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Author Topic: When Whoshe ate Friskies Whitefish & Tuna I Believe  (Read 4794 times)
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« on: October 27, 2009, 10:33:33 AM »

she was VERY sick from it & threw up, diarria, and salivated! I was worried and it was late at night so I stayed up untill she went to bed.At one point when she was salivating I thought I was going to loose her  Angry I'm going to change food, Where on here is a list of safe foods? So I can print to take to feed store.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 10:40:02 AM »

Is she okay now?

Mine get diarrhea with Friskies, too, but have only seen occasional hairballs.  I had to switch them back to their old food, Wellness canned.  We've been using it for 2-1/2 years without problems.  Knock on wood.  No guarantees.

There is no such thing as a safe food list, IMO.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 10:49:00 AM »

I had asked what others are using, here:

http://itchmoforums.com/pet-food-questions-and-researching-foodsingredients/what-canned-foods-are-you-currently-feeding-your-cats-t8928.0.html

It might give you some ideas.  As well as looking in the threads under the "cat food experiences by brand" thread (you can alphabetize by clicking on "subject" at the top)

For the less expensive brands in particular, I have always had bad luck with fish flavors (vomiting, etc.)

I hope Whoshe feels better!
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 04:25:07 PM »

Just Me, Yes, She's fine now but was Huge scare for me! I was feeding Rusty Wellness but for 3 cats it gets expensive, at the same time I want a good quality food and if I need to pay more it's worth it after seeing my precious cat so sick! Thank you for the links & advice Thank You Both! ankc60
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 04:34:08 PM »

I'm glad WhoShe is feeling better! 

With several complaints I've heard about another brand's Whitefish and Tuna (FF), I wonder if there is something about those ingredients that causes sickness.  I seem to recall with the other brand of food, people speculated about spoiled tuna, which apparently produces toxic compounds, not altered by cooking.

I have to wonder if they use the tuna that spoils in pet food. Tongue  Like they do so many other things not fit for "human" consumption.

(PS my cats love tuna foods, but I won't use anything except the kind made in a for-humans cannery.)
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 04:39:04 PM »

Catbird I wondered the same. I'm done with Fish after the other night they can have the chicken beef & turkey altho they seem to prefer the white meats more anyways! ankc60
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 05:00:27 PM »

I always stick with Weruva & Tikicat for fish flavors. Human grade ingredients made in a human food factory. I do sometimes try Wellness chicken or turkey with a fish ,but it gets refused 1/2 the time. When they have canned or fresh fish in the homemade its usually fine,once I used all clams & they didn't like the sharp smell.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 06:09:10 PM »

Well I just spoke with my neighbor and her kitty threw up to I believe it was Friskies Whitefish & Tuna as well but wasn't as bad as whoshe which is 20 yrs old and we have a stong bond The cat that almost got away  Cheesy ankc60
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 06:13:03 PM »

Maybe the Friskies Whitefish & Tuna have a lot of mercury in them that would cause an upset. Maybe try a shrimp flavor instead. The bigger the fish the more mercury in it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009, 06:48:23 PM »

This sounds a lot like the symptoms some cats had after eating some of the Fancy Feast flavors.  There was some discussion about histamines possibly being in some fish-based cat foods and causing these kinds of reactions.  They are produced when fish starts breaking down.  And we all know how "fresh" a lot of these pet food ingredients are! 

She could also be allergic to fish in general.  May be best to stay away from the fish formulas with her.
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2009, 07:11:25 PM »

Well I just spoke with my neighbor and her kitty threw up to I believe it was Friskies Whitefish & Tuna as well but wasn't as bad as whoshe which is 20 yrs old and we have a stong bond The cat that almost got away  Cheesy ankc60

What size cans were you both using?  Checked my list and a couple weeks ago we used 13 ounce cans of Friskies Ocean Whitefish & Tuna for a few days, best by dates of September, 2011.  Some cats had loose stools, 2 cats regurgitated a small amount while eating.  Majority of cats nothing unusual noted.   Those 2 cats have regurgitated other fish foods on occasion, different brand though. 
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2009, 10:15:40 PM »

I'm glad Whoshe is better!
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009, 08:21:08 AM »

Hi Just me I just saw this Yes it was the 13 oz Cans That I believe made Whoshe so ill.Sorry don't have cans available for Dates. Also I live In San Luis Obispo County, California
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009, 08:35:35 AM »

How is Whoshe doing now?

Many of my kitties were getting loose stools when they were getting Friskies.  Now that they are back on Wellness, stools are much better.  I don't know what happened.
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 01:34:22 PM »

AK&M,
I am just now reading this thread, but I do recall about a month or so ago, I bought a batch of Friskies ocean whitefish and tuna, which I had been buying frequently, and NO ONE would touch it. They smelled it , walked away and there is stayed on the dish.  I threw it away, and returned the other cans to Petsmart.  I had been having questions in my mind anyway, since at times it looked as if the middle wasn't totally cooked, you know, the "coagulated blood"  thing, (Friskies expression, not mine.)  Same with the ocean whitefish and tuna from FF, and I stopped getting that.  They had always loved it, but wouldn't touch it.

Thank goodness they wouldn't eat it, after hearing about your really sick kitty.  I always wonder if they are being finicky, aren't really hungry, or really know something I do not.  Glad I erred on the side of caution, which I now usually do.

Now I am glad I threw it away and didn't try to get them to eat it.

When I called the company and tried to explain the seemingly uncooked middles, the lady asked me if it resembled "coagulated blood", and I replied that come to think of it, I guess it did.  She just took the message but had not explanation.
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