Wednesday 6 October 2021

Welcome to The BBHQ Mid-Week News Round-Up & A Health Update on Sloppy Sauce AND **If Your Cat Eats This Popular Cat Food Brand Read This**

Mid-Week News Round Up with The B Team ©BionicBasil®

Epic Wednesday Greetings Furiends

Welcome to the Pet Parade and our weekly news round up!

Furst up in the headlines this week is...

The Gorgeous Colours of Autumn/Fall with Smooch. 

The Colours of Autumn/Fall with Smooch ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 377

As we were waiting for dad to come home, Smooch got himself firmly ensconced on the P.A.'s lap in the catservatory for a cuddle, and that's when we really noticed how much the acacia tree in the courtyard had changed.  

Mew know when mew see things every day, and mew're always dashing here, there and everywhere mew don't always notice what's right under your schnozzle? This happens at BBHQ, though while sat taking a few moments we thought what a lovely shade of gold the leaves had turned, well most of them are on the floor, but that's a job for the P.A. as that's not our department! MOL

Anyhoo, our point is; isn't it absolutely beautiful out in nature right now?  And if mew hadn't noticed, go take a quick look, mew'll be so glad mew did.

Pet Parade Autumn Divider ©BionicBasil®

Next up in the news this week.

A health update on Sloppy Sauce, if mew missed Friday's post (link at bottom of page) Parsley had a trip to the vets as he's got diarrhoea, and the steroid injection and paste didn't work.

However, **PLOT TWIST** the P.A. hasn't been liking the look of our regular food, so she did a bit of digging and we since found out that our fav wet Felix in Jelly pouches has been causing massive issues including chronic diarrhoea, vomiting, running eyes, lethargy, and a whole host of other problems since it has been rebranded earlier this summer. 

Now we're not saying that this is anything to do with Parsley's issue, but Parsley's runny bum only occurred recently when we moved onto the new Felix formula, as we were still using our old stocks and hadn't bought any of the new formula until late August. Coincidence, purrhaps? 

But after reading page upon page of reviews on Trustpilot, about cats with chronic diarrhoea, sickness, dull coats, fur loss and other health issues, owners spending hundreds of pounds at the vets with no conclusion whatsoever, and 100's of cats are sick. And the really strange thing is, it appears as soon as the cats stop eating Felix after about a week or so they recover, the runs clear up, no more vomiting and they get their energy back.

Apparently, Purina who make Felix, deny there is an issue with the Felix food, even though some poor cats have died, and several commenters said they got no response at all from their queries. The comments on Trustpilot are pretty savage, and most owners say they will never buy that brand again, and are warning other pet owners to steer clear.

So if mew do feed your precious kitty any of the Felix products, and mew've noticed your kitty is perhaps not as energetic as normal or has any of the symptoms above, just go check out the comments, and check with your vet. There's also a dedicated Facebook group for this problem too, so if you're on FB, go join and see what 22,500 members are saying since the group began in June 2021. We haven't joined as we don't visit FB very often, but if you do, let us know what they're saying.

So back to Sloppy Sauce, he's now on Melvyn's Royal Canin Sensitive Kibble and we'll see how he goes after a few days. If there's no improvement, then it's the poop samples to the lab.

And it's no more Felix here either, the P.A. is really hissed off as she'd just spent over £120 on the stuff and no one will take it back.

The strange thing is, non of The other B Team memfurs are poorly, but the P.A. had noticed that they weren't eating the new Felix, in fact, she was throwing at least half away from each Felix meal. We also eat Whiskas, Royal Canin and Scrumbles food for variety, so we'll be staying with those brands now.

Anyhoo, we'll keep mew updated on Parsley, and thank mew for all the POTP!

Pet Parade Autumn Divider ©BionicBasil®

And finally this week, Melvyn is supurr excited to go trick or treating in Mewton-Clawson later in the month and has been trying on outfits earlier than normal, do mew think wearing this one will bring him the biggest rewards from the local residents? 

Trick or Treat with Melvyn ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 377

We really like this bandana.

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Unbeknown to Melvyn, Fudge has also launched his own Trick or Treat campaign early, he thinks he's going to outdo Melvyn and get all the village catnip for himself, OH MY COD, I can see this is going to end in disaster! MOL MOL

Trick or Treat with Fudge ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 377

Who do mew think will get the most catnip on their Trick or Treat quest later this month?  

That's us done for today, Amber will be back on Friday with another fab book just for mew, and if mew missed Monday's post, we're getting mew warmed up for the return of Colouring with Cats and our fab crystal series starting next week, plus we've got a really fun post to share on behalf of the Cats Protection, so stay tuned.

Epic purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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  1. Oh noes, Parsley!
    We are hoping the food switch makes you feel better, and SHAME on Felix!

  2. That view that Mum and Smooch have is great. Yes, fall is in the air!

    That's terrible about the Felix food and Purina's response. :(

    Melvyn and Fudge, you both look SO good!

  3. That is a beautiful tree!
    I sure hope Parsley gets better fast. It's a real shame that Purina has not responded to the complaints about the food in a responsible and caring way.

  4. It is disgraceful that Purina have responded in that way when so many pets have been affected. It is obvious there is a problem but they won't acknowledge it. I had the same problem with the boys once. When I fed them their favourite flavour of Gourmet after it was "improved" they both kept getting diarrhea. I took them off it and the runs stopped. Gourmet is also made by Purina!
    The tree looks lovely. We usually get a good display from the woods beside the river, but they are very subdued this year.
    Melvyn and Fudge both look very handsome in their bandanas.

  5. That's awful that Purina won't own up to their wrongdoings. Hope Parsly is feeling better and back in purrfect health real soon. Love the bandanna
    Crystal And Daisy Mae

  6. You kitties sure look fabulous! We hope Parsley is all better with the food switch. We've been slowly getting rid of all things Purina here.

  7. parsley; dood....we haz been off de grid fora while....just hurd
    ewe haz been havin a time oh it ~~~~~ we bee troo lee sorree N send
    st francis' blessingz two ewe N SHAME on de cat foodz companee for
    knot owin up ta ther bad product ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ hizzzzzzzz
    bee better N bee well buddy ♥♥♥

  8. Purina should be ashamed of themselves. Healing hugs to Parsley.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches all around and a hug to your wonderful mom. ♥

  9. I think you will all get lots of nip on Halloween. That is so disappointing about Purina not refunding and owning up to their mistakes. XO

  10. Sending healing thoughts to Parsley. I think the winner of the Halloween catnip contest will be the fastest kitty. They'll get all the catnip.

  11. I heard about that Felix. Purina? OK we boycott them NOW!


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