What's the skinny on grain free/raw food for cats?
August 23, 2014 5:12 PM Subscribe
is a generally healthy, happy 1 year old with smelly poo the consistency of frosting. I'm thinking of switching her food out. What's the skinny on grain free/raw kitty food diets these days?
posted by Hermione Granger to Pets & Animals (31 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Right now I feed her Blue Buffalo Indoor Health
dry food, which is what she came with when I adopted her in the spring, and both her poo and her farts (sigh) smell of it strongly.
Friends have suggested I switch her to Blue Buffalo's grain-free variant
, which is more expensive for me, or try something like SmallBatch
raw cat food which looks very interesting and has apparently reduced smelly poo considerably for the kitties who use it. Bunny Cat does not have a vet yet as the ones in my area either aren't taking new patients or are partners with Friskies, so I called the center I got her from and they just encouraged me to stick with the Blue Buffalo product line in general as they feel it is the best for all the cats they take care of (and their kitties are always super healthy).
Are grain-free and/or raw food diets for kitties fads I should avoid? How can I sift the hype from the real data when I'm Googling for answers?