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Dry dinner or Meaty chunks?
TooCute4Words - 17-4-2008 at 22:13

What is your choice for your Dog?

This

or

That


Katzy - 17-4-2008 at 22:14

Just to advise everyone that dry cat foot is very bad for cats.

Like... VERY!


janet - 17-4-2008 at 22:17

?

Our vet was perfectly happy with a good quality dry food....? She was more concerned that a lot of the wet foods aren't complete!

(7 has both - "gooshy food" twice a day and kibble is out most of the time).


TooCute4Words - 17-4-2008 at 22:23

Our Dog has always been given dry dog food, as it was recommended as being better for the Dogs health? But he is getting very fussy these days and pulls a face at it when it is given to him.

He loves meaty chunks which we gave him recently as a neighbour had some spare.

Perhaps we should continue down that meaty road and think of the Dog's feelings :D


TooCute4Words - 17-4-2008 at 22:24

Quote:
Originally posted by Katzy
Just to advise everyone that dry cat foot is very bad for cats.

Like... VERY!


Is that something you have been told Katzy? or is it documented on the web?


Katzy - 17-4-2008 at 22:25

It causes things to go wrong in their urinary tracts.

It gets a bit uncomfortable, too.

It's OK in small doses. Definitely not for their entire diet, though, by a long way.

My Cid has to be given a capsule, every day, now, because of that. For the rest of his life, that is, too, poor lad.

No way can I give him the capsules in the usual way (fighting), because of my tenosynovitis.

I empty them and blend them into some chicken, so he'll take them.

Poor lad's throid's overactive, too. Or, is it underactive?

Anyway, it's quite common in older toms, so he's on two pills a day, for that, too.

Had to buy a mortar and pestle... :D

He even has a "Urinary" diet. :(


janet - 17-4-2008 at 22:27

Hmmm... well, 7's a neutered female, and the vet was happy with what she was being fed, so... :}

But as I say, she's on both.


Katzy - 17-4-2008 at 22:28

It's down to the lack of moisture, if I remember rightly.


janet - 17-4-2008 at 22:31

Ahhh - well she also generally has water (I'd say always but sometimes it dries out before I can get to it) AND she drinks from the sink in the bathroom.

I know this isn't a good thing but I've tried discussing it with her and she listens intently and just does what she wants anyway. :}


Katzy - 17-4-2008 at 22:35

They'll eat precisely what they want to, won't they?

Salmon Whiskas, tonight. They both looked at me like I'd given them arsenic.

Interesting debate on this subject, here:

http://forum.petcup.com/is_it_really_true_that_dry_cat_food_is_bad_for_cats-t34747.html

Just found it.

They draw all sorts of conclusions. But, in the end, I think I'm persuaded to give mine dry food only very occasionally. I have some "Urinary" dry stuff, too.

My vet shook her head a bit gravely.


Quaver - 17-4-2008 at 22:36

Quote:
Originally posted by janet
she drinks from the sink in the bathroom.

You keep your sink filled with waterconfused2


janet - 17-4-2008 at 22:37

7's not too bad in terms of what she'll eat.

She prefers the gooshy food in jelly to that in gravy - but I only know this because the latter is gone in a flash and the former takes longer, as though she eats it reluctantly...

Bless.

She still gets what comes out of the cupboard first. :)


Katzy - 17-4-2008 at 22:37

Our Ben used to drink from the loo! He used to try and get in the bath, with you, too!


Katzy - 17-4-2008 at 22:37

Our Ben used to drink from the loo! He used to try and get in the bath, with you, too!


janet - 17-4-2008 at 22:37

7's not too bad in terms of what she'll eat.

She prefers the gooshy food in jelly to that in gravy - but I only know this because the latter is gone in a flash and the former takes longer, as though she eats it reluctantly...

Bless.

She still gets what comes out of the cupboard first. :)


Katzy - 17-4-2008 at 22:40

Cid likes all sorts of weird things.

Egg fried rice.

Mushy peas.

He'll take your hand off for ham, obviously.

He also has a "Thing" for mashed potato and cheese.


janet - 17-4-2008 at 22:43

So far, I've managed to avoid people feeding 7 from plates. She's had bits and pieces of people food, but always in her bowl.

She doesn't particularly like salmon.

She is very, very odd.


Katzy - 18-4-2008 at 10:40

Twiglet's weird, like that. When she has to have a pill, or something, there's no little treat that I can disguise it with.

She turns her nose up at everything, including catfood!

She doesn't even like milk! confused2


LSemmens - 18-4-2008 at 14:15

I prefer to feed whatever pet that I have some variety. I figure that I'd get sick of eating the same stuff every day, so why should moggie or doggie be any different.