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post #1 of 28
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I was interested in getting my cats some treats! Don't knock me for this but when Tiger (my overweight cat) gets a treat lately I have been giving him purina cat food (he use to eat purina, not by my choice and I had left overs)! Id rather give him something better and more beneficial. He is overweight so nothing too fattening! Also what is a good kitten treat? I never messed with treats before! Tiger is very very picky about foods and such (he would probably prefer a smaller crunchy treat)! Suggestions anyone?
post #2 of 28
I think doing the food is excellent. If you have one that's different then his regular food he will feel it's a treat.

I used to give packaged treats and then looked at the ingredients and saw corn sryup. Now I know my cats do not need sugar. I was basically giving them kitty candy. I quit buying them.

I have tried the Royal Canin treats and the Greenies treats but in my mind they are just like giving them dry cat food so why not use cat food if they like it.

I have used the Science diet dental food as treats but they can't get that every day as it is very fattening.
post #3 of 28
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Right! I rarely rarely give treats! I did get a free sample of Whisker Lickens and my older cat loved them but I wasnt too fond of the product! I think Ill stick with dry treats! Im going to toss the purina and use their left over nutro dry as their treats then... Thanks!
post #4 of 28
Wilside Salmon
post #5 of 28
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Is that a dry treat sharkey? Do you have a link?
post #6 of 28
it freeze dried raw ... so semi crunchy but very healthy low cal

www.wildsidesalmon.com

I also use Solid gold dry for treats
post #7 of 28
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Thank you and I see it is not on the recall list! Im sure Nollee would love them, would have to give it a shot with tiger!
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
it freeze dried raw ... so semi crunchy but very healthy low cal

www.wildsidesalmon.com

I also use Solid gold dry for treats
I notice they are 80% protein. I have a kitty that is sensitive to proteins. I'm told it is an allergy. She does fine with lower protein foods but high protein she will throw up.
post #9 of 28
Yeah, I use dry food as treats too. Mine do back flips for the solid gold dry. They have a 4lb bag of 'treats' to finish now ...the Nature's Variety raw instinct but they all like it now so I won't fight it.
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Mia mouse View Post
I notice they are 80% protein. I have a kitty that is sensitive to proteins. I'm told it is an allergy. She does fine with lower protein foods but high protein she will throw up.
Im not sure if protein is an issue for my cats! They do not vomit (Tiger threw up one time in the course of a year)! I guess Id have to try to find out!
post #11 of 28
Other crunchy treats are those by Grandma Lucys - roasted chicken, freeze-dried mahi mahi, tuna or chicken liver (the liver is softer and more crumbly).
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix View Post
Other crunchy treats are those by Grandma Lucys - roasted chicken, freeze-dried mahi mahi, tuna or chicken liver (the liver is softer and more crumbly).
got a link for that? LOL sorry I love links and research!
post #13 of 28
I can link a wonderful site for ya ...
www.catniptoys.com
post #14 of 28
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Great I love links! I got 8 hours a day spent on the computer I need whatever it takes to occupy my time!
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
got a link for that? LOL sorry I love links and research!
You can get full product (meaning ingredients list, guaranteed analysis) information on my site.
post #16 of 28
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Oh sharky just posted your link for me and I added it! Thank you so much!!!!!
post #17 of 28
Thank you Sharky!
post #18 of 28
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Thank you everyone for the options! My kitties will thank you as well!
post #19 of 28
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Where can I find Wild Side Salmon treats? Are they available at Pet Stores such as Petco, Petsmart, Pet World, etc? I tried searching the product on this site and found nothing!
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
Where can I find Wild Side Salmon treats? Are they available at Pet Stores such as Petco, Petsmart, Pet World, etc? I tried searching the product on this site and found nothing!
Nope..no big box stores...available better pet stores and online.
post #21 of 28
No ... I have to go about 35 miles one way to get them locally ...
post #22 of 28
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Yeah I clicked on their links and they have a store here in Milwaukee (not such a good neighborhood) that carries the brand! Ill have to make a trip down there sometime to get my babies some tasty snacks! Or I'll order online, it might be safer
post #23 of 28
The only place I order online is frome Pat
post #24 of 28
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I will do the same! Its easier that way! I'll place an order sometime after I move in the next couple of weeks! What is the shelf life on this product?
post #25 of 28
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I will do the same! Its easier that way! I'll place an order sometime after I move in the next couple of weeks! What is the shelf life on this product?
If unopened, several years
post #26 of 28
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How long when opened, give or take? I read it needs to be stored in a cool dry place! Roughly what temp would you say?
post #27 of 28
Well at least a month... ohh mine go thru one 1.5 oz a week to ten days
post #28 of 28
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Ok thats good advise thanks!
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