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  1. Faalgun gaikwad said:

    Very fluffy telling

    November 2, 2017
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    • Brittany, Paul, and Yoda =^^= said:

      =^^=

      November 19, 2017
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  2. Judith said:

    Adopted healthy male cat. Have tried feeding several different types of cost foods. Vomits moist, Dried. Prefers pates. Eats small amounts of a cheap dried food try to stop him from eating. Our other cat food Rachel rays salmon but always comes out undigested.. What to feed?

    November 28, 2017
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    • Hello Judith, thanks for reaching out!
      What’s your cat’s age? Right now we’re feeding Yoda Pro Plan (we can’t get Blue Buffalo here in Belgium) and it’s optimized with lots of protein and is great for indoor cats. When cats vomit up their food, something is unsettling them. Either the quality is not good enough, or the food contains lots of grains, corn, by-products (basically no whole ingredients – especially protein). Check the ingredients label on the food package – I’m not sure about Rachel Rays salmon so start there. Blue Buffalo also offers patés if your cat prefers, you can find them online or in a local PetCo or PetSmart. Always make sure to follow the feeding instructions when you switch foods – also the fact that your cat maybe switching foods too often is prompting him to throw up – it could also be due to external stress factors (i.e., a change in routine, dirty litter box, unwanted guests..). We hope you can identify the problem that triggers this reaction! Please see our cat nutrition guide for more details about feeding your cat.

      December 4, 2017
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    • Jennifer said:

      Salmon is okay for cats, (it is low in mercury) as is Trout, but they can’t eat fish in general regularly because that can lead to malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. Raw fish is toxic to cats. Tuna, unless it is Skipjack, is very high in mercury and is vry bad for cats. It could be that your cat is malnourished and therefore is refusing to eat the fish dinner that you put out because his body needs nutrients that are not in it. I only feed my cats fish or seafood periodically as a treat. My cats like calamari, lobster, crab, sardines, etc, but they do not get it every day.
      If you cat is sick, (after you take him to a vet of course to make sure that he is not seriously ill) give to him cooked chicken, and you can add pumpkin or sweet potato to it as it calms their stomachs and helps aid in digestion.
      A raw diet is best for cats. Foods like cooked chicken, lamb, duck, beef, venison, is best.
      Brand is important as well. If you are feeding your cat Friskies (or anything Purina) you may as well have his tombstone engraved now. It is poison. It is filled with so much toxic crap that it causes serious digestive issues among other serious health problems. Animals are similar to humans in that they are not designed to consume “junk food.” Some cat food brands (just like some human food brands) provide the illusion of being healthy, but they are really junk in disguise. For example, a yogurt that is supposed to be healthy but is packed with processed sugar, artificial food dyes, certain preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup. It is not actually healthy. It is junk food that gives the illusion of being healthy.
      The following things are very bad for cats and should not be in cat food:
      Meat By-Products.
      Artificial Food Dyes, like Red #40, Blue#2, Yellow #5 (and any and all food dyes).
      Carrageenan
      Wheat, Soy or Corn Meal (or any type of grains / grain meal)
      Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
      Trisodium Phosphate (TSP)
      Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
      Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
      Fluoride
      Mycotoxin
      Ethoxyquin
      Propylene Glycol
      Ethylene Glycol
      Polyethylene Glycol
      GMOs
      I could type for hours but these are just the most common “toxic crap” found in cat foods.
      As far as it concerns by-products, it is not the actual organs (like heart, liver, gizzards etc) that are bad for cats and their digestive systems, but the other “fillers” added in – blood, bone, puss, genitals, hooves, etc. Even in the wild, cats leave certain things alone. Think about it. If Salmonella, Norovirus, BSE and etc can end up in human food and make us sick, it can also end up in cat food and make cats sick.
      There are several brands on the market that are relatively healthy, but they must be fed as supplemental feeding (in addition to dried food) as they do not contain enough nutrients in and of themselves. Some are rather pricy, but if you bulk order you can save money.
      Natural Balance (this does come in a Pâté)
      Almo Nature (raw food)
      Applaws (raw food)
      Fussie Cat (raw food)
      Tiki Cat (raw plus the Tiki Dark has organs, like heart and liver, in it!)
      My cats will eat all of these brands and have no digestive issues from any of them. Try to feed your cat one of these brands that has chicken or chicken and pumpkin, or chicken and sweet potato in it, as that will calm his stomach. See if you can get him onto a raw diet (or as close to raw as you can get) as that is best for him. If not, then Natural Balance is a good brand to feed him also. Good Luck!

      December 6, 2017
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      • Hi again!
        Many many thanks for contributing your knowledge to our article! We totally agree with your remark about the poor food brands (still not sure how Friskies is even operating…) Since we travel a lot, some brands aren’t available in some countries than in others (the choice in Nepal was horrifying.. aka no choice!) Here in Belgium it’s okay.. We managed to find Pro Plan (still Purina) and are trying 1 bag of it since the protein % was higher than others (22% and of course no by-products!) It’s true everything you mentioned about all the bad stuff going into our cat’s food (let alone our own food). It’s important for our readers and for us as well – to verify brands, sources, and check the ingredients label! Thanks a lot for your helpful suggestions of quality brands. We will look more into them in future articles and reviews.
        P.S We have updated the article per some of your suggestions. Thanks for helping enrich the Fluffy Kitty community!
        Best,
        Brittany, Paul, and Yoda =^^=

        December 7, 2017
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  3. Jennifer said:

    Actually that is not correct. Raw fish is very bad for cats and can be toxic. Tuna, is high in mercury and can also be toxic for cats if consumed regularly. Feeding a cat, even a feral cat, a diet of only tuna can lead to malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies. Albacore, Ahi and Yellowfin Tuna are very high in mercury levels. Skipjack Tuna contains the least amount of mercury.
    Cooked (not raw) chicken (without the bones), lamb, duck, beef, or venison, is the best thing to feed a cat, even a feral one.

    December 6, 2017
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    • Hi Jennifer! Thanks for reaching out and reading Fluffy Kitty! We’d just like to clarify — we do not recommend using these easy go-tos on a regular basis (aka tuna). But thanks a lot for pointing that out and for sharing your thoughts!

      December 7, 2017
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  4. Vita said:

    Thank you for this.
    I’m heading home now to cook some grub for my strays in the neighborhood

    December 6, 2017
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