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 Post subject: PET FOOleD
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:30 pm 
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There is an interesting documentary on Netflix called PET FOOleD. It's about the pet food industry. The focus is mainly on dog food, but includes cat food and raw vs. canned/ dry food. There is some good basic pet food information.

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 Post subject: Re: PET FOOleD
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:17 pm 
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I don't want to find out how bad the food I buy for my cat is for him! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: It's the only thing he will eat.


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 Post subject: Re: PET FOOleD
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:21 pm 
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I agree with you there Sherry, my 2 will only eat a certain brand and I would probably be horrified if I knew what went into it, so ignorance is bliss for me.

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 Post subject: Re: PET FOOleD
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:34 pm 
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CMYKjill wrote:
There is an interesting documentary on Netflix called PET FOOleD. It's about the pet food industry. The focus is mainly on dog food, but includes cat food and raw vs. canned/ dry food. There is some good basic pet food information.



Thank you... thank you... thank you... following reading your post, I immediately started watching it. And I highly recommend it for all pet owners and lovers. It's available on iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

I'm an advocate against anything but raw food diet for my cat. All pet food companies are causing the illness, shorter lifespans, obeisity to pets. It's sad to see educated vets and pet lovers fall for food companies scams.


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 Post subject: Re: PET FOOleD
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:14 pm 
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There are a lot of people asking about raw food for their cats and they debate this in the documentary so I think it could be useful to those asking about it in the forum. It doesn't take into account that many cats are finicky and like what they like. Now at 3 years old, my two suddenly started to refuse to eat this cat food or that cat food and there is some sort of game going on between them and who eats what. I try to balance it out so that they both are fed enough. Unfortunately the only raw they will eat are live lizards. I have tried for years with different options and they look at me like I have ruined their day by serving that "stuff." Still the only slam dunk is the food that costs $4.50 per can, uggh.

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 Post subject: Re: PET FOOleD
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:58 pm 
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CMYKjill wrote:
Unfortunately the only raw they will eat are live lizards. I have tried for years with different options and they look at me like I have ruined their day by serving that "stuff." Still the only slam dunk is the food that costs $4.50 per can, uggh.


My suggestions:

1) Introduce ground chicken (or minced chicken). If it's difficult to obtain so with bones, skip the bones for a start. Add a bit of milk just to cover up the bottom of the bawl with the chicken.

2) Use chicken piece, like thigh, breast, drumstick or wing with the bones.

3) Use cleaned shrimps, calamari or salamon. You can use it cooked or raw.

4) Use beef thin strips like the ones you use for beef Stroganoff.

One of the above should be good enough to start attracting cats to normal healthy diet. If they're used to canned food, you may need to start with cooked meat as you start making it more raw by time.

PS There's no scientific proof that cooked meat is bad for cats. It's all nonsense. Visit WebMD for cats to see all the contradictions. I'm feeding my Snickers raw meat but if she jumps on my plate I'm no more paranoid about it. I give her from the cooked meat I'd be eating. But that's me...


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 Post subject: Re: PET FOOleD
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:48 pm 
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I lightly cook the organ meat from a chicken and cut it up and they will eat that. If I just put it raw on the plate...no way.

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