From Emaciated to Exuberant: The Unbelievable Transformation of a Rescued Tiger

When a group of 10 tigers and three cougars was rescued from a wildlife facility looking to dispose of its carnivores, their condition was heartbreaking.

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Among these was a tiger named Cincinnati, who arrived at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue in Texas in February 2013, severely malnourished and desperately in need of care.

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Upon arrival, these majestic creatures were in such a deplorable state that some were severely underweight, and others were bald.

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Cincinnati’s condition was particularly grim: he weighed a mere 236 pounds, a shocking contrast to his healthy weight of around 400 pounds.

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“They were so food aggressive from being so incredibly starved. We had to roll meatballs through the fence one at a time to prevent Cincinnati from eating too fast,” recalled Angela Culver, media director of In-Sync Exotics, in a conversation with The Dodo.

Despite his initial physical condition, Cincinnati’s spirited nature was apparent from day one. He eagerly explored and played the first time he was let out onto the sanctuary’s playground.

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Culver fondly remembers the moment, “Seeing the joy in his eyes, like a child playing for the first time, was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. He seemed to truly appreciate the feel of grass beneath his feet and the freedom to run.”

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It took five months of care before Cincinnati, and his fellow rescued tigers began to show signs of health and natural tiger-like behavior.

Fast forward to today, and the 10-year-old Cincinnati is a picture of health and joy. He has a penchant for running around and chilling out on his playground, taking ‘surfing’ breaks on a large blue disc in his enclosure’s pool.

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He never misses an opportunity to invite his 17-year-old enclosure mate, Serena, for some fun and games.

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Described as a “total goofball” by Culver, Cincinnati’s playful antics and adorable surprised expression, thanks to his unique eye markings, never fail to entertain anyone watching.

His transformation truly embodies the power of compassion and care in the face of adversity.

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Canidae Pet Food Reviews: An In-Depth Look

Choosing the right pet food is crucial for the health and well-being of our furry friends. In this blog post, we'll delve deep into Canidae pet food, a popular choice among pet owners, and provide an in-depth review based on various sources.

Canidae is a well-known brand in the pet food industry, offering a range of products designed to cater to pets of all ages, breeds, and sizes.

Product Range:

  • Canidae All-Life Stages (Dry): This vet-formulated product suits dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. It's available in both dry and wet formulas.
  •  Canidae Pure: A limited-ingredient diet crafted for dogs with food sensitivities. Each recipe typically includes 7 to 10 ingredients.

Key Ingredients

The Canidae All Life Stages Multi Protein Formula, which represents the brand's product line, contains ingredients like chicken meal, turkey meal, brown rice, peas, oatmeal, and barley. Chicken meal, the primary ingredient, is a meat concentrate with nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

Recalls and Safety

Canidae has had recalls in the past. It's essential to stay updated with the brand's recall history to ensure your pet's safety.

Customer Reviews

The Canidae Dog Food product line has earned an overall rating of 4.5 stars from The Dog Food Advisor. The Canidae All Life Stages Dog Food has received the Advisor's second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.

Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: High protein content, suitable for all life stages, contains beneficial ingredients like flaxseed and taurine.
  •  Cons: It contains some controversial ingredients, and not all minerals are chelated, which might affect absorption.

Conclusion

Canidae All Life Stages is a grain-inclusive dry dog food that uses a notable amount of named meat meals as its primary source of animal protein. With an above-average protein content and a profile suggesting a significant amount of meat, it comes highly recommended for pet owners.