We spent yesterday trying to finish up our Christmas shopping. I found a few things for Mom, including a pretty orchid at a local flea market. I think we’re about done!
Today, we’re going to have to go to Petsmart and see what kind of kitty food we can find. We’ve been having problems with the cats (especially Baxter) throwing up their food as soon as they eat.
We bought Blue Buffalo dry cat food, in an attempt to find a good quality cat food for them. It’s supposed to be high quality with the main ingredients being meat. We had fed it to them before, but for some reason we changed to something else. I think I now know why we changed the last time!
Lately, Baxter has been throwing up his food every morning and we just attributed it to the fact that he eats too much and too fast. We’ve been limiting his food so that he can’t eat so much or so fast and we’re still having the same problem. We’ve also had some problems with Chatty doing the same thing. I did a little research on the internet and found that a lot of people were having trouble with this brand cat and dog food, and some were very serious. Vomiting it up seemed to be a common complaint. A few pets died and the owners were blaming Blue Buffalo pet food. I know you can always get a large variety of opinions on pet foods, but since our kitties are throwing up almost as soon as they eat it, I’m starting to question the quality of this food. I checked the bag. It smells normal. The expiration date is in the future. I don’t know what the problem is, but we feel sure it’s causing problems for our kitties. Time to change food…but to what?
So, we’re going to take our brand new bag back to Petsmart and see if they will refund our money. If not we’re still going to try to find something else. The question is what? Pet food doesn’t seem to be regulated at all and I know all kinds of garbage is put into pet food. We buy them canned food as a treat and you can buy the same brand and flavor, and every time it looks and smells different. I figure they’re just putting whatever they have left over into the batch. We no longer buy Friskies canned food for that reason.
What do you feed your critters?
We finally got the rest of the motor home washed. Since we have neighbors on one side, we kind of needed to wait until they weren’t sitting outside. We thought it might be rude if we got them wet! We started to apply more of The Solution, but it started getting late and it was so damp, that we couldn’t get it to dry. Our plan today, is to finish up that and then we’re meeting some old friends for lunch. Another busy day!
Two more days until we head south! The weather has been wonderful and I sure hope it stays this way while we’re in the Keys.