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Old 10-18-2013, 08:43 PM   #14161
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I had an appointment with the vet's dietitian. That was disappointing. I don't think I want to feed Shreddy, a cat and obligate carnivore, strawberries, spinach, or pumpkin.

She recommended the same book as the other vet clinic. It's a paperback book that costs ~$27 and can only be bought from vets. The recipes require "Hilary's Blend" supplement, which is expensive and can only be bought from vets. This is starting to look like greed to me.

I think I'll go with PF's suggestion: Making Cat Food by Lisa A. Pierson, DVM :: homemade cat food, cat food recipes

From all the reading I have done, and I've done a lot, this vet sounds the most sensible.
Hard to imagine any cat being interested in vegetables or fruit TL. (Though my old cat Tweaky, had a very odd interest in raw potato peelings.)

Not sure how you get your average cat interested in something that isn't meat or fish based.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #14162
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Veterinarians are definitely greed oriented in the states now. I know I've alluded to that many times. Probably too many, lol.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #14163
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I don 't really think it is a much different here Pac.

Seems to me that there is a lot of "scaremongering" and "coercion".

Pet owners are a kind and loving type (mostly). And want the best for their pets.

Sometimes I have to wonder how easy we are to manipulate.

Of course, some of us are completely manipulated by our pets....
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:46 PM   #14164
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Around here people are very easily manipulated by thier vets. All they need to do is received one of those yellow postcards in the mail telling them they need to go in and they are like cows following the bell.

What a nice smile on that cat.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #14165
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Veterinarians are definitely greed oriented in the states now. I know I've alluded to that many times. Probably too many, lol.
+1 I left a vet with a minimum office charge of $71 (just for walking in the door) about 4 years back. No idea what it costs now. Even so, my current vet is $51. Next time she needs to go in I'm taking her to MY doc.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #14166
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Around here some people are very easily manipulated by thier vets. All they need to do is received one of those yellow postcards in the mail telling them they need to go in and they are like cows following the bell.

What a nice smile on that cat.
There, I fixed your post for you. Wait! Who you calling a cow?
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There, I fixed your post for you. Wait! Who you calling a cow?
Some?! Most is more like it!
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #14168
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+1 I left a vet with a minimum office charge of $71 (just for walking in the door) about 4 years back. No idea what it costs now. Even so, my current vet is $51. Next time she needs to go in I'm taking her to MY doc.
I don't get those. My cat is very healthy (as you can see). He has great teeth (none missing). His coat is good, his eyes are clear. There are no real threats to his health here. (He is treated for worms and fleas regularly of course.)

He has of course been "done". And he is microchipped. (He is an indoor/outdoor cat). He gets the best food I can afford and he has "pet insurance". (In case he has need of expensive vet treatment.)
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I don't get those. My cat is very healthy (as you can see). He has great teeth (none missing). His coat is good, his eyes are clear. There are no real threats to his health here. (He is treated for worms and fleas regularly of course.)

He has of course been "done". And he is microchipped. (He is an indoor/outdoor cat). He gets the best food I can afford and he has "pet insurance". (In case he has need of expensive vet treatment.)
I'm glad he was "done" before he was "fixed"
(we/some call that fixed over here)
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Around here people are very easily manipulated by thier vets. All they need to do is received one of those yellow postcards in the mail telling them they need to go in and they are like cows following the bell.

What a nice smile on that cat.
I am thinking you are not a big fan of cats Pac!

But Burt is a bit like a dog! (He follows Ollie around and "sits" right next to him!)
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