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Affordable wet food for 4 cats

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Melissa Fletcher, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM.

  1. Melissa Fletcher

    Melissa Fletcher New Member

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    Hello, everyone.

    I have 3 cats, one of whom is Cali who has diabetes and I also feed a neighborhood cat outside. Currently, I've been feeding 2 cans of Fancy Feast for each of them, but I can't always afford it. It's impossible to feed my indoor cats separately because they don't always eat everything at once and I have a hard time short shrifting any of them - honestly. They know - even the outside cat.

    Do you know of more affordable ways to feed a diabetes-friendly wet food diet for 4 cats?

    Another question I have is are freeze-dried seafood and meat treats safe for diabetic cats? When Cali was first diagnosed, we were dealing with a death in the family (my mom) and with Cali's polyuria, and all the changes, all the cats were using the houseplants as a litter box alternative. It's going to get cold enough to bring the plants back in and I'd love a way to reward good behavior.
     
  2. Tanya and Ducia

    Tanya and Ducia Well-Known Member

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    FF Pate and Frieskies are the most economical canned food variety.
    You can safe on the same flavors if you shop at Dollar tree or alike stores - they sell larger cans for $.99.

    Many on here use freeze dried treats but I am not aware which brands. Might be costly for a company of 4.
    If you edit the title of your post to add "& Freeze Dried Treats question" people who use it will respond.

    I use plain home (under)baked chicken for treats and rewards - works miracle and very cheap.
    Unseasoned, half baked and than cubed, given as needed from the fridge; stays fresh (edible anyway;)) for several days if air sealed.
     
  3. Bama Kitty Mom (AL)

    Bama Kitty Mom (AL) Member

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    If you have a Kroger near you, the Luvsome brand of wet food [3 oz. cans] is what I feed Bama. Be careful about accidentally picking up the cans with gravy as the labels are similiar to the straight pate. Bama eats Turkey & Giblets and Salmon. Costs 50 cents per can. I use the app and also get coupons in the mail from Kroger which occasionally includes a coupon for 65 cents off when buying 7 cans.
     
  4. CandyH & Catcat

    CandyH & Catcat Well-Known Member

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    inexpensive treat if you have any stores in the area catering to those who cook Japanese or other Oriental food

    bonito curls or flakes -- used to make broth basis for those foods, may be called Katsuobushi -- big potato chip sized bag for $6-8
    and it lasts a month or more
     
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  5. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    I also use cooked chicken pieces for treats like Tanya & Dulcia. I bake or pressure cook the chicken in fairly large batches, freeze slices, store in a freezer bag and take out a few at a time to thaw. I also offer raw gizzards for 'chew food' and Idjit loves them. I buy a big pack, spread them out on foil sheets in the freezer then throw them into freezer bags, so I don't have a big clump of gizzard. Then thaw and offer one or two at a time at least every couple of days. Idjit also gets raw chicken wings which he chews and gnaws to the last bit.
     
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  6. Lisa and Witn (GA)

    Lisa and Witn (GA) Well-Known Member

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    If you decide to give freeze dried chicken treats to the cats, look for them in the dog treat section of the pet store. You can get a bigger bag for the same amount or even less money than if you bought the same amount of cat treats.
     

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