A question on Science Diet cat/pet food

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by DodgerBlue, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    You know I'm more of a animal person than a people person. I love my dogs and cat.

    My cat now around 10-11 years is becoming a picky eater. I have bought holistic cat food and cat food made in Canada with the best meats. The best I can find or money can buy.

    But it looks like he has chosen Science Diet as his new favorite. The thing is I think it's made in f'n china.

    Anybody have any experience with Science Diet? I might be willing to bite the bullet on it if I can get some good feedback.

    I F'N hate buying chinesse pet food. I have not all these years but the f'n red army just might get my money on this one.
     
  2. sputnik1988

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    I once heard a comedian talk about cats being picky eaters... He said 'if it don't eat for 2 or 3 days, it'll eat a peanut butter and jelly effin sandwich' :p
     

  3. Zombiegirl

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    As they get older they sometimes lose weight and their teeth may not be what they used to. You can supplement the diet with canned wet food. Most cats cannot resist it. When my oldest is acting grouchy, that's what I do.
     
  4. vincent

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    I don't know anything about Science Diet...eff China...My canine critter gets Hund-N-Flocken, made in CA. It's holistic, organic and pretty affordable. She's a beagle so I could give her crap on a cracker and she'd gobble it up so I can't say if your pets will like it or not...Also pretty sure they make a cat critter mix as well...They sell it at PetSmart here in NC, not sure if that chain goes out west but if they do, give it a try...I pay $10 for a 4 lb bag and it'll last her for a good few weeks...

    http://www.mrchewy.com/solid-gold-chicken-turkey-white-fish/dp/30061

    Sold under the 'Solid Gold name but it's the same product...
     
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  5. DodgerBlue

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    This is the latest food I have tried. He seems to like it but then he doesn't. Driving me crazy. 16.00 for a 5 lb bag.
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  6. DodgerBlue

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    Thanks for the good read Zombiegirl!

    I have not spoken to a vet. I was raised in a tough family. My mom used to say "it's better not to know". I'm going with that for now. Until I see some more dire signs. But I promise I wont wait to long.
     
  7. Zombiegirl

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    Yeah I wouldn't wait too long because it might be something small now but bad if you wait. My mom's cat stopped eating and she found out he had a bad tooth. They pulled it and problem solved.
     
  8. c3shooter

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    Sorry, bro- the two little fuzzy folks that hang around me like plain old Meow mix- but the little girl cat has a thing for my Key Lime yogurt.....
     
  9. DodgerBlue

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    You're telling me CasaDeC3 serves up Meow Mix and Key Lime Yogurt and the cats like it? Lucky you!

    Zombie, maybe Ill go look at a bad tooth. That was the one thing I was thinking it could be or hoping it is.
     
  10. Daoust_Nat

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    I have two alley rabbits aut
     
  11. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I will try this again on this I pad! I have two alley rabbits at home that I have tried to feed food from the natural food pet stores. Have bleeping failed miserably. I have tried about five drys ad God knows how many wets to complete failure. The bleeping cats I ignore all but Fancy Free wet and Purina Natural dry. Both are pretty much junk, but I have thrown in the towel.

    God bleeping luck!
     
  12. Secondhand_Hero

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    i'm not good with brands, and i know that you shouldn't judge a company from the country it comes from, but several pet food companies from China have gotten in trouble recently for bad food.. Not like normal, undesirable food, but BAD, critter-killin' poison. You should check the news feed for the company's recent lawsuits (if any.) My girlfriend and i had went to a local pet store a couple weeks ago and heard quite the story from the owner and his wife.. Apparently they had been (over the past year & half or two) buying food from China. Not one particular brand, but rather several varying from cheap industrial-sized bags to 'premium, grade-A' stuff that costs over $20 for a bag about as big as my girl's purse. Out of the handful of brands they had bought from China, only a couple of them didn't have horror stories that came along with them. Apparently the pet food they ship here now would be the equivelant of the nice, lead paint toys we had been getting for years and years. They are FULLY aware of the sickness and often deaths that these cause but they know that the market, AMERICA'S MARKET, is oblivious and thus, an easily-appeased cash cow. This couple that had owned this pet store had been harassed by several families and even been sued by a couple, as well as lost tens of thousands of dollars in pets over the duration of this time due to the pet food. Come to find out, one of the companies whose foods they had been using, upon contacting, not only were not surprised or argumentative of these accusations, but they had offered this couple another hundred lbs of their the same food for free, minus shipping charges.
    This long story being said, i, for one, will NOT be buying pet food from China EVER. They did this to us with lead paint for years knowing they were harming and killing our children and now they are doing the same thing to our pets. China does not regulate their products to us until there is an absolute neccesity to do so.