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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    My cats dry food costs $50 but lasts a month for 1 cat and 1 kitten. Its totally worth it to know they're not going to end up in the horrible pain my last fur baby was in, I miss him terribly, I'd give anything to know then what I know now so he was still with me

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    that's so sad. There's not a lot of info about the difference between cat foods. I never knew there was a difference till I started looking into it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    On the food thing please avoid the cheap supermarket dry foods! Especially in a male cat. My cat had to be put to sleep last year from eating cheap food, it creates crystals in their bladder and blocks their urinary tract, extremely painful and expensive to fix and once it happens it can reoccur easily.

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    Yes this happened to my female cat. Luckily it was diagnosed early so she was fine so long as she was fed vet-only food. Even expensive pet store brands would set it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    On the food thing please avoid the cheap supermarket dry foods! Especially in a male cat. My cat had to be put to sleep last year from eating cheap food, it creates crystals in their bladder and blocks their urinary tract, extremely painful and expensive to fix and once it happens it can reoccur easily.

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    I didn't know this My grandparents have mine and my brother's cats because we moved and couldn't have them at new houses. What food is better for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadpoles View Post
    What food is better for them?

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    Thanks for asking. I would love to know too.

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    My cats are on royal canin. Even the premium ones in supermarket arent the best but they are better than whiskas and friskies etc.

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    My cat is fed a BARF diet, which costs around $10 per week. Consists of BARF patties, raw chicken necks, raw chicken wings, raw small lamb bones, diced and/or minced meats - all bought from the pet food shop. She also has some jerky type treats.

    Pet insurance is around $300 per year and IMO it's a great idea after having massive vet bills in the past.

    Litter we generally use a recycled paper type which on sale for a big bag is about $16. Usually lasts us a couple of weeks.

    Invest in a good cat tree/scratching post. Cats like to climb and sit up high. You can get ones for under $200 online. Ours must be nearly 6 foot tall and the cat loves it.

    Crinkly cat tunnels are also great cheap fun. You can get them online or in cheap shops for around $15.


 

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