Saturday, September 28, 2013

Natures Variety Pride canned food provided by Chewy.com


So last month Andrew over at Chewy.com offered up the chance to try the new Natures Variety Pride cat food.  He misunderstood when I asked for the Natures Variety and sent me the dog treats that the adorable Walter ate once he felt better. He had the food sent to me a few days later, two cans of chicken and two cans of salmon, and I ended up using it to tempt Snow into eating back when she wasn't feeling well.  I had the post all written up in my head, but with all of what was going on with her and her babies not doing well I apparently forgot to put finger to keyboard and actually share it all with you. My apologies to Andrew and Chewy, but I am sure you understand.

So if you remember, back about a month ago my sweet foster kitty Snow - mom to seven babies was not feeling well due to dietary indiscretion - eating things that aren't really food due to having five-month-old kittens to care for as well as being pregnant with and then nursing seven more kits. She ate very heartily when she first showed up, but pretty quickly she stopped eating and started vomiting up debris.  Once she was done vomiting, she still was not all that interested in eating. I tried several different things, but she only picked at them, which made it very difficult for her to maintain her weight and health in the face of seven kittens nursing on her and draining her of key nutrients. I was beside myself trying to get her to eat.


I brought down the cans that Chewy.com sent me, and popped open the Cheshire's Chicken and she started eating very heartily. Within a short period of time, she polished that off, so I offered her the Starlet's Salmon. She finished that one off overnight, so the next morning I gave her the other two cans. It was the start of her regaining the weight she lost (she was under six pounds when this photo was taken) and taking back over the care of her kits. It would be a while after that when I knew we were out of the woods, and sadly not all of the kits made it, but we were very lucky to be able to bring six of them through that difficult time.

Fortunately in the month since, mother and kits have been doing well. There have been challenges for sure due to their very rough start, but we have six very cute adorable kits who will be looking for homes right quick.

7 comments:

  1. The Pride food is very tasty! I liked it a lot.

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  2. Need to remember that food when I have picky kitties! Glad all are doing well now!

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  3. We like that food too. We're glad Snow liked it.

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  4. Our mommy is so in love with Isaac Arnold. She is so glad he is doing okay and finally gaining weight. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo.

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  5. We liked the Pride food too! Loving all the opps to test drive stuff too!

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  6. Very glad it worked out for you and that kitty is eating again!

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