You say that Polli just likes the gravy.  That is my pride.  I mix hot water 
into the food hoping to get more nutrition into them because they only drink 
the broth and leave the meat until later, when they decide they are not going 
to push me into giving them something else.

---- "Amanda K. Payne" <amandak.pa...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> Margo,
> 
> I like to think of the soapbox as more of a passion and I like it!  It
> means you will have researched the subject a lot and are able to offer
> educated opinions.
> 
> Blue Buffalo is new to our home. It was suggested by a friend who also has
> a finicky eater.  I didn't realize it was so carb heavy!  I'll be the first
> to admit that when Polli stops eating, I try anything without regards to
> how healthy the food is (or isn't).  I remember seeing a list of healthy
> foods that was circulating this email group but cannot find it in my inbox.
> Do you have any suggestions for food that may be better for her digestive
> system?
> 
> As far as wet food goes, she doesn't seem to be crazy about it like she
> used to.  I've offered her Tiki Cat, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Hill's a/d and
> Ziwi Naturals.  She seems to only like the gravy from the food.  Again, I
> am open to suggestions.  We're more than willing to try new items for our
> Polli cat!
> 
> Thank you for your help!
> 
> Best,
> -Amanda
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 4:41 AM, Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net>wrote:
> 
> >
> >  Hi Amanda
> >
> >
> >
> >                   Has Polli eaten the Blue Buffalo before without issue?
> > I'm focusing on that, as it seems pretty high carb, with many different
> > carb sources.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole
> > Ground Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Meal,
> > Menhaden Fish Meal (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Dried Egg, Natural
> > Chicken Flavor, Whole Potatoes, Peas, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes,
> > Cranberries, Blueberries, Flaxseed(source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids),
> > Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Yucca
> > Schidigera Extract,"
> >
> >
> >
> >                   Three grains in the first 5 (really 4, they're splitting
> > with the chicken). 7 fruits/veggies. And flaxseed. Any of those can cause
> > digestive issues leading to gas. They usually don't, most cats can live
> > with them, but maybe Polli just isn't up to it.
> >
> >
> >
> >                   You say she's eating some Tiki? Are you offering any
> > other canned? Tiki seems to be a good food, but my cats don't care for it.
> > In my way on thinking, even less expensive canned (but still without
> > grains, fruits or veggies) is still a better choice than dry with so many
> > grains, but it sure is tough to switch a picky cat. Are you in a position
> > where you could offer a different dry food, a little next to her Blue
> > Buffalo? Perhaps a different canned?
> >
> >
> >
> >                    Obviously another soap-box for me <g>
> >
> >
> >
> > Margo
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: "Amanda K. Payne" **
> > Sent: Jun 9, 2013 9:10 PM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive Kitty w/ Flatulence
> >
> > Margo,
> >
> > I agree with you.  I think every rescue and shelter should test prior
> > adopting a cat out or placing it in a foster home where it will mingle with
> > resident cats.  Unfortunately, Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) and many
> > other cat rescues feel it's unnecessary.  I'm going to try to find
> > veterinarians or RVTs in the area who are willing to donate or discount
> > their services so that I can talk some of these rescues into testing.
> >
> > As for Polli, she's a picky eater these days.  She drinks a lot of fresh
> > water and is eating Blue Buffalo Healthy Living dry food.  Occasionally,
> > she'll actually eat her Tiki Cat instead of just liking the gravy off.
> >  She's also obsessed with Temptations Treats--not the healthiest snacks but
> > she loves them and we indulge it.  I give her Pet-Tinic twice a day to help
> > with her anemia and Viralys in the morning.
> >
> > Thanks, Margo!
> >
> > -Amanda
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM, Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net>wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>  Oh Dear !
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>               I forgot about Polli. I apologize for that, I meant to
> >> include it.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>               What Is Polli eating? Drinking? Meds, supplements?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> >^..^<
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: "Amanda K. Payne" **
> >> Sent: Jun 9, 2013 4:57 PM
> >> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >> Subject: [Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive Kitty w/ Flatulence
> >>
> >> Hi Everyone!
> >>
> >> I have two questions today regarding FeLV.
> >>
> >> First, for anyone who has worked in the rescue world, what is your
> >> testing protocol?  I volunteer w/ several cat/kitten rescues in Los
> >> Angeles.  I recently found a litter in my garage and they're staying in my
> >> guest room until I can find a foster.  I have two FeLV+ cats so I'm overly
> >> cautious and don't want other cats in the house, even if they're in the
> >> spare room away from my cats.  One of the rescues found another foster for
> >> the litter but the new foster has a cat.  I got to talking to her about
> >> FeLV and now she won't take the kittens without them being tested--which I
> >> TOTALLY agree with. However, the rescue doesn't seem to think it necessary.
> >>  Am I just paranoid?  I think all cats and kittens should be tested before
> >> being introduced into a new household.  However, I feel like an ass for
> >> talking too much because I may have wrecked their potential foster home. I
> >> also know that testing isn't the most economical thing to do--LAAS doesn't
> >> even test their animals until they are adopted out. How does everyone feel
> >> about testing vs. not testing?
> >>
> >> Also, my girl, Polli (the one who wasn't eating a few weeks ago) has
> >> terrible gas.  It clears the room.  She's eating, drinking and using the
> >> litter box fine. She's always had problems with flatulence but now that
> >> she's showing signs of leukemia related illnesses, I once again just want
> >> to make sure it's not a sign of something bigger.  Anyone have FeLV kitties
> >> with gas?  Or a gassy cat for that matter?
> >>
> >> Talk to ya'll soon and I hope everyone's kitties are doing well!
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> -Amanda
> >>
> >> --
> >> "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge" Bertrand
> >> Russell
> >>
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