|Stinkers Finn Franscis|
Singing No- Worries, About a- thing!
|Purred: Sun Jan 15, '12 8:30am PST |
|I too am very picky about what I feel my cats, but I have definitely felt the "pinch" and currently am feeling it. We as pet owners do our best to feed our cats. But sometimes we just can't afford the really good stuff.
I know MANY Catsters will disagree with me, which is okay. But I sometimes feed my cats regular tuna in water, Salmon in water, and trout in water. Tuna is VERY cheap! My cats absolutely love it. Salmon and Trout are more expensive like $2.00 a can at Walmart but they like that as well. The reason many people do disagree with feeding human food like regular tuna is due to the Mercury content and it's not processed specially for cats. But I have done this with all my cats for years now, and I have never had any problems.
Actually, one time when my beloved Stinkers got really sick. He had a bad fever, wouldn't eat or drink, and was becoming dehydrated quickly. The only way we saved him and got him to eat was feeding him real mushed up tuna. That is the only thing he would eat.
I don't feed Tuna all the time, but frequently. I rotate in some Fancy Feast or Friskies canned cat food as well. So that it balances out the Mercury content. Now, my cats are not on wet diet, they eat TOTW kibble. But they get a can of wet food 4/7 days a week, along with their kibble.
I wish you the best of luck!