Friends, the ever-growing and active Today’s best canned and raw cat foods page has grown again.
When I started the page I had no idea how many new and interesting cat foods would emerge from the woodwork.
It’s great because I think cat food consciousness is really shifting. Since late 2010, many old and new brands have emerged with grain free options. Raw food options are popping up all over the place. Even carrageenan-free options are getting more common.
It’s an exciting time to be a cat!
Here’s what’s new:
- I tried to review all foods mentioned since last time through January. Occasionally I cannot find any useful info about a hard-to-find food – those I skip. Otherwise, if it’s not there, it didn’t quite make the cut.
- 5 new foods added: Great Life, Darwins raw frozen, Tiki Cat Koolina Luau & Puka Puka Luau, K9 Feline Natural raw frozen, Primal raw freeze dried
- Big change: all foods divided into 1st and 2nd place, with explanations for each 2nd place food
- Lots of little changes in the Concerns & Tips columns
- I am no longer reviewing new dry cat foods. I may get back to it some day, but it’s not a high priority right now.
- I had to remove Nature’s Logic canned until it can meet all AAFCO levels. Their challenge is they that they don’t add vitamins and minerals because they want to use only whole ingredients from nature. I respect that, but I would feel irresponsible recommending it for anything but intermittent feeding (in rotation with other foods) if they do not meet the minimum nutrient requirements. While they do have more than enough taurine, here’s a quote from their website: “For most nutrients there are 2 times, 3 times, or 4 times or more the required minimum amount of these nutrients in our finished products from the whole food ingredients. But because Nature’s Logic has a fraction less of one or two nutrients than the AAFCO Nutrient Profile, the intermittent [feeding] statement had to be used until the Nature’s Logic Diets are substantiated by an AAFCO Feeding Trial.”
Pop over to the Today’s best canned and raw cat foods page to see all this.
While we’re on the topic of cat food
And, I am concerned about the recall this week of Evo cat food, especially because one woman in our natural cat community ended up with sick cats who were eating Evo. She feels the quality of the food has changed. The company was acquired by Proctor & Gamble in 2010, and I fear what we all suspected has occurred: quality and safety diminishing due to cutting corners for profits.