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Author Topic: What are you currently feeding your cats?  (Read 37000 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2010, 07:14:29 PM »

Royal Canin Recovery RS (wet).  Goose, our adopted kitty, had surgery in February.  He had a splenecomy as well as an abscess removed.  He has recovered very well.  Prior to that he was eating Wellness Chicken and Wellness Turkey (grain free).  Our Vet recommended the Royal Canin Recovery which is given for the following conditions:
* Malnutrition, cachexia
* Anorexia, inappetance
* Nutritional support during critical illness and post surgical care
* Convalescence
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2010, 06:52:48 AM »

Royal Canin Recovery RS (wet).  Goose, our adopted kitty, had surgery in February.  He had a splenecomy as well as an abscess removed.  He has recovered very well.  Prior to that he was eating Wellness Chicken and Wellness Turkey (grain free).  Our Vet recommended the Royal Canin Recovery which is given for the following conditions:
* Malnutrition, cachexia
* Anorexia, inappetance
* Nutritional support during critical illness and post surgical care
* Convalescence


Somehow I missed this post.  I'm very glad to hear Goose is recovering well.
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2010, 12:56:55 PM »

That is good news about Goose !
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2010, 01:47:37 PM »

Way to go Goose!!!!

Continued best wishes to you in your recovery... Kiss
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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2010, 03:56:22 PM »

Nice to hear the food is doing good for your baby.
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2010, 08:03:30 PM »

So glad that Goose is doing well!
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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2010, 04:56:27 AM »

By Nature 95% beef & liver.  Mixed with Swanson beef broth (reduced salt).  Anyone have any better ideas about the broth?  I started using broth when Bucky wouldn't touch even minced food, because I figured it would add flavor and he could at least slurp it down.

Bella has food allergies, and I'm beginning to think it's more extensive than just to chicken.  Bucky has bad gums/teeth, hence the canned food.  So I am pondering how to make my own, but my time is limited. 

If she's allergic to whatever they add to the foods, it would explain why she never seems to be completely free of her allergy, especially since I started canned food in the house.

Feeding is complicated in my house.   Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2010, 06:04:16 AM »

merrihart-there are many easy homemade recipes,but you will need to add things 1 at a time to see which Bucky is allergic to. Have you tried Z/D cans from the vet ? I'm not a fan of rx or any commercial food, but that does work for pets with severe allergies.I have Pitcairn & Strombecks books if you want some recipes. Also there are many recipes by Cato/Kaffe in the homemade section here.
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2010, 08:27:37 AM »

lesliek, I've been browsing the food section all day today.

I love the idea of making my own food, but am afraid of the cost, and what if they don't eat it, etc.  I'm looking for a safe alternative, I guess.  I found the link to Hare Today, and I'm looking at the rabbit ears.   Grin  It's a considerable expense for an experiment, but if she likes the rabbit, I'd be delighted.  Also, was thinking of switching to lamb, if I start to make it myself.  My grocery store has excellent meats for not so excellent prices, but at least I know it's good meat.  They even have all organic meats. 

And then there's the time factor.  I seem to have precious little time left anymore, even though nothing has changed, it's flying by me and I wonder where the time went!

I need to make a special trip to a store I know about, to talk to the cat food lady.  There are a couple "boutique" type pet food places around, so I can shop and talk and try to get to the bottom of it all.

I tried freeze dried venison, but neither cat would touch it, even softened up in broth.  Perhaps that was too abrupt a change.  There are ways I can try that again that might be more successful, I think.
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2010, 03:44:11 PM »

Merrihart, just watch if you do go to raw rabbit. It doesn't have enough taurine to sustain a healthy heart. If you choose a rabbit-based food, you'll either need to add taurine yourself or give Bella a multivitamin that includes it. If you go with a canned rabbit food, the taurine is already added.
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2010, 03:30:49 AM »

I went to one of the specialized pet food stores yesterday, instead of the petsmart.  Dogs & Cats Rule, it's called.  They had helped me once before, but I never went there because it's several miles.

The manager suggested a hard food, by Evo, Herring & Salmon.  Bella dived into it right away (no surprise, it's fish!) and while I have reservations, it's nice to have a food she'll just begin to eat without any of the normal "is this it?  do I have to?" postures.

This morning, when I put out the canned food, she went right to the dry bowl.  But so did Bucky!  Bucky, who wont eat anything that remotely requires chewing!

If this food doesn't set Bella off, I think I have a winner Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2010, 06:13:06 AM »

I hate to rain on this parade but did you read this thread ? http://itchmoforums.com/pet-food-questions-and-researching-foodsingredients/natura-pet-evoinnova-sold-to-proctor-gamble-t11041.0.html
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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2010, 09:04:31 AM »

Well, bummer.   Angry
Still looking for that perfect dry food, then.

At least I still have a good wet food. 
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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2010, 12:23:26 PM »

merrihart,
If Bella likes the food, while you might want to look for something else she also likes, I see no reason to avoid the Evo that she likes just because the  manufacturing company was sold to someone else. IMO,it  is a bit soon to assume that the food is going to drastically change, and, if it does, then you can make a decision.   
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« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2010, 06:38:55 PM »

Merrihart, you might also consider Orijen 6 fish if it's available in your area. You could also try Acana Grasslands.
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