(Closed) Great info on Cat nutrition!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Thanks for the info!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Just a bump. I’ve referred to this site several times since you posted it and we’ve changed our cats’ diet since. Thanks for the info!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is a great article, thanks! 

We used to feed our cats dry twice a day, but we now feed them California Natural wet in the morning and a higher quality dry food in the evening. I wish I could do wet twice a day, but I sometimes get home late from work and don’t want them to have to wait (they have an automatic feeder for dry.)

For the wet food, I add 2 tablespoons of water to their wet food every morning so they get more liquid. I have noticed a great change in both of my cats by feeding them wet food once a day. They have both lost weight and their coats are a lot healthier looing and feeling. 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My favorite cat died of kidney failure after 17 years, and it makes me sad to think I could have helped him by giving him wet food. We’re in transition right now–giving them higher quality dry food, but we’re hoping to switch to some wet soon.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This is interesting info, but I don’t think I would have the strength to go through with it. Our female cat absolutely refuses to eat wet food, tries to bury it like it’s poop. When she first came from the shelter she went into starvation mode for three days until we found some dry food she likes, we had to syringe feed her to keep her system from shutting down. She’s already tiny at 5 lbs and is susceptible to weight loss so I can’t simply starve her until she learns to like the wet food. Also she was suffering badly from IBD when we first adopted her and the only food that got it under control was the Natural Balance duck & pea dry food. Any change in her diet upsets her digestive system immediately. I would like to believe that she’ll be ok eating dry food for life and drinking a lot of water (which she does).

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Great article, and actually good advice from a vet, which is refreshing!

(I usually tell people to ignore what the vet says and research pet food themselves. Most of the time vets just push whatever the pet-food sales reps have told them to push; usually Science Diet. Note: That doesn’t mean the vet is a bad vet if they push junky food; they are not dieticians/nutritionists; their job to do treat injuries and illnesses and do surgeries.)

 

 

A lot of the information in the article also applies to dogs; so dog people read it too!

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