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Cat supplies in Korea

I’ve now had Whiskey for a week and a half. It’s been a chore getting cat food here. Most (if not all) of the local cat food is fish-based, mostly tuna. Most of the imported cat food are full of corn and wheat and rice etc … not meat. Cats are obligate carnivores, should only eat meat, fish should be avoided, etc etc, a balanced raw food diet is preferable, etc etc. I’ve read up so much on this. Still don’t know if I’m informed enough.

 

Dry Food

Whiskey is now off Royal Canin. He didn’t seem to like it anyway.

He’s now eating Orijen Cat & Kitten, which I got for 31,570원. That’s 2.27 kg (split into two bags). The discount came from trawling through Naver Shopping for 오리젠 고양이 (orijen goyangi / Orijen cat) – the clickthrough link to Gmarket gave some sort of discount. I wasn’t going to question that. It was from 요미펫 on Gmarket.

Orijen does have herring in it. I don’t remember why I chose it over Nature’s Variety or Evo Cat, but I did.

YES I KNOW dry food is frowned on. But: growing kitten, and I’m gone for 8 hours a day. Dry food is for him to graze on while I’m gone.

 

Canned/Pouch Food

Main meals are canned food.

The complete foods I’m somewhat happy with:

  • Evo Cat & Kitten canned pate – great. Too bad Whiskey is hung up on the shredded chicken. Currently figuring out how to disguise the food.
  • Nature’s Variety Instinct, canned pate: chicken, duck. Expensive shit.
  • Tiki Cat: 6 varieties available. Smells great. Too bad they’re all tuna. For the rare treat.

There are supplementary chicken options from Sheba (canned) and Vom Feinsten (pouch), but neither have taurine and other vitamins. Naturally, my cat would rather eat these than the complete foods, which makes life a bit more annoying.

Also, I can never have kids. A kitten is enough work as it is, and I’m able to leave a kitten alone at home.

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