What We Feed

Understanding Vaccinations

We ask that all our adopting families please read this link

It is very important to us that all our adopting families consider the best
choice for their new additons.  Vaccines don’t help our pets live longer – healthy choices do!!

http://www.catinfo.org/?link=vaccines

Nutrition

The best food for your feline

Overall, the best diet for your cat is one that replicates what it would eat in the wild – that is, a moisture-rich meat-filled diet with all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients needed to maintain its health.

Foods lacking necessary nutrients, void of water, or filled with unnecessary fillers such as grains, can cause serious health problems.

WHY FEED CANNED FOOD??

Why Cats Need Canned Food

Feeding Your Cat for Health

Feeding your cat properly is imperative for his or her good health. A proper diet can go a long ways in preventing medical problems such as diabetes, obesity, gastro-intestinal disorders (including vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation), kidney disease, urinary tract crystals or inflammation, and other issues.

The right cat food can pay off in reduced veterinary bills for years to come – and the love and companionship of your feline friend for a much longer time. Did you know cats are capable of living 30 years or more? Keep your kitty healthy and happy by feeding him or her the best.

Fillers

Pet food companies often include fillers in their cat food, such as grains and other vegetable matter. These ingredients hold little nutritional benefit for your cat. The cat is an obligatory (strict) carnivore, and can only derive nutrients from meat and dairy products.

Fillers, even protein fillers such as grain glutens, can lead toward health problems such as gastro-intestinal disease. They are also higher in carbohydrates, which may lead to obesity and diabetes.

Meat Proteins

Not all meat products are created equal. Beef and fish are the most allergenic of proteins – cats, in the wild, eat primarily rodents and birds, not cows and fish.

Byproducts are meats not used for human consumption. While some byproducts are perfectly acceptable in a cat’s diet (such as organ meat), it’s wise to include some muscle meat as well.

Remember – meat alone is not sufficient to maintain feline health. Cats also need calcium and other nutrients not provided by meat alone.

These are the foods we feed our Ragdolls – All dry food is fed free choice.
Our 2 Top choices for dry formulas are based on comsumption – they are the Performatrin Ultra Grain free formulas in dry and canned as well as the Acana varieties shown below.  We will ALWAYS recommend what your kitten(s) are currently eating – so please contact us before you buy:)  Please read our complete list as we also cover healthy choices for cat treats as well:)

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http://www.performatrin.com/category/performatrin/performatrin_ultra_cats/

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ACANA Grasslands & Wild Prairie formulas

http://acana.com/our-foods/regionals-cats/grasslands-cat-kitten/

 

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https://frommfamily.com/products/product-guide/

Fromm is a brand we feed our own adults and our own kittens – We HIGHLY recommend it and our cats love it! – it is harder to source as it is a specialty food, so our pet kittens are not started on it –  let us know if it is an option you are considering, we can help you find it

~~~THE CANNED FOOD WE RECOMMEND~~~

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http://www.naturesvariety.com/Instinct/cat

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http://houndgatos.com/cat-products.aspx

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http://www.almonature.ca/gatto/

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WERUVA

http://www.weruva.com/cat-cuisine-chicken-beef.php

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b.f.f. – Best Feline Friend

http://www.bestfriendsfoods.com/ab

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our cats love this food

~~~THE TREATS WE RECOMMEND~~~

Our choices for treats are also very healthy ones

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Our cats really like the Orijen treats

http://www.orijen.ca/products/cat-food/freeze-dried-cat-treats/

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Purebites are also a good choice

http://www.purebites.com/products/en/cat/

SOME OTHERS WE USE OCCASIONALLY

orijen

www.orijen.ca/products/cat-food/dry-cat-food/cat-kitten/

NOW FRESH Kitten food recipe is made with 100% FRESH turkey, salmon, duck and 100% fresh Omega 3 & 6 oils from coconuts and canola. NOW FRESH™ also features zero grains, gluten, wheat, beef, corn or soy. Zero rendered meats, by-products or artificial preservatives.

This recipe also features:

  • Balanced proteins and fats to support growth
  • DHA / EPA to support your kitten’s brain development
  • Pre + Probiotics to support digestion
  • Added Taurine to support vision and heart function
  • Omega oils to promote skin and coat health
  • Antioxidants to support increased immunity

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 Go! Fit+ Free

Chicken, Turkey + Duck Recipe is prepared with premium-quality meat proteins, fruits & veggies, and omega oils. Our FIT + FREE™ recipes have the most meat of any GO! recipe. A protein-rich, lower carb diet helps your cat stay strong, healthy and fit.

This recipe also features:

  • Pre + Probiotics to aid with digestive health
  • Added Taurine to aid vision and heart function
  • DHA and EPA to help brain and eye development
  • Omega oils for healthy skin and coat
  • Antioxidants to support increased immunity
  • Gluten free
  • Zero by-product meals, added growth hormones or artificial preservatives

 http://www.petcurean.com/for-cats/go/fit-and-free-grain-free-chicken-turkey-duck