Pet Talker, Kate Solisti, has done a lot of research when it comes to quality foods for your kitty.
Kate stresses that it is important to note that these foods are recommended from her friends and colleagues that have done a lot of research in this area – and if they are bought out by a larger cat food company, then the quality and effectiveness of the ingredients could most certainly change.
Solisti recommends that you buy cat food from a locally owned store – rather than from Petco or Petsmart – and definitely not the grocery store. Solisti says that if you go to the grocery store for your kitty’s food then the food is already highly processed. I would imagine that Whole Foods or another natural food store might be an exception in this situation.
Below are a list of recommendations from Solisti:
Grain-free Dry Food for Cats**:
Pure Vita www.nutrisourcedogfood.com
Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstewpetfood.com
Orijen & Acana www.orijen.com
Great Life www.doctorsfinest.com
Taste of the Wild www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com
Canned for Cats:
Treats for Dogs & Cats:
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Boulder Dog Food Company www.boulderdogfoodcompany.com
Great Life freeze-dried liver treats & "Irresistibles" toppings
Stella & Chewy’s "Carnivore Crunch" and "Carnivore Kisses"
Shop owners who keep up on the pet foods they sell:
Lori Leigh Moreland
Pet Empawrium & Spaw
Quality Paws Natural Pet
Paws & Claws
Although Kate recommends that no cat should ever be eating dry food alone – she says that she included the list of dry foods, so that the kitty could transition to a grain free food. It is best to only feed kitties wet food.
What is your favorite cat food for your kitty? What are your favorite treats for cats? Please send us a photo of your kitty with his favorite food or gourmet cat treats!