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TKSche1
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From:Columbus, Ohio
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 08-17-2003 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TKSche1     Edit/Delete Message
I'm concerned about the overall effect regular tap water may have on my cat, Dolly Madison. I've gone to drinking only distilled water for health reasons and I'm wondering what would be the best water to give Dolly M. The flouridated, calcificated tap water we have doesn't even taste good most of the time.

ALso, my housemate has been giving her a slice of lunch meat from time to time. This really bothers me and I've asked her not to do it anymore. I don't want to give her people food, especially packaged Oscar Mayer turkey. I buy her cat treats but she's not too crazy about them. What can we give her on occasion that would not be harmful for her?

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Isis
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posted 08-18-2003 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Isis     Edit/Delete Message
Hiya
I can understand your worries when it comes to the water you are giving your cat. In the UK there are only certain places where the water is messed around with, other than the odd bit of chlorine. Personally I stick to rain water if I possible can but then again I don't live in a polluted area. Maybe you should give her what you are drinking.
As for treats though I don't think the odd bit of lunch meat would do her any harm, however once again if you are very worried then buy organic meat and just roast it in the oven for her and feed it to her when it is just warm. Personally though since I assume you are feeding her regular cat food I would be more worried about that than her having the odd bit of human food!!!!!

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nern

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posted 08-18-2003 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
What about getting one of those water filters that hook onto your faucet? I've been considering getting one.

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TKSche1
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posted 08-18-2003 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TKSche1     Edit/Delete Message
Isis, why do you say I should be more concerned about about the cat food I'm feeding her? You wouldn't believe what I've been through with this cat and her food. She is the most finicky cat I've ever come into contact with. She will only eat Fancy Feast, which I can no longer give to her because she is allergic to it, and Natures Recipe, an all natural catfood that is cut julienne style. I'm lucky she will eat Natures Recipe because I've tried every other brand the store carried and she turned her nose up at all of them. She gets half a can of wet food and all the dry she feels like eating a day.
She's Miss Americat and I want her to have only the best of everything. I tried several brands of organic catfood from the natural store and she wouldn't eat them either.

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TKSche1
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posted 08-18-2003 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TKSche1     Edit/Delete Message
Isis, why do you say I should be more concerned about about the cat food I'm feeding her? You wouldn't believe what I've been through with this cat and her food. She is the most finicky cat I've ever come into contact with. She will only eat Fancy Feast, which I can no longer give to her because she is allergic to it, and Natures Recipe, an all natural catfood that is cut julienne style. I'm lucky she will eat Natures Recipe because I've tried every other brand the store carried and she turned her nose up at all of them. She gets half a can of wet food and all the dry she feels like eating a day.
She's Miss Americat and I want her to have only the best of everything. I tried several brands of organic catfood from the natural store and she wouldn't eat them either.

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Isis
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posted 08-20-2003 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Isis     Edit/Delete Message
Cat food is notorious for being full off additives and flavourings. Havings said that I feed mine regular cat food as does the rest of my family and all our cats have lived to a grand old age.
I think I was just trying to point out that if your cat likes a bit of lunch meat then indulge her. It isn't going to kill her and while I appreciate your concerns I think you are being paranoid.

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TKSche1
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posted 08-22-2003 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TKSche1     Edit/Delete Message
Paranoid? Hardly. Concerned, yes.

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