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post #31 of 56
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
I'd like you to do a search on here and read the threads regarding Nutro and Iams and such if you have time, just to get an idea of all the bad stuff there is in certain foods, like by-products, garlic, animal digest, to name a few.
I think I'm definately going to be looking into different dry foods, now that I'm getting a hang of this wet diet!

I don't have anywhere in town where I can get good dry like that, but I do go to a town thats about 30 minutes from here about 2 times a month, so I can probly work something out now that he's not eating so much dry anymore.

Thank you guys for the help, sometimes I feel so silly asking all these questions!
post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by babyharley
I think I'm definately going to be looking into different dry foods, now that I'm getting a hang of this wet diet!

I don't have anywhere in town where I can get good dry like that, but I do go to a town thats about 30 minutes from here about 2 times a month, so I can probly work something out now that he's not eating so much dry anymore.

Thank you guys for the help, sometimes I feel so silly asking all these questions!
The only silly question is the one not asked
post #33 of 56
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
I have sharky to thank for what I know about food, too!

I bought one of each kind of Meow Mix variety pack, but the one Damita & Chico seem to prefer is the one with What's the Catch, Deep Sea Delight, & Filet Meow. They like the seafood pouch more than the Filet Meow puch this morning, but yesterday they dove into the Filet Meow pouch first(I give them 2 differenet flavors each meal).

Don't worry about how much Harley is eating. When I started feeding Lily wet, she started to eat less, but wasn't getting any thinner. She still eats less, but at least now she is getting fatter.

Imagine how Harley feels. He is probably tearing into his Meow Mix thinking he is a tiger & he just caught a gazelle on the African plains....
I agree Sharky is very informative...
post #34 of 56
SO with all the emphasis on how you should get a really good dry food, it doesn't really matter on the quality of the wet food? I am starting to give sophia a little wet during the week instead of all dry and I have been buying nutro pouches and I just bought some merrick cans (which cost almost a dollar a can!)
post #35 of 56
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Originally Posted by sophiacat
SO with all the emphasis on how you should get a really good dry food, it doesn't really matter on the quality of the wet food? I am starting to give sophia a little wet during the week instead of all dry and I have been buying nutro pouches and I just bought some merrick cans (which cost almost a dollar a can!)
It does ... but with wet food being high in mositure often folks will get whatever wet the cat will eat to get them eating wet... so if kitty will eat say innova dry but won ttouch anything but friskies wet you comprimise... I am lucky so far by only giving my younger girl high quality wet she is learning to eat it
post #36 of 56
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Originally Posted by sophiacat
SO with all the emphasis on how you should get a really good dry food, it doesn't really matter on the quality of the wet food? I am starting to give sophia a little wet during the week instead of all dry and I have been buying nutro pouches and I just bought some merrick cans (which cost almost a dollar a can!)
i think the quality of any food is important. i've just switched to meow mix instead of friskies because of that - it's actually 4 times as expensive because it costs twice as much & has 1/2 as much food. i usually mix it 1/2 & 1/2 with something even better, like nutro or chicken soup, etc. pure nutro & other premium brands tend to give Cable the runs.
post #37 of 56
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Everyone has been SO helpful!

I just got home from work and I went to feed Harley right away - I wanted to get him on a routine so he knew that when I got home at night, it was dinner time.

He ate a whole pouch in one sitting! (Which is a 1st!)

I am so happy that he likes it and everything is going well - it hasn't even affected his little tummy, so I guess I did everything okay!

Thanks again everyone - Harley sends a big THANK YOU too!
post #38 of 56
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Everyone has been SO helpful!

I just got home from work and I went to feed Harley right away - I wanted to get him on a routine so he knew that when I got home at night, it was dinner time.

He ate a whole pouch in one sitting! (Which is a 1st!)

I am so happy that he likes it and everything is going well - it hasn't even affected his little tummy, so I guess I did everything okay!

Thanks again everyone - Harley sends a big THANK YOU too!
And Jellie thanks you and Harley too. I went out and got her a variety pack of Meow mix pouches today heh she likes the On a wing and a prawn
post #39 of 56
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
And Jellie thanks you and Harley too. I went out and got her a variety pack of Meow mix pouches today heh she likes the On a wing and a prawn
I love the names...
post #40 of 56
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And Jellie thanks you and Harley too. I went out and got her a variety pack of Meow mix pouches today heh she likes the On a wing and a prawn
Yay!

Harley loves the Salmon ones, I don't know what the correct name of it is tho
post #41 of 56
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Yay!

Harley loves the Salmon ones, I don't know what the correct name of it is tho
I have no idea heh. I wish Jellie would eat my homemade raw..but right now she doesnt wanna be nice to momma lol
post #42 of 56
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I have no idea heh. I wish Jellie would eat my homemade raw..but right now she doesnt wanna be nice to momma lol


Awww, Jellie, come on and be nice to meowmy!

This morning I went to feed Harley his dry, and he didn't want it - he saw that I was pouring the food into his bowl, but he sniffed it and walked away - I was shocked!

So... I went to the cupboard and got his wet food out and put it in a bowl, and he ate the whole thing!

MY BABY LIKES WET FOOD!!

He still eats his dry, but I am starting to notice that he's loving the wet more and more each day!

I just had to share my good news, cuz only TCS people would understand my excitement!
post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by babyharley


Awww, Jellie, come on and be nice to meowmy!

This morning I went to feed Harley his dry, and he didn't want it - he saw that I was pouring the food into his bowl, but he sniffed it and walked away - I was shocked!

So... I went to the cupboard and got his wet food out and put it in a bowl, and he ate the whole thing!

MY BABY LIKES WET FOOD!!

He still eats his dry, but I am starting to notice that he's loving the wet more and more each day!

I just had to share my good news, cuz only TCS people would understand my excitement!
ah well what jellie wants Jellie gets so she can keep growing my little A nice and strong if she wants pouches she gets pouches.

glad to hear Harley went nutty for the wet! I know we have two here getting a packet a day to slow down their dry consumption..cause they got a bit chubby hehehehe
post #44 of 56
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ah well what jellie wants Jellie gets so she can keep growing my little A nice and strong if she wants pouches she gets pouches.

glad to hear Harley went nutty for the wet! I know we have two here getting a packet a day to slow down their dry consumption..cause they got a bit chubby hehehehe
Harley is getting a little chubby too - thats why I'm so glad he's loving the wet so much!
post #45 of 56
I was in a jam last night and bought Fancy Fest. I am a blind bat and can not read the darn label. So I hope I did OK. She usually gets nutro wet and dry But she is up to 9oz of wet a day. Nibbles on kibble. OMG I hope she is not over eating but she is pregnant.
post #46 of 56
Since you are doing so well switching Harley, why don't you come over & convince Twitch to eat more wet?
post #47 of 56
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
Since you are doing so well switching Harley, why don't you come over & convince Twitch to eat more wet?


Okay, I'll be back home again next weekend!

I think I just got lucky w/ Harley liking the food - I'm still surprised - he's usually so STUBBURN!
post #48 of 56
I'm just getting around to replying now. Abby also gets Meow Mix pouches. Her favorites are Cluck-a-doodle-doo and Gobblicious. She gets a pouch in the morning and evening. She only eats about half of each, but has dry Innova EVO out to snack on.

She will not eat other wet foods. She only eats the gravy from Nutro pouches, and will only eat Merrick for a day or two and then stick her little nose up at them. I did buy a can of EVO wet, but haven't tried it out yet.
post #49 of 56
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
Since you are doing so well switching Harley, why don't you come over & convince Twitch to eat more wet?
BTW, i bought some Nutro pouches, & they have LOTS of gravy & chunks about the size of dentyne gum - how would Twitch do with those?
post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
I'm just getting around to replying now. Abby also gets Meow Mix pouches. Her favorites are Cluck-a-doodle-doo and Gobblicious.
I love the names of the food they have!

Harley likes them all, but his favorite is the Salmon one - which smells awful!
post #51 of 56
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
I'm just getting around to replying now. Abby also gets Meow Mix pouches. Her favorites are Cluck-a-doodle-doo and Gobblicious. She gets a pouch in the morning and evening. She only eats about half of each, but has dry Innova EVO out to snack on.

She will not eat other wet foods. She only eats the gravy from Nutro pouches, and will only eat Merrick for a day or two and then stick her little nose up at them. I did buy a can of EVO wet, but haven't tried it out yet.
Karen, this sounds like a certain white cat I know(Twitch since I have two).

Laureen, I feed Nutro pouches to Twitch & Lily already. Twitch still has trouble eating bites that big. I cut each one in half for her if she seems gung-ho about eating some.
post #52 of 56
Nutro is a good food even wet. I give it to skittles unless I am in a jam. I also noticed it doesnt smell much like cat food LOL
post #53 of 56
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
Karen, this sounds like a certain white cat I know(Twitch since I have two).

Laureen, I feed Nutro pouches to Twitch & Lily already. Twitch still has trouble eating bites that big. I cut each one in half for her if she seems gung-ho about eating some.
How much are Nutro pouches?
post #54 of 56
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Originally Posted by babyharley
How much are Nutro pouches?
seems like they were about $.70-$.80 cents each? i was trying to find something Pixel liked, so i could give her lysine in the food - no luck. altho she did prefer the gravy w/lysine squirted down her throat compared to the maple-flavored gel... i just don't understand why they made it maple-flavored - it says on the tube it's a supplement for cats - wouldn't tuna or chicken flavored have made more sense?
post #55 of 56
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Originally Posted by laureen227
seems like they were about $.70-$.80 cents each? i was trying to find something Pixel liked, so i could give her lysine in the food - no luck. altho she did prefer the gravy w/lysine squirted down her throat compared to the maple-flavored gel... i just don't understand why they made it maple-flavored - it says on the tube it's a supplement for cats - wouldn't tuna or chicken flavored have made more sense?
Maple flavored for a cat-what weirdo thought that up?? I don't see too many cats that want to take medicine easily, even when it tastes good to them.

Mackenzie, Randy(Country Pets) sells Nutro pouches(Nutro products now ) for $.65 each. That's what it costs in Pet Expo, too. Made my life really easy. Now I can get good food right here!
post #56 of 56
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Originally Posted by white cat lover

Mackenzie, Randy(Country Pets) sells Nutro pouches(Nutro products now ) for $.65 each. That's what it costs in Pet Expo, too. Made my life really easy. Now I can get good food right here!
I've never been out there before actually! .65, thats not so bad at all. I bet that does make it really easy on you instead of driving to Mankato to get stuff like that!
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