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« on: April 30, 2007, 08:34:27 PM »

I am seriously thinking of switching my cat's food to one of the Natura brands however I am not sure which one would be best suited for my cats. I have 2 cats, one female who is 10 and 1 male who is 3 .5. I would like to feed both cats dry and wet food - dry in the morning and wet in the evening. I really do not know which formula would be best...the Innova, the Evo, or the California Natural. Any thoughts or opinions?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 12:29:44 AM »

Hi there!  I have recently added Natura's Innova and Evo cat foods to what I feed my 2 male neutered cats.  I am in the process of switching them to home-made raw, but must do it gradually with the safest and healthiest cats foods I could buy in my neck of the woods.  My 9 y old will eat almost anything - some with alacrity, others with a little less.  He loves Evo canned and will eat Innova Light but leaves out the diced potatoes (so I mash the potatoes before serving).  The 1 yr old is my exasperating pissy-fussy kitty who is a kibble addict.  I expect a looooong process converting him to eating raw.  In the meantime, I put a little wet Evo or Innova light in the bottom of his dish and sprinkle liberally with kibble.  He eats his food that way.  Sometimes he will even clean out the dish.  BOTH my cats love Innova Dry.
Anyway, as to your question, "which is better?"  Evo has a very very high protein content (therefore high phosphorus content) and no grains.  This is a very good food for an active cat with no renal (kidney) issues and needs to either maintain his weight or lose some fat.  The regular Innova is also good for an active cat.  The Innova Light as the name suggests is good for indoor cats that exercise little or for senior cats or cats that really need to lose some weight.  I give my cats Evo in the morning becuase they are active during the day.  At night, I give them Innova Light.  I give the 1 yr old a sprinkling of Innova dry each meal.

It's been a week since I have been serving Evo and Innova and both my cats are thriving: soft, shiny, silky coats; bright alert eyes; plenty of energy; good appetites; firm stools that don't stink to high heaven; happy and content expressions... both sleep like lead. 

I am aware of Nutro's connection with Menu Foods so far as their canned foods go, but apparently these are manufactured in a different plant.  I don't like supporting Menu Foods at all, but I look at this as an interrim period until I could get my cats to eat raw.  I also rotate their foods now.  One week Natura; next week Solid Gold; week after that; Castor and Pollux Organix.  I may be adding Nature's Variety Prairie if I can find it at the high-end pet store tomorrow.  That or some pre-made raw.  Oh, I have been mixing a teaspoon raw beef and liver to my cat's wet food too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 05:36:28 AM »

Hi, Natura makes Innova, Innova Evo and California Naturals. They make their own dry food. It should be safe.

Merrick (dog & cat ) food , also makes their own canned AND dry food. I am feeding my babies that.

Evangers is somewhat organic & has their own facilities as well. Thats what I'm looking for now. I've tried all the good brands and now have to be careful since the nightmare recalls rolling in.

I feel terrible for those whose animals became ill or died.
My cat was lucky, the poisoned ingrediant was'nt in my older bag of natural balance. What is everyone else feeding their pets/?
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