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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:42 AM
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I just found out my Cat Food is run by a Bush Lovin' CEO
My Cats have eaten Nutro Products cat food since I've first owned them. It's a high quality food that has help keep my cats extremely healthy! Their fur is in top condition, they never have hairballs and even the litterbox isn't a smelly mess.

Well I looked up Nutro Products and it seems THEY are the smelly mess. The CEO is republican to the core and yep, that's over $100k donated to republican causes.

I'm switching my cats to Royal Canin. That's another high end product and they are based in France - can't go wrong with the French

http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/search.asp?NumOfThou=...

TRAITEL, DAVID
PASADENA,CA 91107

NUTRO PRODUCTS INC/PRESIDENT

5/2/2002

$3,000

Volunteer PAC

TRAITEL, DAVID T
PASADENA,CA 91107

NUTRO PRODUCTS

9/29/2000

$82,000

RNC/Repub National State Elections Cmte

TRAITEL, DAVID T
PASADENA,CA 91107

NUTRO PRODUCTS

5/15/2000

$15,000

Republican National Cmte

TRAITEL, DAVID T
PASADENA,CA 91107

NUTRO PRODUCTS INC./PRESIDENT

11/14/2002

$2,500

American Success PAC

TRAITEL, DAVID T
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94108

NUTRO PRODUCTS INC

8/2/2002

$1,000

Cornyn, John

TRAITEL, DAVID T MR
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 94108

NUTRO PRODUCTS INC.

7/30/2002

$50,000

NRCC/Non-Federal 2

TRAITEL, DAVID T MR
RANCHO MIRAGE,CA 92270

NUTRO PRODUCTS INC./CEO

3/31/2000

$1,000

Bush, George W
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:44 AM
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1. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Say it ain't so Lynne :(

Quinn and Althea are going to be VERY upset about this. They really love their Seafood and Tomato Bisque Nutro.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:46 AM
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9. The Whiskas packets are very good.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:48 AM by Bleachers7
They have the "Choice Cuts" and the "Pate.' The cat really likes them. Check them out.

http://www.whiskas.com/whi/usa/food/pouch.htm
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:02 AM
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2. your cats are neocons
:P
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:01 AM
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3. Royal Canin Sensible Choice is Made in Missouri, Too!
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:16 AM
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4. It's sad...
... to have to dump a product you like, but even sadder to inadvertently support the destruction of our country.

Since the web sites have come up with this info, my wife and I have certainly adjusted our shopping habits.

Good work in finding this.
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egbtpl Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:06 AM
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5. Aha!
Time to feed my kitty something else!! She doesn't like the Nutro stuff anyway. LOL
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 AM
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6. fuck, fuck, fuck
it's the only stuff that both Seamus and Oberon will eat!
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:35 AM
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7. Arrrghh!! MaxCat Lite is the only healthy dry food she likes
I've given up on healthy wet food - it seems it's Fancy Feast or nothing, and I've been through every possible brand at what my SO calls the "hippie cat food store" (an independent natural pet food store).

Guess I'll try something else, though.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:43 AM
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8. Great. Guess I've bought MY last bag, too.
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tonekat Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:28 AM
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10. The New Kitten we just adopted was eating Nutro
But we are trying to convert the 6 month old torty kitty to Science Diet, which our vet prefers, and which our sleek, yet wide all black 8-year old loves, (even in prescription form), and which our 18 year old thin all black kitty ate for most of his life until his passing in December.
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Stepup2 Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:39 AM
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11. Thanks for this post
I feed my dog their food and treats. Or rather I used to :evilgrin:
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paula777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:00 AM
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12. Well this sucks ... mine act like salmon Nutro is cocaine
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:52 PM
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13. Maybe it is.
I never heard of the stuff. Why are the cats going nuts over it?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:46 PM
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14. It's high end quality cat food
Which you can get in pet stores but not the supermarket. Cat food like Nutro, Royal Canin and a few others are made without alot of fillers in their food. Fillers = More Poo & More Stinky Poo because let's face it - cats don't need fillers like Ash so it goes in one end and out the other. Also some cheaper cat foods tend to have a higher level of Magnesium which can be the kiss of painful life for the Male Cat's urinary tract. So for the few extra dollars I spend on cat food, I'm probably saving money in the long run because my cats are healthier and have less of that stinkie poo.

However, Nutro isn't the only high end quality cat food out there. Royal Canin is based out of France with a manufacturing plant in Missouri and they didn't show up in Open Secrets. So my cats will be switching to Royal Canin.

Note to those who are switching products: Do not switch your cat's dry food cold turkey because they'll likely turn their nose up to it. Instead gradually switch by blending the old & new cat food together.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:49 PM
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15. What about Science Diet?
That's high end too, isn't it? Oh, I hope they are NOT Bush contributors too.

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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:32 PM
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19. It's made by Hills.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 05:35 PM by Bleachers7
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:50 PM
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16. I'd love to live totally blue
but sometimes i feel like no matter how hard i try some of my money is going to trickle down to red. I only hope i can keep as much as possible as blue as possible.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:57 PM
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17. A link to a natural cat diet, since cats are carnivores.
.
Interesting article on how to feed your cat closest to his or her real diet, since cats are 100% carnivores by nature:

http://www.lowcarbluxury.com/atkins-cats.html



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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:14 PM
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18. Good thing mine like Wellness
We were feeding them the little Nutro cans, but they have been "off" them for awhile... maybe animals know something we don't!
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Dastard Stepchild Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:49 PM
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20. Wysong is a good brand...
I know the CEO doesn't donate to the Pubs, and my kitties go crazy over the food. Very high quality...
http://www.wysong.net
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:53 PM
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21. Well I hope 9-Lives and IAMS are blue
That's what my two spoiled brats get
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amandae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:56 PM
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22. Good to know ... I was going to switch my puppies to Nature's Choice
by Nurto. Now I won't. I've been giving my 1 1/2-year-old dog Science Diet since she was about 7 weeks old and am giving my 2 month old puppy Science Diet puppy food for large doggies (she's a Golden Retriever). I wanted to switch because of the fillers. I was just waiting until I talked it over with their vet. Now I guess I'll just ask about the natural foods by Science Diet. As long as Hills isn't a repug donor, too.

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