National Pet Dental Month


IAMS Oral Care Complete

IAMS Oral Care CompleteFebruary was National Pet Dental Month which is when we were supposed to review this product from IAMS. With me being unwell for a good portion of the month, it didn’t happen. But Kitties Blue and I think anytime is a good time to discuss your pet’s oral care, as it is the number one health issue for cats.

IAMS claims that Oral Care Complete offers a balanced adult nutrition with zero fillers and high-quality ingredients. IAMS states this food offers four benefits for your cat:

  • Strong Teeth and Bones and Healthy Gums through ideal amounts of essential minerals and calcium
  • Healthy Skin and Coat through optimal levels of fatty acids
  • Healthy Digestion through a fiber blend that includes probiotics and beet pulp
  • Playfulness through a customized mix of premium high-quality ingredients, which contribute to healthy energy levels

IAMS Oral Care CompleteIAMS Oral Care Complete is a kibble. All Kitties Blue prefer kibble, and we do feed it to them along with canned food. In fact, when Dad Tom and I got our first cat, the vet recommended dry cat food as a way to keep our cat’s teeth clean. The IAMS kibble is “a larger, groovier and crunchier kibble designed to provide a deep clean that scrapes away plaque and tarter.” When I saw the large size of the individual pieces I was concerned that the kitties wouldn’t eat it, being different than to what they are accustomed.

The large size, however, wasn’t the only thing that concerned me. The main ingredient is chicken. Unlike most cats, Kitties Blue are not that fond of chicken. But all my fears were for naught. Everyone dove right in. I noticed that each piece required some extra chewing and could not be swallowed whole. That alone is better for digestion as well as teeth cleaning.

To be totally beneficial, I would think that your cat would need to eat IAMS Oral Care Complete with some regularity. With eight kitties, we went through the 3.5 pound bag very quickly, so I don’t know how advantageous it was to each cat. I definitely would not be adverse to buying this several times a year to supplement their prescription metabolic/urinary stress formula food. Mau had to have three teeth removed last year. I’d like to avoid putting any of the others through that experience.

IAMS Oral Care Complete is available in 3.5, 7, 16 and 22 pound bags. It is available at pet stores, major retailers and on-line retailers.

Disclosure: Kitties Blue received one 3.5 pound bag of IAMS Oral Care Complete free of charge to test and review. We were not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely those of Kitties Blue and their human based on our experiences.

PetSafe FroliCat Multi Laser Toy Giveaway

This is such a terrific toy, I wish I had one to give away to everyone who left a comment on our review post. Kitties Blue, especially Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy, play with it several times each day. Unfortunately, we could only have one winner and that is the Dash Kitten crew. In their comment, they stated they’d like to donate the toy to a friend in the U.S. They’ve been notified of their win. When we hear who will be the recipient of their gift, we’ll let you know.

Another Sad Farwell

It is with heavy hearts that Kitties Blue and I have seen another friend get his wings. Socks (ATCAD) left for the RB on Saturday. Socks was a sweet and gentle man-cat and a Cat Scout. He was a Worldwide Wildcat and was in the Wolverine Patrol (along with his little sister, Chimera) with Mau.

Socks had untreatable cancer in his lower jaw, but he was a trooper to the end.

Goodbye Socks

If you have not had the opportunity to do so, would you please stop by the blog Socks shared with his fursibs and leave your condolences and some kind words. The link is above.

Rest in Peace Socks. You will remain in our hearts forever.