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I have a tripod male 7 year old male cat who I have had for 6. Someone abandoned him and left him for dead. I took him in and he's been the best cat I ever had. I usually give Friskies wet food too, but decided to try 9Lives because money was a little tight and 9Lives was cheaper at the stores. Worst mistake I ever made. My cat (Smokey) would eat the gravy and run away from the food. My cat eats everything and it was not like him not to touch his food. He started losing weight. He was having problems pooping. He was constipated and blood was coming out of his bottom. He was wheezing trying to vomit, sneezing, with rattling while he was breathing, and nasty gunk coming out of his eyes. Took him to vet immediately. My cat is now on amoxicillin for an upper respiratory/urinary tract infection. And now have to have x rays done next week because the vet said he's not gaining any weight.
Since I switched him back to Friskies he's eating everything again. But the vet told me there is a possibility my cat might have another tumor and this time possibly growing in his stomach. They also told me to stay away from 9Lives. I have also emailed 9Lives and they just said they would let their managers know and sent me free coupons to get free cans of 9Lives wet food. My cat could have died. I'm pissed off because my cat has never been this sick after he had his back left leg removed due to a tumor. I don't know who was my cat's owners before me but I wonder if they also gave him 9Lives.
Updated on 11/23/2015: I figured I would give an update on my tripod cat Smokey. His X-rays came out normal considering no tumors but his liver has a growth on it and the blood results showed his liver's count was showing low. So now he's on amino acid pills and a special can kitty food that he has to eat for two weeks, and then go in for more blood work to check his liver levels again. The vet told me there's a possibility he might have to stay on amino acid pills and this special kitty food for the rest of his life. I asked the vet about his constipation with blood coming out and he said, "That has to do with his liver that we caught it in time."
I have been telling people, "Do not buy 9Lives products." I don't want anyone to go through what I'm going through which is expensive vet bills and having to go through constant heartache and tears not knowing if I'm going to have to put my cat down when he is still somewhat young. No owner and pet deserve these awful things. 9Lives you should be ashamed of yourselves.