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merrihart
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« on: April 04, 2017, 08:26:44 AM »

I just got an email about this new food.

Dr. Elsey's Cat Food Turkey Pate

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 03:53:01 PM »

It looks very good to me!  I looked at some of the other flavors and they all seem to be free of any of the bad stuff in some other foods.  It might be worth trying.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 06:08:57 PM »

I'd try it. They also have some interesting looking kibble that is basically meat with a little flaxseed. It's expensive at $16 for 2 lbs. The canned is $24 for 12 cans which isn't too bad.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 05:00:39 AM »

It looks & sounds good , but those look like 3 oz cans & the site didn't give a size.
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 06:53:15 AM »

The cans are 5.5 oz.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 11:33:58 AM »

I think I'll order some and see what the beasties think of it.  Sent them an email asking about the phosphorus content.  Seems fairly high in fat, so hoping that translates to a lower phos.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 04:39:00 PM »

Dr. Elsey's has responded to my request for dry matter phosphorus content in their canned foods -

"Thanks phosphorus level for canned is


Turkey 0.72
Whitefish 2.21
Beef 0.85
Chicken 1.28
Salmon 1.63"

I doubled checked and confirmed that these numbers are dry matter analysis.  So yes, the high fat content in the turkey and beef do mean a lower phos - very good if you're working with a cat with compromised kidney function.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 08:04:59 AM »

Oh, thanks, Mikken!  I was wondering that myself.  I may add this to my list to try.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 09:01:59 AM »

We're going to try the turkey and the beef.  No one here has pancreatic issues that would preclude high fat meals in rotation, but if you have a cat with compromised pancreatic function, it's something to consider.

Wish they were locally available, but shipping is included if you order enough. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 09:25:41 AM »

Okay, tried the beef and turkey. 

12 cats.  General reaction was "Ooooh, this smells INTERESTING!"  and then, "Meh."  Apparently, it smells better than it tastes.  Turkey was met with a bit warmer reception than the beef (which got a very fast "meh" right out of the gate), but is still the last thing eaten when there are choices of other things.

Boo.  I had hopes.  Ah, well.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 11:18:58 AM »

Ugh Sad
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