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stitchshopgirl 7,907 June 1, 2011 at 02:39 PM in Chat (2)
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I think this would be a great outlet to post our concerns, rants, etc.....on our WAGS experiences due to low stock, new ECers, & S&Gers.

For what it's worth I do believe that low stock is more of an issue than S&Gers, but they and new ECers are definitely playing a huge role in the issues that we are all encountering. Frown

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I wish I could feed everyone no-corn, no -wheat food, but I have many mouths to feed!
There was a good long talk in the BS thread during the winter about pet food and someone (PWCPAL) who bred animal, I forget now, said that if your pet was fine on Purina One then you should be fine, but always make sure the first ingrediant is a protein not corn (look at beneful's it's all corn).

You got me interested in this food now, I still have 8 bags of Purina one left, but hey I could always use more cheap food.
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My vet recommends Purina One and my friend's vet does too.
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There was a good long talk in the BS thread during the winter about pet food and someone who bred animal, I forget now, said that if your pet was fine on Purina One then you should be fine, but always make sure the first ingrediant is a protein not corn (look at beneful's it's all corn).

You got me interested in this food now, I still have 8 bags of Purina one left, but hey I could always use more cheap food.
Not to sound like a TLC EC but I have bags of dog food under my bed. The Purina ProPlan stuff comes in thick plastic bags not paper bags so they don't attract insects. PurinaOne & Purina One Beyondis stored in a tight lid plastic tub.

The tricky part is if you have a dog who is a picky eater. It could be the healthiest, most scientifically nutrient balanced dog food but if the doggie turns his nose at it Wink
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The tricky part is if you have a dog who is a picky eater. It could be the healthiest, most scientifically nutrient balanced dog food but if the doggie turns his nose at it Wink
Just forget to feed them one day. They will wolf it down the next. (taught by my all knowing Mama. No one in our family got to be a picky eater, even the dogs and cats).
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Those of you that have lots of cats -

DH's mother lives about 1 1/2 hours from us. She is in her 80's.

Her next door neighbor took in rescue cats and strays. She actually maintained a whole house for them. (Her mother's home which was behind her home.) Unfortunately she got sick about 4 months ago and last month died of cancer. During her illness, MIL has tried her best to take care of the cats. Since her neighbors death, no one has come forward to help. We do not live near enough to help very often. We have contacted the Humane Society and several rescue organizations and they have yet to come. Only one rescue has even responded and said they do not have the resources to take any more animals.

We have multiple concerns and have tried to reason with MIL. She simply can't continue to take this on alone. With winter coming on we fear that she will fall and she does not have the financial resources to keep feeding them.

Do any of you have any suggestions? She does not live in a large town and we have run out of ideas.
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Those of you that have lots of cats -

*snip*

Do any of you have any suggestions? She does not live in a large town and we have run out of ideas.
Well, pretty sure if the Humane Society responds they'll be put in a gas chamber. Frown

Is there a PetSmart in the area? If so, find out who comes in for their weekend adoption events and see if they can help or maybe they know a non-kill foster/shelter that could help. Frown Very sad. Frown

I get overwhelmed by the drop-offs, generally pregnant, but I can't imagine them being gassed either. Frown I don't have a houseful of them though! EEK! I take it there aren't any humans in the house? OMG It sounds like a lot of kitties. Depending on the number, maybe the PetSmart folks (actually the organization(s) that use their store) can help in some way. Feel free to PM and we can talk about "numbers" and other non-kill options!
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There was a good long talk in the BS thread during the winter about pet food and someone who bred animal, I forget now, said that if your pet was fine on Purina One then you should be fine, but always make sure the first ingrediant is a protein not corn (look at beneful's it's all corn).

You got me interested in this food now, I still have 8 bags of Purina one left, but hey I could always use more cheap food.
Even tho I haven't checked the BS thread in months, that was me. I do rescue work and show Corgis. I personally give my guys Purina Pro Plan, and ask the people who get puppies or rescues from me to keep them on it, but also give them a flier on Purina One. Not everyone is going to go to the pet store and pay more for food, so I want them to make the best choice possible at the grocery store. Most dogs do great on Purina One, and in my experience, Pro Plan gives the absolute best coat for a Corgi.

There is nothing wrong with, in fact, I recommend switching foods every so often. I stay with Pro Plan, but switch the protein source. My guys mainly eat the one with salmon, but I switch to turkey for a few months each year. I just don't think it's good for a dog to only get one protein source their entire lives. So, try the other food, but make sure your dog will eat it before you get a bunch of bags. Purina seems to be tastier than most other foods.
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Quote from Rose247 View Post :
Not to sound like a TLC EC but I have bags of dog food under my bed. The Purina ProPlan stuff comes in thick plastic bags not paper bags so they don't attract insects. PurinaOne & Purina One Beyondis stored in a tight lid plastic tub.

The tricky part is if you have a dog who is a picky eater. It could be the healthiest, most scientifically nutrient balanced dog food but if the doggie turns his nose at it Wink

LMAO

A couple years ago, there was a coupon for a free bag of Pro Plan. Anyone peering in my garage, probably thought I was nuts. We are definitely due some decent Pro Plan coupons.
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Those of you that have lots of cats -

DH's mother lives about 1 1/2 hours from us. She is in her 80's.

Her next door neighbor took in rescue cats and strays. She actually maintained a whole house for them. (Her mother's home which was behind her home.) Unfortunately she got sick about 4 months ago and last month died of cancer. During her illness, MIL has tried her best to take care of the cats. Since her neighbors death, no one has come forward to help. We do not live near enough to help very often. We have contacted the Humane Society and several rescue organizations and they have yet to come. Only one rescue has even responded and said they do not have the resources to take any more animals.

We have multiple concerns and have tried to reason with MIL. She simply can't continue to take this on alone. With winter coming on we fear that she will fall and she does not have the financial resources to keep feeding them.

Do any of you have any suggestions? She does not live in a large town and we have run out of ideas.
I would say to start a PayPal account to help with expenses first. Then, maybe send out feelers to regional tv news programs asking if they would like a public interest story.
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My vet recommends Purina One and my friend's vet does too.
That's awesome. Most Vets will only recommend the crap they push in their office. The Science Diet and Iams/Eukanuba. Both are full of corn. I think Eukanuba must taste like cardboard. I bought 2 (at separate times) puppies from a Vet in KY, and she only feeds Eukanuba cause Vets get their personal food free from these 2 companies. Neither puppy would eat when they got here. Soon as I started mixing the foods to get their little bodies used to the Pro Plan, they'd pick and eat the Pro Plan and leave every last piece of the Eukanuba.
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I get more irritated by the typos than I do the repeat questions. LMAO LMAO


Yeah, 'cause those typos always cause the questions since they won't turn up in a search.. :-) Also, typing in text speak. I hate it when people text me in text speak, so reading it on here is annoying.
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That's awesome.
I can't even begin to put into words how awesome my veterinarian is. I will forever be grateful to her for her treatment of my dog Stanley. At the end she was only charging me for things that cost her office money because she loved him so much. When I had to make the decision to have him euthanized, she was there and we cried together. When I went to pick up his ashes and settle up my final bill, she only charged me for the cremation because they don't do that on site. I was really touched by that. I made a donationof the money I would've spent on treatment in her office's name to my favorite no-kill shelter. They are so wonderful. Everyone should have a vet like mine. heart
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Those of you that have lots of cats -

DH's mother lives about 1 1/2 hours from us. She is in her 80's.

Her next door neighbor took in rescue cats and strays. She actually maintained a whole house for them. (Her mother's home which was behind her home.) Unfortunately she got sick about 4 months ago and last month died of cancer. During her illness, MIL has tried her best to take care of the cats. Since her neighbors death, no one has come forward to help. We do not live near enough to help very often. We have contacted the Humane Society and several rescue organizations and they have yet to come. Only one rescue has even responded and said they do not have the resources to take any more animals.

We have multiple concerns and have tried to reason with MIL. She simply can't continue to take this on alone. With winter coming on we fear that she will fall and she does not have the financial resources to keep feeding them.

Do any of you have any suggestions? She does not live in a large town and we have run out of ideas.
How many cats are you estimating?
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I'm now hearing rumors that any doubling will be stopping here for the most part. Mad I know lots of people don't have doubles at all but in this part of the country it's the way things are.
<snip>.
We haven't had doubling here in many, many years. Publix will accept competitor coupons, which is quite useful for Target Qs but Publix is extremely high priced. They do a lot of BOGO promotions, and the items that are frequently BOGO are priced substantially higher on a regular basis. The right BOGO sale along with a MQ and a PQ, will still make a great deal though. I've just learned to shop the sale items and stock up the items that I use. After awhile you have full closet and don't need to be in a rush to buy something because you ran out.
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Does anyone know anything about Authority cat food at PetSmart? <snip>.
You can get pretty decent deal regularly on Purina One at Target. I am half sure the gift card deal is still going as well. Buy 3 7lb bags get a $5GC(I am not positive on this). You also have available the $2 Beyond coupon and a $1 Target coupon. We've had several sales around here on the Beyond lately and I am stocked up to the gills with it right now.
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Those of you that have lots of cats -

DH's mother lives about 1 1/2 hours from us. She is in her 80's.

<snip>
Didn't the woman work on any arrangements? I know it hardly matters now, but it's hard to believe someone who really cared for their animals wouldn't have made arrangements; and that doesn't mean your poor MIL. Can you possibly contact a family member for this woman? Who is handling her estate? I would try and find a contact for her estate and see if you can explain the situation. Unfortunately most rescue organizations are over-run with animals all on their own, so finding one ready to jump in and help can be tough.
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