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What To Do With Ripped Bag From Chewy?

Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by GalaxyGirl, May 25, 2019.

  1. GalaxyGirl

    GalaxyGirl Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I just got off the phone with chewy and they will be sending me a replacement bag for cat food that was ripped during handling while shipping.

    They advised me to toss it. But it was expensive. So maybe feed it to strays? I’m not sure?
     

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  2. JamesCalifornia

    JamesCalifornia TCS Member Top Cat

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    ~ If it it dry food and looks/smells ok I would use it. Wet I would be more careful. Cats are fussy and if something smells wrong they leave it.
    Perhaps test a little on your cat ..? How big is the bag ?
     
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  3. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    I agree. It's a small tear. You can always repackage it into Ziploc bags to keep it fresh. A box of gallon sized bags is only a few dollars.
     
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  4. GalaxyGirl

    GalaxyGirl Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    6.6 pounds of Dr. Elsey’s. I have a dry food vault but yes I can put it in those hug zip lock bags. I have a lot of them.
     

  5. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    That's what I would do.
     

  6. catapault

    catapault TCS Member Super Cat

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    Or - since Chewy's is sending you a replacement (they are So Good about that) - think about taping over the tear and donating the bag to your nearest shelter.
     
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  7. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    I don't think most shelters would take it. I know the ones by me won't take anything that's open. A lot of shelters only feed one kind of food and put donated food into a pet food bank and I don't think they'd want to give out a bag that's open in any way for legal reasons. It's sad that it has to be like that but you know what they say about a few bad apples.
     
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  8. MoonstoneWolf

    MoonstoneWolf TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I never chance it. I throw it away. You never know what could have happened. But I’m paranoid because of all the stuff that’s on the news.
     

  9. GalaxyGirl

    GalaxyGirl Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I was thinking the same. No place is going to take this.
     

  10. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    I'd use it. But if you don't feel comfortable with that, give it to someone who feeds ferals.
     

  11. lalagimp

    lalagimp TCS Member Top Cat

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    I recognized that bag right away. I threw out a perfectly good bag of Stella and Chewy because my cat got intolerant. Chewy refunded my purchase.
    The Dr Elseys can go to a colony, or if you know someone that feeds foxes.
     

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