Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cat Foods


Mum is wondering what all the other kitty mums and dads are feeding you, their kitties. She is wondering because she is taking Pandora to the v-e-t on Wednesday because Pandora's diarrhea and tummy issues have not cleared up. She wants to know if anyone has their kitties on a raw food diet, and if it helps kitties that have diarrhea. (She is going to talk to the v-e-t about it, but wants to know what other kitty mums and dads are doing.) What does your mum (or dad) feed you?

(and as a thank-you for your help, I convinced mum to put up a brand new photo of me! I think I look very mancatly and maybe even a bit fierce like a panther in it.)

15 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We's swoonin here, say Coco and Kiki

Pemberley said...

Lovely new pic.

I eat Life's Abundance dry food. YUM!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

With a raw diet, one has to be extra careful with preparation to avoid contamination with salmonella bacteria etc and most people just aren't that fastidious. Here is an excellent site on raw diet, including recipes and prep info etc:

http://www.catnutrition.org/index.php

Your mewmie could try one of the grain free foods like Wellness Core, if perchance Pandora has grain allergies. Here's a link to all the grain frees out there:

http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/brands4dept.asp?dept_id=1159

Angel and Kirby said...

We get science diet. Have not tried Raw.

Rufus said...

Rufus eats Science Diet too. No weird poops as long as I've had him on it.

Reese =^..^= said...

Sorry, I haven't tried a raw diet except for a bug once in awhile....which I usually frow up. Good luck at the v-e-t-s.

The Creek Cats said...

We have not tried raw food, but have heard some good things about it.
We are on either Addiction Salmon Bleu or Blue Wilderness. Both are holistic and don't have a lot of fillers.

Good luck at the vet appointment!

Tracey and Huffle said...

I don't eat raw food but my brother poo-face Salvador was a raw meat eater. I have Hills Prescription Diet t/d and c/d, and I get a can of Fancy Feast at night.

Huffle Mawson

pughy said...

Good luck at the vet. I have half dry food and halt wet food and dont ave many problems. I hope you find a diet to suit you..

Hugs GJ xx

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Percy...we are sorry to hear about Pandora's tummy issues... turns out this is a familar problem to us. My human Sis has a Cornish Rex who started with the same tummy issues last fall. He went through a barrage of tests. As we understand it several things can present with upset tummy so it took months trail and error to get his treatment correct. After many different foods and med dosages it has finally been determined he has IBD (which we're told is the equilavent of IBS in a human..don't know why they call it IBD though. Finally the combination of a daily prednisone tablet and a special cat food made of duck have him on the mend. There was talk that it could be a combination of allergies and IBD but now it appears to be IBD. We hope this helps and we enjoy your blog. We are new a bloging just a month so far,
Madi and Mom

Daisy said...

We have tried a number of high-quality diets to help Harley with his EGC (we have a post about it for tomorrow!) We are very happy with our raw diet from Nature's Variety. They are pre-made raw medallions. We just take the next day's medallions out of the freezer and put it in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator so they thaw overnight. It took me some time to make the switch, but now we both LOVE our food. Instead of picking, we eat it all up in less than 10 minutes. And our poopies are very small, dry and odorless. Good luck!

Amy said...

Hi Percy, we all hope Pandora's tummy is better soon. We give our kitties (not including Barney, who is still a baby cat) Fancy Feast for their wet food and they get a variety of dry, but all of it is grain free. They get this because Floyd has lymphoma and the grain free diet helps - since they don't get too much wet food (and they hate the grain free wet) compared to dry food they are ok with the Fancy Feast. Floyd's favorite is called Taste of the Wild (I think - it is green and has a puma on it) but he likes others too. We would like to do all grain free but since he won't eat it and needs to gain weight since he lost so much we decided to stick with what he likes (although lately he really is more into the dry). I don't know if they are good for tummy troubles, because no one had that issue (we have a few barfers but that is a different thing) - ok, Floyd does but only when he is on his antibiotics, so diet won't really make a difference. I am very interested in the raw diet to but I am nervous with such picky eaters in my house!

Noir in Texas said...

Hope Pandora's tummy is better! We do real well with Natural Balance, but Tommy can only get it at Petco, and we don't have a close Petco-now we do Iams Multi-Cat. Everyone seems to like it and romp through the house more.

Noir in Texas said...

...and such a handsome Panther mancat on the savannah!

Kari said...

Maybe a diet like Hills Prescription diet i/d feline. Its a bland dry
diet we used for one kitty who had a digestive disorder . We put them all on it to avoid the kitty with the prob. from getting any other food. Or try Evangers. They have wet food that is 100 meat the can put over the Evangers dry food in proportions determined by how well the digestive system is working. But that may be too rich. Dog tried the raw diet once but got the runs. We'd probably go for the i/d if Pandora will eat it.
This has to be one of our favorite pics of you. You look very content.