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    Tiki cat

    I fully agree with this! I made a mistake and bought a bag of freeze-dried cat food that has fish in it (I think it's salmon and chicken? something like that) and find it's very handy to crumble a piece on top of food that Edwina doesn't like. She's not a picky eater but both cats decided they...
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    Thoughts on Nulo Freestyle freeze dried raw

    Here's the only one they have in stock right now: AMERICAN JOURNEY Landmark Chicken & Vegetables Recipe in Broth Grain-Free Canned Cat Food, 3-oz, case of 12 - Chewy.com That one's our cats' favorite for some reason. The vegetable matter is pretty negligent. (I bought chicken & veg the first...
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    Tiki cat

    You're lucky they like Tiki, their After Dark is very good food. Your cats sound smart about Fancy Feast pates, too, by avoiding the fish! (The turkey and giblets pate has no fish at all so is one of the best.) Good luck as you continue trying new foods!
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    Tiki cat

    My favorite piece about feeding fish to cats is on Dr. Jean Hofve's site: Why Fish is Dangerous for Cats | Little Big Cat Dr. Hofve gets at a lot of the same points @maggie101 mentions. I'll add that our vet is very anti-fish, too, because of mercury and other toxins, as well as the allergy...
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    Moldy Corn - Letter to the FDA

    Corn kitty litter seems a bit problematic from some other health angles, too. Dr. Pierson seems a little skeptical of corn (as well as wheat) kitty litter, noting allergies on catinfo.org and writing, "We see more feline asthma with the corn and wheat litters when compared to the clay litters."...
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    How long to give food to see change?

    I'm very sorry to hear you're having so much trouble getting your cats to eat consistently, @tyleete! We go through that regularly, too: they'll love something but then just stop eating it. Even if I haven't been trying to feed it to them regularly! That's the most irritating twist. Variety...
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    Where did all the Tiki Cat After Dark go??

    I so agree with this! One of our cats has trouble with a lot of thickener ingredients -- first with potato then moving on to agar-agar and possibly some gum family member(s) -- so they're the first thing I consider when/if she starts vomiting. Yes to this! Supplies have been dodgy since the...
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    Thoughts on Nulo Freestyle freeze dried raw

    I have a similar problem: our cats won't eat a food more than once a day so we need variety. Lately they even hate just about all the canned foods (Tiki and Chewy's Tiki knock-off foods) we have as backup! We feed a small amount of Nulo's turkey/duck food, mixed with a small amount of Northwest...
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    Identity cat food

    Yes, agar-agar has been one of the worst here, too. Both our cats -- even the one who doesn't usually have stomach issues -- had trouble with it, barfing. I generally avoid all gums, other than a very, very occasional variety meal but agar-agar is permanently banned since it caused problems so...
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    want to try raw

    One of our cats has this same issue. We feed the cats a variety of commercial raw foods (frozen and freeze-dried) plus homemade cooked food that uses egg shell calcium instead of bone. The combination seems to work for her. Though one food (Primal pork, her favorite) has higher bone, the overall...
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    How long to give food to see change?

    Yes, I felt terrible, too, when I realized we hadn't been feeding Brooksie proper food. She started eating raw food in her last few months and loved it: she was very sick, hardly ate anything, and the vet we had then told me not to feed her "any of that Rad Cat." (Rad Cat is no more; it was a...
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    How long to give food to see change?

    Yes, all the cat health and feeding pages can get overwhelming! Dr. Pierson's site is one of my favorites because she writes about the basics of how to feed a cat. (Our vet even recommends it.) I found catinfo.org when our previous cat was in her last months and (most likely) had IBD and...
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    How long to give food to see change?

    Heck no, we don't feed them just that, I couldn't afford it either! We feed lots of different foods that are sold at various prices. The homemade meal is the largest of the day. The Stella & Chewy's are just a small afternoon snack but one of the great things about raw food is that it seems to...
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    How long to give food to see change?

    A lot of people on the site make raw food but we only feed our cats commercial raw foods -- I know it probably sounds silly but don't trust myself to deal with everything properly. We feed a bunch of frozen and freeze-dried foods. If you do want to try raw food, our cats would probably suggest...
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    How long to give food to see change?

    Yes, this is a very helpful site!
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