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  • in reply to: Pet Food Advisor #37588 Report Abuse
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Sheesh! I’m gonna check my bag when I get home.

    in reply to: Springtime Supplements #36674 Report Abuse
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Whoop whoop!!! LOL!

    in reply to: Incontinence Need Grain and Starch Free Food #36034 Report Abuse
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

    in reply to: Which canned dog food? #35975 Report Abuse
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    Hi-
    I’ve been feeding the Pure Balance beef, veges and rice to my dogs as a topper, along with the Kirkland cuts in gravy for some time now. I think it’s a great value. It is only $1 per can and it is full of meat and hardly any rice at all. Although it does say adult on it, so if it is only food feeding, like someone else mentioned you would have to get puppy or all life stages which I believe they also carry. I have also bought Variety and Fresh Pet Select at Walmart in the past. Congrats and good luck. As you are finding out, pups are a lot of work and they will chew and eat anything!

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #35941 Report Abuse
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    Very cute cat picture. Hope he’s doing better. And yes, the laser pointer never fails. All my dogs and cats, even my 15 year old senior kitty can’t resist chasing the light.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #35881 Report Abuse
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    Hi Akari-
    I totally understand why you are using the dry food. I also use some due to budget reasons. But, for right now, I’d try to just go with the wet until you get his condition resolved. I’m hoping for the best. If he has a blockage, it will either be a huge vet bill or euthanasia. Again, good luck! And BTW, Bobby Dog, I let mine drink out of the sink also!

    in reply to: Another Beneful vent… #35864 Report Abuse
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    I’m sorry, but I’ll have to disagree. I would take the food back. I always check expiration dates when buying food. Of course, they will tell you it’s still good so they can get rid of it. I think kibble is already risky enough to feed as is without being expired. I really hope the food is OK if your friend goes ahead and feeds it.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #35863 Report Abuse
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    Yes, Akari, as Bobby Dog recommended, the catinfo dot org site has great info on UTIs. Again, the main thing is to make sure he is getting plenty of moisture to flush the crystals. If not, a blockage could be created and then the cat is in real danger. Assuming that is what is going on. Dr. Lisa Pierson even goes as far to say that it’s ok to feed a lower quality canned food rather than to feed a dry kibble to ensure they get enough moisture. To keep price down, I do feed my cats a can of Friskes Classic Poultry Platter every couple of days. It is the one flavor of this brand that at least has a named meat as the first ingredient and does not list any food coloring. I also think that Petsmart’s Authority is a decent budget canned food. I feel for you. I know what it is like to unexpectedly take ona pet with unexpected issues that you weren’t prepared for. This cat is lucky you took him in!

    in reply to: Grass Eating #35862 Report Abuse
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    Yes, Harper’s Mom, I think I would switch foods too if the obsessive grass eating hasn’t stopped. I have one dog who loves to eat grass too, but never til he vomits. I found a green mix that is not too expensive to add called NU-PET Granular Greens made by Ark Naturals. It seems to have helped some, but he still loves his grass! I don’t worry about it too much except on walks where we don’t know if it has been treated with anything or not. Good luck!

    in reply to: food with no peas or white potatoes #35838 Report Abuse
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    Hi-
    Does the food have to be grain free? Have you checked out Nature’s Logic? This food is highly recommended by many on this site. It’s tough to find a grain free kibble without peas these days. Have you looked into canned food at all?

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #35832 Report Abuse
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    I have two male cats and their pee doesn’t smell strong nor is there any blood in it. You are right it sounds like a UTI. I hope you are able to get him to the vet ASAP. It’s a huge responsibility taking on another pet. I’m not sure we are always ready for it. (Including myself). I think this cat sounds pretty well behaved for a stray. It will just take him some time to learn the rules. He hasn’t had any for a while. Good luck to you, Akari.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #35822 Report Abuse
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    What are your cat’s symptoms?

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #35692 Report Abuse
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    Hi Akari-
    Welcome to the cat world! Yes, your cat will be naughty for a while. Mine ruined a set of curtains when they were little and continue to be rough on our blinds. Please try to open up a few blinds so the cat can see out and won’t ruin them. And, yes, my cats have torn up my furniture as well. I don’t think any cats should be de-clawed. Also, please to get a snug fitting break-away collar for him. You can’t even imagine how many situations cats can get them selves in. I believe the saying that cats have nine lives is true! LOL!

    in reply to: Mucusy Soft/Gel-Like Stools and Pooping Often #35374 Report Abuse
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    Hi Aleksandra-
    Poor, poor Bruno-
    I’m not sure what caused his upset tummy, maybe all the different type of treats in one night? But, whenever my dogs get bad bellies, I try to withhold food and water for a while. It’s tough to do with multiple pets cause I have to feed the others. But, when I do feed him, I would never give kibble. That is the hardest type of food for them to digest. I usually start with a very small amount of rice and boiled chicken/turkey or canned food and pumpkin. You need to start with something very bland and only a small amount of it. It seems like you fed him too much too soon when he had a bad belly. Also, I would never take him to someone else’s house when he’s feeling sick. I honestly think about what I would do for myself or my kids when we are sick.
    A great resource is dogaware dot com. They have a lot of great remedies for diarrhea. Best of luck to you!

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #35332 Report Abuse
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    Yes, I like the wellness core turkey and duck also. It doesn’t have any chicken or fish in it. I try to use it every other bag. It’s a little pricey though. Luckily we don’t go thru near as much with the cats as dogs.

    in reply to: 5 Star foods and prices #35184 Report Abuse
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    My dogs are doing great on Victor Grain free right now. It is one of the cheaper 5 star foods that have worked for me. I can’t get it as cheap in my area as others as it is not very available. But, still less than a lot of other quality foods. There is also Earthborn, Nutrisource, Taste of the Wild (Diamond), and Dr. Tim’s. good luck!

    in reply to: Gassy Boxers #35102 Report Abuse
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    OMG, Sandy! Too funny!

    in reply to: So confused about supplements #34943 Report Abuse
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    Hi All-
    That Nature’s Logic fortifier looks interesting. It looks like it contains probiotics, digestive enzymes and a protein boost. Seems like it would be easier than adding all separately. How much does it suggest to add? It doesn’t show feeding recommendations on their website. Are you having good results with it? Thanks for any input. Sometimes I feel like I’m feeding more supplements than food. Lol! And I have big dogs.

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #34933 Report Abuse
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    Yahoo! He’s gorgeous! You already sound like a cat lady. Congrats. Lol! Yes, he’s definitely not very wild. I hope no one’s looking for him. It’s great he ate the canned food. It’s much better for them. Especially males that are more prone to urinary tract problems. Just a warning, if he loves the Friskies, he might not like the expensive stuff. Congrats!

    in reply to: Question about Bromelain #34678 Report Abuse
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    🙂

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