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Old 02-25-2013, 09:42 PM   #11
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Yeah, I know I have to put supplements in homemade cat food. I'm wondering if there is a "one-a-day" type of supplement for kitties.
I know that GNC makes one and it is sold Pet Smart...you might try a BIG pet store. Is GNC in business in Canada?

I can't get Latté to eat supplement type things...
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:51 PM   #12
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Thanks. That was one of the sites that came up when I did a Google search yesterday. But, I want to make cat food with no grain, not liver cookies with wheat germ and honey. Wheat germ and honey for a cat?
Scroll down to Resources and hit Dry Cat Kibble. More ideas there.
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I know that GNC makes one and it is sold Pet Smart...you might try a BIG pet store. Is GNC in business in Canada?

I can't get Latté to eat supplement type things...
Yeah, we have GNC. I thought that was for supplements for the big apes.

I'll check at the cat food store and if no joy there, then at the vet. This is going in the food and it's going in from the first time I serve it. I may have to mix it with canned food to start with, but that danged cat is going to eat healthy food.
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What's in commercial cat food? I just looked up the contents of the brand my cat eats, but FF crashed again. It's got meat, meat by-products, grain, and lots of supplements and weird chemicals.

Cats can tolerate a little bit of grain, 'cause in nature, the small critters they eat often have grain in their digestive systems, but there really shouldn't be very much. 12% protein just isn't enough. I believe there is a lot more grain in kibble. I'm hoping to come up with some sort of all meat kibble, 'cause Shreddy really likes having dry food available all the time.
Commercial cat food is the stuff one buys in the can/bag.
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Scroll down to Resources and hit Dry Cat Kibble. More ideas there.
That recipe is more grain than canned mackerel.
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That recipe is more grain than canned mackerel.
Hey, I tried! Maybe double the fish.
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Yeah, we have GNC. I thought that was for supplements for the big apes.

I'll check at the cat food store and if no joy there, then at the vet. This is going in the food and it's going in from the first time I serve it. I may have to mix it with canned food to start with, but that danged cat is going to eat healthy food.
Here is the phone# on the back of the packet 1-888-612-1198. I get the hairball formula for Smudge, she'll eat anything I hand her as long as it's cat food.
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I can't get Latté to eat supplement type things...
If you can douse it in coconut oil, it may get eaten. That's what worked around here anyway. I just ground the pill with the bottom of a spoon and then mixed in a teaspoon or so of coconut oil. The only bad thing is now every time I open up a mason-type jar (which is what the coconut oil is in) I have someone at my feet wondering where her taste is.
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I looked into homemade catfood, but decided I didn't want to worry all the time if I had the right nutrients. I get Purina Pro Plan wet food and Purina Indoor formula for dry. Chicken flavor only or Latté won't eat it.

Or human food...first cat I ever met that doesn't like fish.
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If you can douse it in coconut oil, it may get eaten. That's what worked around here anyway. I just ground the pill with the bottom of a spoon and then mixed in a teaspoon or so of coconut oil. The only bad thing is now every time I open up a mason-type jar (which is what the coconut oil is in) I have someone at my feet wondering where her taste is.
Might try bacon grease...I know she likes that... Both of us will die of high cholesterol...
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