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Jane B
April 7th 14, 04:55 PM
Now that I've read how much healthier canned food over dry, I've been trying to convert my cat. She is incredibly fussy. Only eats dry food. She does not over eat, so she is fed at will.

I have tried about 30 different brands and flavors of canned foods. The only kind she's will to touch are Wellness Select with SkipJack tuna and Trader Joe's Tuna for Cats. Decent quality, but I really hate feeding her tuna and she absolutely won't touch anything else. Strangely, she loves Fancy Feast Appetizer white meat chicken, but first of all that stuff is not a balanced food, and secondly it's made with sodium nitrite. They should be ashamed!

I've tried every trick suggested in this group. She just refuses to eat at all if it's not dry or tuna flavor. If there's even a hint of another flavor mixed in she won't touch it. I also tried turning her dry into wet with water. She won't eat that either.

Now what??

buglady[_2_]
April 7th 14, 05:45 PM
On 4/7/2014 11:55 AM, Jane B wrote:

> Now what??
>
............Do you have any pet stores that sell raw meals for cats?
Toss about 1/4 in very hot pan and sear for just a few seconds, then
offer it to her.
....Or use the FF Appetizer as a frosting on some other food she might
eat. Only offer a tbsp at a time. Doesn't want it? Pick it up and try
again in a couple of hours.
....You might also try tossing an unopened can of food in some hot water.
Sometimes warm food does the trick.



buglady
take out the dog before replying

John Doe
April 7th 14, 06:21 PM
Jane B <jblatz2 gmail.com> wrote:

> Now that I've read how much healthier canned food over dry

Let me guess, you read that on Wiki****? You should consider the
source of that nonsense.

There is nothing wrong with dry food for most cats. The only
difference between dry and wet food is that wet food is wet. You
can manually wet dry food. Of course you should provide fresh
water at all times especially if you do not manually wet it.

Purina Veterinary Diets are outrageously expensive and they come
in wet or dry. I just spent a fortune on it. The idea that the dry
version is not the same as the wet version is just silly.

buglady[_2_]
April 7th 14, 08:52 PM
On 4/7/2014 1:21 PM, John Doe wrote:
> Jane B <jblatz2 gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Now that I've read how much healthier canned food over dry
>
> Let me guess, you read that on Wiki****? You should consider the
> source of that nonsense.

..............I think it's time you did a little reading and understood
the physiology of cats. They're obligate carnivores, have no need of
carbs at all. They're desert animals and tend to conserve water and do
not have the thirst mechanism that dogs do, such as get hot, drink a
lot. You'll rarely see a cat stand at the water bowl sucking down a lot
of water in one go unless it's very hot or they've got HT or kidney
issues. Every time they eat dry food, they need to drink water to be
able to digest it. Since they're not big drinkers cats on dry food only
are continually short on water, which is not a good thing, for male cats
in particular.
>
> There is nothing wrong with dry food for most cats. The only
> difference between dry and wet food is that wet food is wet.

..........Wrong.

You
> can manually wet dry food.

...........Yah sure and let it sit around and grow mold after it's wet.
You'd be surprised how fast that happens as grains are more likely to be
contaminated with mold that canned food.

Of course you should provide fresh
> water at all times especially if you do not manually wet it.
>
> Purina Veterinary Diets are outrageously expensive and they come
> in wet or dry. I just spent a fortune on it. The idea that the dry
> version is not the same as the wet version is just silly.

.............Do some homework. Carbs are needed for kibble to be formed
so for the most part it is usually higher in carbs than canned, unless
it's cooked floor sweepings. Go look at the hyperthyroid thread and
read a vet endocrinologist's take on cat food.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

John Doe
April 8th 14, 12:17 AM
High quality foods have the same nutrient levels whether they are
wet or dry. Wet is more likely to include preservatives since
bacteria grow in moisture. Dry food can be moistened without
leaving it "sitting around". Wet food causes tooth rot, that's why
all dental health cat food is dry.

This thing probably gets its "science" from wiki****...

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> On 4/7/2014 1:21 PM, John Doe wrote:
>> Jane B <jblatz2 gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Now that I've read how much healthier canned food over dry
>>
>> Let me guess, you read that on Wiki****? You should consider the
>> source of that nonsense.
>
> .............I think it's time you did a little reading and understood
> the physiology of cats. They're obligate carnivores, have no need of
> carbs at all. They're desert animals and tend to conserve water and do
> not have the thirst mechanism that dogs do, such as get hot, drink a
> lot. You'll rarely see a cat stand at the water bowl sucking down a lot
> of water in one go unless it's very hot or they've got HT or kidney
> issues. Every time they eat dry food, they need to drink water to be
> able to digest it. Since they're not big drinkers cats on dry food only
> are continually short on water, which is not a good thing, for male cats
> in particular.
>>
>> There is nothing wrong with dry food for most cats. The only
>> difference between dry and wet food is that wet food is wet.
>
> .........Wrong.
>
> You
>> can manually wet dry food.
>
> ..........Yah sure and let it sit around and grow mold after it's wet.
> You'd be surprised how fast that happens as grains are more likely to be
> contaminated with mold that canned food.
>
> Of course you should provide fresh
>> water at all times especially if you do not manually wet it.
>>
>> Purina Veterinary Diets are outrageously expensive and they come
>> in wet or dry. I just spent a fortune on it. The idea that the dry
>> version is not the same as the wet version is just silly.
>
> ............Do some homework. Carbs are needed for kibble to be formed
> so for the most part it is usually higher in carbs than canned, unless
> it's cooked floor sweepings. Go look at the hyperthyroid thread and
> read a vet endocrinologist's take on cat food.
>
> buglady
> take out the dog before replying
>
>
>
>

buglady[_2_]
April 8th 14, 12:45 AM
Cross posting removed - a sure sign of a troll.
On 4/7/2014 7:17 PM, John Doe wrote:
> High quality foods have the same nutrient levels whether they are
> wet or dry. Wet is more likely to include preservatives since
> bacteria grow in moisture. Dry food can be moistened without
> leaving it "sitting around". Wet food causes tooth rot, that's why
> all dental health cat food is dry.
>
> This thing probably gets its "science" from wiki****...

..................Nope. I'm not going to bother to cite anything as
you'll never read it. You're satisfied with your ignorance. Go back to
your litter.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

John Doe
April 8th 14, 01:22 AM
"I'm not going to bother to cite anything"
Of course it cannot produce any credible citations.

High quality foods have the same nutrient levels whether they are
wet or dry. Wet is more likely to include preservatives since
bacteria grow in moisture. Free feeding is recommended, that's
difficult to do with wet food. Dry food can be moistened without
leaving it "sitting around". Wet food causes tooth rot, that's why
all dental health cat food is dry. Cats know where the water bowls
are and they drink regularly.

This thing probably gets its "science" from wiki****... And if it
doesn't like the cross posts, it should act like a grown-up...

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> Cross posting removed - a sure sign of a troll.
> On 4/7/2014 7:17 PM, John Doe wrote:
>> High quality foods have the same nutrient levels whether they are
>> wet or dry. Wet is more likely to include preservatives since
>> bacteria grow in moisture. Dry food can be moistened without
>> leaving it "sitting around". Wet food causes tooth rot, that's why
>> all dental health cat food is dry.
>>
>> This thing probably gets its "science" from wiki****...
>
> .................Nope. I'm not going to bother to cite anything as
> you'll never read it. You're satisfied with your ignorance. Go back to
> your litter.
>
> buglady
> take out the dog before replying
>
>

Jane B
April 8th 14, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, Buglady. Except for the raw food, I have tried the other tricks. They don't work. As for the raw, I'll try it but I doubt it will work. She has no interest in "people" food, even fish.

What about the tuna? I'm guessing feeding her tuna too often is not a good idea. As I said, it's the only canned cat food she's willing to eat - and not much of that.

John Doe
April 8th 14, 05:07 PM
Please avoid using Google Groups. Use a real newsreader.

When you want to address your reply to somebody, reply under their
reply. That's what UseNet threading is all about.

Learn how to feed your cats. When you want your cat to eat new
food, you introduce it gradually, you don't just dump the new food
in front of the cat and expect it to eat. If you think you can
research dry versus wet cat food, you should definitely be able to
find that information about gradually changing cat food. It's
common knowledge among cat owners.

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> Thanks for the suggestions, Buglady. Except for the raw food, I have tried the other tricks. They don't work. As for the raw, I'll try it but I doubt it will work. She has no interest in "people" food, even fish.
>
> What about the tuna? I'm guessing feeding her tuna too often is not a good idea. As I said, it's the only canned cat food she's willing to eat - and not much of that.
>

buglady[_2_]
April 8th 14, 05:26 PM
On 4/8/2014 11:03 AM, Jane B wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions, Buglady. Except for the raw food, I have tried the other tricks.
They don't work.
.........maybe rotate tricks and keep trying? I know all about stubborn
cats! The pet food store used to have freeze dried liver bits that I
would crumble to powder over food to increase appetite. You didn't need
much and it was aromatic.

As for the raw, I'll try it but I doubt it will work. She has no
interest in "people" food, even fish.
..........You never know......warm aromatic seared chicken may be
delectable. You could get some deli turkey and see if she likes that.
Think positive. Put the food down and walk away. Pick it up after half
an hour.
>
> What about the tuna? I'm guessing feeding her tuna too often is not a good idea.
............Personally I stay away from a lot of the canned fishy cat
foods. It's as addictive as kibble, which appears to be the issue. And
not believing that they put the "best" in cat foods, who knows how much
mercury is in that tuna.

As I said, it's the only canned cat food she's willing to eat - and
not much of that.

............If she eats it, use it. Only dole out 1 tbsp at a time. If
she's eating even 2 tbsps a day that's enough to keep her going so hang
tough for a couple of days. Pick up the kibble so there's no choice in
the matter.

..........A friend of mine said his cat had no interest in canned food,
but now that's all she'll eat. Don't know what happened. I think it's
not having the kibble dish on the floor all the time, which isn't a
great way to feed anyway, because you never know how much they're
eating. I feed twice a day, then a tiny snack at noon and bed time.
Setting up feeding times can help appetite issues. If there's food
available all the time, they're never really that hungry.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

buglady[_2_]
April 8th 14, 05:28 PM
On 4/8/2014 12:07 PM, John Doe wrote:
> Please avoid using Google Groups. Use a real newsreader.

...........Did someone hire you as hall monitor?
>
> When you want to address your reply to somebody, reply under their
> reply. That's what UseNet threading is all about.

.............If you knew anything about Usenet, you'd know not to X-post.

buglady
don't bother replying

John Doe
April 8th 14, 07:06 PM
Let's see if this troll can provide credible citations for its
lame brained idea that dry food is bad for cats...

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> On 4/8/2014 12:07 PM, John Doe wrote:
>> Please avoid using Google Groups. Use a real newsreader.
>
> ..........Did someone hire you as hall monitor?
>>
>> When you want to address your reply to somebody, reply under their
>> reply. That's what UseNet threading is all about.
>
> ............If you knew anything about Usenet, you'd know not to X-post.
>
> buglady
> don't bother replying
>
>

Jane B
April 10th 14, 03:36 PM
On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:26:36 PM UTC-4, buglady wrote:
> On 4/8/2014 11:03 AM, Jane B wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the suggestions, Buglady. Except for the raw food, I have tried the other tricks.
>
> They don't work.
>
> ........maybe rotate tricks and keep trying? I know all about stubborn
>
> cats! The pet food store used to have freeze dried liver bits that I
>
> would crumble to powder over food to increase appetite. You didn't need
>
> much and it was aromatic.
>
>
>
> As for the raw, I'll try it but I doubt it will work. She has no
>
> interest in "people" food, even fish.
>
> .........You never know......warm aromatic seared chicken may be
>
> delectable. You could get some deli turkey and see if she likes that.
>
> Think positive. Put the food down and walk away. Pick it up after half
>
> an hour.
>
> >
>
> > What about the tuna? I'm guessing feeding her tuna too often is not a good idea.
>
> ...........Personally I stay away from a lot of the canned fishy cat
>
> foods. It's as addictive as kibble, which appears to be the issue. And
>
> not believing that they put the "best" in cat foods, who knows how much
>
> mercury is in that tuna.
>
>
>
> As I said, it's the only canned cat food she's willing to eat - and
>
> not much of that.
>
>
>
> ...........If she eats it, use it. Only dole out 1 tbsp at a time. If
>
> she's eating even 2 tbsps a day that's enough to keep her going so hang
>
> tough for a couple of days. Pick up the kibble so there's no choice in
>
> the matter.
>
>
>
> .........A friend of mine said his cat had no interest in canned food,
>
> but now that's all she'll eat. Don't know what happened. I think it's
>
> not having the kibble dish on the floor all the time, which isn't a
>
> great way to feed anyway, because you never know how much they're
>
> eating. I feed twice a day, then a tiny snack at noon and bed time.
>
> Setting up feeding times can help appetite issues. If there's food
>
> available all the time, they're never really that hungry.
>
>
>
> buglady
>
> take out the dog before replying

Thanks again Buglady. I'll try your suggestions, and thanks for replying to John Doe.

John Doe
April 10th 14, 05:02 PM
Google Groups troll...

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> Subject: Re: Dry food addict. Refuses anything else
> From: Jane B <jblatz2 gmail.com>
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> On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:26:36 PM UTC-4, buglady wrote:
>> On 4/8/2014 11:03 AM, Jane B wrote:
>>
>> > Thanks for the suggestions, Buglady. Except for the raw food, I have tried the other tricks.
>>
>> They don't work.
>>
>> ........maybe rotate tricks and keep trying? I know all about stubborn
>>
>> cats! The pet food store used to have freeze dried liver bits that I
>>
>> would crumble to powder over food to increase appetite. You didn't need
>>
>> much and it was aromatic.
>>
>>
>>
>> As for the raw, I'll try it but I doubt it will work. She has no
>>
>> interest in "people" food, even fish.
>>
>> .........You never know......warm aromatic seared chicken may be
>>
>> delectable. You could get some deli turkey and see if she likes that.
>>
>> Think positive. Put the food down and walk away. Pick it up after half
>>
>> an hour.
>>
>> >
>>
>> > What about the tuna? I'm guessing feeding her tuna too often is not a good idea.
>>
>> ...........Personally I stay away from a lot of the canned fishy cat
>>
>> foods. It's as addictive as kibble, which appears to be the issue. And
>>
>> not believing that they put the "best" in cat foods, who knows how much
>>
>> mercury is in that tuna.
>>
>>
>>
>> As I said, it's the only canned cat food she's willing to eat - and
>>
>> not much of that.
>>
>>
>>
>> ...........If she eats it, use it. Only dole out 1 tbsp at a time. If
>>
>> she's eating even 2 tbsps a day that's enough to keep her going so hang
>>
>> tough for a couple of days. Pick up the kibble so there's no choice in
>>
>> the matter.
>>
>>
>>
>> .........A friend of mine said his cat had no interest in canned food,
>>
>> but now that's all she'll eat. Don't know what happened. I think it's
>>
>> not having the kibble dish on the floor all the time, which isn't a
>>
>> great way to feed anyway, because you never know how much they're
>>
>> eating. I feed twice a day, then a tiny snack at noon and bed time.
>>
>> Setting up feeding times can help appetite issues. If there's food
>>
>> available all the time, they're never really that hungry.
>>
>>
>>
>> buglady
>>
>> take out the dog before replying
>
> Thanks again Buglady. I'll try your suggestions, and thanks for replying to John Doe.
>
>

Mack A. Damia
April 10th 14, 06:23 PM
On Mon, 7 Apr 2014 08:55:30 -0700 (PDT), Jane B >
wrote:

>Now that I've read how much healthier canned food over dry, I've been trying to convert my cat. She is incredibly fussy. Only eats dry food. She does not over eat, so she is fed at will.
>
>I have tried about 30 different brands and flavors of canned foods. The only kind she's will to touch are Wellness Select with SkipJack tuna and Trader Joe's Tuna for Cats. Decent quality, but I really hate feeding her tuna and she absolutely won't touch anything else. Strangely, she loves Fancy Feast Appetizer white meat chicken, but first of all that stuff is not a balanced food, and secondly it's made with sodium nitrite. They should be ashamed!
>
>I've tried every trick suggested in this group. She just refuses to eat at all if it's not dry or tuna flavor. If there's even a hint of another flavor mixed in she won't touch it. I also tried turning her dry into wet with water. She won't eat that either.
>
>Now what??

My two girls are both little butterballs. Since most of the cats in
Mexico (where I live) get fed rice and beans, my vet was surprosed
when she saw and weighed them.

I have been giving them Fancy Feast dry food ( small scoop-full)
topped with a teaspoon or two of Fancy Feast wet food. I am afraid I
spoil them becasue I feed them three times a day - when I eat. I buy
their food in California.

Here is a strange thing: they both love the Famcy Feast wet food that
I buy in California. Fancy Feast also cans and sells it in Mexico,
but my cats will not touch the Mexican stuff even though it is the
same brand. Of course, I do not like Mexican beef, either; it's tough
and stringy, so maybe it's in the quality of the ingredients.

Lately, they have not been touching the dry food so much and just
eating the wet. They are always crying or mooning around the kitchen
for food!

Hope you have some luck! Cheers!

--

John Doe
April 11th 14, 03:02 AM
Mack A. Damia <mybaconbutty hotmail.com> wrote:

> they both love the Famcy Feast wet food...they have not been
> touching the dry food so much and just eating the wet

That's because of how you have fed them.

Nothing wrong with wet food. Whenever I need to give them
medicine, I use Fancy Feast wet. Doing that today. But I know it
causes tooth rot, just like sweet food does to our teeth (some of
you might not notice). So I followed their (medicated) Fancy Feast
with some Purina Veterinary Diet Dental Health DH. If I were
feeding wet food, I would follow each meal with a small amount of
that DH dry food.

The Purina DH is very expensive, but probably cheaper than the
same amount of small packaged treats meant to control tartar
buildup. And the DH is probably healthier than the small packaged
dental health treats.

Mack A. Damia
April 11th 14, 03:12 AM
On Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:02:40 +0000 (UTC), John Doe
> wrote:

>Mack A. Damia <mybaconbutty hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> they both love the Fancy Feast wet food...they have not been
>> touching the dry food so much and just eating the wet
>
>That's because of how you have fed them.
>
>Nothing wrong with wet food. Whenever I need to give them
>medicine, I use Fancy Feast wet. Doing that today. But I know it
>causes tooth rot, just like sweet food does to our teeth (some of
>you might not notice). So I followed their (medicated) Fancy Feast
>with some Purina Veterinary Diet Dental Health DH. If I were
>feeding wet food, I would follow each meal with a small amount of
>that DH dry food.
>
>The Purina DH is very expensive, but probably cheaper than the
>same amount of small packaged treats meant to control tartar
>buildup. And the DH is probably healthier than the small packaged
>dental health treats.

I guess you know that they do not like change, and I am too soft with
them. The younger of the two seems to eat anything, but the older is
very fussy. I would feel guilty changing their diets. They are both
still young cats - 3-1/2 and 2-1/2, so I do wonder about health
problems as they age. I live in Mexico, and there seems to be a vet
on every corner. The stores do not have much variety of food, and I
mentioned about the Mexican-canned Fancy Feast. I stock up with
several months-worth of food when I go to California.

Thanks. I will check out your suggestions the next time I cross the
border.

--

John Doe
April 11th 14, 04:02 AM
Mack A. Damia <mybaconbutty hotmail.com> wrote:

> John Doe <jdoe usenetlove.invalid> wrote:
>> Mack A. Damia <mybaconbutty hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> they both love the Fancy Feast wet food...they have not been
>>> touching the dry food so much and just eating the wet
>>
>>That's because of how you have fed them.
>>
>>Nothing wrong with wet food. Whenever I need to give them
>>medicine, I use Fancy Feast wet. Doing that today. But I know it
>>causes tooth rot, just like sweet food does to our teeth (some
>>of you might not notice). So I followed their (medicated) Fancy
>>Feast with some Purina Veterinary Diet Dental Health DH. If I
>>were feeding wet food, I would follow each meal with a small
>>amount of that DH dry food.
>>
>>The Purina DH is very expensive, but probably cheaper than the
>>same amount of small packaged treats meant to control tartar
>>buildup. And the DH is probably healthier than the small
>>packaged dental health treats.
>
> I guess you know that they do not like change,

That is for sure. It's the smell and the taste. You have to
introduce it gradually.

> and I am too soft with them. The younger of the two seems to
> eat anything, but the older is very fussy. I would feel guilty
> changing their diets. They are both still young cats - 3-1/2
> and 2-1/2, so I do wonder about health problems as they age. I
> live in Mexico, and there seems to be a vet on every corner.
> The stores do not have much variety of food, and I mentioned
> about the Mexican-canned Fancy Feast. I stock up with several
> months-worth of food when I go to California.

Can you buy food online? I guess not. You have probably thought of
this already, but... You might be able to order some stuff online
and have it sent to the California address. Might have credit card
address verification problems with that. I'm sure you can track
orders online, so you will know exactly when it gets there.

Good luck.






>
> Thanks. I will check out your suggestions the next time I cross
> the border.
>

Mack A. Damia
April 11th 14, 04:50 AM
On Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:02:00 +0000 (UTC), John Doe
> wrote:

>Mack A. Damia <mybaconbutty hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> John Doe <jdoe usenetlove.invalid> wrote:
>>> Mack A. Damia <mybaconbutty hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> they both love the Fancy Feast wet food...they have not been
>>>> touching the dry food so much and just eating the wet
>>>
>>>That's because of how you have fed them.
>>>
>>>Nothing wrong with wet food. Whenever I need to give them
>>>medicine, I use Fancy Feast wet. Doing that today. But I know it
>>>causes tooth rot, just like sweet food does to our teeth (some
>>>of you might not notice). So I followed their (medicated) Fancy
>>>Feast with some Purina Veterinary Diet Dental Health DH. If I
>>>were feeding wet food, I would follow each meal with a small
>>>amount of that DH dry food.
>>>
>>>The Purina DH is very expensive, but probably cheaper than the
>>>same amount of small packaged treats meant to control tartar
>>>buildup. And the DH is probably healthier than the small
>>>packaged dental health treats.
>>
>> I guess you know that they do not like change,
>
>That is for sure. It's the smell and the taste. You have to
>introduce it gradually.
>
>> and I am too soft with them. The younger of the two seems to
>> eat anything, but the older is very fussy. I would feel guilty
>> changing their diets. They are both still young cats - 3-1/2
>> and 2-1/2, so I do wonder about health problems as they age. I
>> live in Mexico, and there seems to be a vet on every corner.
>> The stores do not have much variety of food, and I mentioned
>> about the Mexican-canned Fancy Feast. I stock up with several
>> months-worth of food when I go to California.
>
>Can you buy food online? I guess not. You have probably thought of
>this already, but... You might be able to order some stuff online
>and have it sent to the California address. Might have credit card
>address verification problems with that. I'm sure you can track
>orders online, so you will know exactly when it gets there.
>
>Good luck.

I thought of the mail thing a while ago. I have a post office box in
San Diego, and I have a local courier service pick up my mail three
times a week and bring it to their office in Ensenada, Baja, where I
pick it up.

Packages and parcels can be a problem, and I decided to try to work
around doing that.

But I wouldn't know what to try; I mean, my thinking is that I feed
them well now, but I read all your messages about cat food and wonder.

I mentioned earlier that most cats in Mexico live on rice and beans!

Our family has had cats all my life, and we really haven't had any
problems with diet - except a beautiful male Himmilayan with a
pedigree that I found in Pennsylvania in the early 1990s. He must
have been at least four when I found him as a stray and discovered by
accident that he had a pedigree and had been used for breeding, then
given away to somebody who was careless with him and let him roam in
the dead of winter.

Actually, my parents kept him as I could not, and they sometimes fed
him people food from the table. Also, no special cat food. He lived
another five years and developed a urinary tract blockage from which
he died after surgery, but the vet told us that the breed is very
susceptible to blockages due to improper diet, and my parents (or I)
did not know anything about it. We think he was about ten or eleven
years old when he died. Sir Percy Cat.

--

The Nice Mean Man
April 11th 14, 09:50 AM
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:23:35 PM UTC-4, Mack A. Damia wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Apr 2014 08:55:30 -0700 (PDT), Jane B >
>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> >Now that I've read how much healthier canned food over dry, I've been trying to convert my cat. She is incredibly fussy. Only eats dry food. She does not over eat, so she is fed at will.
>
> >
>
> >I have tried about 30 different brands and flavors of canned foods. The only kind she's will to touch are Wellness Select with SkipJack tuna and Trader Joe's Tuna for Cats. Decent quality, but I really hate feeding her tuna and she absolutely won't touch anything else. Strangely, she loves Fancy Feast Appetizer white meat chicken, but first of all that stuff is not a balanced food, and secondly it's made with sodium nitrite. They should be ashamed!
>
> >
>
> >I've tried every trick suggested in this group. She just refuses to eat at all if it's not dry or tuna flavor. If there's even a hint of another flavor mixed in she won't touch it. I also tried turning her dry into wet with water. She won't eat that either.
>
> >
>
> >Now what??
>
>
>
> My two girls are both little butterballs. Since most of the cats in
>
> Mexico (where I live) get fed rice and beans, my vet was surprosed
>
> when she saw and weighed them.
>
>
>
> I have been giving them Fancy Feast dry food ( small scoop-full)
>
> topped with a teaspoon or two of Fancy Feast wet food. I am afraid I
>
> spoil them becasue I feed them three times a day - when I eat. I buy
>
> their food in California.
>
>
>
> Here is a strange thing: they both love the Famcy Feast wet food that
>
> I buy in California. Fancy Feast also cans and sells it in Mexico,
>
> but my cats will not touch the Mexican stuff even though it is the
>
> same brand. Of course, I do not like Mexican beef, either; it's tough
>
> and stringy, so maybe it's in the quality of the ingredients.
>
>
>
> Lately, they have not been touching the dry food so much and just
>
> eating the wet. They are always crying or mooning around the kitchen
>
> for food!
>
>
>
> Hope you have some luck! Cheers!
>
>
>
> --

Four years later and I'm still waiting for that Knock, Mac the RAT...

LOL......!!!!!!!


The Nice Mean Man