Product Review: Canagan Wet Food

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Hi everyone,

When I first looked after a cat 30 years ago, the choice of food was very limited. Nina (My first cat) came from my relative when they moved home and had already developed a taste for a certain brand of canned wet food.  She wasn’t at all interested in any other brand and would only eat a few of the cat crunchies available at the time. That didn’t bother Nina, she was quite happy to eat the same brand for the 10 years she lived with us.  Nowadays the range of cat food (and pet food in general) is staggering. From complete dry to complementary wet and everything in between. That’s just as well since Oli and Nubes are incredibly picky and seem to lose interest in a particular food after a few days.

As we’ve seen on this blog, there are many opinions on what is best for a cat. We’ve decide to mainly give complete high quality dry food with some wet food for variety. We’ve tried many different brands and types, from organic pate to meat in gravy. Neither Oli or Nubes are keen on pate but seem to like anything which comes with gravy. Having said that they often just lapped up the gravy leaving the leftovers to dry up in the bowl. Even then they would stop eating it after a few days despite varying the flavour.

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A few weeks back we were wandering round a pet shop in place we’d not been to before  (as we seem to do a lot recently) to take a look at their selection of cat food. As expected there was a completely full aisle with wet food on one side and dry on the other.  A member of staff came along to see if we wanted any help. We explained we were looking for wet food for our two fussy felines.  Among her suggestions was a brand we’d not heard of before called Canagan. They have a range of complete wet foods based on our two’s favourite, chicken.  We decided to take 4 tins to try (having made the mistake of buying too much which gets wasted) including with ham, prawns, salmon and beef. All based on shredded chicken cooked in its own gravy with some additional ingredient to provide some interest (and probably extra nutrients). Canagan along with a number of producers also steer clear of grain additives which have been known to cause digestive problems for some cats. The gravy is thickened using tapioca starch from the cassava root rather than starch produced from wheat.

So now to the taste test. Both Oli and Nubes started out by lapping the broth as with other wet food but actually started chomping away at the chicken pieces.  After a few minutes there was a hole in the middle of the food where I could see the bottom of the bowl.  I pushed the remaining food into the centre and was amazed to find later that all but a few shreds had been gobbled up. Would this continue throughout the week? Yes! We had to buy more tins to keep up with the demand.  We bought a pack of 12 tins online all the same flavour for about £12 as I wanted to test a theory about cats and their changing tastes. Surprisingly Oli and Nubes were more than happy to have the same meal for breakfast 12 days in a row clearing the bowl each time.

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Nubia: *Sniff sniff*

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Nubia: This is delicious! :D

You can see the two in action on this video:

Overall verdict?
As a premium product, Canagan complete wet food contains very little other than meat and a bit of thickener.  Our two kitties were keen on it and we were happy to feed them something that doesn’t contain anything other than what they need.

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Oliver & Nubia: WHERE is OUR Canagan?!? We want more!

If your cats too demand more Canagan you can find stockists near you on their website by clicking here.

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Thanks,

Iain

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Angel’s Eyes: My cat tree is Important!

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Hello my friends, this is my friend Fred who keeps me company in my cat tree. I want to tell you about my cat tree and when I first got my cat tree and how important it is to me..

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First off this is my very first cat tree that dad built me. I was only 9 weeks old here but I knew I loved it when I first sat on it. I grew up and I got a little big for it so I got a new one. I think it important to have a cat tree because I for one call it my own and two it is fun to run up and down one or drop toys off of it. They are great exercise for me also and exercise is a very important part of my daily routine.

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Or play peek a boo on the stair of the cat tree. I would really advise someone to get one for your fur babies I think they would be very thankful that you did get them one . I am very blessed to have a dad who made me one and very thankful he thought of my happiness…., Purrr…

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besides a cat tree is soft and fuzzy and easy to play with toys on.

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A happy cat will let you know he or she is happy either by purring, sticking there tongue out while playing or let you give them tummy rubs you might even gets some smooches from them.

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you can also hide when you don’t want a bird to see you,,

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I guess what I’m saying all cats need their own cat tree and it can be really unusual cat tree it doesn’t have to be a true cat tree. Just keep in mind a cat just wants something that they can call it’s own and something they can hide and sleep and have hours of fun on it too.Angel’s Eyes: My cat tree is Important! I am right about this because I am a cat even though I do act like a little human at times…

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Guest Post: DIY Cat litter box

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As promised, Sarina from Saris Corner is back with the follow-up on the DIY Cat litter box. Please find her post below. For those that missed last week’s post on the Cat bed please check it out here.

(This post is also available in German on Katzenworld Deutschland)

Hello everyone on Katzenworld,

The second thing I wanted to do was to get the HOL box and make a litter box holder of it to reduce the amount of litter lying around everywhere. The HOL box is a simple storage box and can be found in two sizes. I don’t really have that much room so I decided to go for the small one. Again the boys were everywhere and even helped with unpacking the box. After assembling (that was pretty easy as well) I decided where the cats should enter the box and used a jig saw to make the hole (I had to lock the cat’s into another room for their own security for this step). I sanded of the edges and used the VARIERA drawer mat to lay out the interior of the box. This as well seemed to be accepted very well :)

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I hope you enjoy my little creations and greetings from the Netherlands!

Sarina (with Jack and Tom)

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Contest: Caption this by Kool Kitty Week 5 Winner announced

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Hi everyone,

Our friends over at Kool Kitty Toys have just announced the winner for the week 5 caption contest that we posted about previously.

The Winner of last week is Chelsea P. from Virginia!! Kool Kitty toys will be sending her these AWESOME Kool Kitty Toys items:

* 2 Kool Kitty Toys Stylus Pens
* 1 Kool Kitty Toys Magnet
* 1 Framed Autographed Copy of the Winning Caption
* 1 Kool Kitty Toys Shirt with Winning Caption Image / Picture

Please congratulate the winner. And don’t forget if you haven’t yet, do enter the week 6 contest you can enter here by the end of today. So be quick and get these captions in!! ;)

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Marc

Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 31)

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Hello everyone,

Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, why not sign up by clicking here to never miss a TRT again. :D

Please find below the photos for everyone who entered this week:

Meet PK from Mundane Musings. Touching this belly is at your own risk! ;o

Here is another great photo of Sonu Singh though some may say he is getting a tad bit chubby! Read the whole story here.

This flufy belly joins us from the realms of Tales of a Time Eater.

Meet Rupert and…

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… Penny who both were submitted by Justine. :)

Leo is always happy to give lessons in total relaxation.

And another great tummy that joins us from Learning to Paint.

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This is another wonderful entry of Tsuki by our friends over at Cats at the bar!

Meet Meeka! You can meet her and Catniss over at the Blog Afshah Talks.

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Meet Spinner! You can find more about him on visit Purr and Roar! :)

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And last but not least important – Meat Breck the Border Collie. You can check out his mum’s Blog by clicking here.

And in case you missed last week’s post click here to see the full list!

Now we need ALL of you! Do you want to see your cat featured and join our fun blog roll? Follow the steps below. :D

All you need to do is post a photo or photo story of your furfriend on your own Blog and add your link onto our linky app by clicking here or by leaving a comment with a link back to your post.

Should you not have an own Blog you can participate by sending us an email with your photo to info@katzenworld.co.uk – just let us know what you would like to have listed as source! :)

And to make it fair your cat photos don’t have to be a tummy shot we do understand that not all cats like showing off their belly! So any fun photo story will be fine but tummy ones will be even better :D

And on next weeks #TRT we will be posting photos with links back to all you guys in the weekly Tummy Rub Tuesday post!!!

A big thank you to all participants from all of us here at Katzenworld.

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Amy Pond – The Cat Who Waited

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Photo2917-4Hello, me again. A while back I introduced you to my nephew Silvertje. Now it’s time to introduce you to my sister “Amy Pond- The Cat Who waited”. Does the name rings a bell? Yes, then you are definitely a Doctor Who fan. If not “Google is your friend”.  I know it’s not nice of me not to explain but I have to much to tell about this crazy lady cat.

 

Amy yawningOne of the lessons I learned for being a time cat, I learned through Amy.  The lesson is “Ignore the cracks in your wall, special when you are hearing a faint miauw behind it”.

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‘Curiosity killed the cat’ they say. For me it looked liked a long slow kill. Let me explain. After we rescued her from New Earth, she came and started to live with me. Mom adopted her as her own cat.  Amy was feeling at home straight away, let me rewrite that: “It was her home and no other cat was tolerated, not even me her saver”. It got really worse with her she kicked me out of my favorite sleeping spots. I couldn’t move a paw or Amy was there to put me back on my place.

Amy Pond The worst thing and most embarrassing thing happened one night when she kept me hostile in moms room. Now I will tell you something that I hope you won’t tell anyone else: “I had to pee, I warned mom that its was urgent but she did not understand, so I peed on moms bed”. Mom was instantly awake.

DSCN1107It was not funny and I had to teach her who was the boss in the house. She is learned slowly the rules and after 6 months training we can say that it’s starting to work out fine between us two. We play and fight for fun. I can sleep again on my favorite sleeping spot. I don’t have to pee anymore in moms bed.

She is still misbehaving but it are all small things like: “Biting in the most expensive cables, throwing stuff on the floor, running around like crazy, jumps in mom neck,…”

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She is in love with one of my other travel companions named “Rupurrt”. Amy asked to write this otherwise it was a no go for this article.

She loves pole-dancing. The picture left is “I sit on my belly on my pole pose”. I didn’t find this name out, Amy came up with the name. Altough the first time she named it: “OMC, this pole is to high can someone rescue me?” I washed my paws in innocent and this time I ignored her, learned my lesson well.

She is also a travel companion and her rescue story can be found on my website and she is a Facebook celebrity.

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Top Secret Dalek destroying device!

Last picture that is Amy and me or me and Amy playing on our grannies her tablet. I installed a top-secret game with mousses you can catch them but actually it are Daleks that we track in time and space. If we hit one we destroy one Dalek.

I hope you enjoyed this article and next time we cook something special for you my friends.

 

Nubia: My rabbit blanket <3

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Hi everyone,

It was sunny today but oh so cold! I had to drag my blanket up to the top of the scratch tree to keep warm!!! :(

My lazy brother was nowhere to be found to get him to carry it up for me…

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Nubia: Luckily I can now rest up here! <3

Do you want to join me? :)

Good night~

Signed by,

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Oliver & Nubia: Painting by Carol

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Hi everyone,

We had the honour to have Oliver and Nubia painted by Carol. If you haven’t seen her Blog before check it out by clicking here.

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Aren’t the two adorable?

Carol is currently featuring art for loads of guest cats! So check out her Blog on a regular basis to see more fantastic cat drawings. :)

Thanks,

Marc

Contest: Caption this by Kool Kitty toys Week 6

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Hi everyone,

Our friends over at Kool Kitty Toys are now in their 6th week of the Caption it contest.

To enter just leave a comment on this Blog post and I will forward all our captions to them.

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Winning Caption will get:
* 2 Kool Kitty Toys Stylus Pens
* 1 Kool Kitty Toys Magnet
* 1 Framed Autographed Copy of the Winning Caption
* 1 Kool Kitty Toys Shirt with Winning Caption Image / Picture

(All items will be shipped within 2 weeks after the end of the contest. Contest end date for week 6 is the 3rd of March 2015. However, the shirt will be shipped when they begin production. The winning caption will become property of Kool Kitty Toys, LLC.)

Heading/Title of the image will read “It’s a Kool Kitty World!!!” (Tip from us, try to incorporate this sentence at the beginning or the end of your caption! :D)

Caption Instructions:

Fill in the blank – What is our Kool Kitty  thinking, saying, or doing???
Make it funny or witty!!! (No rude or demeaning entries please)

The winner will be chosen across all of KoolKitty toys social media channels such as their Facebook page which you can find here.

We will of course keep you posted on who wins. :D

Now let’s show them that we can come up with the best caption!!!

P.S: For those of you who haven’t heard of Kool Kitty yet they are a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. They design, create, and manufacture pet products. Please check out the first weeks post for more details about them.

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Thanks,

Marc

Guest Star: Romero

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Hi, everyone!

I’m Romero, named after movie director George Romero.

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In December, my life was miserable. My owners left me behind when they moved abroad, I slept on the streets, and had developed a painful otitis. I was cold, lonely, and in a lot of pain.

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Luckily, the Belgian shelter Cat Rescue decided to give me a temporary haven and nurse me back to health in the hopes that someone would adopt me one day. However, after one month, no one had even inquired about me. I didn’t get it. I’m a handsome man cat. Don’t you agree?  I may look a little fat around the ears, but I can assure you it’s all muscle. If you’d be lucky enough to rub my belly, you’d know what I mean. I have this heart-shaped spot on my thigh which proves that I’m capable of a lot of love.

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So, yeah, there I was, abandoned and convinced that I’d never be loved again.

But one evening, Stephanie from Cat Rescue told me that a girl named Vanessa wanted to meet me. Apparently, she’d fallen head over heels with my picture.

Two days later, on December 22nd, Vanessa visited me at the shelter. Half an hour later she decided to take me home. She told me that she would be my little slave and that she’d do anything to make me happy. I’m still a little shy and careful, but I think I’m slowly starting to believe her.

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Now I’m sleeping next to her while she works on her blog Traveling Cats (http://travelling-cats.blogspot.com), and I supervise the whole thing. Life is finally as it should be.

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