to not feed my cat "Go Cat complete neutered cats" food!

(66 Posts)
Milliways Thu 28-Jun-12 22:17:27

This stuff!

I mean - since when did losing your bits mean a special diet for life??

and PMSL at "complete neutered cats"! grin

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Euphemia Thu 28-Jun-12 22:26:33

They think we're utter cunts, don't they? shock

Netmumsrule Thu 28-Jun-12 22:27:51

They need lower protein levels after being neutered.

Trioofprinces Thu 28-Jun-12 22:29:14

What am I meant to feed my old neutered cats then? Is there a senior neutered cat who is mostly indoors version???

Bestb411pm Thu 28-Jun-12 22:29:19

Some male cats are prone to bladder crystals especially after neutering so special food can help minimise that although I have to admit that doesn't seem to be what they're offering confused

ratspeaker Thu 28-Jun-12 22:30:16

I guess they reckon neutered cats need different nutrition
How this would include the moths, beetles and worms ours devours i dont know.

I'd never feed a cat an exclusive dried diet, I've been advised this isn't good for their kidneys especially neutered males,
unless THATS what Go Cat are aiming at

LST Thu 28-Jun-12 22:31:18

Dry food only is terrible for male cats bladders. Especially brands like go cat and whiskers.

Speaking from bitter experience. envy

Netmumsrule Thu 28-Jun-12 22:41:39

It is always to get a food with fewer derivatives. I recommend Royal Cainin indoor and Bozita indoor, neutered.

That is if your cats are indoor!

NotInMyDay Thu 28-Jun-12 22:43:42

I'm in awe of the punctuation cat!!

I presume it is a neutered punctuation cat
grin

Trioofprinces Thu 28-Jun-12 22:43:53

My cats will only eat go-cat!! I have tried other brands and they won't touch it for days. They are 11 now, one male, one female both neutered.

Milliways Thu 28-Jun-12 22:45:14

My cat lives very happily on Squirrels, pigeons, mice etc to supplement his Felix with side dish of biscuits (which lasts a few days between top-ups).

At 11 years old the vets are always impressed by him, and put it down to him being a "proper" cat (hunter!) and bever questioned his diet.

TrioofPrinces - grin

Milliways Thu 28-Jun-12 22:46:01

Notinmyday - Thanks! Of course it is smile

I am envyof the punctuation cat

I may have 'squeeeed' at it!

Milliways Thu 28-Jun-12 22:48:41

<<confesses she "stole" the Punctuation cat from another MNer and added it to her collection of saved puntuation pictures>> blush

I stole it and posted in on FB!

Trioofprinces Thu 28-Jun-12 23:04:04

I forget -in addition to go cat they will eat voles on a regular basis, not sure which one it is, I suspect the male as the female is too fat and lazy isn't a hunter.

saladcravings Thu 28-Jun-12 23:14:29

Ooh, I feed my cat only dry food - iams. Is that not good for her then?

saladcravings Thu 28-Jun-12 23:17:19

My mums cat was fed only tinned whiskas and died young of kidney trouble, and the vet recommended mum switch to iams for the future - which is why I use it. But I have not really looked into it...

Kladdkaka Thu 28-Jun-12 23:37:46

My cat loves mashed potatoes, quavers and carrots. He's very strange.

HazleNutt Fri 29-Jun-12 09:05:31

only dry food is not that great for cats, as they don't often drink enough and the concentrated urine can cause kidney problems. And many supermarket brands are horrible, full of cereals, colours and additives - cats are carnovires, they don't need wheat.

limitedperiodonly Fri 29-Jun-12 09:09:15

Dry food only is terrible for male cats bladders. Especially brands like go cat and whiskers.

LRT learned that after my cat died of bladder cancer at eight. Go Cats were a treat but he was addicted to them. We thought it was funny to see him sneak into the kitchen and steal the box sad

His brother who didn't like them lived until 15.

Paiviaso Fri 29-Jun-12 09:54:43

It's all marketing bollocks. You don't need to be feeding ANY of these low-quality packaged foods to your cat. Cats are carnivores, and should be eating meat. Can I suggest you have a read through this: http://www.catinfo.org/

I feed my cats raw chicken + lamb bits now, its really easy to do when you get into the swing of it. If you are uncomfortable feeding raw then a high-quality canned is the best option, however this will be more expensive.

Paiviaso Fri 29-Jun-12 09:56:30

www.catinfo.org/

Sorry there's the link. Super informative!

wheredidyoulastseeit Fri 29-Jun-12 10:23:58

Paiviaso could you give me some examples of high quality cat food, my cat has had bladder problems and it has been a night mare to get him to eat the vet recommended food plus the high cost involved.

Paiviaso Fri 29-Jun-12 11:02:09

Wheredidyoulastseeit, I think foods like Thrive sound very good. There are also products like Grau and Applaws which look ok.

I haven't fed these myself, as I've been making my own, but basically what you are looking for a food that is "complete" (should say on the tin), that has the highest meat content possible, and is grain-free.

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