I'm getting a kitten..any recommendations re best food and stuff????/ Insurance.Pet supplies in Basildon

Found 14th Aug 2008
We're getting a kitten from the Cat Protection league soon.
Thinking of going with tesco's for insurance and getting the starter kit from Argos.

Anyone got any recommendations for best food (wet or dry or both?)

or a good pet supplies shop in the Basildon area.

Thanks

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Fed my cats on Science Plan since they were born. Avoid Whiskas and other popular supermarket brands as they consist of mainly cereal products and not much meat. A lot of animals are now becoming intolerant to wheat and gluten. Pets At Home have stores all over the country and are online

petsathome.com/ do a lot of BOGOF deals

M&S do really cheap pet insurance and cover for life so be careful as some won't pay out for recurring illnesses

Hi unsure on what food is best, we only have dogs but try this link for insurance it was deff the cheapest for our Dogs and a good policy.
Good luck

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Vets recommend dry food over wet food (no smell in the house either!).

I use pet-supermarket.co.uk

Lots of bogof, free delivery over £39 and half the price of tescos etc. Deal tokens on HUKD too. and quidco.

We use ROYAL CANIN dry food. Works out about £4 per adult cat per month if you buy when on offer.

hotukdeals.com/all…487

I haven't yet raised a kitten on raw food, so I can't comment on that specifically, but I do believe it is best to feed them raw meat once they are adults. So I would recommend that for the future. Our cat likes various raw meats including stuff like chicken wings, but you can also buy fairly cheap chilled packs of shredded/minced meat in Pets at Home. I think this is meant for dogs, but from what I remember, it is pure meat and so varieties like chicken, rabbit, etc. are suitable for cats as well.

Like other posters i'd recomend dry food over wet. Thought my cat does get tuna sometimes and goes bonkers for it! I feed her hills science plan in the main but have also tried royal canin as well. When you get your kitten it's best the have a check up at the vets so you could ask them advice then.

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I haven't yet raised a kitten on raw food, so I can't comment on that … I haven't yet raised a kitten on raw food, so I can't comment on that specifically, but I do believe it is best to feed them raw meat once they are adults. So I would recommend that for the future. Our cat likes various raw meats including stuff like chicken wings, but you can also buy fairly cheap chilled packs of shredded/minced meat in Pets at Home. I think this is meant for dogs, but from what I remember, it is pure meat and so varieties like chicken, rabbit, etc. are suitable for cats as well.


I hope you dont really feed your cat raw chicken wings! :w00t:

And wet food is definitely worse for cats than dry food, especially if it is designed for dogs!

dry food only costs £4 per month and thats decent stuff with added vitamins etc....

The wet food is normally just fatty waste.

we have 2 kittens and they have a mixture of dry and wet really which seems to balence nicely, but we do treat them with trout and other fish sometimes which they go mental for

havent got pet insurance just yet but will look into it as well me thinks

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I hope you dont really feed your cat raw chicken wings! :w00t:And wet … I hope you dont really feed your cat raw chicken wings! :w00t:And wet food is definitely worse for cats than dry food, especially if it is designed for dogs!dry food only costs £4 per month and thats decent stuff with added vitamins etc....The wet food is normally just fatty waste.



Of course I really feed her raw chicken wings, which she loves! Cats are designed / evolved to eat fresh, raw meat and crunch on bones, so why would you think that dry food would be better or even as good, especially the cheap stuff containing fillers like wheat, etc?

Owners who feed raw find that it cuts down dramatically on plaque and bad breath, and more importantly, cats (and dogs) thrive on it, displaying more energy and far fewer health problems and allergies.

There are many reasons to feed raw, and if you do some research you can learn about them all. Give it a try - your kitty will thank you!

Just wanted to reply about my above post - I hope I didn't come across as sounding too militant about raw feeding. I'm not at all saying that people are bad owners if they don't feed raw, only that it is healthier for the animal. It's not always possible due to time and expense, though, so even though I am a convert, even my cat does not get 100% raw food - it is supplemented with prepared catfood. She does (heart) the chicken wings, though.

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Just why do noobs post questions, get loads of replies only to never be seen again?

Also if you are going to buy cat litter I would highly recommend getting wheat clumping cat litter..very easy to maintain the litter tray, will save you a lot of money, practically gets rid of smells and it will last longer. Also get a litter scoop to pick up the clumped bits in the tray.

There is branded wheat cat litter in most supermarkets but it can be very expensive. I buy the exact same wheat from a seller on Ebay a 25kg bag for only £20 inc postage, it lasts around 4-5 months..have saved a fair bit of money over the standard clay types of cat litter. Ebay item number : 300250567460 if you are interested.

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Thanks for all the replies, it's been a busy few days following everything up.

We've got a little girl kitten called Chimchar (children are Pokemon fans!) .

I'm now waiting for the vets to open so I can book her in for a check and her jabs.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to help me out.:thumbsup:
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