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Old 11-04-2011, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to get the following cat food brands either shipped or picked up somewhere in Canada (for pick up it would need to be near Hull, QC or Ottawa, ON)

Wellness Indoor Health Dry Cat Food (5lb)
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul Senior Hairball Control (6lb)
Blue Buffalo Spa Select Weight Control Chicken and Brown Rice (3lb)
Natural Balance Green Pea and Duck Formula (3lb)

I found this mix suggestion on this site and heard great things about all of them, but if you see any reason I shouldn't get one of them go ahead and let me know.

I have tried PETSMART, PETVALU, and various US stores, but the price for shipping alone was 125 dollars, which is crazy.

I was hoping to just get them all at the same time and not have to purchase them all separately, unless that will be cheaper.

Really, I'm just looking for other peoples opinions and experiences.

Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have a Pet Valu nearby, they sell all of those foods. The Chicken Soup Cat either the lite or regular version is fine. I'm not sure the reason behind hairball control. I don't think it would hurt but it isn't necessary.

Edited to add: Here's the store locations for Pet Valu http://www.petvalu.com/locations_servic ... a-location
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the info, I guess my search results didn't come up because I was looking up the hairball one, I went with the normal.

All together comes up to 94.46, but I heard it will last for 2 and a half years, in case anyone is wondering.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't forget food usually has a 6monthish expiry date. Keep whatever you're not using in the freezer and even then, 2 years may be pushing it. It'd probably be stale and lack nutritional value.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Even putting it in the freezer, you are looking at 6-9 months tops before you'd have to throw it out. With one hedgehog you are best to buy the smallest bags and use a mix of 2, maximum 3 so you aren't wasting too much food.

I have a storey about stale food. A girl who bought one of my babies, rehomed her 4 months later without contacting me. I knew nothing about it until Lucy's frantic new owner contacted me saying Lucy wouldn't eat and she'd already spent $800 at the vet trying to find out why and the vet wanted to do a barium enema as well as other expensive tests to find out what was wrong with her. In talking with the new owner, she said that Lucy would eat bugs but no kibble. I suggested she try some canned food or baby food which she did and Lucy gobbled right up so it was only the kibble she wasn't eating. I asked if she had switched her food and she said no, it was still the bag that the original owner had bought 5 months earlier. I told her to go buy fresh kibble and when she did, Lucy was back to eating her kibble. So this poor girl had spent all that money and the only thing wrong was stale food. If anyone in Toronto wants to know who the vet was, pm me.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OH! That's so weird!! I saw it on a previous post on here, thank you so much for telling me, that's extremely useful.

Which ones should I keep in there, if I get rid of one in the mix? Does it matter?
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I would say to get rid of the Wellness. Wellness can cause stomach upset in some hedgehogs so better to avoid it than have to waste the whole bag.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Good idea, I just read a post that said it can cause bleeding in their stools?? Geeez... thanks!!
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have seen many of those brands at petland or petsmart here in alberta. I have a mix of 3-4 dried cat foods but recently found Go natural cat food ( chicken fruit and veg mix). It comes in SMALL bags 1lb, 4lb or 10 lb

http://www.petcurean.com/index.php?page_id=122

its a little high in fat content, but most of my mixes are LOW fat percentages. It also has fruit and veggies in the kibble for those who are picky eaters and wont eat them seperately. Its also a VERY small kibble size. smallest I have seen.. Its an awesome addition to my mix. And with a 1lb bag I dont have to worry about it going bad or stale.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I as well got to petsmart for my cat food. I have been to Global Pet food store and they carry most of those brands but tend to be more expensive.
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