Continuing on with our favorite dog and cat supplies, I’m going to be discussing cat food and feeding resources today! Let’s just start this by saying that cats can be picky eaters. Like to the max. We haven’t experienced that too much with our cat, Malcolm, but he has snubbed a few things here and there.
As I said in my last post, I personally think the best thing you can do for your pet in terms of feeding is to figure out what works best for you and them in terms of quality, price, and enjoyment! With that said, here’s what we have found to be the best foods for our cat Malcolm!
1. Rachel Ray Nutrish
This is the dry cat food that we currently feed Malcolm and he chows down on this. He enjoys this so much that he never leaves a crumb in his bowl. The formula that we use is for indoor cats and the first ingredient is chicken. A 14 pound bag costs around $20.
2. Sheba Perfect Portions
This is the wet food that we currently feed Malcolm, and just like his dry food he completely cleans his plate when we feed him this. I love that the food comes in individual portion packs because it’s so convenient. The perfect portions are formulated without grain or corn, and a case of 24 twin packs costs around $17.
3. Cat Sip
A friend from church got Jimmy and I into buying these for Malcolm, and they’re such a neat concept. It’s a little carton of real milk specially formulated for cats and kittens that is easy on their stomachs. I really like knowing that Malcolm is staying hydrated when he drinks Cat Sip. A six pack costs around $9.
4. Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Kitten Food
This was the dry food that we fed Malcolm when he was a kitten and we had a great experience with it. He never had any digestive issues and ate really well when we brought him home. A 10 pound bag is about $24, but I think the price point is worth it because the quality is high, which is especially important for a growing kitten!
5. Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Cat Food
Another great food from Whole Earth Farms! We have bought the salmon flavor of this food and Malcolm enjoyed it. This food is formulated for indoor or outdoor cats, which is nice if you have one or the other (or both!). I really like the fact that Whole Earth Farms makes their food in the USA. Again, this one is a little on the pricey end, at about $24 for a 10 pound bag.
6. Fancy Feast Poultry and Beef Pate
The Fancy Feast Pates are another wet food we’ve had a great experience with. Malcolm has really enjoyed these, and I like the fact that a case of these provides variety of flavors like beef, chicken, and turkey. And of course, each can is formulated to provide balanced nutrition and essential vitamins and minerals. A 24 pack costs around $13.
7. Fancy Feast Broths
Fancy Feast Broths are actually considered a compliment to a cat’s meal, so we use these as an extra treat for Malcolm from time to time. The broths are little pouches of wet cat food with ingredients like mackerel, tuna, sardines, and more in a broth. When we first gave Malcolm one of these, we were impressed with the contents inside the pouch. We saw whole shrimp, sardines, and tuna flakes. Malcolm really enjoys these and finishes a pouch in minutes, if not seconds! A 12 pack costs about $14.
1. Dinner PAWsible
Dinner PAWsible is a cookbook filled with homemade meals for cats and dogs written by a veterinarian certified in food therapy. It has over fifty recipes and a lot of useful information on which nutrients are important to cats and dogs. I’ve owned this cookbook for a few months now and love referencing it when I’m making homemade food for our pets.
Cat Food DB is a website that is basically a database of unbiased cat food reviews. It has lists of over 2,500 products and more than 150 brands. If you’re wanting to learn about feline nutrition, allergies, ingredient quality, and more, this website is a great research tool that does all the work for you.
Catster is a magazine and website that is all about cats. I like that their website has a category dedicated solely to cat food. The articles in their cat food section are mostly about feeding habits, weight loss, and other health issues that deal with feeding. This website is helpful if you have specific feeding questions.
Chewy is a website that sells cat and dog food, treats, and supplies. The prices are always amazing, and if you spend over $49, you get free 1-2 day shipping. Another great (and convenient!) way to save on Chewy is to set up an autoship of your dog’s food that is automatically shipped to you every 1-16 weeks (you can choose when and even delay or speed up the autoship). When you set up an autoship, you save 5%! I’m literally on Chewy at least a few times a week and highly recommend checking it out!
- Talk to your vet if you have questions about feeding your cat!
- Along with Malcolm’s dry and wet food, we sometimes feed him scrambled eggs, cooked meat, and cooked salmon. He devours it 🙂
Way too into cat food for me!!!
LOL. This seriously cracked me up!
I love that he likes salmon and scrambled eggs so much. Malcolm and I have some things in common. 😉
Hahaha, love it!!
I’ve heard that Chewy is a great way to save money! Does it ship in bulk, though? That’s kind of what I’ve heard and though I’d love to save money in the long run, we don’t have any storage space, like at all. Also, it’s so funny about Fancy Feast because our cat won’t touch it! She only likes dry kibble, which makes us laugh. We just think, okay, we’ll buy you the cheaper stuff hahaha.
Chewy is simply amazing! It doesn’t ship in bulk! You can order any size bag of food that you want! I’ve ordered 5lb bags of dog food and 25lb bags of dog food, haha. There are lots of choices! I feel ya on the storage space issue. That’s our problem, too!!
So funny about Zelda not liking Fancy Feast! It’s crazy how picky cats can be! But hey, her only liking dry kibble probably saves you guys a bit of money so yay!
Oh, that’s so great about Chewy!! I’ll definitely be checking it out now! Thanks for the info 🙂
Yay! You’re so welcome!