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    Fresh Is Best Freeze Dried, Boneless Raw

    I stated using FIB's food again recently. I had previously discontinued use because one of my cats was getting constipated and I try to get foods that both cats can eat. I usually get their freeze dried meat treats also and decided to get some chicken hearts which are pretty greasy. I give my...
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    Rehydrating freeze dried raw

    When I used to feed Primal's freeze dried raw venison nuggets, I crushed the nuggets in a glass bowl with a pestle. It only took several minutes to crush the nuggets into small pieces. I would then add warm water gradually to get the consistency of the food the way the cats liked it - a...
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    Weruva BFF Grain free can food for kidneys?

    When I asked Answers about the bone percentage 2 years ago, I was told 10%.
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    Weruva BFF Grain free can food for kidneys?

    I've been using BFF's Oh My Gravy line for about a year without any issues, my cats (both 9 years old) like that it's soupy. I usually add in a few pieces of freeze dried meat treats (boneless meat, e.g., Vital Essentials chicken breast treats or Fresh is Best turkey tenders) to the BFF, they...
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    Purpose Pet Food: Freeze Dried Chicken

    Great! Let me know if the fd food works out. :)
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    Purpose Pet Food: Freeze Dried Chicken

    Hi, sorry for the late reply, just seeing this several days later. Purpose is working out very well for Molly, she loves it! Mikey likes it too, however, Purpose is mostly for Molly. She just had blood work less than a week ago and all kidney values are within normal range. Purpose is...
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    Lysine Supplements

    I've used both pure powder (Carlson's) and lysine treats and found both to be effective, it may just depend on the cat although likely the powder is more concentrated. When I used the powder, my cat wouldn't eat all his food with the powder mixed in but would eat the treat.
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    Lysine Supplements

    When that 2015 study first came out re: lysine being ineffective for FHV cats, I asked our vet and he kind of rolled his eyes and said to continue using lysine (during flare ups for our FHV male cat). I use it intermittently, the only issue is not to overdue with lysine because it reduces...
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    Do ALL cats need eat low phosphorus like CKD cats?

    While I wouldn't feed a low phos, CKD diet to a young and healthy cat, I wouldn't feed a high phos diet either. Although the link below refers to a German study and cats on high phosphorus diets, I find the info interesting. https://m.phys.org/news/2018-03-excess-phosphorus-cat-food-kidney.html
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    Meat Mates

    Ah yes, now I remember that same reply from them as well, it's been awhile ....what a load of hogwash, unbelievable. I have never heard of muscle and organ meat containing enough calcium to meet AAFCO's requirements, Feline Natural must really believe we are idiots. It's the ground bone in...
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    Meat Mates

    "She's a Witch": The freeze dried food isn't boneless, Feline Natural / Meat Mates won't list that ground bone is included in their recipe (same as Vital Essentials). I contacted them a few years back about this, they claim that due to AAFCO definitions of meat ingredients, or something or...
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    For those of you that feed wet, low carb/high protein: Share your current rotation!

    I try to stick with lower phosphorus foods for my two nine year old cats, for the most part they are currently eating: Some Weruva, Soulistic & Life's Abundance (chick/turkey), and some raw for one cat. I have a list of ingredients that I avoid (and companies that I don't trust) so my choice...
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    RAW food with lowest *bone* 🦴 content ?!

    VE is too high in bone.
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    RAW food with lowest *bone* 🦴 content ?!

    Purpose Pet Food (freeze dried raw, must be rehydrated), claims to only use 5% bone. That's what I've been using for my Molly. They only have one protein though, chicken, although the owner indicated to me last year they may have two additional proteins by the end of this year or 2020.
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    Dr. Murphy's Nature's Feast Cat Food?

    lisahe I contacted Susan at TAPF more than a year ago re: my dissatisfaction with MM's response regarding the amount of bone in their food (same company as Feline Natural). In a nutshell, per AAFCO's guidelines, the company doesn't have to list "bone" in their ingredients, it's understood that...
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