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« on: June 28, 2014, 10:31:40 PM »

I don't know if this Italian canned food is readily available (and the ingredients list isn't very clear so I don't know what to say about that), but I thought I would post about it since all flavors seem to be single protein foods and might be good if you're having trouble with mixed proteins.

Of my 9 cats, 7 will happily eat this wet food.  We've had paws up for chicken, duck, and game.  No digestive problems.

It looks quite dense when you take it out of the can, but when you stir it, it quickly becomes a soft pate (with very finely minced ground meat).

Available in: Chicken, Rabit, Duck, Game, Veal, Horse

ETA: This brand might also be called GREEN FISH

ETA: If you're in need of single protein canned foods and want to try this but can't find it, please feel free to PM me and I will be happy to send it.
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EQUILIBRIA ONLY CHICKEN CAT
Wet single protein food for Cats


If the goal is to regain health, nutrition monoprotein is the solution:
Here is the choice for animals that need to find the right balance


Equilibria is a wet food enriched with tryptophan, valerian and lemon balm that comes in ten different flavors for the dog and six tastes for the cat all monoproteici.
Useful in case of intolerance, is a real and extensive online help also to check on the status of anxiety and stress.

Along with the supplements made from plant extracts Equilibria is ideal during times of increased stress.


Composition:
Meat and dairy products (chicken), minerals, sugars, aromatic herbs (Valerian, lemon balm and tryptophan).

Nutritional additives:
1,220 vitamin A IU/kg, vitamin D3150 IU/kg, vitamin E 11 mg/kg, taurine 490 mg/kg, cupric Sulfate pentahydrate (1.2 mg Cu/kg). 81.0% humidity.

Analytical components:
6.5% protein, crude Fibre 0.5%, fat content: 4.5%, 2% incinerated residue.


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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 06:09:42 AM »

You are aware that Valium is made from valerian root right ? That's a lot of natural anti -anxiety herbs in 1 food . It would probably work well for animals with extreme separation anxiety though . I would hesitate over using it steadily without checking on the lemon balm for cats .
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 08:19:44 AM »

Sugars?  And yeah...that's a lot of anti-anxiety stuff.  Herbals for cats are always touchy.

I'm assuming that "Game" is a translation thing and that there's an actual animal there.

Horse...knowing that they get a lot of horse meat from us and what our horse meat contains (not to mention humane issues)...no. 

The protein and fat seem quite low for a single ingredient food?
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 02:55:58 PM »

I'm glad I posted that to get that information.  No, I had no idea about it being an "anti-anxiety" herb.  Urgh, that figures.   Sad

I guess I will feed it sporadically until I run out of the case I got.  Thanks for the input.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 05:51:28 PM »

Interesting food.  Not sure I would use it unless to try it for a very stressed out cat, though.  Here is an interesting article about "tryptophan", one of the ingredients in the food.

                 http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/tryptophan-nutricalm/page1.aspx

Note that L-tryptophan is banned in the U.S. as a food additive for humans.  Not sure about animals, though.  I don't think the article is as clear as it could be about that.

Here is also an article about lemon balm.  It seem to me that a cat eating this food would be really chilled out to the point of doing nothing but sleep!   Cheesy  One thing about the lemon balm that does concern me if a cat ate this food exclusively.  It has an effect of suppressing thyroid function.  That is why it is included in the "alternative medicine" types of thyroid supplements.  If a cat was not hyper-t, I would be concerned about suppression of normal thyroid function.  Of course, I say that with some reservations, though, since on the hyper-t forum we have found that those alternative supplements for the thyroid actually do not do much as far as lowering the T4, but they do reduce symptoms somewhat.  So, the lemon balm probably does at least contribute to the "calming" effects.

        http://www.lemonbalm.org/is-lemon-balm-safe-for-your-pet/

August, I think you can safely use up this food over a period of time without any adverse effects for the kitty crew.  But, expect them to nap after they eat it!   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 11:54:07 PM »

Thanks for the information and reassurance, Mandycat.  I had been feeling upset about my lack of understanding of ingredient label reading, and worried if I should just get rid of the cans I have.  I've been trying to find more canned foods that everyone will eat and haven't been very successful until this one. 

They actually eat it for a midday pick-me-up (or I guess in this case it's actually a mellow-down  Tongue  ) so they share one or two small cans with Friday eating the most.  After reading the info this morning, I felt a little sick about it actually!

I'll continue to sporadically feed them what I have and continue to look for something else...

Many thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 09:31:55 AM »

August,
Further reading about valerian indicates that cats are attracted to the smell of it, much like catnip.  There are even toys made with it like catnip and it has a similar effect on them.  So, maybe that is why the kitties eagerly eat it.  It must retain some of the odor of the valerian that attracts them.  Something like these herbs in a cat food are probably present in fairly small amounts, as is usually the case when ingredients are at the bottom of the list.  In any case, I would still not use it as an every day treat.  Sporadic use to use it up would be fine! 

Maybe this made YoYo mellow enough to bravely approach the Tinies?   Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 02:44:58 PM »

 Smiley  Thank you for explanation.  It makes me feel better.

The search for other wet foods continues...  Roll Eyes
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