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Re: Pet Food Recall

The dry food my cats eat is formulated for urinary tract protection.
It has always been my understanding that the wet food provides more oils and fatty acids, giving them a nicer coat and a boost in utilizing certain nutrients. So I try to make sure they get some as a treat. Any foods that are too high in Magnesium are what cause FUS in cats that are prone to it. However, I believe most wet foods don't contain a high mag content and all mainstream dry foods years ago had a high mag content, hence the belief that dry food caused the problem. Today it's easy enough to find a low mag dry food. I encountered the problem twice, but switching to a low mag dry food solved the problem.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pet Food Recall

It has always been my understanding that a cat fed only dry
food is subject to urinary problems.  That's what we were told
by a vet some years ago when one of ours had such problems.
That's why we have always fed a combination, but they are
very picky about which ones they will eat.  If we try to slip
in something other than Fancy Feast - and only certain ones
of those - they just try to cover it up.

In a message dated 03/22/2007 4:28:36 PM Eastern Standard Time,
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:

My cats have a primarily dry diet.  About once a month they share a can of
wet food, but it's always the mooshy kind.  They will not eat anything
chunky - will just lick the gravy off it.  They are all fine.

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