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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:12 am 
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Hello,
I fear that my Bengal kitten is getting sick of chicken flavoured food.

When I first got him I put him on:
  • Dry - Orijen Kitten & Cat
  • Wet - Wellness Core Kitten

And both of those are chicken based.
He used to loooove eating his wet food, but slowly he would stop eating more and more of it, only eating it if he 'had to' because he was hungry. So what I did was, I changed the flavour of the dry food to regional red (but I'm thinking of switching it back), and his wet food is 1 full can of wellness core kitten, with 1/2 can of Weruva Cats in the Kitchen. He loves the regional red, and seems to enjoy eating some other flavour in addition to the chicken, whether it's lamb or pumpkin. I fear though, he's not getting the proper nutrition he should as a kitten...

I just don't understand why companies only seem to sell kitten food that's mainly chicken. Is there an actual reason behind it? Is there any other kitten food that would be acceptable for Olympus to eat that isn't primarily chicken? If possible I try to feed him grain, carrageenan, gum free food.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:30 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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There's a lot of food out there for all life stages -- there's really no need to feed a food that specifically says kitten on the label.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:22 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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Kittens do require extra nutrients -- thus the companies make kitten food. Chicken must be easily digestible since my bengal's Rx food is chicken only. As a human, I could NEVER tire of chicken. I could have it every meal of every day, in fact, I had some for dinner last night and lunch today and there's still more. I often wonder if cats need a variety -- but, some cats eat the same dry food every day of their life -- so it is what it is.

You might want to check Chewy.com as they have the ingredients listed on every food they sell -- and that way you can see what is in the kitten food and you may find something different.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:55 pm 
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I think chicken is just kind of the lowest common denominator. More cats seem to like it, and it’s supposed to be a little easier to digest and Provoke less allergies than things like fish or pork. Plus I suspect that it’s cheaper for the manufacturers to buy.

That said, I’m with 7deadly$sins, it sounds like you’ve had your Bengal for awhile, id just go ahead and transition to adult food where there is more variety and you can experiment and try to find something that your Bengal like better. There’s no point in continuing to feed a food that your cat is not liking imo.

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