Generally, the first 3-5 ingredients in a cat food should be a specific source of meat protein, like "chicken, chicken liver, chicken fat," etc. Your local pet store will have the healthy brands, and they are cost-comparative to low-quality pet food found at Walmart or supermarkets. Your cat will get more nutrition in smaller servings, as well as not need as many costly vet trips. Here is a list of ingredients to avoid: <a href="http://cats.about.com/od/catfoodandnutrition/f/avoidingred.htm" rel="nofollow">http://cats.about.com/od/catfoodandnutri…</a> Wellness is a good, inexpensive brand that has a wide variety of food in chunks. Take a look a the available flavors here: <a href="http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept_id=6&brand_id=913&mscssid=UL9VFJ9X22AM8PHKSXJXC6FBX2FG1QJ6" rel="nofollow">http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.…</a> (they kind in the pouches aren't pate). Grain-free is best.