Friskies Dry Cat Food

Fri, Aug 7, 2009

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Friskies Dry Cat Food

Friskies brand cat food is manufactured by the Nestle Purina PetCare company. This company is the pet food division which is part of the Swiss-based Nestle company. The Nestle Purina PetCare company is a result of a merger between Friskies PetCare Company and the Ralston Purina Company. Purina was first founded in 1894 by William H. Danforth, who started the company as a feed company for farm animals (at the time, the company was called "Purina Mills"). Today, the Nestle Purina PetCare Company has its headquarters in St. Lous, Missouri, which was also where the company was first founded. Though some of the Nestle Purina PetCare company's products were involved in recent recalls, none of the Friskies brand of cat food products are currently on the FDA's pet food recall list.

Friskies Dry Cat Food Reviews

Friskies brand cat food is currently available in six different dry cat food formulas, as well as several different canned formulas. All of Friskies dry cat food formulas have corn in the first five ingredients, with many of them having corn products as the first and second ingredient. OtherĀ  ingredients contained in Friskies dry cat food formulas include meat & bone meal, poultry by-products, soy ingredients and artificial flavors.

Friskies Dry Cat Food Formulas:

  1. Friskies Seafood Sensations dry cat food formula is suitable for cats in all life stages. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 30% Protein and 11.5% Fat.
  2. Friskies Indoor Delights dry cat food formula is designed for indoor cats, and also contains some vegetable ingredients. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 28% Protein and 11% Fat.
  3. Friskies Feline Favorites dry cat food formula is suitable for all adult cats, and also contains some dairy ingredients. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 28% Protein and 11% Fat.
  4. Friskies Signature Blend dry cat food formula is made with seven different meat flavors. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 30% Protein and 11.5% Fat.
  5. Friskies Special Diet dry cat food formula is designed to support the needs of cats with a sensitive urinary tract. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 29% Protein and 14% Fat.
  6. Friskies Dental Diet dry cat food formula is designed to support cats that need additional dental care. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 28% Protein and 8% Fat.

Friskies Dry Cat Food Consumer Ratings

Consumer consensus is that Friskies brand cat food is by no means a premium grade cat food formula. Friskies cat food is relatively inexpensive, and is available at most grocery stores. The high percentage of corn ingredients and by-products is generally not well-recieved by pet owners. In addition to this, the corn ingredients are difficult for some cats to digest, and may cause some cats to develop allergic reactions. Cats seem to like the taste of Friskies brand cat food, though this could be because of the artificial flavors added to the cat food formulas. Friskies brand cat food is fairly popular due to its low price, though many cat owners admit that it is not the ideal pet food formula for their cat.

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