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Old 09-25-2013, 05:48 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I haven't bought treats for my cat in years. It's cheaper and healthier to just give her a pinch of the tuna from the can I'm opening for my own sandwich, or tell the deli guy I need enough slices of turkey for 3 subs for my husband, plus one extra slice - and use bits from that slice as daily treats for 3 days in a row. On Sundays when I make chicken salad (from leftover pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket's cafe area), my cat gets around a tablespoon of the cooked chicken. On days when I'm cooking up raw chicken, she always gets a little bit of the raw meat, a smidge of the raw fat, and I mince up some of the skin for her. Monday is meatball night - she gets a few pinches of raw ground chuck (and so do I - that's -my- treat too!).

She eats canned for meals - "people food" for treats.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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I haven't bought treats for my cat in years. It's cheaper and healthier to just give her a pinch of the tuna from the can I'm opening for my own sandwich, or tell the deli guy I need enough slices of turkey for 3 subs for my husband, plus one extra slice - and use bits from that slice as daily treats for 3 days in a row. On Sundays when I make chicken salad (from leftover pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket's cafe area), my cat gets around a tablespoon of the cooked chicken. On days when I'm cooking up raw chicken, she always gets a little bit of the raw meat, a smidge of the raw fat, and I mince up some of the skin for her. Monday is meatball night - she gets a few pinches of raw ground chuck (and so do I - that's -my- treat too!).

She eats canned for meals - "people food" for treats.

Thanks for the ideas - cooked chicken, turkey. I'll try to make sure they're low fat and have my husband mince them into small pieces for treats.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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As for kitty treats I *was* able to find a few that were manufactured here in the U.S. Although that doesn't guarantee that there might not be issues (salmonella in the manufacturing plant, etc), I'm a lot more confident in these than I am in anything made in China.

Have tested them both out on the cats and even the most finicky one munched down!

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Old 09-25-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I have never given my cats treats and now I am so glad. Their treats are spoonfuls of canned tuna when I make tuna salad.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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As for kitty treats I *was* able to find a few that were manufactured here in the U.S. Although that doesn't guarantee that there might not be issues (salmonella in the manufacturing plant, etc), I'm a lot more confident in these than I am in anything made in China.
There are a number of other treats made in the US. Those ones you mentioned may be more easily available than some, but I think Zuke's Natural Purrz are pretty widely available these days. It's a really nice chewy but not too soft treat. Buddy Biscuits is another one, similar consistency and pretty easy to find these days (I've bought those in Target). Wysong Dream Treats are really nice freeze-dried stuff with interesting proteins available (pheasant) but harder to find unless you mail order. And there are a number of other freeze-dried ones that I've seen in some smaller pet stores that I think are made in US.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I know that overwhelming feeling. But at this point in time I think everyone should avoid anything from China if it's mentioned on the bag, and all treats. Maybe if people started calling these companies and asking them where they're getting the ingredients and additives from it would make a difference. They all want to make their products as cheap as possible and not kill all the cats and dogs who eat the stuff. But we can make our own cat and dog snacks from meat we buy at the store. It's just more time consuming....

When I bought those pig ear treats for my dogs about 10 yrs ago I had no clue they came in from China. Since then I've been very leery of anything edible from that country - and don't forget the melamine horror. They even poisoned their own infants by putting it in baby formula.
I agree. I stopped buying Tilapia because I happened to notice the packaging one day - it is from China. I wouldn't eat it myself and I'll be damned if I gave it to my cats! The only fish that touches my lips these days are from the USA.

You've got me thinking about where my cat food products come from.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:55 AM
 
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Thanks for the post!

I do not feed my 2 cats Whiskas cat food or treats.

Why hasn't this made mainstream media coverage?

The reason it wasn't on mainstream is because Whiskas was not on the recall list. We have been giving temptations treats for years(in moderation of course) with no negative reactions other than being a bit addictive.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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Beware of Whiskas Temptations treats for kitties! I found this thread after doing a search to see if any recalls had been made on these things, because my poor cat has been vomiting all week. I finally deduced that it was likely the treats, so I stopped giving them to her and so far she seems to have stopped vomiting. She'd had these treats a lot in the past, but I think this was either a "bad" bag or they started putting new ingredients in them. I'm never buying them again.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I think this was discussed in another thread a few weeks back, but it never hurts to keep spreading the word. Doesn't matter if it was a bad batch or they changed the ingredients... there's no way to know, so you have to stop using it permanently. I had given Temptations treats to my guys for years with no bad reactions that I know of, but no more. Don't trust them now.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:56 PM
 
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Has there been any reports of that Temptation Treats could be tied to diabetes in cats??? I have given these treats to my cats for years and now two diagnosed with diabetes....neither were overweight! HELP! (One has died!)
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