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Old January 20th 07, 01:48 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Alan
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"Rene S." wrote in message
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In the meantime, have you tried a fish-flavored variety of Fancy Feast?
Ordinarily, I would not encourage feeding this kind of good, but many
cats like it. A previous vet I used called it "McDonalds for cats."

Rene

Rene,
Can you expand on this statement "McDonalds for cats"? I'm not trolling
you on this. We just got a brand new 3 mo old kitten over Christmas and
we're feeding him Fancy Feast and Whiskas dry. Are we doing him a disservice
in some way? He loves the stuff.
It IS the higher priced kitty chow but not as much as the Iams or Science
Diet. We're overseas and obtain our meow chow through the military
commissary so we're fairly limited on choice. We use a local vet instead of
the Army vet because it is a *itch to get an appointment. Local vet pretty
much says feed what he'll eat just not too much. The main reason you perked
my interest on this is our last meowzer died unexpecedly last year at age 12
and the local vet said it was - are you ready for this - a possible heart
attack.
Just your thoughts on the Mikkie D 4 kitties thing.
Thanks
Alan


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Old January 20th 07, 02:36 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Buddy's Mom
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There are a few of us on this list that think that Fancy Feast with
meat as the main item it the bestg feed for our kitties. I have
consistantly had kitties live to 20 on this food alone.

Alan wrote:
"Rene S." wrote in message
oups.com...
Snip
In the meantime, have you tried a fish-flavored variety of Fancy Feast?
Ordinarily, I would not encourage feeding this kind of good, but many
cats like it. A previous vet I used called it "McDonalds for cats."

Rene

Rene,
Can you expand on this statement "McDonalds for cats"? I'm not trolling
you on this. We just got a brand new 3 mo old kitten over Christmas and
we're feeding him Fancy Feast and Whiskas dry. Are we doing him a disservice
in some way? He loves the stuff.
It IS the higher priced kitty chow but not as much as the Iams or Science
Diet. We're overseas and obtain our meow chow through the military
commissary so we're fairly limited on choice. We use a local vet instead of
the Army vet because it is a *itch to get an appointment. Local vet pretty
much says feed what he'll eat just not too much. The main reason you perked
my interest on this is our last meowzer died unexpecedly last year at age 12
and the local vet said it was - are you ready for this - a possible heart
attack.
Just your thoughts on the Mikkie D 4 kitties thing.
Thanks
Alan


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Old January 20th 07, 06:13 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Rene S.
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Can you expand on this statement "McDonalds for cats"? I'm not trolling
you on this. We just got a brand new 3 mo old kitten over Christmas and
we're feeding him Fancy Feast and Whiskas dry. Are we doing him a disservice
in some way? He loves the stuff.
It IS the higher priced kitty chow but not as much as the Iams or Science
Diet. We're overseas and obtain our meow chow through the military
commissary so we're fairly limited on choice. We use a local vet instead of
the Army vet because it is a *itch to get an appointment. Local vet pretty
much says feed what he'll eat just not too much. The main reason you perked
my interest on this is our last meowzer died unexpecedly last year at age 12
and the local vet said it was - are you ready for this - a possible heart
attack.
Just your thoughts on the Mikkie D 4 kitties thing.
Thanks
Alan


Alan,

When my previous vet said this, she meant that the Fancy Feast was the
equivilant of junk food for cats and not a high-quality food. (However,
in the OP's case, eating some food and gaining weight was better than
the cat not eating and wasting away, which is why I mentioned it.)

I personally have stopped using grocery-store brand foods such as FF
because they use fillers and other ingredients I can't pronounce. For
instance, here's an example of the ingredient list of FF:
Brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, ground yellow
corn, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E),
soybean meal, animal digest [note: what the hell is that!?], chicken,
turkey, brewers dried yeast, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate,
natural and artificial flavors, potassium chloride, tetra sodium
pyrophosphate, salt, choline chloride, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5,
Blue 2 and other color), taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate,
Vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement,
calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin
supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic
acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium
bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.
A-5120

To contrast, here's the ingredient for Nature's Variety raw organic
chicken, which is what I now feed:
Organic Chicken, Organic Ground Chicken Bone, Organic Chicken Liver,
Organic Chicken Heart, Organic Chicken Gizzard, Organic Whole Eggs,
Organic Bok Choy, Organic Carrots, Organic Apples, Organic Pears,
Organic Persimmons, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Montmorillonite, Organic
Yogurt, Organic Alfalfa Sprouts, Organic Parsley, Organic Blueberries.

I understand that you have limited availability on what you can obtain.
My best advice is to search a little online and read the ingredient
lists. You will be surprised at what you find.

Rene

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Old January 20th 07, 06:13 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Rene S.
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Can you expand on this statement "McDonalds for cats"? I'm not trolling
you on this. We just got a brand new 3 mo old kitten over Christmas and
we're feeding him Fancy Feast and Whiskas dry. Are we doing him a disservice
in some way? He loves the stuff.
It IS the higher priced kitty chow but not as much as the Iams or Science
Diet. We're overseas and obtain our meow chow through the military
commissary so we're fairly limited on choice. We use a local vet instead of
the Army vet because it is a *itch to get an appointment. Local vet pretty
much says feed what he'll eat just not too much. The main reason you perked
my interest on this is our last meowzer died unexpecedly last year at age 12
and the local vet said it was - are you ready for this - a possible heart
attack.
Just your thoughts on the Mikkie D 4 kitties thing.
Thanks
Alan


Alan,

When my previous vet said this, she meant that the Fancy Feast was the
equivilant of junk food for cats and not a high-quality food. (However,
in the OP's case, eating some food and gaining weight was better than
the cat not eating and wasting away, which is why I mentioned it.)

I personally have stopped using grocery-store brand foods such as FF
because they use fillers and other ingredients I can't pronounce. For
instance, here's an example of the ingredient list of FF:
Brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, ground yellow
corn, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E),
soybean meal, animal digest [note: what the hell is that!?], chicken,
turkey, brewers dried yeast, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate,
natural and artificial flavors, potassium chloride, tetra sodium
pyrophosphate, salt, choline chloride, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5,
Blue 2 and other color), taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate,
Vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement,
calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin
supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic
acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium
bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.
A-5120

To contrast, here's the ingredient for Nature's Variety raw organic
chicken, which is what I now feed:
Organic Chicken, Organic Ground Chicken Bone, Organic Chicken Liver,
Organic Chicken Heart, Organic Chicken Gizzard, Organic Whole Eggs,
Organic Bok Choy, Organic Carrots, Organic Apples, Organic Pears,
Organic Persimmons, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Montmorillonite, Organic
Yogurt, Organic Alfalfa Sprouts, Organic Parsley, Organic Blueberries.

I understand that you have limited availability on what you can obtain.
My best advice is to search a little online and read the ingredient
lists. You will be surprised at what you find.

Rene

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Old January 21st 07, 01:47 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Alan
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Default Ping: Rene S Need help with anorexic cat

Thank you for the response.
Got some looking to do -
Alan
"Rene S." wrote in message
ps.com...
Can you expand on this statement "McDonalds for cats"? I'm not

trolling
you on this. We just got a brand new 3 mo old kitten over Christmas and
we're feeding him Fancy Feast and Whiskas dry. Are we doing him a

disservice
in some way? He loves the stuff.
It IS the higher priced kitty chow but not as much as the Iams or

Science
Diet. We're overseas and obtain our meow chow through the military
commissary so we're fairly limited on choice. We use a local vet instead

of
the Army vet because it is a *itch to get an appointment. Local vet

pretty
much says feed what he'll eat just not too much. The main reason you

perked
my interest on this is our last meowzer died unexpecedly last year at

age 12
and the local vet said it was - are you ready for this - a possible

heart
attack.
Just your thoughts on the Mikkie D 4 kitties thing.
Thanks
Alan


Alan,

When my previous vet said this, she meant that the Fancy Feast was the
equivilant of junk food for cats and not a high-quality food. (However,
in the OP's case, eating some food and gaining weight was better than
the cat not eating and wasting away, which is why I mentioned it.)

I personally have stopped using grocery-store brand foods such as FF
because they use fillers and other ingredients I can't pronounce. For
instance, here's an example of the ingredient list of FF:
Brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, ground yellow
corn, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E),
soybean meal, animal digest [note: what the hell is that!?], chicken,
turkey, brewers dried yeast, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate,
natural and artificial flavors, potassium chloride, tetra sodium
pyrophosphate, salt, choline chloride, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5,
Blue 2 and other color), taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate,
Vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement,
calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin
supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic
acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium
bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.
A-5120

To contrast, here's the ingredient for Nature's Variety raw organic
chicken, which is what I now feed:
Organic Chicken, Organic Ground Chicken Bone, Organic Chicken Liver,
Organic Chicken Heart, Organic Chicken Gizzard, Organic Whole Eggs,
Organic Bok Choy, Organic Carrots, Organic Apples, Organic Pears,
Organic Persimmons, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Montmorillonite, Organic
Yogurt, Organic Alfalfa Sprouts, Organic Parsley, Organic Blueberries.

I understand that you have limited availability on what you can obtain.
My best advice is to search a little online and read the ingredient
lists. You will be surprised at what you find.

Rene



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Old January 21st 07, 01:56 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Alan" wrote in message
...
Thank you for the response.
Got some looking to do -


Alan, all FF varieties are not created equal, and in fact their formula has
recently been changed. Tender Beef Feast, for example, is one of several
varieties that has beef aka real meat, fish, or poultry as a FIRST
ingredient,
not byproducts or meal.

It is a quality food.


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Old January 21st 07, 01:57 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Alan" wrote in message
...
Thank you for the response.


P.S. Cats do not need blueberries, pears, or apples, and the "organic"
selling point is another one that appeals to humans, jacks the cost, but
doesn't do much for cats, if anything.


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Old January 21st 07, 08:58 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Alan
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Default blueberries , apples and pears - Oh My!

Yeah, ever try to feed apples to a cat?
....Although our Kirby (R.I.P.) would help himself to whatever cereal you
were having if you let him.
"cybercat" wrote in message
...

"Alan" wrote in message
...
Thank you for the response.


P.S. Cats do not need blueberries, pears, or apples, and the "organic"
selling point is another one that appeals to humans, jacks the cost, but
doesn't do much for cats, if anything.




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Old January 21st 07, 04:12 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Lynne
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Default blueberries , apples and pears - Oh My!

on Sun, 21 Jan 2007 07:58:39 GMT, "Alan" wrote:

Yeah, ever try to feed apples to a cat?


Both of my boys love apples and applesauce, and the little one likes orange
juice, too. This was all discovered accidentally, the little thieves.

--
Lynne
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Old January 21st 07, 05:22 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Magic Mood Jeep©
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In m,
Lynne purred:
on Sun, 21 Jan 2007 07:58:39 GMT, "Alan"
wrote:

Yeah, ever try to feed apples to a cat?


Both of my boys love apples and applesauce, and the little one likes
orange juice, too. This was all discovered accidentally, the little
thieves.


I have pictures of one of mine eating (licking, actually) at an apple that
we offered him. started when he was about 3-4 months old, and now the 3 1/2
years old, he still likes apples.


 




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