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Old 07-26-2009, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i feed Walle pet promise cat healthy weight and ageing, but now the pet store says that they are not going to make it anymore. i was wondering what the best food to feed him is. should i feed him spikes delight? is it really better then cat food? does anyone have any suggestions on what to feed him? i have plenty of food left for him but im not sure what to buy after this is gone. i know i need to switch food slowly so he doesnt get sick but i need to know the best food!

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Old 07-26-2009, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Read Reapers food list. There are lots of good cat foods available. Spikes delight is one of the ok hedgehog foods but not better than a good quality cat food.

I feed a mix of wellness (healthy weight) and felidae cat food. Eventually I will add a third food but I haven't decided which one yet.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have not heard that they are going to stop making Pet Promise. Is it just your store that is no longer going to carry it? You may want to check out their website to see if there is another store in town that is going to continue to carry it. If that fails, there is always ordering it from petfooddirect.

My main mix contains Innova Sr & Lt, Pet promise, & Fromm.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i feed my dogs science diet small bites is that good for hedgies? or is dog food not good for them?
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Science Diet is not a good food, to many food fragments and such...best to just stick with the list...also most dog foods tend to be higher in protein (almost dangerous levels for our little ones) and the kibbles are usually harder and bigger, not a good combo for little hedgie mouths.

ETA: I just looked up the ingredients, it also has salt in it...and that is a definite no no for our little ones
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ok just wondering. i wasnt sure about the dog food. oh and just to clear it up small bites is just as small as cat food. i have a 4 lb dog that cant eat the big stuff and a 10 lb dog that doesnt like to chew it (she thinks she is a princess) my other 2 dogs couldnt care less.
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Science Diet is not a good food, to many food fragments and such...best to just stick with the list...also most dog foods tend to be higher in protein (almost dangerous levels for our little ones) and the kibbles are usually harder and bigger, not a good combo for little hedgie mouths.

ETA: I just looked up the ingredients, it also has salt in it...and that is a definite no no for our little ones
I agree that science diet is not a good food. Try Solid Gold small bites as an alternative for your dogs. EDIT: Oops it's actually called Solid Gold Wee Bit (I think).

Dorasdaddy it's funny that you say dog food is higher in protein. I work in a healthy pet food store and all of our dog food is lower in protein than the cat food we carry. I always assumed that's how most dog food is because dogs can digest vegetables and grains more readily than cats. Cats are almost strickly carnivors so a good quality cat food should be practically all meat where as dogs can handle veggies and such.
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Dog food, especially senior formulas, are much lower in protein. Cat and ferret foods are probably the foods with the highest protein out there.



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we were feeding our dogs nutro ultra (our schnauzer has a special diet for allergies ultra z/d prescription food) but they didnt really like it much. i am always on the lookout for a better quality food but its so hard to find anything that isnt junk!
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Wellness simple solutions is a good food for dogs with alergies and is pretty well liked. Also depending on where you live orijen 6 fish , or acana pacifica are both good. They are both canadian and are becoming more widely available in canada but I don't think are available in the states yet.
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