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Re: Cat Food

Postby sevenyearnight on Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:21 pm

I just realized it says babysitting instead of benefiting.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby jus85411 on Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:36 pm

sevenyearnight wrote:Eukanuba, Nutro, Bil Jac, ect they all used to be good food, but they have all been bought by other companies. Please check the ingredients of the food, they are all crap now. Corn and biproducts (inedible by human standards) are what most if those foods are comprised of.

ah yeah they might be different from when i worked at the pet store. that was about 7-8 years ago
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Re: Cat Food

Postby sevenyearnight on Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:52 pm

J-P, it might be difficult to get a domesticated cat, used to eating grocery brand foods, to eat a whole rabbit lol
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Re: Cat Food

Postby LilGreenPuffer on Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:58 pm

Someone told me that one way is to puree whole meat and give it to them like canned food, then work up to more chunks, then eventually go with whole meat on the bone.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby sevenyearnight on Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:14 pm

If the raw diet is high quality whole meat, you wouldn't *need* to supplement, but probiotics,, antioxidants,so on, are never bad to supplement. It's tough and expensive to get get high quality whole meat sometimes though. Ground turkey or chicken for instance wouldn't be a whole meat.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby sevenyearnight on Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:20 pm

Unless they ground the whole turkey, do they do that?
Meat isn't my specialty, I'm an herbabore.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby LilGreenPuffer on Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:54 pm

She said you'd have to grind the WHOLE thing, yeah. Organs, bones, etc.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby sevenyearnight on Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:14 pm

*Shudders* at that imagery
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Re: Cat Food

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:10 pm

I feed applaws and iams cos the ingredients actually contain some meat lol. Most don't. They help themselves to cabbage and similar things off plates when we have finished. My kittie loves a good hot curry so she has some of mine whenever I have one which is normally 1-2 times a week. She loves it hot
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Re: Cat Food

Postby maxkin59 on Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:43 pm

Our cat still prefers cat food at any day. Though it really is about how you feed them as they grow up because they tend to lean on different types of food even if they root from the same family.

I have a friend who has let her cat grow on a leaf diet for almost 3 years now and that seems odd but that is just the way things go for them. I am with taste of the wild, still.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby kcartwright856 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:29 pm

Taste of the Wild. One of the absolute best foods out there, hands-down.

Some people are scared of the price, even though it's not the most expensive out there, but you have to remember that there are ZERO fillers in this stuff, meaning that you feed them / they eat less.

Everything else is over-processed garbage in a bag.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby sevenyearnight on Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:16 pm

kcartwright856 wrote:Taste of the Wild. One of the absolute best foods out there, hands-down.
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Everything else is over-processed garbage in a bag.


This latter blanket statement just isn't true; there are many companies out there that are producing very high quality natural, holistic, organic, filler-free cat food.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby CoCoPuffs on Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:50 pm

Food. So that it doesn't starve...
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Re: Cat Food

Postby kcartwright856 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:17 am

sevenyearnight wrote:
kcartwright856 wrote:Taste of the Wild. One of the absolute best foods out there, hands-down.
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Everything else is over-processed garbage in a bag.


This latter blanket statement just isn't true; there are many companies out there that are producing very high quality natural, holistic, organic, filler-free cat food.


It doesn't matter how organic and natural a food is... if it has grains of any sort, it's not suitable for your carnivorous pets. I feel that this is backed by both science, nature, and personal experience, but I'm willing to call it a personal opinion if it helps others swallow it. (And the bit about carnivores eating stomach contents of their prey is highly debated. Many researchers have continually observed both wild and captive animals tearing the stomach open to discard the contents.)

Granted, said foods are certainly better than the grocery-store brands that grind up euthanized pets, roadkill, and otherwise discarded animals... but they're still not the absolute best thing for your pet. If I have access to something better, I always get better.
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Re: Cat Food

Postby LilGreenPuffer on Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:04 am

Sure, grain is bad, but there's other brands with the same quality and comparable ingredients.
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