I have given one of my girls a new name - Garbage Can because she wants to eat everything I eat. She was a feral, had her tail bitten off by a raccoon, weighs 6 lbs and is always the first one to the food bowl.
---- 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com > > 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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> > > 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org