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Re: More pet product recall
  • Subject: Re: More pet product recall
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 14:01:42 -0500

YOu've got me interested. But where does one buy some of these ingredients like chicken fat and powdered eggshell?

On the other hand...
while searching for recipes I found

                       Natural Balance L.I.D. Allergy Formula Dry Cat Food

at less than half the price of z/d. I don't know why I didn't find it before. Perhaps the search paarameters I used were different. No fish, corn, or dairy in the ingredients list of 2 of their formulas. My understanding of the z/d cost is that the ingredients are highly refined, repeatedly processed to reduce allergic reaction. But I might give this a try after we go through 10# of z/d.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] More pet product recall

Small market for specialty food, so they can.

The main thing with making cat food is getting enough Taurine into it. It's
fairly easy to supply- available at the health food store and seems to be
quite palatable. When our poor kitten was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, the
vet recommended additional taurine in case he lived long enough to benefit
from it. And if you're feeding your cats chicken, beef and liver instead of
a vegetarian diet, chances of taurine deficiency are slim.

Your vet may have recipes available, as ours does. I asked our vet why he
didn't suggest that first, he said that most people just want to open a can.
Even if he doesn't have recipes available, there are dozens on line.

And remember, when I was a little girl, commercial pet food was just
becoming widely available. Before that, animals ate what their people ate,
for the most part.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] More pet product recall

Not separate feeding this time. Both Seamus & Slugger will eat z/d canned and dry. I see they now also have hypoallergenic treats. No corn, dairy,
or fish are the main things I need to look for.  Locally z/d is $6 a
pound. I did find a place on line that, with a discount, I can get it down
to $5.53. I also found mention on message boards of the abilty to get
coupons from Hills.

Making their food? That's a thought; I could ask the doctor. I don't know
how easy or economical that might be to ensure they get all the nutrients
they need.

I had them on Felidae Platinum for awhile and, though it seemed to reduce
his fits a bit, it wasn't good enough. It has fish & egg.   I'm going to
have to keep an eye on Seamus while they're on z/d though.  I don't think
it provides any benefit against FUS.

I just don't understand why ANY cat food has to cost that much.

neIN, Zone 5

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