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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default OT more cat stuff!

    Luckily my cats love the NOW! dry cat food which is what I was told to feed
    them. But they have become addicted to the Fancy Feast Appetizers, in
    particular the Skipjack Tuna. They will just wolf it. The only other
    flavors they will eat are the Tender Tongol Tuna, Chicken and Tuna and the
    Salmon. But they rarely lick their bowls clean with those flavors.

    I can not find the Skipjack in any stores. I can find the other flavors but
    only a few packs at a time. So I have been ordering it from Petco. Just
    tried to place an order to get me through the winter. And they were out of
    Skipjack! Eek. I did find it elsewhere and ordered it. It was very
    expensive but that place sells through Amazon.com and I did have $10 of
    credit with them from doing surveys. So that helped a little.

    I am now searching for another tuna they will like. I ordered a case of BG.
    Apparently BG has changed their formula and it is a complete food now. Used
    to be just a supplement. So I ordered a case of that. I think (but am not
    sure) I can get that at a local pet food store. I used to buy it for Maui
    but not the tuna. Her favorites were chicken and beef. These cats will
    only eat tuna or whitefish and tuna. BG means before grains. So it is
    grain free.

    I have found something at Petsmart (I think) that they do love. I can't
    remember the brand. Little gold can with a plastic gold lid. Not sure why
    they would put a lid because one can is clearly a serving. However they
    only ever have a few cans at a time and it is $1.09 per can. So no bargain.

    Does anyone know of a cat food that is mainly just tuna that isn't super
    expensive? Most of them seem to mix the tuna with other things and
    generally they don't like that. They will only eat about 1/2 to 3/4 of a
    can of the various Fancy Feast Tuna.

    They also LOVE treats. I once made the mistake of putting some treats
    (leftover from Maui) on a paper plate in the kitchen. And now every time I
    go into the kitchen, they follow me for treats! I only allow them to have
    the treats when I have my bedtime snack. But Angela has been known to give
    them treats at other times. At least she gives them only a few. I think I
    am probably giving them too many. Jazzy at times is taking on the look of a
    bowling ball with a head. But when she is standing up she looks the same.
    Perhaps it is just her winter coat? Ballerina still is long and lean. And
    she seems to eat more than Jazzy does. She is always the first one there
    for food and if Jazzy isn't there right away she will eat from her bowl too.



  2. #2
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT more cat stuff!

    cats are like people different metobolic rates and all that, i have a six
    pound cat that ate as much as the one who weighed 21 lbs, weird i know but
    there you have it.

    My vet is pretty much in favor of dry food with canned as a treat, the
    favorite treat at my house was friskies tuna, once at the store they were
    out so dh got the nin lives... tuna gourmet? right gourmet must be better
    right? not according to my cats, evey bit of the scrambled egg bits were
    left in the bowl, lol, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j8acpc$t7s$[email protected]..
    > Luckily my cats love the NOW! dry cat food which is what I was told to
    > feed them. But they have become addicted to the Fancy Feast Appetizers,
    > in particular the Skipjack Tuna. They will just wolf it. The only other
    > flavors they will eat are the Tender Tongol Tuna, Chicken and Tuna and the
    > Salmon. But they rarely lick their bowls clean with those flavors.
    >
    > I can not find the Skipjack in any stores. I can find the other flavors
    > but only a few packs at a time. So I have been ordering it from Petco.
    > Just tried to place an order to get me through the winter. And they were
    > out of Skipjack! Eek. I did find it elsewhere and ordered it. It was
    > very expensive but that place sells through Amazon.com and I did have $10
    > of credit with them from doing surveys. So that helped a little.
    >
    > I am now searching for another tuna they will like. I ordered a case of
    > BG. Apparently BG has changed their formula and it is a complete food now.
    > Used to be just a supplement. So I ordered a case of that. I think (but
    > am not sure) I can get that at a local pet food store. I used to buy it
    > for Maui but not the tuna. Her favorites were chicken and beef. These
    > cats will only eat tuna or whitefish and tuna. BG means before grains.
    > So it is grain free.
    >
    > I have found something at Petsmart (I think) that they do love. I can't
    > remember the brand. Little gold can with a plastic gold lid. Not sure
    > why they would put a lid because one can is clearly a serving. However
    > they only ever have a few cans at a time and it is $1.09 per can. So no
    > bargain.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a cat food that is mainly just tuna that isn't super
    > expensive? Most of them seem to mix the tuna with other things and
    > generally they don't like that. They will only eat about 1/2 to 3/4 of a
    > can of the various Fancy Feast Tuna.
    >
    > They also LOVE treats. I once made the mistake of putting some treats
    > (leftover from Maui) on a paper plate in the kitchen. And now every time
    > I go into the kitchen, they follow me for treats! I only allow them to
    > have the treats when I have my bedtime snack. But Angela has been known
    > to give them treats at other times. At least she gives them only a few.
    > I think I am probably giving them too many. Jazzy at times is taking on
    > the look of a bowling ball with a head. But when she is standing up she
    > looks the same. Perhaps it is just her winter coat? Ballerina still is
    > long and lean. And she seems to eat more than Jazzy does. She is always
    > the first one there for food and if Jazzy isn't there right away she will
    > eat from her bowl too.
    >




  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT more cat stuff!


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > cats are like people different metobolic rates and all that, i have a six
    > pound cat that ate as much as the one who weighed 21 lbs, weird i know but
    > there you have it.
    >
    > My vet is pretty much in favor of dry food with canned as a treat, the
    > favorite treat at my house was friskies tuna, once at the store they were
    > out so dh got the nin lives... tuna gourmet? right gourmet must be better
    > right? not according to my cats, evey bit of the scrambled egg bits were
    > left in the bowl, lol, Lee


    I have tried both of those. Won't eat 9 Lives at all. Will eat a few bites
    of Friskies but mainly a waste of money.



  4. #4
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT more cat stuff!

    since its just a treat for the three who will actually dain to eat wet food
    one five oz can is more than enough for a treat, now that chester isn't
    allowed one of the cans works for two days, my miss violette would touch the
    fancy feast or sheeba at all, go figure, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:9grrhtFiu5U1@m[email protected]..
    >> cats are like people different metobolic rates and all that, i have a six
    >> pound cat that ate as much as the one who weighed 21 lbs, weird i know
    >> but there you have it.
    >>
    >> My vet is pretty much in favor of dry food with canned as a treat, the
    >> favorite treat at my house was friskies tuna, once at the store they were
    >> out so dh got the nin lives... tuna gourmet? right gourmet must be better
    >> right? not according to my cats, evey bit of the scrambled egg bits were
    >> left in the bowl, lol, Lee

    >
    > I have tried both of those. Won't eat 9 Lives at all. Will eat a few
    > bites of Friskies but mainly a waste of money.
    >




  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT more cat stuff!


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > since its just a treat for the three who will actually dain to eat wet
    > food one five oz can is more than enough for a treat, now that chester
    > isn't allowed one of the cans works for two days, my miss violette would
    > touch the fancy feast or sheeba at all, go figure, Lee


    Well, I really screwed up by giving them the Appetizers. They were used to
    eating the Wellness brand once a day and they would wolf that. But once
    they ate the Appetizers there was no turning back. At least I know it is
    grain free.



  6. #6
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT more cat stuff!

    that has the advantage of keeping down ear issues if they are the least bit
    allergic, and some cats do very well on the fancy feast, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> since its just a treat for the three who will actually dain to eat wet
    >> food one five oz can is more than enough for a treat, now that chester
    >> isn't allowed one of the cans works for two days, my miss violette would
    >> touch the fancy feast or sheeba at all, go figure, Lee

    >
    > Well, I really screwed up by giving them the Appetizers. They were used
    > to eating the Wellness brand once a day and they would wolf that. But
    > once they ate the Appetizers there was no turning back. At least I know
    > it is grain free.
    >




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    Ian Field Guest

    Default Re: OT more cat stuff!


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Luckily my cats love the NOW! dry cat food which is what I was told to
    > feed them.


    Our cat was fed only tinned cat food, supplemented by whateve she could
    kill. Lived to a ripe old age of about 14 or 15.

    Half English wild and half Siamese - highly efficient predator in the back
    garden at night and the most affectionate cat you could ever wish for
    indoors during the day.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Ian Field" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j8acpc$t7s$[email protected]..
    >> Luckily my cats love the NOW! dry cat food which is what I was told to
    >> feed them.

    >
    > Our cat was fed only tinned cat food, supplemented by whateve she could
    > kill. Lived to a ripe old age of about 14 or 15.
    >
    > Half English wild and half Siamese - highly efficient predator in the back
    > garden at night and the most affectionate cat you could ever wish for
    > indoors during the day.


    We were told ours might be part Siamese.



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    Storrmmee Guest

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    the jumping is an indicator of this, most siamese can jump very high from a
    standing position, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Ian Field" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:BVZqq.7142$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:j8acpc$t7s$[email protected]..
    >>> Luckily my cats love the NOW! dry cat food which is what I was told to
    >>> feed them.

    >>
    >> Our cat was fed only tinned cat food, supplemented by whateve she could
    >> kill. Lived to a ripe old age of about 14 or 15.
    >>
    >> Half English wild and half Siamese - highly efficient predator in the
    >> back garden at night and the most affectionate cat you could ever wish
    >> for indoors during the day.

    >
    > We were told ours might be part Siamese.
    >




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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > the jumping is an indicator of this, most siamese can jump very high from
    > a standing position, Lee


    I didn't know that. They are most excellent jumpers!



  11. #11
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: OT more cat stuff!

    the cat who was my best friend as i grew up used to jump from the floor to
    the top of my bedroom door and sleep up there. I unfortunately found this
    out one night when i went to close my bedroom door and got his tail... after
    that if i went to check the door i always checked and if i forgot, before my
    hand got a good grip on the doorknob he would meow me so i could give him
    the chance to get down...

    the best thing you can give a meizer is a tall cat tree upon which to survey
    the domaine. Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> the jumping is an indicator of this, most siamese can jump very high from
    >> a standing position, Lee

    >
    > I didn't know that. They are most excellent jumpers!
    >




  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > the cat who was my best friend as i grew up used to jump from the floor to
    > the top of my bedroom door and sleep up there. I unfortunately found this
    > out one night when i went to close my bedroom door and got his tail...
    > after that if i went to check the door i always checked and if i forgot,
    > before my hand got a good grip on the doorknob he would meow me so i could
    > give him the chance to get down...
    >
    > the best thing you can give a meizer is a tall cat tree upon which to
    > survey the domaine. Lee



    They have cat trees but not super tall ones. I have not yet seen one I
    could afford that was really sturdy. Maybe I will save up and they can get
    one next year.



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    Storrmmee Guest

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    they will really use it, especially if the top has a lip on it so they can
    lay down and spy on you, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> the cat who was my best friend as i grew up used to jump from the floor
    >> to the top of my bedroom door and sleep up there. I unfortunately found
    >> this out one night when i went to close my bedroom door and got his
    >> tail... after that if i went to check the door i always checked and if i
    >> forgot, before my hand got a good grip on the doorknob he would meow me
    >> so i could give him the chance to get down...
    >>
    >> the best thing you can give a meizer is a tall cat tree upon which to
    >> survey the domaine. Lee

    >
    >
    > They have cat trees but not super tall ones. I have not yet seen one I
    > could afford that was really sturdy. Maybe I will save up and they can
    > get one next year.
    >




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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > they will really use it, especially if the top has a lip on it so they can
    > lay down and spy on you, Lee


    We have really high windows in this room and in my bedroom. They can jump
    up there and that's where they like to sit.



  15. #15
    Storrmmee Guest

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    all the better to "snoopervise" you, lol, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> they will really use it, especially if the top has a lip on it so they
    >> can lay down and spy on you, Lee

    >
    > We have really high windows in this room and in my bedroom. They can jump
    > up there and that's where they like to sit.
    >




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