Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog food forum > Cat food forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 5th, 2011, 11:57 AM
hedgiemama's Avatar
hedgiemama hedgiemama is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 634
high protein, low fat

what would be a good food that has high protein and low fat?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 5th, 2011, 01:30 PM
sugarcatmom's Avatar
sugarcatmom sugarcatmom is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,294
Is this for any particular medical reason?

One of the better quality, lower fat (not *low* fat, cause cats do still need some fat) canned foods is Merrick, particularly Grammy's Pot Pie or Cowboy Cookout.
__________________
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 5th, 2011, 01:38 PM
hedgiemama's Avatar
hedgiemama hedgiemama is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 634
hi SCM,

its for my hedgie. they eat cat kibble and they need high protein and low fat. I am crrently feeding Fromm, the chicken kind.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 9th, 2011, 01:52 PM
sugarcatmom's Avatar
sugarcatmom sugarcatmom is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,294
Quote:
Originally Posted by hedgiemama View Post
its for my hedgie. they eat cat kibble and they need high protein and low fat. I am crrently feeding Fromm, the chicken kind.
Okay, gotcha. Seeing as I know absolutely nothing about hedgehog diets, take whatever I say with a grain of salt. There is a list showing the protein/fat/carb breakdown of various cat kibbles (it's not all-inclusive though - Fromm isn't on there) but I can't say whether any of the actual ingredients in these foods are appropriate for hedgies (IMO, food should be about more than just the "numbers"): http://binkyspage.tripod.com/dryfood.html

Based on a quick look at that chart, Royal Canin Calorie Control 38 Protein has the biggest protein to fat ratio. Looking at the Royal Canin website, though, there may be a couple other newer foods with even more protein, like the Indoor Light 40 and the Selective 40 Protein Preference.

But again, I have no idea if the poor quality ingredients of these foods (like rice hulls, gluten, beet pulp, etc) are something to take into consideration.
__________________
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 9th, 2011, 06:31 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by hedgiemama View Post
its for my hedgie. they eat cat kibble and they need high protein and low fat. I am crrently feeding Fromm, the chicken kind.
The Fromm Chicken ala Veg formula that you are feeding is 32% protein and 19% fat.

http://www.frommfamily.com/products-fs-c-d-chicken.php


Some other premium quality foods would be ....

1. Orijen with 42% protein and 20% fat

http://www.orijen.ca/orijen/products...nAnalysis.aspx

2. Wellness CORE with 50% protein and 18% fat

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/produ...nteed-analysis

3. EVO with 50% protein and 22% fat

http://www.evopet.com/products/defau...nel=ga&id=1500

4. EVO also makes a Ferret kibble with 50% protein and 21% fat

http://www.evopet.com/products/defau...nel=ga&id=1502


Although all of the ingredients in the above brands are very good quality, I have no idea if they are all suitable for a hedgie.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 9th, 2011, 09:47 PM
Bina's Avatar
Bina Bina is offline
Skylar's Farm
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: East Ontario, west Que.
Posts: 509
Try to aim for at least 30% protein from a meat source like chicken.
And try to stay under 12% for the fat content.
Buy the best quality food that you can to ensure that your hedgie thrives and does not acquire fatty liver disease.
In the spring time mine always loved to munch on a fresh caught June bug for a treat. The crunching is kind of gross, but they are primarily insectivores ,naturally, so I put up with the grossness.
There are some decent hedgie care sites on the net with lots of tips. Enjoy !
__________________
Bina
Please have pets spayed and neutered,
and wearing a collar with an ID tag.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 8.33%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 AM.