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Giveaway: 9Lives Cat Food and Cat Toys

Sorry, this giveaway is now CLOSED.

I received a very nice cat care package from 9Lives and MyBlogSpark. Since my 2 cats are about 15 years old, I wasn’t sure how they’d react to the new toys. And we’ve been pretty hesitant lately to mix up their food … since they’re already smelling like those funky old uncle cats they are. But I figured we’d give it a try – they can’t smell any worse, and perhaps the 9Lives would make it better. 🙂

The package included a small back of 9Lives Advanced Nutrient System Daily Essentials dry cat food, a scoop/clip, a magnetic picture frame, and 4 cat toys: a squeaky/bouncy mouse, a suction cup spring ball, and two crinkle balls.

I shouldn’t have worried about the cats. They’re cats and they love cat food. We use those mondo cat food holders that are actually meant for weekend (or week-long) get-aways, so the scoop isn’t that helpful for us, but the clip part is pretty cool (and I can see the scoop being useful if you feed your cat once or twice a day). Both cats LOVE the squeaky mouse (so much so that it’s actually already not squeaking – which is just fine with me!!) The other toys…sniffed, but not really attacked like they do with the mouse. (Although, this could also be due to age rather than interest LOL!)

Some feline nutritional information from 9Lives:

A survey of feline pet parents across the country commissioned by 9Lives found that an overwhelming 94 percent of cat owners are confident they feed their felines the most nutritious meals possible. However, nearly half (48 percent) admit they’ve fed their cats table scraps – which do not provide the essential nutrients cats need – an average seven times per month. Additionally, only 30 percent know that giving your cat milk may not be a healthy practice due to the common incidence of lactose intolerance in adult cats.1

Additional findings include:

  • 23% of American pet parents think it´s beneficial to keep their cats on a purely vegetarian diet, while actually it may be harmful2
  • There are a number of foods that feline parents assume are healthy for cats, but are actually not advantageous to their health including root vegetables (73%), green tomatoes (54%), and raw potatoes (50%)3
  • Nine out of ten feline pet parents would be willing to switch foods if they knew it would provide better nutrition. In fact:
    • 92 percent of cat owners would switch foods if it would improve their cat´s health, and
    • 91 percent would switch food if they could add years onto their feline´s life

In an effort to educate pet parents about the common misperceptions of proper feline nutrition, 9Lives is committed to raising awareness to this issue by providing advanced nutrition for all cats. With the 9Lives Advanced Nutrient System, feline parents everywhere can rest assured knowing their cats are getting the essential nutrients they need to help promote healthy skin and coat, strong muscle growth and a healthy immune system among other benefits.

Now for the good part – I get to pass along one of these cool cat care packages to one of you!

To Enter to Win the Cat Care Package:

There are multiple ways to enter. Only one of the ways to enter is mandatory, all of the others are optional – you do not have to do all of them to be entered!

You have until Midnight on Thursday, September 23rd to enter. The winner will be posted on Friday the 24th.

Mandatory – 1 entry:

  • What kind of cat food do you currently use?

Optional – 1 entry each:

  • How many cats do you have and how old are they?
  • Twitter about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your tweet.

Optional – 2 entries:

  • Blog about this post and leave a comment with a direct link to your post.

5 Responses

  1. I use any brand that is made for indoor cats or sensitive systems. My other cat can eat anything, though.

  2. I have 2 cats. One is around 10 years old and the other around 4.

  3. I tweeted-http://twitter.com/NancysBlessings/status/25128620281

  4. I currently use Friskies Indoor Delights dry food and 9Lives canned food for my two cats. They are Miles, age unknown, and Jones, about 3 years old. Hope I win! I’m always up for new toys for these guys so they don’t keep us awake chasing each other through the house. ; )

  5. We basically feed our cat whatever’s on sale, but he does like the 9 lives soft food for dinner. My son Joshua found our cat in the back yard about two years ago – hiding under our snowmobile trailer and nothin’ but skin n bones. I was so scared he wouldn’t make it, so I called Animal Control to see what they could do for him. I didn’t mean to get attached, I’m not really a cat person, but I found myself calling the them once or twice a day to check on him. He had been declawed (front only), fixed, and even microchipped……maybe he got lost in a move, we’ll never know. Now he is happy, healthy and gets along fairly well with our dog, MooShu, who is also a human society adoptee. Shadow – named him that ’cause he’s alway behind you – goes “to work” in the morning, comes home around lunch, usually with a present for us (mice, frogs, birds, rabbits, etc) then he goes back to ‘work” until nightfall when he knows to come in or risk being locked out – like we’d ever lock him out! Both pets sleep with us – Shadow above my head and MooShu between my feet – a closer family we couldn’t be. Ummm, I’m not computer savy enough to know how to tweet or post a blog, so I hope this is enough, probably more than enough, sorry, I have no voice and this is the only way to ramble. Thanks for doing this Nancy, and I say Shadow should win – he’s a survivor, just like me! 🙂

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