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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the right forum, so please move it if necessary.

 

So Hills Science Diet just changed their food formulation for their cat food and it is no longer gluten free (dry foood). I could not figure out what it was that was getting me until I was goiing back over what was new in my home. I bought a new bag of cat food. So I was wondering what dry food other people use for their cats. I know there is a grain free type of cat food, I have been using it when I give them wet food, but it was really expensive and I was hoping that people had others that they use for dry food. I'm hoping not to have to read every package of dry food at the pet store. Plus it sucks that I just spent a bunch of money on a small bag of kitten food and a huge bag of cat food.  And I feel awful. Last night i couldn't figure out why it felt like I had guten caused insomnia, and now I have the rest of the symptoms. Bah!  Thx.

 

Note: It is the adult indoor cat food and kitten food that were no longer glulten free. Apparently they have some other formulas that are still guten free. But any suggestions would be helpful.

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I feed my cat Blue Buffalo's Freedom Indoor.  Their Freedom line is all grain-free. Basically the ingredients are the same as their regular cat food, but it has potatoes as the carb source instead of barley.  The ingredient list looks the same otherwise.  I fed her blue buffalo indoor before switching, switched to gluten-free food for her because she eats like a little piggy, haha.

 

http://www.bluebuffalo.com/cat-food/freedom

 

Also, Petsmart and Petco both have satisfaction guarantees, if you don't like the product you can bring it back for a refund.  You may be able to do the same at the store you bought the last bag of food at, so I would definitely check.

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Thanks. I hadn't even thought about trying to take the bag  back. I got it at petco so hopefully they will take it back even though I already opened it. Yeah, one of my kitties is a little piggy too, the other one is really skinny.

 

 

I feed my cat Blue Buffalo's Freedom Indoor.  Their Freedom line is all grain-free. Basically the ingredients are the same as their regular cat food, but it has potatoes as the carb source instead of barley.  The ingredient list looks the same otherwise.  I fed her blue buffalo indoor before switching, switched to gluten-free food for her because she eats like a little piggy, haha.

 

http://www.bluebuffalo.com/cat-food/freedom

 

Also, Petsmart and Petco both have satisfaction guarantees, if you don't like the product you can bring it back for a refund.  You may be able to do the same at the store you bought the last bag of food at, so I would definitely check.

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My cats eat Acana. Especially the Pacifa smells go great, I have to get myself together not take a bite from it.

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That acana brand looks like it is pretty good.   Mainly a canadian brand but they do sell it on petflow.   By the way, your white cat looks hilariously cute in your avatar. :)

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I feed my cat Natural Balance's Limited Ingredient dry food. My gluten sensitivity isn't so high that it affects me feeding her, but I've noticed my cat throws up and has digestion issues with regular (even high-quality) cat food that contains grains. It's a good buy for the price.

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I feed my cats Wellness.

 

Best website for cat owners: http://catinfo.org/ (has some food options and alot of other really good information - healed my cats diabetes from the information on this site. She was 2 years old and very ill, started feeding her wellness and in about 3 weeks she was back to being herself) Ironically she was grain free before I was LOL. :rolleyes:

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Just out of curiosity, why do you need gluten-free cat food? Do you react from touching it, or is it in the air or something?

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Just out of curiosity, why do you need gluten-free cat food? Do you react from touching it, or is it in the air or something?

Just touching it. One less thing to worry about especially with kids in the house. We do not have a cat anymore, but our dog is grain free.

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Yep.  I keep my cat food in the kitchen on the far end of the counter.  One less intense handwashing step for when I feed her. (When I handle a gluten source I wash my hands and use a nail brush). I feed her a normal measured amount, but spread into four times per day because she begs and annoys the crud out of me.  Also, cats lick themselves all day grooming, you pet the cat, then touch other things.  Cat eats like a pig and picks up crumbs in her feet when she bats peices of food out of her dish before eating them because they are TOTALLY MORE DELICOUS THAT WAY! (Big joke in our house, she does that with water, too.), then walks all over everything.  Cat gets in your bed and paws at your face when she wants food, etc.  Also, getting other household members to 100% abide by "This contains gluten wash your hands after" is difficult.

 

Dogs are probably even more important, because they lick you in the face.  If you don't let a dog lick you, that is like their equivalent of a social rejection.  They, too are piggies when eating.  But yes, overall, just one less thing to worry about.  

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