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When Finley went through her bladder stone issues, my vet said she needed wet food supplemented with her dry food to help with the stones. He said it's important that cat's get a variety of raw foods in their diet. That made total sense to me. The cat I had growing up lived to be 20 years old because she mostly ate fish and liver and occasional bird and mouse. My dad would always cut up fish and liver for her when he was cleaning fish or deer and then put it in the freezer for a once a week snack for her. She would go nuts when it was on the counter thawing. She never had any health problems and basically died of old age. My next cat, which will hopefully be soon, will get wet food added into her diet as well as the raw fish and liver.
I'm with you and your vet. I never thought about wet food. I think back and Oscar, our other kitty, lived to be almost 20 and he only ate wet food. No health problems at all.
 

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After losing Finley last November, I took the plunge yesterday and went to a no kill cat shelter and adopted Mia. She is a 3 year old Maine coon mix and has one of the sweetest personalities I have ever seen in a cat. She has TONS of hair. :) I thought cleaning up after Josie was bad. :) I had looked at the shelters website so many times and had written down the names of 7 other cats I wanted to look at yesterday. Mia was not one of them. After holding about 10 cats, I went into the room where Mia was located and she instantly ran over to me and her motor was just a running. She purred the whole time I was holding her and never asked to be let go. I was hooked! :) She took the 30 minute drive home all in stride and proceeded to check out every single room in my house when we walked in. She is still a little unsure about Josie, but I'm seeing lots of progress in the past few hours. I know that takes time. Josie is a bit jealous, so I'm spending lots of quality time with her today. It helps that Mia prefers my sister's bedroom (my sister lives with me) instead of mine. That is still Josie's space.

The most unique thing about Mia is that all four of her paws are different colors. :) You can see the front two in the pictures.

Just wanted to share Mia with all of you! :) Looking forward to many years with this beautiful girl.
 

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Oh My Gosh!!!!! Mia is beautiful! I'm so glad you got her, kitty's are so special and she picked you, I'm so glad you posted. Every time we go to Petsmart I have to check in on the kittys that need homes. I wish I had more time, I would volunteer to play with them. She will become best friends with Josie. Please keep posting when you can, congratulations new mom!
 

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It was very hard to leave all of the other cats behind. They just wanted a home, too. They are well cared for at this shelter, so that makes me happy, but some of them have been there for so long. :(

I ran home on my lunch hour and Josie was cat-sitting. Josie typically sleeps on my bed all day, but she decided to spend the day in my sister's bedroom to be near Mia. Not sure Mia was wanting that. :)
 
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