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Senior Catfood for Toothless Cats

Posted Sun February 4, 2007 11:07 am, by Gina M. written to Friskies Petcare Company, Inc.

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Hi. I'm a avid friskies fan of their products for cats. What I'd like to know is if the idea of a all sauce type product for senior cats has ever come up in your idea for new products. I have had 3 cats in the past 20 years that will not eat any kind other than this brand of cat food. But as they get older & lose their teeth its hard for them to eat even the tender meat when all they do is just eat the sauce. So if you need a idea for senior kittys then a all sauce can or pouch would be a great plus. I know alot of people has the same idea & I havent seen any other companies doing the idea either. Maybe you could be the first. Well thanks for listening a loyal user of friskies cat food. Hope to see such a product in the future. Yours truly, Ms. Gina Mullins


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by Jackie C. Posted Tue July 24, 2012 @ 9:52 AM

Our cat had to have all of his teeth removed (gum disease) 1.5 yrs ago
- he is 21yrs old. He won't lap his food so I have to mush the lumps
down pretty fine with a fork then make it into a little mountain so he
can "bite" at it. I have to stay beside him, ready to remold the
"mountain" as he can't lift the soft food off the plate. He's started
using his paws a little to poke the food off the sides of the bowl
(can't eat from a plate) but we think he is maybe a little senile and
thinks he must "chew" for it to be food. He would love dried food but
just can't manage it. Some brands do a pate type but Patrick (our cat)
likes a change so he will only eat this for a couple of meals before
wanting a change. He will steal from the dog's food bowl when she
isn't looking (and sometimes while she is!). He is looking a little
bit raggety now as he can't groom himself properly and hates being
brushed. He is also pretty bony - but looks like he swallowed a rugby
ball/American football. We have had to install two litter trays as he
needs to wee more often but that is better than the alternative - I
caught him pee-ing in my shoe!!!

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by vijaya b. Posted Wed July 30, 2008 @ 12:22 AM

you just need a blender. you can feed your toothless baby anything he
desires. basic meal consists of part one being canned meat or fish,
part two being chicken broth, turkey gravy, or tuna juice etc. it is
so easy and fun to make. you just blend the meat in with the juicy
stuff and serve warm. i keep the blender jug in the fridge,when its
feeding time i pour some into a container and give it thrty secs in
the microwave, mix with my finger to check the temp an put it down for
him. then i wash my fishy finger-lol.

im adding boiled frothy milk - vitamin d, to my new toothless babys
meals these days until i can get him some kitten formula to replace
the cow's stuff. i found him on the verge of starvation for the
condition of his teeth, very emaciated.he tried so hard to eat dry
food but cried out in pain with every bite- he howled so loud, alomst
seemed like he was under attack. the wet soupy mixture is so much more
effective. hes putting on weight now and loves what i make him. my own
cats are curious and very jealous-lol.

p.s. you could add soy products, and grasses, alfalfa sprouts, boiled
carrots to your blender for optimum nutrition. a blender full lasts
for about seven days of breakfast and dinner. YOU SHOULD OFFER THIS
PRODUCT INSTEAD OF wAITING FOR THE COMPANY ;)

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by franese Posted Thu February 8, 2007 @ 12:55 PM

I had a cat that died without a tooth in his mouth and and ate
everything in sight until the end when he just got too sick (the gums
got very hard!).

But, it's still a great idea!

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by rebekahsue Posted Mon February 5, 2007 @ 1:36 AM

It's always a pleasure to read a letter from someone who isn't asking
for something for free.

I like this idea. I'm wondering if you've considered adding broth to
canned food?

Veterinarians often suggest that one cook one's pet's meals, but
that's a lot of trouble, even for a loved one. (Heck, my father would
rather eat out of a can than have a home-cooked meal...)

I hope that, when you get your reply (and I certainly hope you do get
one), you let us know. My cat is getting up there and, while he has
all his teeth NOW, he's not going to be happy if he can't eat
comfortably. (As I write, he's looking for treats.)

May your cats enjoy many times nine lives.

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by Gino Posted Sun February 4, 2007 @ 10:25 PM

Growing up, we had a cat that lived 14 years. The selection of food
wasn't as extensive as it is today and this idea is a good one! Our
cat was able to eat dry foods with very little moisture added. Our vet
recommended adding a bit of chicken broth or the water drained from
people's tuna and it worked out well. We'd keep it in a clearly marked
plastic margarine tub in the fridge. This idea would be more
convenient.

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by The New and Improved Brenda Posted Sun February 4, 2007 @ 5:07 PM

My cat only has like 3 teeth; 2 canines and maybe a back molar.

She can eat dry and wet food just fine. She even eats crunchy treats.

So if your cats aren't eating good and it seems to be hurting them I
would suggest having your vet check their mouths out. After my cat got
her teeth pulled she was eating dry food the next day.

But my cat does especially like the sauce and I think I have seen
bottles of meat sauce in the pet stores. I think it was for dogs but
they probably have something for cats too. I know I got her beef
flavored "cat milk" before.

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My toothless cat by Harleycat Tue February 6, 2007 @ 11:16 AM




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