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Re: Re: OT cats again ;-) and again ref food

Wow, that's love, Marge.
20 yrs ago, even if you fed your cats reasonably good stuff, they could
still get FUS (Feline Urinary tract Syndrome). The companies knew about
the problem but did nothing. The more the public was educated, though,
the greater the demand to do something about it. And, lo and behold, it
became a cash cow. These companies wised up and found they can make all
sorts of varieties (housecat blend, sensitive stomach blend) and start
hogging more shelf space and demanding higher prices. But at least we
got the FUS blends.

neIN, Zone5

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> FWIW, when I had my herd of cats, years ago, they all developed that 
> bladder problem that I can't remember the name of. I had been 
> feeding el cheapo dry food as I could not afford canned for them. My 
> vet told me to cook up rice and liver or kidney for them, which I 
> did...used to make a big batch and freeze it and then heat it up for 
> them - didn't have a microwave then, but that would be a fast way to 
> heat it. 
> They all liked it, actually, and it took care of the bladder 
> conditions. Can also use chicken as a treat now and again - but not 
> solely as it doesn't have all the nutrients the liver does. You need 
> to buy vitamin/mineral supplements if you do this as it is lacking in 
> some. I used to get these big flat brown pills and break them up 
> into the food...cannot remember what they were called but since this 
> was like about 20 years ago, there's probably something else now. 
> I used to get big containers of chicken liver (which wasn't that 
> expensive then) as they didn't like beef liver or kidney much...just 
> put them in a pan with water and rice and cook until the rice was 
> done, sort of mashing up the liver. 
> Anyway, it's easy to digest; has no garbage in it and was 
> affordable... 
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland 
> mtalt@hort.net 
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