Got another question about home cooked meats.  They will eat it fresh cooked, 
but after it has been in the fridge, pretty much turn up their noses at it, 
especially if I try warming it up in the microwave.


---- Marcia <marciabmar...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> Good question!  Kay, my mother had Collies and pressure cooked whole chickens 
> for them. We'd come home do
>  School and smell that, thinking, yum!! Chicken and dumplings!!! Uh-uh! Nope! 
> Chicken for the dogs! Lol, I ended up just like my Mom(-:  except of course, 
> now I don't eat the meat.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Sep 1, 2012, at 8:21 AM, Kat Parker <korruptaki...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I have been vegetarian a few years, but I often buy and cook chichen for 
> > the cats.  I boil it, then shred it, and almost always have a bowl of it in 
> > my fridge and/or freezer for them.  My friends think I am whacko because of 
> > that. I don't ever eat it, but I know cats have different needs, and they 
> > need meat. I , naturally have the option, being omnivorous, but they don't 
> > have the same choice in their diet, as you all well know.   About once a 
> > month, I am a chicken cooking fool, on a fairly large scale.  (I always 
> > apologize to the birds.  haha)
> > I've also heard that cats cannot taste "sweet", Kathryn... I am baffled by 
> > this.  I know that they love the taste of Karo syrup, and even concentrated 
> > SUGAR WATER is often used on the gums of kits to stimulate a little 
> > appetite, especially the wee ones who need to take a bottle.  Also, though 
> > I have never tasted it, I heard anti-freeze is "sweet", and that is why so 
> > many cats are poisoned by it.  This sounds like such a contradiction to me, 
> > and I wonder, if it's not the "sweet" they taste  in the syrup, what is it? 
> >  And in sugar water, there is only sugar...and water.  What else could it 
> > be?
> > 
> >    Kat 
> > 
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Cc: 
> > Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 02:55:28 -0800
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FELV+, Struvite Crystals, and Nutrition
> > I've been vegan for almost 20 years (vegetarian for some some before that), 
> > so it's always funny when people see me buying so much meat for the cats.
> > 
> > 
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Cc: 
> > Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 03:38:11 -0800
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FELV+, Struvite Crystals, and Nutrition
> > Some of my cats adore veggies.   Cats can't taste sweet, did you know?  No 
> > receptors for it.
> > 
> > On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 3:11 AM, Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > They might just like veggies, plus corn is sweet. My cats are obsessed with 
> > lettuce.
> > 
> > Beth
> >  
> > Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
> >  
> > 
> > From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>
> > To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
> > Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 6:46 AM
> > 
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FELV+, Struvite Crystals, and Nutrition
> > 
> > There's so much corn in cat food that when I opened a can of corn for 
> > myself recently, one of my cats ran over and began gobbling it.  Sheesh!  
> > Since I'm a vegetarian, they don't get leftovers like hamburger and 
> > chicken.  So they eat my corn and tofu.  Weird world.
> > 
> >  
> > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
> > neighbors too!
> > 
> > 
> > From: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> > Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 1:11 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FELV+, Struvite Crystals, and Nutrition
> > 
> > Not only are corn, wheat, and soy not cat food (they can't digest veggies 
> > very well, much less grains, which can give them diabetes and IBD), but 
> > unless the corn and soy are organic, they are most likely GMO, and soy can 
> > give cats Hyperthyroidism (I learned this the hard way on a 7-month-old who 
> > died).   
> > 
> > Yes, fish dries the system (ours, too), and is a mercury risk.
> > 
> > I've already said what I think about dry food.
> > 
> > 
> > On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM, <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote:
> > My Homey has had several bouts of crystals.  She liked the Hill's SD canned 
> > food, but not the dry.  I had taken my guys off Hills because they ahve 
> > corn, wheat and soy and they are allergic to those ingredients.  I now feed 
> > Blue buffalo dry DUCK.  We love that and also the duck canned food.  We 
> > hate chicken and fish which is okay because the vet said fish can be part 
> > of the problem.  I have tried to get them off the dry, but not too much 
> > luck.  Right now, Homey is okay.  I got water fountains and everyone loves 
> > them.  It recirculates the water thre a filter.  The plastic ones are okay, 
> > but need to be cleaned out more often.  I got one on line that is stainless 
> > steel.  Much better, lower profile so I can open cabinet doors without 
> > hitting it and it does not need to be cleaned as often.  With the 
> > fountains, the water is always moving, makes noise and they do drink more 
> > water.  You might try them.
> > 
> > 
> > ---- Emma Beauchamp <weazy...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Hello All,
> > 
> > My cat Gertrude Penelope Pennyapple is a one year old baby and she has had 
> > FELV probably since she was born. She has always been very healthy despite 
> > the FELV and a chronic upper respiratory infection, but recently (Sunday 
> > night) she contracted a UTI.  She had a urinalysis at the vet and 130 
> > dollars later she was diagnosed with an UTI, and Struvite Crystals were 
> > present in her bladder.  I was given an Antibiotic called Orbax and given 
> > Hill's Science Prescription diet S/D.  I bought a bag of Dry Food and a 
> > couple of cans of wet. 
> > 
> > My picky/anorexic cat hates both of them! She ate 1/3 of a can of the wet 
> > food yesterday, but hasn't touched it today, and she just kind of giggled 
> > at the dry food and turned away. 
> > 
> > 
> > After reading a few articles online, I'm kind of mad they sold me the dry 
> > food in the first place, since a big part of the struvite crystals is water 
> > intake!
> > 
> > I was wondering if anybody has dealt with this issue before, and if so what 
> > kind of food/diet did you switch to?
> > 
> > Before the prescription food I was feeding Gertie Whiskas brand meaty 
> > selections dry food, and occasionally their wet food as well.  I used to 
> > feed her exclusively Blue Buffalo Wet Food, but this summer funds were 
> > tight so I switched to the Whiskas, and she seemed to like it more anyway!
> > 
> > So any suggestions/experiences would be welcome and helpful!!
> > 
> > Emma Beauchamp
> > 
> > 
> > 
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