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Old September 7th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Wet food tips?

Hi guys!
My kitties are cute as a button, but one of them has become really sick, bloody poop, vomit, etc. We are currently seeing the vet in regards to this and have been switched to prescription Fibre Food. And they think he has IBD.

Since we have 2 kitties, my boyfriend is a student, and I am the one keeping us afloat, can anyone reccomend any affordable foods to give my cats? Or any tips on how to settle his stomach?

They have been on lots of different foods in their life. Mostly dry kibbles.

1 -2 Months : When we got the cats they were being fed walmart own brand wet food, and dollarama dry food. We threw this out, and put them onto IAMS Kitten kibble.
2 -6 Months: IAMS kitten kibble.
6 - 8 Months: After reading about the badness of kibble, I switched to a home made food, that included chicken hearts, chicken breast, eggs, peas and rice. I made a batch and froze it. Given I was working full time, I ended up stopping this fairly soon as I kept forgetting to defrost the food the night before.
8 -12 months: A bix box with a mix of Whiskas tasty morsels, Whatever the blue label cat food brand is in Metro, and Compliments cat food. I mixed them all together, as they seems to get frequently bored of the same food.
12 - 16 months: Costo dry kibble - they didnt seem to like this as much as their mix up, but they started to enjoy it after a few months.

at about 16 months, Bandit started to throw up when he was alone, or getting really excited. One day both of them threw up, and I just threw out all the food we had in the house.

I bought IAM Anti-Hairball and they have had it for roughly 1 month.

Since my male cat, Bandit, is being sick, pooping blood. I have decided its time to get of the grainy crap they pass off as cat food and buy something better for him.

I went to the pet store and bought 4 different kinds of wet food:
Royal Canin Digest Sensitive - He LOVED this food.
Science Diet Limited Ingredients - Both flavors - He was not keen on this one --ops i mean natures balance!
Nutrience - Duck & Rabbit - turned his nose up wouldnt eat.
Nutrience - Local Ingredients Duck and Sweet potato - not tried.


I realise giving him lots of different foods in such a short time spam, especially over the last week with all the different canned foods is not good for him, but I am at my wits end trying to get him to eat.

The 2 days after he ate the Royal Canin he was not sick, or pooping blood. I wonder if this is co-incidence or an improvement?

I know nothing about wet food and what is good for a cat, so does anyone know any affordable cat foods that might work for him?

P.S This is my sick cat...what a cutie!

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Old September 7th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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He's a beauty! try Fellidae "grain free" canned cat food. It's right now the cheapest grain free on the market. U can buy it at global. Get off the kibble and give it some time. There are lots of experienced cat people here to give you advice. I just know lots of the prices......
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Great I have a Global right next to my house!!

Of course I want to spend money on keeping him healthy, but $2 a can for a tiny can, when he needs like 3 -4 a day and then extra since the other cat munches it too, is going to put his food bill higher then my own lol.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Great I have a Global right next to my house!!

Of course I want to spend money on keeping him healthy, but $2 a can for a tiny can, when he needs like 3 -4 a day and then extra since the other cat munches it too, is going to put his food bill higher then my own lol.
In addition to Felidae (grain free flavours), Wellness Grain Free, Nature's Variety, Instinct (my favourite), Weruva.

I've just read your thread about your sick kitty. I HIGHLY recommend not feeding your cat a fibre diet, as it is filled with carbs that may just irritate the colon further. I posted a link in your other thread that talks about fibre diets for cats. A cat's natural fibre is bone, not grain.

Oh, I forgot to mention to try sprinkling a bit of Slippery Elm Bark to help soothe the colon. It should be used in conjunction with wet food and even better to add a couple of teaspoons of water to the food.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:24 AM
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In addition to Felidae (grain free flavours), Wellness Grain Free, Nature's Variety, Instinct (my favourite), Weruva.

I've just read your thread about your sick kitty. I HIGHLY recommend not feeding your cat a fibre diet, as it is filled with carbs that may just irritate the colon further. I posted a link in your other thread that talks about fibre diets for cats. A cat's natural fibre is bone, not grain.

Oh, I forgot to mention to try sprinkling a bit of Slippery Elm Bark to help soothe the colon. It should be used in conjunction with wet food and even better to add a couple of teaspoons of water to the food.
Thank you!! My vet was the one who actually gave me the Fibre food!! Its a wet food, I can check the brand when I get home, its an Orange label if that helps.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Thank you!! My vet was the one who actually gave me the Fibre food!! Its a wet food, I can check the brand when I get home, its an Orange label if that helps.
Check the ingredients and ask yourself, is this what a carnivore should eat? Are the meat (if any) listed as "by products", which could mean feathers and not real meat?

I believe for a cheaper, or at least the same price, you can buy a much better quality food for your kitties at Global (that's where I get all of mine and I feed 50% homemade raw).

Nature's Variety has a couple of novelty flavours that do not contain any beef or chicken you may want to give them a try on your kitty, just in case it's a protein allergy that is affecting him. AND as an added bonus, they don't have any grains or potatoes in it. I have confirmed with the manufacturer that their ingredients are human grade, so you can have peace of mind they are getting a good quality food.

http://www.naturesvariety.com/Instinct/cat/can/all

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Duck, Lamb, Venison, Rabbit.
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