I read with much interest the thread on Nutro food(s). I have been feeding my now 7 YO indoor only cat Nutro Max Lite for several years. No problems yet; Kenzie has never been sick in any way in the 4 years or so since I got her, but I'd rather not find out the hard way. She was eating Iams 'reduced calorie' before the Nutro Lite. (Kenzie isn't a very active cat, and weight control has been a bit of a problem).
Recommendations for an alternative food, please? I was actually going to buy a
20 lb bag of Nutro Lite tonight, as I'm almost out. Kenzie only eats dry food,BTW.
I'd prefer a brand I can buy at either PetSmart or PetCo, so I can make the switch while I still have some Nutro left, to mix in to make the change.

Another possibility is buying a small bag of Nutro lite today, and then obtaining some better food from another source. I'd appreciate specifics about where to obtain brands not found in stores. (I know my vet carries several kinds of foods, not available in stores, but I'm not sure which ones).

I should mention that Kenzie gets a multivitamin tablet every day, which includes an impressive number of ingredients, including taurine. I take much better care of her than I do myself; I seldom remember to take my own multivitamins
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I read with much interest the thread on Nutro food(s). I have been feeding my now 7 YO indoor only ... I take much better care of her than I do myself; I seldom remember to take my own multivitamins

You cannot go too far wrong with Science Diet, but first see if you can get a small sample of it to try with your cats.
Don't run out and buy 10 pounds of the stuff only to find out they don't like it.
Are you looking for a dry? If so try the SD Adult Chicken & Rice.

"Its the bugs that keep it running."
-Joe Canuck
I take much better care of her than I do myself; I seldom remember to take my own multivitamins

Isn't that the truth? I monitor my cats' diets carefully and weigh them regularly, plus have a selection of toys to encourage exercise. And what do I do for myself? well, I eat everything that isn't good for me, avoid exercise at all costs, and watch my weight rise steadily!!

MaryL
Or SD Light.
Cathy

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Recommendations for an alternative food, please? I was actually going tobuy a 20 lb bag of Nutro Lite tonight, as ... PetCo, so I can makethe switch while I still have some Nutro left, to mix in to make the change.

I feed my cats Science Diet, both at home & work. My cats at home eat SD Chicken & Rice dry & other SD canned flavors, and love it. The cats at work eat SD Light (both canned & dry) and they also like their food. At one point both my cats at home & work were eating Nutro products, but that was several years ago. They made the switch with no problem.

Liz
I take much better care of her than I do myself; I seldom remember to take my own multivitamins

Isn't that the truth? I monitor my cats' diets carefully and weigh them regularly, plus have a selection of toys ... well, I eat everything that isn't good for me, avoid exercise at all costs, and watch my weight rise steadily!!

I was in a parade today and I was surprised to see than most of my old friends gave out before I did! Must be all the good food I eat - corner-stand hot dogs, pizza, Philly cheesesteaks washed down with a beer, baked ziti, and a weekly Gallagher's prime rib... Emotion: wink

Phil
I was in a parade today and I was surprised to see than most of my old friends gave out ... hot dogs, pizza, Philly cheesesteaks washed down with a beer, baked ziti, and a weekly Gallagher's prime rib... Emotion: wink Phil

What the heck is a baked ziti?
I was in a parade today and I was surprised ... baked ziti, and a weekly Gallagher's prime rib... Emotion: wink Phil

What the heck is a baked ziti?

Oh, my, you're missing one of the great pleasures in life it's a type of tube pasta baked with sausage, cheese, mushrooms, onions, etc.

MaryL
I feel sorry for you if you have not sampled the pleasures of a high carb delight such as baked ziti.. what a shame.
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