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post #31 of 40
I feed Ryan mostly wet food. The wet food keeps his BGL (blood glucose level) down. He does get dry when his BGL goes too low. The dry is specially for diabetis cats.
post #32 of 40
My kitties get a quality wet food 2-3 times per day and they each get 1/8 cup of a quality dry once a day. There is usually some of their dry food left each day.
post #33 of 40
We have five cats who all eat Wellness Indoor Health dry...now comes the complicated part...Gidget eats about 2 oz of Wellness grain-free canned every morning. Dallas eats about 1 oz of Wellness canned and 1 teaspoon of Sheba everymorning. Yoda eats about two teaspoons of Wellness canned every morning. Cricket eats about two teaspoons of Sheba every morning. And Chloe, who used to eat Wellness canned every morning, has decided that wet food sucks and refuses to eat it.

They've got me trained very well.
post #34 of 40
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We have five cats who all eat Wellness Indoor Health dry...now comes the complicated part...Gidget eats about 2 oz of Wellness grain-free canned every morning. Dallas eats about 1 oz of Wellness canned and 1 teaspoon of Sheba everymorning. Yoda eats about two teaspoons of Wellness canned every morning. Cricket eats about two teaspoons of Sheba every morning. And Chloe, who used to eat Wellness canned every morning, has decided that wet food sucks and refuses to eat it.

They've got me trained very well.
OMG. You sound just like me. I've got about 5 files on my PDA listing which flavors and brands everyone likes, LOL.
post #35 of 40
I feed canned grain free Wellness or Natural Balance three times per day.

My two with a history of crystals, Eric and Kolohe, need the moisture wet food provides. Eric has had high blood glucose, although not technically diagnosed with diabetes. The high protein, grain free food keeps his BG in the normal range.
post #36 of 40
I feed mainly wet and some dry. I have had so many people say to me 'the vet said not to feed wet!' I don't get it. I think it might be because all the supermarket wet over here is muck and unhealthy. I order mine on zooplus.
post #37 of 40
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I have had so many people say to me 'the vet said not to feed wet!' I don't get it. I think it might be because all the supermarket wet over here is muck and unhealthy.
I think it's pretty universal that vets recommend dry or simply express indifference about what an owner chooses to feed. It's definitely not uncommon here in the US. I really don't put much stock in the advice of vets. This is taken from the FAQ section of a local vet's website:

Is declawing my kitten cruel?
Declawing your cat can eliminate inappropriate scratching with no detrimental behavioral or medical consequences.

That's just one example of "expertise" that I do not require from a vet. I don't need these people to talk to me about food, declawing, vaccinations, etc. I make those decisions myself. The vet's job is to tell me if my cat has any medical problems and to (hopefully) help me if she does. BTW, I think many recommendations made by vets are clearly financially motivated. Sorry that drifted OT; just making the point that I don't consider vets to be the ultimate authority on what is best for my cat.
post #38 of 40
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OMG. You sound just like me. I've got about 5 files on my PDA listing which flavors and brands everyone likes, LOL.
I'm glad I'm not the only one.

My cats eat mostly canned, with kibble out for snacks. I split a 5.5/6oz can 3 ways in the morning. Split a 3 oz can in the afternoon. And about 6:30pm-7pm I split another 5.5/6oz between all 3 of them.

For dry I have 2 bowls out, 1/8 cup dry in each 2x a day. Most of the time they don't eat it all, so if there's some left I subtract it from what I give them fresh out of the food bin. Example: if one bowl is full, and one is empty. i only fill the empty one.
post #39 of 40
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Is declawing my kitten cruel?
Declawing your cat can eliminate inappropriate scratching with no detrimental behavioral or medical consequences.
Why not? I mean, the vet makes money on every declawing procedure that they do, right?

I've been looking a lot lately at the behavioral implications of certain health-related treatments in both dogs and cats, and this is one in which I've seen long-term negative side effects.

Can you imagine having your fingernails ripped out? Ugh!
post #40 of 40
My cats get fed wet food approx 2 - 3 times a day. With some dry inbetween. Expecially my whole males and kittens get the wet. They have a balance of both.
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