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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hello~ I have not posted in a while. It's nice to get on again to see all the new threads.

2 questions

1) My cats have static electricity really bad. How can I fix it?

2) My cats are sick of their food. I bought an extra 20 pounds when I bought it last, and they have about 10 pounds to go. Can I donate it to the shelter? What is a good mid range priced cat food out there that is decent in quality?

Thanks a ton

Susanna
post #2 of 21
The static problem is easily fixed by whipeing down your cat with a dryer sheet or by spraying your cat brush with static guard and brushing them.

As for food I use a brand called Nutrience
My Cats Love it and it's about Less than $25.00 Canadian for a months supply

INGREDIENTS:
Chicken meal, ground corn, brewers rice, dried beet pulp, rice bran, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), chicken flavor, yeast culture, salt, lecithin, flaxseed meal, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, DL-methionine, L-lysine, calcium propionate (preservative), choline chloride, yeast extract, L-carnitine, dried kelp, dried dandelion, dried turmeric, dried fenugreek, dried ginger, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc methionine complex, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, inositol, niacin, taurine, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude protein min. 28.0 %
Crude fat min. 10.0 %
Crude fiber max. 6.0 %
Moisture max. 10.0 %
Ash max. 6.5 %
Calcium min. 0.9 %
Phosphorus min. 0.8 %
Magnesium max 0.1 %
Salt min. 0.8 %
Vitamin A min. 25,000 I.U./kg
Vitamin D3 min. 1,600 I.U./kg
Vitamin E min. 110 I.U./kg
Vitamin C min. 50 mg/kg
Herbs 0.1 %

FEEDING DIRECTIONS:
Feed once daily your overweight less active cat only the amount of NUTRIENCE DIET ADULT CAT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT required to maintain optimum body weight. A cat of average weight (7 lb / 3 kg) will consume about 1/2 cup/day. You are feeding the right amount if you can feel the ribs without feeling too much fat.

RECOMMENDED FEEDING PORTIONS
Weight of the Cat grams/day cup(s)/day
(kg) (lbs)
3 - 5 6.5 - 11 50 - 75 1/2 - 4/5
5 - 6 11 - 13 75 - 95 4/5 - 1
6 - 8 13 - 18 95 - 115 1 - 1 1/4

1 cup (250 ml - 8 oz) = 95 grams

ENERGY:
Metabolisable energy (ME Kcal/kg as served): 3050

Why should cats eat NUTRIENCE DIET WEIGHT MANAGEMENT ADULT CAT FOOD?
Chicken meal, a high quality source of protein (cats are obligate carnivores).
Chicken fat: a high quality source of linoleic and arachidonic essential unsaturated fatty acids, which promotes well-conditioned skin and a shiny coat.
Lecithin: provides a high level of linoleic Omega 6 essential fatty acids and contributes to fat digestion.
Flaxseed meal contains excellent source of essential omega 3 fatty acids for improved coat condition.
M.O.S. (Mannanoligosaccharides) helps prevent the colonization of pathogenic bacteria from binding onto the gut walls.
F.O.S. (Fructo-oligosaccharides) exclusive nutrient source for "good" bacteria, in association with M.O.S., produces a synergetic effect favouring healthy intestinal microflora.
Contains chelated minerals for optimum assimilation of certain special mineral compounds.
A special mix of herbs is added for optimum performance.
Yucca schidigera lowers the production of ammonia in the stool and decreases offensive odours.
Vitamin C added for extra immune support.
Available in:
1.5 kg - 3.3 lb
3 kg - 6.6 lb
6 kg - 13.2 lb
15 kg - 33 lb
post #3 of 21
If the air in your home is very dry, a humidifier can help to cut down on static too.
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005
The static problem is easily fixed by whipeing down your cat with a dryer sheet or by spraying your cat brush with static guard and brushing them.

Is it safe to use a dryer sheet on them? Will it leave any kind of residue that they can lick off? And the same for Static Guard? Any residue that they can lick off?

My kitties are getting staticy too.

I have some spray conditioner that seems to help, but I don't think Prego likes getting sprayed with it. I guess I could spray his brush and then brush him.

Polly has to go on prescription food, but Prego eats Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care. If you buy big bags and get it on sale, you can get it for a little over $1/lb. No by-products or ground corn.
post #5 of 21
Does anyone have a kitty that likes static? My kitten keeps rubbing against me and then kissing me and getting a little shock... She looks surprised, then tries the exact same thing. She seems to find it entertaining or something!
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by PurrPaws
Is it safe to use a dryer sheet on them? Will it leave any kind of residue that they can lick off? And the same for Static Guard? Any residue that they can lick off?

My kitties are getting staticy too.

I have some spray conditioner that seems to help, but I don't think Prego likes getting sprayed with it. I guess I could spray his brush and then brush him.

Polly has to go on prescription food, but Prego eats Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care. If you buy big bags and get it on sale, you can get it for a little over $1/lb. No by-products or ground corn.
I would use a dryer sheet on a cat ... to many chemicals ... Do you have a humidifier??
post #7 of 21
[quote=SLaughlin]Hello~ I have not posted in a while. It's nice to get on again to see all the new threads.

2 questions

1) My cats have static electricity really bad. How can I fix it?

humidifier

2) My cats are sick of their food. I bought an extra 20 pounds when I bought it last, and they have about 10 pounds to go. Can I donate it to the shelter? What is a good mid range priced cat food out there that is decent in quality?
yes the shelter will greatly appreciate a donation...

Tell me what you think mid price is
6-8 lb bag 11-18$
8-11$
18- +
post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nekomimi
Does anyone have a kitty that likes static? My kitten keeps rubbing against me and then kissing me and getting a little shock... She looks surprised, then tries the exact same thing. She seems to find it entertaining or something!
Cable was doing something like this - she was lying on me, & i was stroking her...at the end of each stroke, there was a little shock from her front paws! she kept looking at them in surprise, but didn't want me to stop.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by laureen227
Cable was doing something like this - she was lying on me, & i was stroking her...at the end of each stroke, there was a little shock from her front paws! she kept looking at them in surprise, but didn't want me to stop.
Cute!
post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky
I would use a dryer sheet on a cat ... to many chemicals ... Do you have a humidifier??
I think Sharky meant to say he would NOT use a dryer sheet on a cat! I wouldn't either.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I think Sharky meant to say he would NOT use a dryer sheet on a cat! I wouldn't either.
Yup... Thanks
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
8-11 is mid priced. I bought them on Thursday some new food. Purina 0ne healthy weight. They seem to really enjoy it. That or its something new and they don't care. My big boy ( 19 lbs, large frame) just wants wet food all the time.
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm afraid to spray anything on them or on their brush, I thought about doing it but was afraid of them getting sick or even worse poisened. But Im sure that one or two strokes with the dryer sheet would not do that. I think the biggest problem there is the perfume, as my big boy (19lbs, large frame) HATES perfumes, my little girl will go nuts when I have perfume or icy hot on. Hehehe.
post #14 of 21
When my cats have static it bothers me more than it seems to worry them! I have had several nasty shocks off them!

On the food, rather than waste the old one, can you use it up a little at a time, mixed with the new. I have done that and the cats have never noticed.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by SLaughlin
I'm afraid to spray anything on them or on their brush, I thought about doing it but was afraid of them getting sick or even worse poisened. But Im sure that one or two strokes with the dryer sheet would not do that. I think the biggest problem there is the perfume, as my big boy (19lbs, large frame) HATES perfumes, my little girl will go nuts when I have perfume or icy hot on. Hehehe.
I spray conditioner on their brush. It's specifically for cats and bought at Petsmart so I assume it will not harm them. It's a little expensive $6 for a small bottle) but it helps and makes them smell pretty.

Prego looks at me all sad when I spray him directly, so that's why I started spraying his brush instead
post #16 of 21
I didn't know there was a fur conditioner for cats! That's great!

I would never use a dryer sheet or anything that wasn't intended for the purpose...cats are just too sensitive to risk it. I was going to suggest a tiny bit of extralight olive oil on your hands before you give the kitty a little massage, or maybe a nice "edible" moisturizer from Whole Foods Market. But the kitty fur conditioner sounds good.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia
I didn't know there was a fur conditioner for cats! That's great!

I would never use a dryer sheet or anything that wasn't intended for the purpose...cats are just too sensitive to risk it. I was going to suggest a tiny bit of extralight olive oil on your hands before you give the kitty a little massage, or maybe a nice "edible" moisturizer from Whole Foods Market. But the kitty fur conditioner sounds good.
Yes, there is spray-on kitty conditioner. I found it next to the brushes, kitty shampoo, kitty wipes and other kitty grooming supplies. The stuff I bought has a picture of a short-hair himylian looking cat on the front. I bought it a long time ago, so I'm not sure if Petsmart still sells it, but there must still be something similar. I usually just use it in winter when their fur gets staticky, so a bottle lasts a long time. It doesn't completely get rid of static, but it does help a lot.
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
I have tried the mixing of the new with the old. There is just so much of it, I would have to buy 40 pounds of the new to compensate. My mom has some wild kitties that live near her. I baged up about 1/3 of it, and she will feed it to them.

Cad dry food get stale?
post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLaughlin
I have tried the mixing of the new with the old. There is just so much of it, I would have to buy 40 pounds of the new to compensate. My mom has some wild kitties that live near her. I baged up about 1/3 of it, and she will feed it to them.

Cad dry food get stale?
Simple answer yes...

many naturally presevered foods have exp dates and shouls be kept in a cool dry place..
post #20 of 21
I get static shocks from my cats and my dog too. I find it depends on what I'm wearing on my feet. The worst culprits are my favourite moccassin slippers. The type of sole they have seems to generate static on the carpet. Even kissing my hubby gives me a shock. After years of being together we will have that "spark" LOL.

We also keep pet snakes. When we were handling our Boa Constrictors the other night, I got a shock off them too. The snakes felt it as well because they recoiled and looked at me as if to say "Well, thank you very much. Huh!!!"

Try putting some humidifiers around as that will help.
post #21 of 21
To all those people who use dryer sheets on your cats please see the attached link... cut and paste in your search...

http://lighterfootstep.com/2008/11/a...o-use-on-pets/
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