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Oct 17, 2012 04:06 PM

Trader Joe's Pet Foods

not sure if they're new, but a big YAY (actually a very loud mmmeeeooowww) for the Holistic Natural Feline Treats - in the plastic bottle with a red cap. my girls lovelovelove these.

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  1. I finally had the Pumpkin Macarons and a big Yea on them! Just handle them carefully after they thaw out, they are very fragile...

    1. My cats definitely approved the canned cat food, although the protein was a little low for everyday.

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      1. re: coll

        thanks - my girls have never tried canned/wet food, and i plan to keep it that way :) they're actually perfectly happy with the dry i give them - they practically inhale it. too bad TJ's doesn't offer a comparable product because the one i give them costs a pretty penny!

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          I had to start because my 19 year old is borderline diabetic and wet food is a big help with that. He eats plenty of dry too though, he's an 18 pounder (probably part of the problem).

          1. re: coll

            aw, poor baby. my Lulu was that size, though fortunately no insulin/diabetes issues. that girl could EAT! have you tried any of the grain-free dry foods? they're really high in protein. i give my babies Spot's Stew by Halo; the Natural Balance Alpha line is good too.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I think it is mostly males that are suseptible to diabetes. Yeah I switched them all to Before Grain dry, and assorted top of the line canned which is really just a treat when we get up in the morning. I split a small can between the three of them. They HATE Spots Stew and Natural Balance for whatever reason; I give them Blue Buffalo and Nutro and one or two flavors only of the Merrick, but their favorite by far is junky ol' Fancy Feast. But believe it or not, Fancy Feast actually has the highest protein content of them all, so I'm not adverse to slipping them into the rotation too. All the others are 8 or 9 % protein if you're lucky, while Fancy Feast is 11%. All the food changes definitely seemed to help, no way am I starting with injections at this stage of the game!

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                I don't want to start a huge back and forth since it is really not relevant to most reading this thread, but a few things you should know…

                1) Grain free high protein food is GREAT, but if you're feeding 100% dry it is absolutely not advised for male cats as they are extremely prone to UTI's if they are fed only that.

                2) Of course your cats absolutely love kibble it's addicting, but more and more vets are advising against a strictly dry diet, with more and more research and vets pointing to a recommendation of NO dry food whatsoever.

                This is an invaluable page by Dr. Pierson, explaining just why a 100% dry diet is so problematic, and how Dr. Pierson finally became outspoken after seeing so many medical problems associated with it:


                Again, not looking to start a debate, just thought the info may be of use. Wish you and your pets well whatever you decide.

                1. re: NuMystic

                  WOW, thanks for that comprehensive link, numystic. it is a real eye-opener. my kitty cat thanks you, too!

                  1. re: NuMystic

                    thanks for the info. my kitties are female, their dry food is comprised primarily of high-quality animal proteins and fats, and they actually drink a ton of water - i have to refill their drinking fountain every day. the vet says they seem to be thriving on their current diet so we're sticking with it for now.

          2. sniff, our cats really loved those once upon a time when they were alive :( we called them cookies!

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            1. re: trolley

              seriously? that's what i call them too! and when i ask if they want a cookie, man do they come running :)