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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:15 PM
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Chicken soup for the pet lover soul - Cat food

Has anyone tried this? http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/products/cats/dry_food/adult_cat_formula/] Chicken soup for pet lovers soul - for cats I got a sample bag today while getting litter for the cats...

Chicken, chicken meal, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), ocean fish meal, white rice, potatoes, oatmeal, millet, natural chicken flavor, salmon, turkey, duck, flaxseed, sodium bisulfate, egg product, methionine, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, taurine, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitine, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:19 PM
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I feed my cats this. I don't think it's top of the line or anything, but it's certainly alot better than some other ones. Plus it fits my budget, and my cats really really like it.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:25 PM
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well lola turned her nose up at it but poppy ate it but well she will eat anything... im trying to find a food here that will be in the UK... as i feed them Nutram and thats not over there. :|
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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The ingredients are fine but it would be better to feed canned food. If kibble must be fed because of cat preference, money issues, etc. then supplement with it or preferably a grain-free kibble.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:45 PM
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My cats really like it, in fact they are struggling at the moment with Eagle Pack, I've learnt my lesson, back to Chicken Soup! A big bag of Orijen is now over 50$
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:55 PM
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well i bought a little bag to try... as I know how lola is.... but I have nutram and orijen samples here that poppy is eating through as lola likes none of them.

i cant get any of this back in scotland.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Duttypaws, do you know what brands are available in Scotland? Is it possible to post the ingredients?
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Old April 24th, 2008, 03:01 PM
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What about feeding just wet, no dry, like Rainbow suggested? Poppy appears to be on the overweight side of things based on pics in your other threads, which means she'd be better off not eating any dry at all.
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What about feeding just wet, no dry, like Rainbow suggested? Poppy appears to be on the overweight side of things based on pics in your other threads, which means she'd be better off not eating any dry at all.
I must confess that I never would have said that before reading all the excellent advice you have posted here.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 03:41 PM
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because wet food costs a fortune... and she turns her nose upto it..

they are both overweight... lola is 13lbs 5 oz and poppy is 14 lb 9oz (i have been told this will go down as she no longer is sitting in a shelter as she was for 4 years and her extra nails which were a lot of pain and trouble has been removed) thing is they hardly eat i have a measuring cup from the vet and they only get a 1/4 each and eat a few mouthfulls.
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I know wet food is expensive....that's why I supplement with Orijen.

Do you know what brands of kibble are available in Scotland?
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Chicken-Soup has great ingredients,IMO,I had to special order it,it's hard to find here in any store.
However I now have my kitties on Wellness canned 3 times/day and the CSFPLS only as treats.
My cats loved it when I used to free-feed on dry,they liked it more than anything else.
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well mum feeds the girls back home IAMS as that is the best food possible...

ok i can see hills and may just go with that when home... or Applaws which is natural cat food :| so im looking for the recipe on their pouches.

Ingredients
Chicken Breast
75% Chicken, 1% Rice, 24% Cooking Water

Tuna Fillet:
75% Tuna Meat, 6% Rice, 19% Cooking Water

Ocean Fish:
45% Mackerel, 30% Tuna, 1% Rice, 25% Cooking Water

Chicken Breast & Cheese:
70 % Chicken, 5 % Cheese, 1 % Rice, 24 % Cooking Water

Tuna Fillet & Cheese:
70% Chicken, 5% Cheese, 1% Rice, 24% Cooking Water

Tuna Fillet & Prawn:
52% Tuna, 23% Prawn, 1% Rice, 24% Cooking Water

Tuna Fillet & Seaweed
48 % Tuna, 1 % Rice, 0.02 % Seaweed, Pectin

Chicken Breast & Pumpkin
50 % Chicken, 24 % Pumpkin, 1 % Rice, 25 % Cooking Water
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:20 PM
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because wet food costs a fortune... and she turns her nose upto it..
Ya, I hear ya, but you may end up paying more in vet bills as a consequence. Good nutrition is the cornerstone of good health, and dry food is not good nutrition for cats.

I have lots of tips for transitioning cats to wet food - had to use most of them myself to get my kibble-addict switched over, and it wasn't an overnight process. May take lots of patience and time, but it's worth it! Here's a link for you to check out: http://www.catinfo.org/#Transitionin...o_Canned_Food_


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thing is they hardly eat i have a measuring cup from the vet and they only get a 1/4 each and eat a few mouthfulls.
Yup, been there. I had a cat that was clinically obese at 18lbs, despite being on less than the vet recommended amount of Hill's Science Diet Light. See, that's the problem with dry food: it's full of carbs and cats convert these unnecessary carbs to fat. Phoozles will be able to tell you all about her cat Jake finally losing weight after switching him to only wet food.

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ok i can see hills and may just go with that when home...
Hill's is some of the worst food out there, sorry to say.

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or Applaws which is natural cat food :| so im looking for the recipe on their pouches.
The Applaws isn't a complete and balanced food as it's not supplemented with the appropriate vitamins/minerals. It would make a great treat though!

What about Eagle Pack? I noticed that one on the above website, and you can also get that here. It's has good quality ingredients (again, preferably canned).
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:38 PM
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i will look when home.... in november.... first I have to start saving for the $1800 to fly them home
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