Sunday, June 26, 2011

I've Seen Some Strange Things But....

I have seen my cats do some strange things. They amaze me on a regular basis. But I never saw this one...

I was testing out Wellness food, and had one more can to use up after my report to you, so I continued feeding it. I was also doing a preliminary test of a new dry food. It isn't commercially available, and I'm working with the company to improve the flavor, but this was a new one...

There are normally 4 cats eating wet food, 4 cats eating dry food. One eats only wet food and One cat only eats dry food. I have 5 cats. 3 of them will eat either food type.

The 3 who vacillate left the Wellness and went to the dry Friskies I put in their bowls, having run out of the test dry food. They actually left the wet food. I had 2 cats in each dry food bowl, competing for the dry food.

That says something, but I'm not sure what. I know they are not wild about the Wellness. I also know that the test dry food wasn't enough for a good test. There was only enough to fill one bowl, so I pulled the other 2 bowls.

To make a good test of dry food, there needs to be enough that all 3 dry food bowls can be kept full for a week. That should be at least 6 cups of food.

I don't mind if the vacillating cats stick to more wet food. But the one who eats dry food needs to not go hungry or refuse the food.

When I do a test on wet food, I give the same food for several cans. They get that food for 7-10 days. I watch their behaviors, appetites, and behavioral changes.

This dry food was sent to me, unsolicited. I've visited their website and expressed my concerns over the flavor. It's not grabbing the cats. If they can address that with me, and the additional hairball situation that I face, I'll do another test of the food and report the results.

This was just a taste. They weren't wild about it, but they ate it. They seemed to do well on it. One even seemed to thrive on it. But I need to try it again in a more controlled environment - meaning not at the same time I'm using up another food that they aren't wild about. And I need enough of the food to make a good test - all 3 bowls filled every day for 7-10 days.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cat Food Review

I got some cans of Wellness food for the cats. 5 cans, one of each flavor, for $12.99. I admit that our sales tax is 9.75%, so it puts the cost of each can around $1.15.

The cats ate it. They were hungry. But love it? I didn't see that. And it's made in China. That opens up their safety to factors I can't control.

So, I won't try that food again. Expensive, and made in China. If they loved it, I might try it again. But they don't, really.

Meanwhile, I received an unsolicited sample of dry food from a new company in Minnesota a couple of days ago. Since I want to give them a fair trial, I won't let you know who they are yet.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Contacts...

I've gotten involved a little bit with Twitter. I'm told it's a good way for me to stay in touch with my clients and other cat lovers. There are several good vets on Twitter, and I follow them, too. You can find me @tnmorgen and follow if you like. There are lots of distractions, but I'm trying to keep you updated as best I can.

Hugs to all the purrpeople....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Another Fabulous Sale on Food and Supplies!!!

Another fabulous cat food and supply sale...

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Pet Food Sale!

WooHoo!!!! 15% off Cat Food until June 13th!

Save 15% On Your Order Today! Hurry, Ends Soon! Use Code: NOW15

These folks deliver pet food directly to your door - no lugging it to and from the car. This code is good on pet foods until June 13, 2011. Some exclusions apply, so read the fine print.

This was too good to not share!

Nasty Food Ingredient in Pet Food

Click the title for the article by Dr. Becker, a respected Holistic veterinarian on the wet food additives that some manufacturers use. In particular, this addresses cat food, so it's important to read it and understand the content.

If you have any questions, please comment, and I'll be sure to either answer directly or find the answer or a person who CAN answer you.

This is too important, when so many pets are ending up dead because of what we feed them.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Help For Emergency Vet Bills

I got a notice from Catster in my inbox about emergency help for folks with their vet bills that I wanted to pass on...

In these financially challenging times, two resources: Welcome to Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance and Yellow Dog Blog have listings of places where you can find emergency help with your vet's bill.

Many thanks to!

Friday, June 03, 2011

World's Best Cat Litter Contest....

Enter the contest to win's "The Worlds Best Cat Litter" here...

A great litter for your great cats!