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Old June 14th, 2010, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by sugarcatmom View Post
Thank you for that info. I still think it's a bit of a 'shock' opinion - especially the stuff about farmed salmon being fed colouring. And since none of my cats eat straight tuna (except as a very very rare treat), and especially with Sierra being sick, her being 'addicted' to food is a good thing and I'd take it if I could get it.

Originally Posted by sugarcatmom View Post
Stay away from the Evo. It's extremely high in phosphorus (396 mg per 100 kcal - you want to stay below 200-240 mg/100kcal, which is roughly 1% DM). The problem is, most of the high quality, grain-free kibbles are high in phosphorus. It's the nature of the beast.
Good to know. I haven't opened the Evo, so I can take it back. She has basically been refusing all dry food for the most part so even the Go! Natural isn't going over that well. However, I've opened that one (obviously) so I have to finish it. I could give it to the others, I suppose. Not sure yet.

Originally Posted by sugarcatmom View Post
Remind me why that is again.
To make a long story short, one of the girls refuses to eat canned food, all of them are nibblers, so the food sits out and canned food dries up (then they don't eat it at all and it gets thrown out), and I have a really hard time justifying spending $1.75 per tuna-sized-can of cat food; my tap water is much cheaper than the water in the canned cat food. Plus it's impossible to put canned food in the auto-feeder which is a requirement for a happy life with Taz.

Originally Posted by sugarcatmom View Post
It's not ok if this mixture sits out for more than 20 mins. There's a ton of bacteria in kibble that multiplies like crazy in a moist environment, as well as potential for mold toxins to become an issue.
When Sierra was feeling well, she would finish her soaked kibble meal within 2-3 minutes of it being made so it wasn't an issue. Now is a whole different story and I'm not even offering her soaked kibble right now.

Will reply to Growler's post right away.
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