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Old July 6th 12, 05:44 PM posted to alt.cats,alt.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Newbie on Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:07:18 GMT typed in
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Forgot one question (thanks for all answers so far). I come across
suggestions that cats should be given "treat" once in a while. In human
terms I can understand that salad is food, banana split a treat. What
is a treat for cats, as opposed to food? How often?


Chicken Hearts - as a "bribe"
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Old July 6th 12, 05:57 PM posted to alt.cats,alt.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats.misc
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"pyotr filipivich" wrote in message
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Newbie on Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:07:18 GMT typed in
alt.pets.cats the following:
Forgot one question (thanks for all answers so far). I come across
suggestions that cats should be given "treat" once in a while. In human
terms I can understand that salad is food, banana split a treat. What
is a treat for cats, as opposed to food? How often?


Chicken Hearts - as a "bribe"
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pyotr filipivich
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weak-minded."
Who knew Dubya was a Jedi Knight?



really a 7 year old post Little late aren't you


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Old July 6th 12, 10:43 PM posted to alt.cats,alt.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Default What is treat as opposed to food?

Forgot one question (thanks for all answers so far). I come across
suggestions that cats should be given "treat" once in a while. In human
terms I can understand that salad is food, banana split a treat. What
is a treat for cats, as opposed to food? How often?


I translate "Treat" as "Junk Food For Cats" - i.e. food that is
specifically engineered to satisfy or even enhance certain
built-in cravings without regard to nutrition or health.

We use something called "Purina Whisker Lickin's Crunch Lovers"
and our cat just *loves* the stuff. It's little hard chunks in a
plastic container.

We started using it as a bribe to lure it down to the rec room
where it gets locked in for the night - so it gets a half-dozen
or so chunks every day.

It's been at least three years now and the Cat's healthy as ever
- probably healthier than when we got it - and hasn't gained
weight.

A side benefit: if we lose track of where it is or if it's
outside and we need for it to come inside; just shake the
container. If it's within earshot, it comes running.


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Old July 7th 12, 01:07 AM posted to alt.cats,alt.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"(PeteCresswell)" on Fri, 06 Jul 2012 17:43:10 -0400
typed in alt.pets.cats the following:
Forgot one question (thanks for all answers so far). I come across
suggestions that cats should be given "treat" once in a while. In human
terms I can understand that salad is food, banana split a treat. What
is a treat for cats, as opposed to food? How often?


I translate "Treat" as "Junk Food For Cats" - i.e. food that is
specifically engineered to satisfy or even enhance certain
built-in cravings without regard to nutrition or health.


If you buy "junk food" as treats, then it is.

I tend to toss him a chicken heart now and then. All meat, no
grain products, and it gives him a little exercise. And I can get him
to "come here" with one.

We use something called "Purina Whisker Lickin's Crunch Lovers"
and our cat just *loves* the stuff. It's little hard chunks in a
plastic container.

We started using it as a bribe to lure it down to the rec room
where it gets locked in for the night - so it gets a half-dozen
or so chunks every day.

It's been at least three years now and the Cat's healthy as ever
- probably healthier than when we got it - and hasn't gained
weight.

A side benefit: if we lose track of where it is or if it's
outside and we need for it to come inside; just shake the
container. If it's within earshot, it comes running.


Better than a can opener?
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Old July 7th 12, 09:08 AM posted to alt.cats,alt.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Newbie on Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:07:18 GMT typed in
alt.pets.cats the following:
Forgot one question (thanks for all answers so far). I come across
suggestions that cats should be given "treat" once in a while. In
human terms I can understand that salad is food, banana split a treat.
What is a treat for cats, as opposed to food? How often?


Chicken Hearts - as a "bribe"
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weak-minded." Who knew Dubya was a Jedi Knight?


What about catnip as no calorie treat?

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Old July 7th 12, 05:44 PM posted to alt.cats,alt.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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FragSinatra on Sat, 7 Jul 2012 08:08:33 +0000 (UTC)
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pyotr filipivich wrote in
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Newbie on Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:07:18 GMT typed in
alt.pets.cats the following:
Forgot one question (thanks for all answers so far). I come across
suggestions that cats should be given "treat" once in a while. In
human terms I can understand that salad is food, banana split a treat.
What is a treat for cats, as opposed to food? How often?


Chicken Hearts - as a "bribe"
--
pyotr filipivich
Obi-wan once observed"The Force can have a strong influence on the
weak-minded." Who knew Dubya was a Jedi Knight?


What about catnip as no calorie treat?


Buttons is a connoisseur. Ignore the cheap stuff, will find the
"good stuff" if I don't keep it in a sealed jar.
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pyotr filipivich
Obi-wan once observed"The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded."
Who knew Dubya was a Jedi Knight?
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Old July 8th 12, 12:18 PM posted to alt.cats,alt.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On 07/07/2012 17:44, pyotr filipivich wrote:
on Sat, 7 Jul 2012 08:08:33 +0000 (UTC)
typed in alt.pets.cats the following:
pyotr wrote in
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on Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:07:18 GMT typed in
alt.pets.cats the following:
Forgot one question (thanks for all answers so far). I come across
suggestions that cats should be given "treat" once in a while. In
human terms I can understand that salad is food, banana split a treat.
What is a treat for cats, as opposed to food? How often?

Chicken Hearts - as a "bribe"
--
pyotr filipivich
Obi-wan once observed"The Force can have a strong influence on the
weak-minded." Who knew Dubya was a Jedi Knight?


What about catnip as no calorie treat?


Buttons is a connoisseur. Ignore the cheap stuff, will find the
"good stuff" if I don't keep it in a sealed jar.
--
pyotr filipivich
Obi-wan once observed"The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded."
Who knew Dubya was a Jedi Knight?





To me a treat must be something more than just a premium food treat. I
give my cats Webbox treats (they love them :@)!), but I feed the treats
by hand and talk to them and visually check them over while they're
close to me. Although a few cats love solitude, most are sociable and
enjoy time with their person. It is good bond-renewing behaviour and,
because I always offer treats within the pecking order, it also
reinforces pack hierarchy, which in turn is good for training.
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