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No more canned cat food!

July 26th, 2006 at 09:36 pm

I love my cats, they're my babies but they are far too finicky for their own good [and mine either!]

They always get their dry cat food every day and it's always available to them;

and then usually twice a day, I give them some canned food too.

However, for as long as I can remember - especially Lexi [my 4 1/2 year old manx] will go out in the kitchen and will give me "that look",

I know what she wants ... some canned food.

So, being unable to resist her darling little self, I give in and give it to her;

most of that a good part of the time, I end up throwing half if not all of it away.

A few weeks ago, I got fed up because both Lexi and Athena were doing this on a regular basis.

I didn't give them any canned food for over a week and ... they survived and after a short while, didn't even bug me for it.

To make a long story a little shorter, I went back to giving it to them and ...

the same thing happened again.

Today I've decided that they are not getting any more canned food ... I'm not even going to buy it anymore.

They are very healthy and don't need the stuff they waste anyways and it'll save me approximately $7.20 a month [which is $86.40 a year!]

I would cut down on what I'm giving them but I know me and I always go back to giving them more so it's best just to stop altogether.

They get more than enough to eat with their dry food and it's nutritous, etc. for them - probably far more than the canned stuff is anyways. Smile

6 Responses to “No more canned cat food!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    When my neighbor is out of town I feed her cats. I noticed that they drink the juice out of the canned food and eat a small amount of the solids, but mostly they eat the dry stuff. Her cats waste a lot of canned food, but she wants them to always have the option. Too bad she can't just buy a bottle of the juice that is in the can.

  2. Dido Says:

    I feed my cats on a high quality dry food only. When I first got my male from the shelter 3 years ago, he *only* wanted canned, and for a while I gave it to him, but eventually I got him moved over to the dry and now he won't even touch anything else. My female is a beggar for table scraps and occasionally I give her some but 99% of what both cats eat is the dry food and they both are healthy and maintain their weight perfectly.

  3. carol Says:

    I don't feed any of our cats canned cat food. I buy the store brands cans of pink salmon and tuna. They gobble it up and usually leave the bowl cat tounge clean. The nice part is afterwards: They clean up and drop off to sleep for hours(lol)

  4. Over My Head Says:

    I have three cats and I buy dry food that I put in one of those self-feeding feeders. My cats are 2, 4, and 10. I buy 9 lives canned food for the older one because I feel that he deserves it. I have to either put him in the garage with the food and keep the other cats out or leave him in the kitchen and put the other cats out or they will drive him away. After he is done eating what he wants then I let the other cats have a go at it. Sometimes there is some left for them and sometimes not. I have a dog and he does what your cats do, it drives me crazy.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    This is what I do. I bought those canned cat food covers - a set of three. Then, twice a day I put a forkfull or half a forkfull of canned food on a plate. The one can lasts about 8 - 10 days - one can costs around $.25 - .30 cents. My cat is satisfied by the forkfull, and I can make a 4 pack last about 6 weeks.

    As for "the look" -- I actually wrote a blog about my cat wondering who's the boss? It's on my myspace blog. Smile

  6. ima saver Says:

    Put that $7 in your challenge money!!

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