Savannah Cat Chat - THE Place for Savannah Cat Talk

Welcome to the Savannah Cat Chat Forum! Our forum has been in existence since 2012 and is the only one of its kind. We were here, serving the savannah cat community before Facebook and Instagram! Register for a free account today to become a member! Please use an email program other than Hotmail, since Hotmail accounts are blacklisted by many servers and ISP's. Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site in some of the forums by adding your own topics and posts. But in order to take advantage of the full features, such as a private inbox as well as connect with other members ad access some of the larger topics, a donation of $2.99/mo or $25/yr is requested. This will allow us to continue running this forum!

Raw Diet / Canned Foods / Dry Food Combinations?

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#31
ok so although i bought the expensive eikanuba dry food i should still scrap it? and as far as where i go to get the meat i m guessing just hit up petsmart? i noticed that he didnt enjoy his canned food that the breeder sent home with me...he actually barely ate any of it, he eats a cup a day of dry food tho...but if its bad for him or will affect his growth then im def taking him off it!...im just a newbie savannah owner and wanna make sure im doing everything right!
I would not consider Eukanuba a high quality food - anything that has by-products, corn meal and corn grits as its 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ingredients I just don't consider healthy.
 

Jacq

Savannah Super Cat
#32
It's amazing how well these "junk" foods like Eukanuba are advertised, and the uneducated trusting pet owner buys them and wonders why their beloved Fluffy dies from kidney failure at 10. They think well, he had a long life, not knowing a healthy indoor cat can live twice that. So very sad.
 

gahnja77

Savannah Super Cat
#33
man thats crazy!...well im glad i asked then because ive only fed the food to gahnja for a week "thats all ive had him"...so i dont think any harm was done it just might be a few days of him being grumpy as i try to ween him off his junk food binge hah
 

Nitro

and his servant, Paul
#34
Even if PetsMart is all you've got in the area, they do have a couple of good dry foods like Blue Buffalo Wilderness. I can't vouch for their wet (I get one they don't carry), but I will agree with Jacq - it's crazy how well some of these foods get advertised. Take Science Diet for example - I wouldn't feed it to my cats if you paid me. Yet it's one of the most expensive foods you can get.

Look for grain-free foods. And as others have suggested, if he's not drinking a ton of water (my Nitro easily consumes nearly 2 c a day!) make sure he's getting his wet or raw food.