I'm not quite sure how you arrived at the $9/day, at least not based on
what I said.   It seems too low.

Yes, transition to raw is sometimes a slow one, at least for some cats.

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> It would be nice if I could do that but I'm feeding around 35 cats right
> now.  Feeding raw would cost me around $9 a day with turns into around $250
> a month.  On top of which, I would be a little nervous to feed raw chicken
> to the cats.  Some of them probably wouldn't even understand what it was
> while others might throw it up at first.  Cooked chicken would add about 3
> hours work to my day.  My freezer would be full of frozen chicken, not
> defrosted in time for their dinner and I would go insane.
> The dry food costs me about $100 - $150 a month.  With the price of
> Kirkland going up it would cost me about equal to that because they eat
> less of the Kirkland due to fat content.  Seems to fill them up better.  I
> used to buy Friskies regular type, and Purina Cat Chow (no one wanted to
> eat that).  Then I bought HEB brand Hill Country Fair and all the cats
> began throwing up in unison.  Stopped buying that also.  They seem to be
> able to digest Paws and Claws, the Tractor Supply brand that cost $20 for
> 36 pounds but the older ones lose weight when they eat it.  One of my cats,
> Isadora lost most of her fur (long hair) and had scabs and sores on her
> skin.  I began feeding Kirkland about 3 months ago and the other day I
> realized that Isadora had no more scabs and had grown back her fur.  The
> fat content did her a whole lot of good. She looks like she has gained a
> pound or two and is much more active. Mr. Buttons (Big Butt-tons) also
> gained weight on Kirkland.  I need to widen the doorway for him.
> I will probably have to keep buying the Kirkland and just work harder.
> Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
> neighbors too!
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> *From:* Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:28 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] The Price of Cat Food
> I'm curious as to how much you are spending per day per cat feeding dry.
>  I am able to feed raw for 70 cents/day per cat.  If you didn't buy the
> chicken from Whole Foods, which charges about twice as much as do, say
> local ethnic butchers, then you could roll in for around half that.
> I've heard they have to eat more dry than raw, as it isn't as high-octane
> of food.   Also, cats don't drink enough water to compensate for dry food,
> grain/starch-free or not, and stand a very good chance of ending up with
> CRF.
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>wrote:
> Oh, @#$%!!!.  The price of Kirkland Adult Maintenance cat food used to be
> $16.99.  Then it went up a year later to $17.59.  Well, I bought two 20 lb.
> bags a week and a half ago.  This Tuesday, I went back to Costco because my
> cats ate most of the Kirkland and the price had gone up to $18.99!!!  It
> went up $1.49 in about a week.  This is robbery.  I'm so depressed.  The
> crap I buy at the feed store doesn't have a high fat content and doesn't
> have actual chicken like Kirkland and is $20  for a 36 pound bag.  Well,
> kitties, you're going to be back on a diet of crap and corn meal unless
> Mommy can get another job online.  Sigh.
> Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
> neighbors too!
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