This page is where we detail the food we use – and recommend – for our pomeranian dogs and ragdoll cats.
|All information on this page is solely our opinions. We have no relationships with food manufacturers or sellers, so this information is unbiased. It’s simply what we think – and have personally tested – within our kennel & cattery.
Where possible, we’ve used images from the manufacturer’s websites, but only so the images are clear and good-quality. We’ve avoided links to sales channels as these will only be valid within our region/country anyway.
Our cats currently prefer Purizon dry kibble. They eat all flavours we’re tested but prefer the Chicken & Fish. We’ve also tested the Lamb & Salmon and the Fish. They like them all.
There’s some debate in various forums about the quality of Purizon, claiming it’s a cheaper knock-off or Orijen and that the quality of the ingredients is unknown. These things might be true, or they might not. We don’t get involved in debates such as this. Paulina has thoroughly investigated the ingredients list and is satisfied with the information available. It’s always possible to upgrade to a better / more expensive food, but at some point it just gets ridiculous. Until we (possibly) hear that Purizon has a verifiable problem, we’re happy with it, and so are our ragdolls.
We also give out kittens Applaws. They prefer the Purizon, but are happy to eat the Applaws. The packet information makes it technically superior to Purizon (80% meat vs. 70%), but our ragdolls always prefer Purizon. We still keep it out in a bowl so the cats have variety. Also, we occasionally come across a kitten that is very picky about its food, so we think it’s a good idea to have a variety of kibbles (flavours and brands) available for them to choose from.
One of our kittens a while ago would only eat adult kibble – he simply refused to touch the kitten kibble – which shows why variety is important.
Our pregnant and breastfeeding cats, as well as the young kittens, are always given Royal Canin Babycat. Personally, we’re not huge fans of Royal Canin – we’ve had a few kittens develop scratching problems due to what we assume is a mild allergy to it – but without this tyle and quality of kibble, the mother sometimes doesn’t produce enough milk for all of her kittens. Until I find a more trustworthy substitute, Royal Canin is basically a necessity at this point in the mother’s and kittens’ lives.
We usually mix this with another kitten food such as Purizon. It gives the mother and kitten more variety, seems a bit “safer” and, frankly, is a lot more reasonably-priced. It’s always important to do the very best for your kittens, but this must be tempered with rationality, and Royal Canin charges a premium which is worth paying for a short period, but still rankles.
An odd mention has to go to Premiere and Bozita. Neither of them makes it onto our preferred list, but primarily because we haven’t done enough research on them.
We’ve had a cat that will only eat them – and literally nothing else – though, and from that perspective, it makes them valuable to us. Premiere is apparently an internal brand of Maxi Zoo, which is a European chain of (expensive) pet stores, so you can only get it there.