Premium Edge Dry Cat Food

Fri, Aug 7, 2009

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Premium Edge Dry Cat Food

Premium Edge brand cat food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods, which is a sub-division of the Schell and Kampter company. The Diamond Pet Food company has three manufacturing plants, which are located in Meta, Missouri, Lanthrop, California and Gaston, South Carolina. Diamond Pet Foods was first founded in 1970, though at the time was primarily a lifestock feed company. Diamond Pet Foods is still privately held, and family owned. Diamond Pet Foods was very publicly involved in the 2005 pet food recalls, when aflotoxin was discovered in the manufacturing facility in Gaston, South Carolina. This recall involved all products that contained corn, and that were manufactured at that specific facility. After testing, only two dog food formulas were discovered to be potentially toxic, and were removed from stores. There are no Premium Edge cat food products currently on the FDA's pet food recall list.

Premium Edge Dry Cat Food Reviews

Premium Edge brand cat food is currently available in five different dry cat food formulas, with no canned cat food formulas currently available. All of the Premium Edge cat food formulas are produced with meat that has not been previously frozen, and meat is the first ingredient in every formula. Premium Edge cat food does not contain any by-products, ground corn, soy or wheat. All of the Premium Edge brand of cat food products are available in a 6lb bag, and a large 18lb bag.

Premium Edge Dry Cat Food Formulas:

  1. Premium Edge Adult Cat: Chicken, Salmon & Vegetables Hairball Management formula is suitable for all adult cats, and cats who require hairball control. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 32% Protein and 14% Fat.
  2. Premium Edge Adult Cat: Healthy Weight Reduction and Control formula is designed for adult cats that are less active, or that have become overweight. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 45% Protein and 13% Fat.
  3. Premium Edge Senior Cat: Chicken, Salmon & Vegetables Hairball Management formula is designed for senior cats over seven years of age, who also require hairball control. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 30% Protein and 15% Fat.
  4. Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat: Chicken, Salmon & Vegetables formula is flavor-enhanced for cats that are finicky eaters. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 34% Protein and 18% Fat.
  5. Premium Edge Kitten: Chicken, Salmon & Vegetables formula is designed for kittens up to one year of age, though can also be fed to pregnant or nursing cats. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 34% Protein and 22% Fat.

Premium Edge Dry Cat Food Consumer Ratings

Premium Edge brand cat food is well-recieved by consumers for listing chicken as the first ingredient in all of its pet food formulas. In addition to this, the inclusion of several active cultures in Premium Edge brand cat food formulas aids in the digestion of the food. The exclusion of corn, soy and wheat ingredients in Premium Edge brand cat food is another positive factor. However, the inclusion of barley ingredients in Premium Edge cat food formulas is subject to debate, since some people believe that barley is toxic to cats.

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4 Responses to “Premium Edge Dry Cat Food”
  1. Amy Parnell Says:

    The recent recall of Premium Edge Adult Cat Hairball Formula is responsible for the death of my cat! There is a thiamine deficiency in this food and if it is all you feed then your pet is in danger. There was a lot sold sometime around the end of July to sometime in the end of August that was the problem.

    Now that I know of their history and connection to Diamond Foods, I am just sick! Here I thought I was making a good choice to help my baby live a long and healthy life. Now she is gone.

    They are reimbursing people for vet bills if you have the necessary paper trail. I would rather have my cat back.

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  2. Barb Piano Says:

    Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I too recently switched my cat to Premium Edge Adult Cat Hairball Formula
    in an effort to provide her with a healthy more nutritious diet. After she started on the second bag bought in July I noticed scabby sores on her head and neck. Then she stopped eating and drinking and lost weight quickly. She got so sick and weak I thought she was going to die. The vet ran tests and could not find a cause. She did treated her for anorexia and thank God it was in time to save her. It took a while and she actually became overweight for a short period but is now eating appropriate amounts and is doing well. It wasn’t until I received the notice from the pet store about the recall that realized what made her sick. How do we as consumers know what is safe to feed our pets?

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  3. Trish Says:

    I just switched my cats from Purina to Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat: Chicken, Salmon & Vegetable. I heard good things about it from the people at the pet food store.

    The only problem I’ve had with it is that it makes their poop smell worse than before. I feel I need a gas mask now if I’m in the same area as it’s in when they use the litter box. Will be switching soon, since I don’t want to die from the horrid smell.

    All 3 of my cats poop is horrendous now, where it wasn’t SO bad before.

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  4. Donna Says:

    I recently switched my cat to Premium Edge Adult Cat Healthy Weight Reduction and Control formula. My cat is one who normally eats any and all cat foods (dry) given to her. She has not wanted to eat this food!

    When we first switched, she began having very smelly loose stools. She almost completely stopped eating it and is now only eating small amounts (I thought it was maybe a finicky issue), though I am supplementing with small amounts of other foods. She has also now started sneezing frequently with the chicken, vegetable, and fruit formula with no byproducts. I did not think that allergies to it would be an issue. Even with the cheap grocery store brands, she has never shown symptoms like this!

    I had wanted to complete the bag of food, even if it meant mixing it with other food. The formula “on paper” and “in theory” is great! But much like Trish, even though her stools are no longer loose (at least not consistently), the stool (and urine?) still smells so bad that I can hardly stand it! No amount of litter deodorizer helps, and air fresheners just can’t seem to handle it either!

    I am going to call the company to discuss the issues my cat is having with this product, but don’t think I’m going to continue to feed this to my cat!

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