Blue Buffalo Wilderness
A month and a half ago I started feeding my cats (I have four of them) Blue Buffalo Wilderness Formula. One of my cats has a food allergy and Wilderness is corn and gluten free. It's real high quality stuff; high in protein with deboned chicken, chicken meal, and fish meal among the first five ingredients.
The primary carb source is sweet potato starch. But what it doesn't contain is also important ... NO chicken by-product meal!
And, best of all, they really love eating it.
I found that all three of them have more energy now, and they play more. I've noticed much, much reduced shedding in one of my DSH females who used to lose enough hair every time I petted her to make another cat with. All of them have shinier softer coats and I haven't been finding yacked up hair balls around the house.
The only negative comments I have are these: A) Blue Buffalo is expensive; 3 times what I used to pay for a big bag of Meow Mix. B) I can only get it at Petsmart or PetCo.
Since I like the results I'm seeing in my cats, I'll likely continue shelling out the dough on Blue. Maybe if it were more widely distributed, the price would go down ... but then the quality might start to suffer too.