Originally Posted by Flamingo13
The current cat is a diff. story, she was a feral that we were asked to take in (temporarily) after trap/spay/neuter - because she had most teeth removed and needed antibiotics - she as a feral had always let us pet her, been non-aggressive, etc. - so we decided to keep her. Problem is: she hasn't really adapted to no teeth, she likes us ok, but when sleeping anywhere, lap/blanket/bed - she drools disgusting brown stains from the food...
HOW to teach a cat to rinse? LMAO (NOT meaning to hijack thread)
My personal feeling is: feed the cat what he/she will eat... NOT to let them get overweight, but... It's a bit distressing to always hear about particular brands PUSHED.
She may have been a drooler with her teeth. Some cats just drool.
As far as certain brands of cat food being pushed,
what you are reading is from individuals who have used those brands or know someone who does and are aware of how well their cats do on them.
Many of us have learned to read the lables and want to try and provide a littler better quality to our cats all because of this forum. I used to feed my cats whatever I could find that was the cheapest because I was absolutely ignorant about nutrition for cats. Now that I have learned a little bit better, I try to do a little bit better.
I have to say that although I did change the dry food i was giving, I still bought the cheap Friskies wet because my cats were resistant and I did want them to have their wet food.
Fortunately, the past few months I have been trying a little harder to make a wet food switch with them and it is finally working out. Most have accepted the change and those that are hold outs are at least getting a high quality dry. My cats coats feel thicker and softer than I remember them being in the past and they are eating less food just as other said would be the case.
I'm very happy that I decided to try some of the suggestions and I have only known that they are but suggestions. No one has come and forced me to make one change.
What I am saying is.... pleased don't feel anything is being forced on you because it isn't. This is just a large group of people sharing what has worked for them and many of us can be extra zealous in our sharing.
Again, about your cat... she may just be a drooler and it would probably be a good idea to keep towels on hand for her.