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  • in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #38198 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Dori-
    Did you happen to print the budget friendly as well? I was wondering if there were any changes to that list?

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #38196 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the recent discussion on the HK review site. There were a few users that complained of undigestable alfalfa stems in the food.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #38191 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    I actually looked on Walmart’s website and didn’t see it. Hmmm… I’ll try again. I’m kind of on a mission now. LOL! I have a fairly large male cat and the boxes I have just don’t look big (tall) enough for him. $20 sounds good to me! I would definitely leave the rim as I am planning on using the lid with air vents like you suggested. I’d like to leave it off, but I need to make it a little tougher for my dogs to get into. Have a great day!

    in reply to: Suggest a Budget-Friendly Dog Food #38186 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    I don’t consider the Earthborn moist tubs a budget friendly choice. I think they are kind of expensive especially considering their small size.

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #38185 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Oh, you are right, Betsy, they have a new April list and The Honest Kitchen is not on it any longer. Wow! Didn’t realize they would be updating monthly. Good catch.

    in reply to: Pictures of Dogs Eating Raw & Raw Meals #38184 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    That’s surprising, isn’t it? They do look like they are enjoying.

    crazy4cats
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    Hi-
    Have you given Victor Grain Free a thought? It is small kibble and it uses sweet potato as a binder like Taste of the Wild. I’ve been feeding my dogs the grain free joint health for a couple of months now and they are doing great. Good luck!

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #38182 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Wow! Lucky boy. I spose you will be eating hot dogs while he’s eating his file mignon. LOL! Let me know what you think of the litter boxes on the new website.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #38177 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Bobby Dog-
    Another update for litter box making. I found a website that shows how to make them also. Maybe you have already seen it, but it is catsadored.com. They do not show a box with wheels, but they do show a soldering gun. I haven’t seen a homemade one with wheels yet, though. But, I think it is a fabulous idea! Going to make it my weekend project. The box upstairs needs an overhaul!

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #38164 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hey Bobby dog-
    Thanks for the advise. I was actually just thinking about getting one with wheels as they get so heavy to pick up to clean around. I checked at Target and they did not have anything. I have not been to Walmart for a while. Maybe this coming weekend ill check it out. That is a great idea to use the soldering gun to melt out an entrance rather than cut. I know how hard it is just to open up some of those anti theft packages everything comes in now. Thank you.

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #37977 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Premium Edge is manufactured by Diamond Foods. The editor’s choice list is made up of companies. Diamond is not typically thought of as an above average company due to recall history. They have had several especially in the southern and eastern states. Yalu can see a recall history on the front page of the review site. Also it should be a great idea to sign up for recall alerts. Good luck!

    in reply to: Holistic Flea and Tick Treatments #37956 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi BCnut-
    How much ACV per 80 lb dog. I have started giving a couple cloves of fresh garlic 2 or 3 days a week. Thanks.

    in reply to: Suggest a Budget-Friendly Dog Food #37926 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi-
    I see that By Nature is on the budget friendly list, but not the By Nature grain free. Is that on purpose, or has it just not been rated? Their prices seem pretty good. Thanks.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #37909 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Oh yes…. We don’t typically microchip pets that are going to be rehomed! YAY! Woo Hoo! I wake up with two to four cats on me or beside me every morning. You won’t roll over on them. I can’t believe you are able to keep him indoors as much as you do since he was a outdoor cat before. He must really feel comfortable. Keep up the good work.

    in reply to: any suggestions on anal gland problems? #37865 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Annie-
    What kind of powder did the vet give you? Luckily I’ve never had that problem with my dogs. But I’ve heard several people on here recommend to add pure pumpkin to their food. The extra fiber may bulk up their stool which in turn put more pressure on the glands.

    in reply to: Nominate a Brand for Editor's Choice #37720 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Bonnie K-
    Have you looked at the Editor’s Choice List? If you click on Merrick, it will list Castor and Pollux under their name. Good luck!

    crazy4cats
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    Hi Shawna-
    Could you please help me with a few questions. My dogs’ had been suffering from loose stools for a long time. In my opinion, they most likely have leaky gut syndrome due to being treated several times with antibiotics and dewormers for parasites. I’m still frustrated about that as I believe I got very bad information from a vet, but that’s a different subject. They are doing much better, but not perfect now with me feeding Victor and various toppers. In addition I am giving them different supplements. The ones I give with l-glutamine are from Vetri Science and Thorne. In the above post are you implying that glutamine may not work? I was thinking of trying SeaCure now. If I do, should I discontinue the current supplements and digestive enzymes? I’ve also used phytomucil. Thanks for your help.

    in reply to: Pet Food Advisor #37588 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    It’s actually catinfo.org. But you’re right, it’s a great site for cats!

    in reply to: budget friendly food #37557 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Karen-
    I don’t remember the preview. Was it in the video? For some reason, that was never shown to me before I signed up. Did you sign up for the Editor’s Choice? I’ll bump up your question to see if anyone else can help.

    in reply to: Dry food for senior dog #37556 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Jodi-
    I’m gonna bump up your post so others can respond to your question. I’ve come to learn that most of the very knowledgeable posters on this forum typically do not recommend a senior dog food because they are usually lower in protein. Most contributors recommend actually feeding an even higher protein low fat food to senior dogs. I’m hoping one of them will jump in with suggestions for you. Good luck!

    in reply to: Who makes what food #37097 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    I didn’t know Evangers canned By Nature. I’ll cross them off my list.

    in reply to: Diamond #37089 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Melissa-
    I am with you. Most brands they manufacture appear to be great budget friendly foods. Especially Taste of the Wild, Canidae and Kirkland. I live in the NW and those are three of the most popular foods sold besides Blue and grocery store stuff. I certainly hope it finally did sink in, otherwise we will have a lot of sick dogs. I haven’t used any recently, but always also tempted to try out Taste of the Wild.

    in reply to: Comments on the Editors Choice! #37005 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Mike-
    Thank you for all your hard work. I am happy to support this site. I am not too worried about the $5 or the auto-renewal either. Just also thought it was weird it wasn’t mentioned when I signed up. I would probably pay the $19.99 per year even with out this new section as I know there is a lot of work involved in keeping it updated so well. Just looking forward to a cat advisory site now! Thanks again.

    in reply to: Comments on the Editors Choice! #36958 Report Abuse
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    Patty-
    Don’t feel bad. I did not see a $14.99 offer either. Nor was I informed of the automatic renewal or see a video. It also shows my renewal in September? While I’m not real worried about it as I would like to compensate for the hard work and research involved in this entire site, not just the editor’s choice section. But, I wonder what I did wrong?

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #36778 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Bobby dog- Are you giving garlic to your cats too, or just dog?

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #36762 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Akari- Your cat is so cute. Isn’t fun finding them in unpredictable places! I just love them. Cat haters just do not know what they are missing! I’m glad you get to keep him. That kitty is definitely not wild. He does not show any of the signs of some of the kitties I’ve rescued. He is way too used to people. He definitely belongs in your home. Good job!

    in reply to: Springtime Supplements #36678 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Sheesh! I’m gonna check my bag when I get home.

    in reply to: Springtime Supplements #36674 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Weezerweeks- I think the granules seem more cost effective for me. I’d have to give EACH of my dogs 12 tablets for the best coverage. Although, I usually do like using tablets due to convenience.

    in reply to: Springtime Supplements #36673 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    If I remember correctly, you put it in a large metal bowl and cover it with another. Then shake and shake and shake. I tried it. It only worked once for me. I’m with you, Losul. I buy the already peeled from Costco. Never thought about freezing as I have had to throw a bunch out also.

    in reply to: Springtime Supplements #36663 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    I didn’t know that ear infections could be due to food intolerances. Hmmm… Interesting. My previous dog never really had any problems with his ears and my current two have not either at 2 1/2 years old. I guess I’m lucky in that respect. We just have the digestive issues so far. I think I’m going to eventually order the granules. Right now, I’m giving them fresh garlic three times per week. I’m thinking that might not be enough through the flea season. Betsy, if you want me to buy them from you if that turns out to be the culprit, let me know and maybe we could work something out.

    in reply to: Springtime Supplements #36653 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hey Guys-
    I’m curious… Do you think that all ear infections are due to a food or supplement intolerance? Couldn’t they be due to anything else?

    in reply to: Springtime Supplements #36504 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Thank you for the bug off links. I thought it was the allicin that was the bug repellant. But I guess it is actually something else. Anyway went to order it and noticed the bee pollen also. It states that it contains digestive enzymes. If I were order the bee pollen, would it take the place of the digestive enzyme I am using? I don’t really want to be putting too many scoops of different jars in their food. Does anyone have any experience with their bee pollen as a digestive supplement?

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #36306 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Unfortunately, I need lids due to naughty dogs that eat everything. At least a lid slows them down. Does it come with one?

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #36302 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    I don’t remember seeing a tote box on our fav cat site. I’m gonna check it out. I try to clean mine out every day, but sometimes every other. I have 5 boxes set up for my 4 cats. One is actually in a kennel I have set up outside that is accessed thru a pet door in our sliding glass door so they can get at least a little outside time. Also one in our garage. My male cats think it is their man cave. Lol! Am interested in a tote with wheels for easier clean up. Good idea.

    in reply to: What are some of your hobbies? #36290 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi All-
    We have a very sports minded family. I have spent most of my mom years at either a baseball or football field and/or a basketball court with my human boys. Things are winding down now as my oldest is now done with college baseball and is working at a training facility. My youngest just had elbow surgery and will start his college baseball career next year. So, now what will we do this summer? Lol! I do spend a lot of time with my 6 awesome pets. We walk the dogs pretty much every day. I work full time and I still play on a women’s volleyball team. We have been playing together for years. We recently had to swallow our pride and move down a level. We have four of us over 50 on our team! Again, sports minded as I’m getting ready to watch the NCAA basketball tournament. My boys have two friends playing in the “big dance”. Go Gonzaga and ASU. Oh yes, and BTW, my dogs are named Griffey and Buhner. In honor of Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner. I wish I had some creative talent like Shasta, but I fall short in that category.

    in reply to: Canned Cat Food… #36234 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Shasta-
    Her Royal Highness is very beautiful! I am very budget oriented when I buy pet food due to having too many. LOL! But, I switch brands and flavors daily with the canned cat food. I’m topped out (hopefully) at four indoor cats right now. I mix it up not only because I believe it’s healthier, but to also make sure each cat gets something they like everyday. I buy Petsmart’s Authority, Nutro Max, Friskies Poultry Platter, Chicken Soup, and Weruva’s Cats in the Kitchen. I only buy the big cans. I have also bought Petco’s Soulistic, but they don’t seem to like it as much. The bigger male cats get some kibble also. I rotate between Wellness Core, Earthborn Primitive and Vantage, Taste of the Wild, Premium Edge and trying out Victor kibble right now. Good luck!

    in reply to: Pure Balance fom Walmart #36225 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi-
    I am currently feeding the beef, veges and rice as a topper on my dogs’ meals. I think it is a fabulous value. Dogs like it and I definitely like the price. I haven’t noticed the tubs either, but will check it out next trip. I would definitely recommend the canned.

    in reply to: Survey-curious #36139 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    I figured out that I feed about 80% kibble, 12% toppers such as canned, raw medallions, dehydrated (THK), sardines and recently eggs. And the remaining 8% is various treats, such as bully sticks, pig’s ears, raw marrow bones, or treat filled kongs.

    in reply to: Coconut Oil Prices #36059 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Oh yes, I keep bringing up Costco and forget that you live so far away. Sorry!!!!

    in reply to: Incontinence Need Grain and Starch Free Food #36058 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Yes, they usually do feel bad and embarrassed when they have accidents. Poor thing:) As Bobby Dog stated, all kibble has to have some type of starch to bind it together. I know that there are some grain free that use tapioca, like Natures Variety Instinct. Is that considered a starch? I use Victor with my lab mixes, but it does use sweet potatoes as a binder. Maybe you could mostly use canned food? Good luck with your pup.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #36056 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi-
    I do get the $3 and $1 coupon monthly. Looking forward to getting a $5 one though!

    in reply to: Coconut Oil Prices #36051 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    It is a 78 ounce jug of Nutiva at Costco for $22.99. I guess that would be just under 5 lbs. Kind of a weird size, but a great price!

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #36046 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Whoop whoop!!! LOL!

    in reply to: Incontinence Need Grain and Starch Free Food #36034 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Corbin-
    Have you looked at Nature’s Logic at all? It is not grain free, however. It uses millet as it’s binder. Many regulars on this website recommend this food. I honestly don’t know what type of food would help your dog, but I wanted to bump up your post so others may chime in to help you. I’m curious, though about your dogs condition. Does she leak while she’s sleeping or does she piddle when she gets excited and can’t seem to hold it? My male dog had this problem until he was about a year and a half and finally it went away. My sister’s dog leaked while he was sleeping after been neutered. The vet game him a testosterone shot and it eventually stopped happening. I really hope you can find a helpful solution for your pup. Poor thing! Oh, yes, and poor you. I know what it is like to clean up a trail of pee! Good luck.

    in reply to: Ingenious idea – Will it Work? #36032 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Well, if you make the trip to Costco to pick up the Kirkland dry food, look for their canned cuts in gravy as well. You have to buy a case of 24, but it’s only $18.79. So, only 78 cents a can for a 5 star food. Can’t beat it! Also, in addition to pure balance, Walmart carries Variety canned food that isn’t too bad. It’s a little high in fat, but a decent food at a reasonable price also.

    crazy4cats
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    Hey, what is that cat doing up on your counter!!!! Mine do it all the time too and I try and act like they never do it when company is over. LOL! Awesome pictures, thanks!

    in reply to: New Addition! #36030 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Oh, you will probably still call him the wrong name. I get my pet and human kids names mixed up all the time whether their human, males, females or what, it doesn’t matter! LOL! I can actually feel your giddiness. That is awesome. Good luck!

    in reply to: Springtime Supplements #36026 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hey guys-
    What I don’t understand is how it is safe to give the garlic pills or granules everyday but not ok to feed fresh garlic everyday. Both HDM and Patty recommend only feeding the fresh 3 days a week. Are the pills missing the active ingredients that the fresh has. If so, how are they still as effective? I’m confused. Thanks for any help anyone has on this subject.

    in reply to: Ingenious idea – Will it Work? #36024 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    The affordable canned foods I use are Kirkland cuts in gravy (costco) and Pure Balance (Walmart). Also whole earth farms is not too bad either. Good luck. I hope your idea works out.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #36023 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hooray! I’m glad the infection was caught before it got out of hand. Sounds like you are doing a great job. The cat is very cute. And BTW, I don’t think 11 lbs is really that much for a male cat. Mine are about 13 and 15 lbs and they are not fat! The girls are 9 and 11 lbs. however, the 11 lb girl is chubby. I am trying to work on that! Lol!as for the water, I just turn my faucet on a very slow drip and it just seems to draw them in. I think authority and friskies will be just fine. He probably wouldn’t even have lived much longer had you not rescued him. Good luck.

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