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    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 12th Jan 18, 10:00 PM
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    Dreamies - side effects?
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:00 PM
    Dreamies - side effects? 12th Jan 18 at 10:00 PM
    I wonder apart from pleasing the cat, are there any side-effects from cats having Dreamies?
    For example does it make them hyper-active?
    Can they have too many in a day?

    Conversely, are there any side effects as a result of the cat going 'cold turkey'? That is, does 'do more Dreamies' equal any withdrawal symptoms?
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    • crackerberry
    • By crackerberry 12th Jan 18, 10:05 PM
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    No side effects that I've noticed, and mine gets a handful several times a week.
    They definitely don't burst through walls to get at them. You might get a meow if you're lucky.
    • borkid
    • By borkid 12th Jan 18, 10:22 PM
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    I've not noticed any side effects with any of my 4 cast. The vet we use gives them to cats they keep in if they've been operated on and the local cat rescue centre also gives their kitties dreamies so I assume they are OK.
    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 12th Jan 18, 10:28 PM
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    It does say on the packaging not to give more than 20 per day. I presume this is because it is not a balanced meal product and is just a now and again treat.
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    • By borkid 13th Jan 18, 11:10 AM
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    It does say on the packaging not to give more than 20 per day. I presume this is because it is not a balanced meal product and is just a now and again treat.
    Originally posted by Money maker
    Would anyone really give that many???? From the cost it is just a treat. I give mine them when they behave ie come when called or been particularly sweet or if something has frightened them a stroke and a couple of dreamies works wonders to calm them down. Ofcourse if I want them to wake and move quickly just open the dreamie draw and I have 4 cats around my ankles in a second.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 13th Jan 18, 11:44 AM
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    Weight gain is a probable side effect if you feed too many.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 13th Jan 18, 12:02 PM
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    My cat loves them, she actually sulks if we run out. My OH swears they are addictive (to cats...he doesn't eat them as far as I know) but I assume that it's just like humans and chocolate or the like. Our moggie prob gets more than she should but often will refuse to go out without a dreamie or several to chase, and it's easier to do that than try and get her out from under the dining table.
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    • whizzybee
    • By whizzybee 16th Jan 18, 3:26 PM
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    Dreamies gave my two cats the runs and despite this, they managed to eat the remaining stash I had hidden away a few weeks later (I bought them to tempt my cats into their carriers for vet visits). They had the runs for two days! No other side effects. My cats dont need treats, they will eat anything and frequently go yup neighbours houses for food as well, not to mention what they bring back from hunting! Despite this they aren't heavy cats, least they get a lot of exercise!
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 16th Jan 18, 3:58 PM
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    No side effects that I've noticed but mine have to be kept hidden and shut away because my ginger Sophie is a pro theif and has cleared us out more times than I can count.

    They get a few when I feel like they deserve it but its only about 5 with 8 cats if I gave more they would have no left.

    My brothers cat loves them too she worked out she could get through the gap behind the kitchen counters and get to where they were kept and use to help herself until my brother cottoned on
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    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 16th Jan 18, 5:49 PM
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    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 16th Jan 18, 6:52 PM
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    Dreamies contain a fair bit of salt - For this reason alone, it's probably not a good idea to feed too many to a cat.

    They are also very high in calories, so feeding too many to a cat will make them fat.
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    • barbiedoll
    • By barbiedoll 16th Jan 18, 6:54 PM
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    My older cat likes them but the younger one would sell her soul for a few Dreamies. She hasn’t quite managed to burst through a wall but she will literally tear through the house as soon as she even hears the word “dreamies”, let alone the rustle of the pack!

    I treat them as I do crisps/sweets for humans.....a small treat, not to be given too often. And I only buy them when they’re a quid or less....MSE and all that
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 16th Jan 18, 7:18 PM
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    Our elderly house cat just has a couple as a treat - but she knows which cupboard they are kept in and she sits and stares at the cupboard door as if she can open it by willpower alone!

    I keep a packet in the shed so I can treat next doors cat (her owner knows and is fine about it) - but another cat, from a few doors down, has also cottoned on - and appears as if by magic everytime the shed door is opened.
    • Kathy535
    • By Kathy535 18th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    They chuck up luminous nastiness that stains anything it touches if they have too many.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Absolutely this. Dreamiest make one of my cats hurl within about 15 mins of having them and it really stains the carpet. No dreamiest for my cats!
    • murphydog999
    • By murphydog999 23rd Jan 18, 9:40 PM
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    Absolutely this. Dreamiest make one of my cats hurl within about 15 mins of having them and it really stains the carpet. No dreamiest for my cats!
    Originally posted by Kathy535
    I bought my cat a plastic toy that when it was batted around a Dreamy popped out, there was about 10 in there and she managed to get them out quite quickly. They also returned quite quickly!! Never again!
    • HarryAzhar
    • By HarryAzhar 24th Jan 18, 11:31 AM
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    While there is no antidote for an allergy, treatment through dietary redesigning may be the next best thing. Your cat specialist may suggest what is known as a novel diet, in other words, it means feeding your cat a diet of new sources of food from other sources that your cat may not have eaten before.
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