Wednesday, November 9, 2016

N is for: Natural Balance Cat Food


I didn't choose Mays, Mays chose me.

For those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting my mischievous orange cat, you're not surprised to hear this. I was at the SF SPCA looking at kittens, when this tiny little orange ball of fur with wild green eyes started mewing. I opened the cage and he crawled immediately into my arms and stuck his nose right in my face.

Like I said, Mays chose me.

But he can't choose his food. He relies on me for that. When I first brought him home that day, he was still eating the food given to him at the humane society. I knew I needed to transition him to a higher quality product, but I just wasn't sure what. The first thing I chose did NOT sit well with him. Poor little thing. New home, new owner, and he couldn't go to the bathroom properly.

I was desperate for something to help get him regular. I did so much research and eventually settled on Natural Balance®.


I like that Natural Balance offers a wide variety of grain free products, high protein products, and limited ingredient options. But what really caught my eye: they believe pet food should use premium ingredients. Chicken and green peas? That's something *I* would eat. Lamb? Venison? Salmon and rabbit treats? So fancy! Instead of stuffing their food full of corn and other fillers, they create delicious concoctions your cat will love. Not only did Mays love it, but it immediately started getting him more regular. I was sold. Five years later, and I haven't looked back.

That's mid-chew on his favorite: the salmon bites

But not only does Natural Balance offer super high quality ingredients, they are also safe ingredients. They test every batch of food in their state of the art labs. And if you have any doubts, you can look at the tests completed on your product directly on their website. And if you're still not sure, they offer a Buy With Confidence® promise, so you literally have nothing to lose! Natural Balance stands out in an industry full of food recalls and issues. You would think paying more for a product means it is higher quality but that isn’t a guarantee in today’s world. That is why Natural Balance goes the extra mile to test all of their products for safety. They really care about your pet’s health and happiness above anything else!
Always hard to get a selfie with a moving target!

Since I write about food so much here, I thought it was important to share with you what food I'm also feeding my cat. Do you have pets? If so, tell me a little about them in the comments section and what they like to eat. You will have a chance to win a $100 Visa giftcard!

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105 comments:

  1. I don't have a pet right now but plan to get a dog soon.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/796489726920445952

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  3. I have two dogs and two cats. I adopted them from our local animal shelter

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  4. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/796496296236449797

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I have a goldendoodle who especially likes to eat turkey. We feed him Natural Balance dog food which he seems to enjoy. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  6. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/796513151386783749 yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  7. I have a tortoise named Thomas. My Dad brought him home when I was a kid and we have been together for over 45 years!!! Thomas loves red bell peppers, but he won't touch green, orange, or yellow peppers. He also enjoys eating insects like crickets, worms, and slugs.

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  8. https://twitter.com/Seijanokiseki/status/796530264272871425

    seizyanohosi at gmail dot com

    Had a rabbit that passed away a little over a month ago, but she was old, and she defied nature regarding life expectancy. A renegade, but she was laid back. Besides carrots, she liked bananas, cilantro and mint.

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  9. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/kaname650/status/796531759416492032

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  10. We have an orange tabby cat named buddy. He likes salmon canned food. Right now he eats the Sheba brand.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  11. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/796535205276303360

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  12. I have two adorable dogs. They bring me a lot of joy and keep me active and help me to relax.

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  13. https://mobile.twitter.com/arress83/status/796546798676561920

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  14. We have a dog and a cat (new member to our family).
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  15. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/796558682389708803

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  16. I have a female basset hound dog named Molly. She is so cute with those big floppy ears and sad eyes. She is really a funny dog.

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/796691622226489344
    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. We don't have any inside pets right now.
    reklaw422 at Hotmail dot com

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  19. I have a 2 year old persian cat named Reggie (https://www.instagram.com/p/5yFMRqtaxU/?taken-by=sampreston13). The guy will eat anything, and I mean anything. Cheese, sour cream, pumpkin puree (that was an accident :/ green beans, corn, oatmeal. Seriously, anything. However, we recently bought a home, and since then his eating has been more erratic, and like Mays, is having some irregularity issues and runny butt. I need to find something that can help calm him down. If I win, Reggie will be trying out some Natural Balance!
    sampreston13@gmail.com

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  20. i have a spunky dark brown chihuahua named sammy

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  21. twet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/797792299077881857

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  22. My dog loves anything with meat!

    showstopper474 at gmail dot com

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  23. https://twitter.com/showstopper474/status/798212907511255040

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  24. https://twitter.com/Natashalamoreu1/status/798650003606499329

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  25. We are new puppy parents and have struggled a bit with potty training but he is a delight.

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  26. We have cats and I like to give them freeze-dried raw food, at least once in a while.
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

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  27. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/798858298984271872
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

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  28. I used to have a cat too, but he's gone now. I feed her with healthy food and treats. thanks for sharing yours.
    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

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  29. tweeted:
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  30. I've had two beagles that I loved. :)

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I actually stumbled upon this post looking into Natural Balance for my two fairly recent rescues Jackson and Scarlett. Can't wait for them to try this new food. I have been feeding them blue buffalo based on a friends suggestion but this seems like a better choice.
    Marrisha0509@gmail.com

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  32. We have an 8 year old mixed breed named Mya

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  33. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/800297343346151424

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  34. We have two dogs and two cats and they are part of the family and we smother love them as much as we can.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  35. my tweet - https://twitter.com/myway070/status/800829931647184896
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  36. we have a wonderful rescue dog that we adopted last summer

    linjumimom at aol dot com

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  37. https://twitter.com/linjumimom/status/803336101654106112

    linjumimom at aol dot com

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  38. I have a Black Lab and a cat. We feed both Purina Brand. I hadn't heard of Natural Balance before, but I'm going to give it a try with my pets. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/804136432734470144
    Thanks again.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  40. Right now we do not due to our baby who does not sleep well. I just can't handle another reason why I'd have to get up early! Although cats are different. I definitely want some pets in our future though!

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  41. I dont have a cat but my husband wants to get one.

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  42. https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/805192748970033152

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  43. I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Daisy. She is a lovable lap dog.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  44. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/806588033617248256

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  45. https://twitter.com/mitadav/status/808854948565884930

    anmeet1@yahoo.com

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  46. We are planing to get a dog soon.

    anmeet1@yahoo.com

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  47. We have a "scruffer dog" (terrier mix). One day we went to the pet store to get food for our other dog, and out in front were some people from a rescue organization with animals for adoption. They bring them from rural shelters where they have little hope for adoption, into areas where more people have a chance to see them. We were NOT looking for a new dog, and especially not a puppy, but there she was in all her 4 month old adorableness, and once we asked to hold her, we never put her down! She brings us joy every day. Oh...and she likes to eat chicken and scrambled eggs.

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  48. tweeted
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  49. We have two brother dogs that are 10 years old, and then a girl yorkie that is two. I also have a 4 year old amazon parrot! They are all sweet and smart animals. Thank you for the chance to win!

    allisonrsdswain(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  50. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/allisonrswain/status/809147818489298945

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  51. No pets right now but I can tell you that my dogs always loved to eat people food :)
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  52. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/809304473382187008
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  53. Yes, our fur baby is full of love and we buy good food and treats to keep him healthy! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  54. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/809804893800296448 truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  55. I have a cat I adopted 2 months ago. He's medium haired and all black and sweet.

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  56. I have a dog and a cat, both rescues. My dog has allergies and a sensitive stomach so he gets special food from the vet but my cat loves anything and everything. I actually buy him Natural Balance wet food all the time, especially the Wild Pursuit and limited ingredient lines.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  57. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/810896222890455041

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  58. We adopted a great dog that doesn't bark much or jump. He only barks when someone is at the door, and he loves kids.

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  59. https://mobile.twitter.com/Michael64263870/status/811023787101683713

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  60. We have 2 shar-peis, Paisley and Spike. Spike is a big baby who walks
    around with his eyes half shut running into furniture. We call him Magoo. They will eat anything, but we try to feed them healthy foods.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  61. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/811416565711273985
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  62. I have a cat named Mr Piper and a dog named Lily. They were both rescues :)

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  63. tweet - https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/811841119986151424

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  64. my little pup loves chicken

    lindilala at aol dot com

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  65. https://twitter.com/lindilala/status/812148443066068993

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  66. I do not have any pets

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  67. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/812332565482897408

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  68. We adopted 2 kittens from the local shelter, one for each of my sons. The brothers were abandoned at birth and taken to the shelter at a very, very young age. They love to play together and its kind of funny how their personalities mimic those of their masters (my kids)!
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  69. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/812699760800989184.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  70. https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/812849855609577472

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  71. I have two sweet dogs that we rescued from the pound. They are our loves. They bring us such joy.

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  72. i don't have a pet myself but my daughter has 2 corgis that are super fun and cute

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/813048441010081800

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. My cat likes her grain-free dry cat food. She loves to snuggle with me at bed time and climb up on my lap during the day.

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  75. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/813415090745708546

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  76. I have a cat named baby. Helike to eat tuna.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  77. I have two fur babies, cats, named Oats & Piggy. They eat veterinary prescribed food for their urinary tracts due to a history of infections. They LOVE getting treats though and their favorites are Sheba wet pate food and Greenies!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  78. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/814843008994738176
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  79. I have two pups and they are the funniest. I also have Teddy the cat and he is my wild one and he loves to eat anything! I try to keep it as nutritional as possible so I maybe switching to this one. my4boysand1 at gmail dot com

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  80. I tweeted my4boysand1 at gmail dot com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/814922073814560768

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  81. I have a dog named Jack and he likes canned wet dog food.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  82. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/815038302663409664

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  83. I have a Maine Coon cat named Bugsy. He is a rescue cat, about 10 years old now. He will eat just about anything, but we give him food the vet approves of!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  84. We have a full house of rescues it seeems. Two dogs(lab and a labradoodle), rescue kitten we found and a recently departed 15 yr old cat. We also have a leopard gecko and fish, no bird. We feed a holistic food for our dogs as it's important to us too. Love the article. Thank you.

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  85. Twitter Entry https://twitter.com/zanderbear/status/815190560801751040

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  86. my #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

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    Five cats here, all spoiled of course. They get a variety of canned wet food and they love their dry food "cookies"

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  88. I have two very spoiled cats. They refuse to eat moist food of any brand, but they love to steal my chips and popcorn.

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  89. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/815335143019806725

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  90. My pup likes to eat dry dog food the most of all the choices. Luckily it is good for his teeth.

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  91. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/815341323553226752

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  92. my cats are so picky they actually pull food out of the bowl piece by piece lol faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  93. 2nd entry https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/815879525649281024 faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  94. Yes, we have a furbaby! Her name is Folly, she’s an obstinate Westie who somehow has taken on my personality. She is playful and knows her toys by name. She has a boyfriend next door who is a Boxer and they are great fence buddies. She loves chicken, fish, carrots and peas but, nothing with wheat, soy or corn.

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  95. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/816173629331345408

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  96. My special furbaby always ate some veggies and fruits to supplement her meals. She loved her apples and carrots!
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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  97. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/819727654756749315

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  98. We have a 5 year old Brittany. He's not too picky and likes about everything.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  99. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/828362132509048834
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  100. We have two cats, brothers, that we adopted from the Humane Society. They were abandoned at birth. My two boys each have their own, one is Zeus and the other is Otis. They play really well together and are fun to watch. They have also taught my boys responsibility, which is always a plus!
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  101. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/829052332285558784.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  102. I have 1 dog and 2 cats. The cats are brother and sister and love wet food. My dog is a female German Shepherd who loves to eat anything but have to be careful to control her weight

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  103. Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/829757317726031873

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  104. I have 1 dog and 2 cats. The cats are brother and sister and love wet food. My dog is a female German Shepherd who loves to eat anything but have to be careful to control her weight

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  105. Just make sure that you read the label of the cat food before purchasing it, check if it has all the essential nutrients your pet cat needs. This Is Pet

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