indoors so how cold can they be?
                 
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                I feed my sphynx Iams. Only because it's the best thing available at the grocery store. Having said that, I'm not particularly happy with it. ButterBall doesn't seem to like it. He's a little cat and those little nuggets are very hard and big. Royal Canin has rather small kibble that breaks apart pretty easily. ButterBall's momma sent me some Royal Canin and lil Butt seems to really like it. Unfortunately I'm hesitant on switching given Ball's belly issues but I think the next bag I'll get Science Diet or Royal Canin. I've always heard and read that Science Diet is the best.
                 
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                  Even though she would find a sunny spot or curl up in her many blankets, our house overall is much cooler in the winter than in the summer so she definately experiences a temperature change. I will let you know what happens if we ever change her food!
                   
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                  We have used science diet since our cats were kittens,and also to our baby kittens and are very happy with it.We keep their dish full all day with dry food,and give wet three times a day,with no runs or problems.
                   
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                    Yeah, I'm so glad there is a Sphynx forum! :tinysmile_fatgrin_t
                     
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                      Just an update on ButterBall's food. I was at Petsmart contemplating what food to get for him. Well, the Science Diet rep was there so I got him a couple of bags and she gave me a $4 off coupon. It sure is expensive so I hope it's worth it.

                      On another note, ButterBall is very popular. I would think Petsmart employees would get to see unusual animals all the time. Well, they all loved petting him. They all loved talking to him. The groomers in particular were curious. Maybe it's because he'd be so easy to clean as opposed to those other hairy creatures. Note to self, don't bring ButterBall to Petsmart if I'm in a hurry.
                       
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                        That is so funny, I have not taken mine for any visits to pet
                        smart, but when we go to the vet every one who works there peeks in the window to the room I am in to have a look, I always let them all in to have a touch but it is funny peoples reaction.
                         
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                        Wow I almost feel like a bad owner now because I don't feed Meecho anything fancy. I've found that she loves to eat Wholesome Goodness by Meow Mix. It has the smaller peices that fit in her mouth better, but the break in her mouth just a little bit better. I've tried other brands and this is the one she can't seem to get enough of.
                         
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                        I know I'm a little late adding to this thread, but I'm kinda new here...

                        When i got Walter, his previous owner had been giving him Iams and he had a lot of prickly hair on his back. Since then, I switched him to Science Diet T/D (the big crunchy nuggets are good for their teeth!) and most of the hair on his back is now gone, and what's there is much softer. I hadn't attributed that to the food until I read this thread, but that must be what did it!

                        Interestingly, my vet encouraged me to switch to Science Diet, because he says there's something in it that keeps male cats from getting crystals in their urine. He says he doesn't know what it is, but it works.

                        ~Brooke
                         
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                        Well my thought is any cat food that says "give your cat a thick, full shiny coat" stay away from!:tinysmile_classes_t
                         
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                        haha! too bad they don't have one that says "makes all your cat's hair and whiskers fall out"...
                         
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                          Good one we will have to now make our own Sphynx Lair cat food... anyone here A scientist? :tinysmile_grin_t: