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mybigfunny
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posted 02-06-2004 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mybigfunny     Edit/Delete Message
all the info. on what you give your kitty for a healthy coat. Maybe I should try flaxseed, instead of fish, oil. I just thought it would be easier to get him to lap up the oil that smells fishy.

I made a new post because it takes forever for my computer to load the other one with all the pictures. Do you mind me asking what brand of food you use?

Thanks, you're a real big help on this board!

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posted 02-07-2004 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
You're very welcome. Fish oil is actually more species specific for cats (and dogs too). Meaning it's good for them. However, I decided to give Handsome flaxseed oil instead of fish oil, as I read that a lot of fish oil now contains high levels of organochlorides. That doesn't mean that all fish oils do. You would have to call/write the producer/company of the fish oil and ask them about the data on organochloride testing.

Basically this chemical gets stored in our cats fat and can lead to cancer and other health problems. However, I don't know how much must be consumed for our cats to develope health problems, nor do I know the percentages of cats with health problems from ingesting fish oil.

If you can find a fish oil that has low levels of organochlorides, you could then rotate between that and the flaxseed oil. If you end up researching this, let me know if you do find one, because I would buy some for Handsome.

As for what I feed Mr. Fussy, I mean Handsome, I'm still searching for the perfect (if there is such a thing) cat food. Right now he gets Authority. However, I am trying to find a cat food that has the first ingredient(s) as some kind of meat, and no meat by-products and it's all organic, as well as containing all the proper nutrients. This would be for hard and soft food (as he gets both).

I may have found it, but I have to go to the store and read the label myself. I'm going to do this today. However, if Handsome doesn't like it then I have to find something else. This pet food also makes a light formula (hard and soft). I'll let you know (if you're interested) if I liked the ingredient label on this new food and if Mr. Fussy, I mean Handsome likes it too.

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posted 02-07-2004 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. It's me again. I went to the store that carries Newman's Own cat/dog food (yes, Paul Newman). Anyway, they had the hard food, but won't have the soft food until next week. I read the ingredient label on the hard food (not the soft food as they didn't have it) and I was very impressed! Handsome was on Authority hard food for a couple of weeks, (just to try it out) and Wellness soft food. I also like the Wellness hard food, but I really wanted to find something like Wellness but organic. Newman's is all organic.

Anyway, he likes the Newman's Own hard food. So, for now he will be eating that and Wellness soft food.

Here is a link to Wellness:

http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/

Here is a link to Newman's Own pet food:
http://www.newmansownorganics.com/pet/home/

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posted 02-07-2004 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mybigfunny     Edit/Delete Message
Thankyou so much! You really should be a vet, I know I would come to you.

The Newman's cat food sounds great, I hope it's not too expensive. I need 'light' for my boy, and hairball care for my girl, so it's hard to find it all in one.

I sometimes take flaxseed oil myself, but the couple times I tried to give it to him he wouldn't take it, not even mixed with anything. I will definitely check out my fish oil ingredients and let you know what I find.

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posted 02-08-2004 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. That's too bad he doesn't like the flaxseed oil. How much are you putting in the food? You could try putting just a drop and increasing the amount over a few weeks until he's getting around 1/8-1/10 of a tsp. How much does he weigh?

Yes, please let me know what you find out about the fish oil data.

As for the hairballs in your girl kitty, do you brush her daily? Handsome used to hack up hairballs too. Then, I started brushing him every single day. He's hasn't hacked up a hairball since (that I know of anyway).

It must be hard to have two different types of food for both kitties. Do you have to feed them in different rooms?

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posted 02-09-2004 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mybigfunny     Edit/Delete Message
Hi again.

Pizza, my boy, is 16lbs. and Nikki is 8. I don't feed them separately, but it hasn't been a problem since they've both maintained their weight. I would have to do something differently if Pizza gained any more weight though. I give him the oil from 1 fish capsule on a spoon a couple times a week, (sometimes even less when I forget).

PharmAssure is the brand of the Omega-3 fish oil that I have now. It is cholesterol free. I got it at either CVS or Rite Aid. Here are the ingredients/cap.: EPA 180mg. DHA 120mg. (the fatty acids) Gelatin, Glycerin, and Vit.E. Not sure what the organochlorides are, and if they'd be listed, but that's all that's printed on the bottle.

Oh, and yes, I brush them regularly.

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posted 02-09-2004 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. The organochlorides data would not be on the bottle. You would have to call/write/e-mail the company and ask them for that data.

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