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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Van de Kieft

Max Cat Discontinued: Replacements Update

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

My cats loved Max Cat which was discontinued by Nutro in late 2019. I continue to struggle to find a suitable replacement.

Luke loves Max Cat. This change has been hardest on him.

Luckily, I feed my cats a variety of brands and flavors as their favorite food, Nutro's Max Cat, was recently discontinued. I am also feeding them:

  • American Journey Poultry mix

  • Wellness - minced poultry

  • Merrick - mixed flavors (least favorite)

To replace Max Cat, we tried many brands and flavors. They don't like pate, they prefer the minced, sliced food. My cats have decided on these winners:

  • Canidae Chicken and Carrots

  • Wellness's Core Signature Selects shredded Chicken & Liver and Chicken & Turkey

  • Purina Muse Chicken

  • Purina Beyond Salmon and Chicken, Beef & Carrot

  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Gourmet - poultry flavors

I had purchased cases of Max Cat, so I am able to slowly wean them off, while introducing the new food. It's going well so far. I did purchase some of Nutro's ridiculously sized "Perfect Portions" and top off their food with it sometimes. They are so difficult to open. As I opened one last night, juice flew everywhere including all over my sweater. I still wish they had not discontinued Max Cat.

Jennifer Van de Kieft is a Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist residing in Brooklyn, New York City.

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