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5/26/12 12:45 P

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Another hint on water is to provide kitty with warm water. My oldest has some minor tooth and gum issues (too old for dentistry unless there is a severe problem due to anesthesia risks). Cold, or even cool (room temp) water can make teeth ache. In fact, she likes freshly hot water from the tap, and will lap away for several minutes.

As cats get older, too, and kidneys begin ti fail, subcutaneous fluids helps a lot in keeping then hydrated.

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5/24/12 2:53 P

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I found this article www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/pet_ca
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5/24/12 2:49 P

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taste of the wild is grain free, all natural food. www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/
My cats really like it. I tried the nature's variety raw frozen food and my cats did not like it. I agree that mixing in 2 tbsp of warm water into the food. My cats really like the added "gravy" and it does give them more water at each meal. emoticon

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5/23/12 8:05 A

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One good tip to follow... Even if you are only feeding your cat wet food... Mix some water in with the wet food...
Many cats do not get enough water, and this can often happen on a canned food wet diet. Many owners think the moisture in the food is enough, but it isn't. And often the cat does not feel as thirsty, because the food is wet. Because they do not "feel" thirsty, they do not drink extra water. By mixing in some extra water, you can avoid problems later on.

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5/8/12 8:30 A

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Thanks Psalm22 that was really helpful :)

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5/7/12 4:41 P

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Good things to know! Thanks for sharing.

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5/6/12 9:18 P

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I've not heard of that particular food. However, since you seem to want to learn more about cat nutrition, here are two web sites to get you started:

Dr. Karen Becker: healthypets.mercola.com/ . I've been receiving the daily e-mails for several months now and I trust her information and advice.

Truth About Pet Food: www.truthaboutpetfood.com/

There are many other good sites out there on cat nutrition.

Some simple things to remember:

1. Protein and water is what cats need most.
1.Avoid grain, soy, dairy and corn in the foods as these are common allergens. Some cats are also allergic to eggs (one of mine is).
2. Avoid by-products that do not name a specific meat. This gets tricky, since good meats like liver, heart and kidneys are classified as by-products along with less desirable parts like feathers, skin, etc. A good rule of thumb: avoid anything that has been processing by rendering.
3. The first five ingredients are the most important, but as you learn more, you'll probably find yourself paying more attention to the other ingredients as well.
4. There is nothing wrong with feeding a raw diet as long as it is balanced. I feed a frozen raw food as part of the overall mix I feed my cats.


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My cat has problems with crystals in her urine and has had some UTIs. She is also on Royal Canine, like ADLINS cat. I mix the wet portion of her food with more water (and mix in a crushed antidepressant) and sprinkle on some dry food. This way, she's still getting a lot of water, which is the point of the wet food, but I save money by using the dry food, too. My vet was about $.15 cheaper per can than petSmart, and the resulting price was pretty comparable to other wet cat foods that I have considered.

I'm not familiar with that specific food, but you might mention it to your vet and get an educated opinion. I have to be careful with Speedy's food because it needs to have a particular chemical make up to discourage crystal development.

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4/29/12 8:47 P

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I have not heard of this particular brand. My cat is older and my vet suggested several months ago that I also start giving her wet food. After several tries with various brands, the one I settled on is by Royal Canin ( www.royalcanin.us/ ). I had gotten sample cans and didn't expect my cat to eat it. She licked the bowl clean -- literally. I looked them up online and liked what I read. It's not totally cheap, but I've found the stores I shop at usually give a discount if you have their discount card (so far I've used Petco and PetSmart).

I still keep dry food out for her, so she is not exclusively on wet food.

Good luck!

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4/24/12 5:21 P

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Hi everyone,

My kitty is 8 months old and been recommended to go on a full wet, adult cat food diet. At the moment she is on a mixed diet - Iams kitten biscuits and Felix wet food.

Because she has had a UTI and also just because I want to give her better quality food, I have been looking around for ideas on some wet food which is good enough quality but will not bankrupt me.

I found food called Animonda Carny online at Zooplus - has anyone ever heard of it/used it? I don't know much about cat nutrition but it seems to have a good amount of meat in it.

If anyone knows anything about it, or any alternatives,?I would appreciate any advice!



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