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    What do you do with your leftover cat food? I used to just throw it away, none of my cats have ever been garbage diggers until the advent of Mazy. But if I put discarded cat food in the trash, Mazy will make a mess digging it out. (My trash is in a closed cupboard and hung elevated, but she manages, just the same)

    Even if I pack the uneaten food into an empty milk carton she still tears the trash to shreds, the little beast. Does anyone else have other tricks? I wonder if flushing it would affect the septic in an adverse way?

    Gail
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  • #2
    Originally posted by GailS
    What do you do with your leftover cat food? I used to just throw it away, none of my cats have ever been garbage diggers until the advent of Mazy. But if I put discarded cat food in the trash, Mazy will make a mess digging it out. (My trash is in a closed cupboard and hung elevated, but she manages, just the same)

    Even if I pack the uneaten food into an empty milk carton she still tears the trash to shreds, the little beast. Does anyone else have other tricks? I wonder if flushing it would affect the septic in an adverse way?

    Gail
    I'm sure it is biodegradable so flushing it should cause no problems.. however, I do not know a lot about septic tanks..
    Karen A/Publicist

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    • #3
      You might look into getting one of those child latches for the cabinet. I had to do that for my cabinets in the kitchen to stop them from opening and going in.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by GailS
        What do you do with your leftover cat food? I used to just throw it away, none of my cats have ever been garbage diggers until the advent of Mazy. But if I put discarded cat food in the trash, Mazy will make a mess digging it out. (My trash is in a closed cupboard and hung elevated, but she manages, just the same)

        Even if I pack the uneaten food into an empty milk carton she still tears the trash to shreds, the little beast. Does anyone else have other tricks? I wonder if flushing it would affect the septic in an adverse way?

        Gail
        I used to put mine out for the ferals and other wild animals, but I stopped doing that and now just put it in the trash.

        --- Chris

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        • #5
          Too much food that hasn't been processed by the digestive system can sometimes foul up a septic system. I'd put it in the trash rather than try to flush it.
          Marci DeLisle
          Cats/Rescue, Feral and Stray
          Camp Counselor at Camp Happy Cat
          Owner of NW Critter Sitter - "Paws-itively Purr-fect Pet-sitting"
          Owner of Northwind Reiki ~Animal Reiki for the fur-persons in your life!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by GailS
            What do you do with your leftover cat food? I used to just throw it away, none of my cats have ever been garbage diggers until the advent of Mazy. But if I put discarded cat food in the trash, Mazy will make a mess digging it out. (My trash is in a closed cupboard and hung elevated, but she manages, just the same)

            Even if I pack the uneaten food into an empty milk carton she still tears the trash to shreds, the little beast. Does anyone else have other tricks? I wonder if flushing it would affect the septic in an adverse way?

            Gail
            I put it in the garbage disposal -- am I the only one that has one of those?
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            • #7
              I'm a garbage disposal stuffer & quarterly purchaser of Drano professional strength


              Ann

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              • #8
                Originally posted by calicokitty
                You might look into getting one of those child latches for the cabinet. I had to do that for my cabinets in the kitchen to stop them from opening and going in.
                well my goodness why didn't I THINK of that?! LOL! I just installed a sliding lock on the etegare cabinet, I can put another one, or a hook and eye, on the trash cupboard. Thanks! I won't use child proof though, those are too difficult for my arhtritic hands to manipulate. A simple hook and eye will suffce. This is the fourth door or cupbard that will have had a lock against Mazy added.

                Gail
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                • #9
                  Actually, mine are a simple friction latch, and you press down on the finger and it no longer pushes against the top piece. This is not like the child proof pill bottles. For instance:

                  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_ba...4&Go.y=8&Go=Go
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GailS
                    What do you do with your leftover cat food? I used to just throw it away, none of my cats have ever been garbage diggers until the advent of Mazy. But if I put discarded cat food in the trash, Mazy will make a mess digging it out. (My trash is in a closed cupboard and hung elevated, but she manages, just the same)

                    Even if I pack the uneaten food into an empty milk carton she still tears the trash to shreds, the little beast. Does anyone else have other tricks? I wonder if flushing it would affect the septic in an adverse way?

                    Gail
                    I throw out at least 1/4 a tin every day....it doesn't keep - even WITH the plastic lids on. It mildews in 24 hours, and the smell goes 'off'.

                    I just put it in a plastic garbage bag, tie the bag up, and throw it in the dumpster every day.

                    Try tying up your garbage bags, and put the whole thing in a box, or one of the plastic pails tht litter or detergent comes in. A huge tupperware would do as well. Cats can't open those.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GailS
                      well my goodness why didn't I THINK of that?! LOL! I just installed a sliding lock on the etegare cabinet, I can put another one, or a hook and eye, on the trash cupboard. Thanks! I won't use child proof though, those are too difficult for my arhtritic hands to manipulate. A simple hook and eye will suffce. This is the fourth door or cupbard that will have had a lock against Mazy added.

                      Gail
                      I just use a piece of clear duct tape on my cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen that I don't want opened. Easy for ME to open, and the stickiness stays for months.
                      Home of the Northern Mews: Boo and Cookie Arabella (from Yukon) & Orange Julius Caesar (from Alaska)
                      Remembering Latte (2000-2012), Bali (1998-2011)






                      "I came. I saw. I conquered."
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Siena
                        I throw out at least 1/4 a tin every day....it doesn't keep - even WITH the plastic lids on. It mildews in 24 hours, and the smell goes 'off'.

                        I just put it in a plastic garbage bag, tie the bag up, and throw it in the dumpster every day.

                        Try tying up your garbage bags, and put the whole thing in a box, or one of the plastic pails tht litter or detergent comes in. A huge tupperware would do as well. Cats can't open those.
                        Canned food that's kept covered and in the refrigerator shouldn't mold in 24 hrs. I keep all my opened cans of canned food in the refrigerator and just warm it up a bit before feeding it to the kids. Either put it in a bowl and microwave for 10 -20 sec or set the can in some warm water (just enough to cover the bottom of the can).
                        Marci DeLisle
                        Cats/Rescue, Feral and Stray
                        Camp Counselor at Camp Happy Cat
                        Owner of NW Critter Sitter - "Paws-itively Purr-fect Pet-sitting"
                        Owner of Northwind Reiki ~Animal Reiki for the fur-persons in your life!
                        www.nwcrittersitter.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GailS
                          What do you do with your leftover cat food? I used to just throw it away, none of my cats have ever been garbage diggers until the advent of Mazy. But if I put discarded cat food in the trash, Mazy will make a mess digging it out. (My trash is in a closed cupboard and hung elevated, but she manages, just the same)

                          Even if I pack the uneaten food into an empty milk carton she still tears the trash to shreds, the little beast. Does anyone else have other tricks? I wonder if flushing it would affect the septic in an adverse way?

                          Gail
                          Leftover cat food? What's that? I suspect that if I had such a thing, I'd let the dog have it. He'll eat anything that's softer than his food dish.
                          Eliyahu Rooff

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EliyahuRooff
                            Leftover cat food? What's that? I suspect that if I had such a thing, I'd let the dog have it. He'll eat anything that's softer than his food dish.
                            Cat food isn't good for dogs, it's too high in protein. While a small bit probably wouldn't hurt, any regular use would probably damage the dog's kidneys.
                            Jill Gallo /Manager
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Offy
                              I'm a garbage disposal stuffer & quarterly purchaser of Drano professional strength


                              Ann
                              I don't have that problem, thank goodness!
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