Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Innova & Eukanuba

I'm planning on stopping at the Paws & Claws pet store tomorrow. Supposedly they carry Innova cat food. It has no corn, and substitutes in grains instead. I buy a top "big" brand of cat food right now - Eukanuba - but it has corn.

Lack of corn in itself wouldn't make me buy it. What makes Innova special is a product called Innova Evo, which is high protein (50%), moderate fat (22%), and low carb (7%). It's the lowest in carbs of any cat food, and I think, closer to their diet in the wild. It has no corn OR grains. The only downside it there is no diet kind. With Abby's weight issues I like to feed them both diet food.

Compare this with Eukanuba Weight Control, which is 30% protein, 31% fat, and a whopping 39% carbohydrates. However, it's lower in overall calories. (In all fairness, their non-diet kinds are about 25% carbohydrates.)

I don't know if my cats will eat the Innova, but they haven't been picky in the past, so I'll buy a small bag (if the pet store has it) and try it out.

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3 comments:

Wile E. Coyote said...

Hey,
Ask Atkins to make cat and dog food...Now that would expand their money flow...

I think the road runner uses Atkins...
That's it///... I'll use Atkins and then I'll have that road runner. Hahhahhaaaaa

Anonymous said...

What about yogurt? Protein and calcium. Would that be an acceptable substitute? :)

~Susie (smallersusie)

Newbirth said...

I don't think that would be a good idea for the cats, but their favorite human likes it and eats it every day. :)