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Old 02-07-2012, 11:40 AM
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It's way more important IMO/IME that a cat be on a correct (ie: canned/raw) diet than dogs!
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It's way more important IMO/IME that a cat be on a correct (ie: canned/raw) diet than dogs!
I totally agree!

Our cat is on gf canned and I am going to try out and see how she likes HK prowl since our pet food store carries that now.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:43 AM
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Agree on the diet. Cats are so sensitive to their foods.
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I totally agree!

Our cat is on gf canned and I am going to try out and see how she likes HK prowl since our pet food store carries that now.
If she doesn't like the Prowl, they just came out with another formula, which is turkey instead of chicken. Make sure if you get anything larger than the trial size that the store will take it back if your cat doesn't like it!
With Prowl I have found that some cats (even the ones that will eat EVERYTHING) just won't touch it.
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I could never get a cat from a breeder, because I, honestly, just don't see the difference in personality between a purebred and a rescue off the streets.

My whole family, close and extended, has cats, all rescues, and they have all lived to be in their 20's, with zero health problems, and extremely friendly and outgoing. Is it just purebred cats that have these health issues?

It's a cultural thing, too. My shelter charges $45 for cats, and people balk at the mere idea of paying more than $5.
It does depend on the person. I'd pay upward of 50-60 for a good rat, but I don't care who you are, I wont be spending 200 for one, unless it is a new breed who live upwards of 12 years or more. There are cat people who would pay 2000+ for a cat while I'd pay about 400-500,maybe 600. I have a limit on dogs. I wouldn't pay more than 2000 for a dog. Do what you do.

I'd love to have a pet Fennex Fox one day. 800+ for them, but good lord I want one!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:19 PM
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I personally wouldn't buy a cat from a breeder, so I definitely wouldn't be willing to pay that much for a cat. When I look for my next cat, I have a list of personality and physical characteristics I want, but I don't want a specific breed or specific lines - I'm pretty sure if I wait long enough, I'll find what I want in a shelter/rescue. However, I can definitely see why good, reputable breeders charge that much for their cats - it's hard, expensive work!

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It's way more important IMO/IME that a cat be on a correct (ie: canned/raw) diet than dogs!
Yes! Which is why, when/if I get another cat, I will be making sure that he/she is a good eater, first and foremost.

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Ain't that the truth! We have so many customers who come into our store for dog food, then head to WalMart for their Cat Chow. Ugh. We hear "it's just a cat" so often, it's sickening.
Or the people that are buying Orijen/Acana/Nature's Variety/raw for their dogs, and buy Science Diet/Royal Canin for their cats. Your cat is more of a carnivore than your dog. This makes no sense.
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Being a mutt person I don't understand most people since paying over $100 for a dog blows me away

I love my rats and hamsters I have had. I cried over my hamster Gary dying for over a week. But those little rodents have so many health problems and die after only 2-3 years as much as I love them I don't think I could justify buying one at over $30 initial cost for.
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I have wanted a fennec for years and prepared hard to bring one into my home, only to find out apparently they aren't bred in this country anymore. But, the breeder we had picked out was $1200 for a kit.
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Don't want to pay it don't get one.


Ever been to a cat show? Nuff said! They put just as much work into their animals as us dog people do. And many dog breeds cost far more than cats. I don't see the problem.

I have bought my Siamese and balinese from breeders and bred in high school for my FFA project. Ended up giving them all to family though except my Siamese I still have that is near 17 I think and healthy as can be.
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I have wanted a fennec for years and prepared hard to bring one into my home, only to find out apparently they aren't bred in this country anymore. But, the breeder we had picked out was $1200 for a kit.
I always wanted one... but unfortunately, they don't make good pets at all They are never really litter box or house trained, and they are messy, and just ugh. I was talking with a rescue about them, and they basically steered me away from them just cause they aren't that great of pets. They sure are cute, though
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