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Sudden onset of food allergy?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hi, all. Hope everyone is doing well, I haven't been on here in a while. I'm going through posts checking on everyone's fur babies!

I have a question. I've been feeding all 12 of the kitties Eagle Pack ocean fish wet food for over a year (obviously the kittens haven't been on it that long since they are 5 months old!), and none of them have had a problem with it. Then 5 days ago Mojo started vomiting up the wet food within 30 minutes of eating it. He's not having any problems with the Eagle Pack holistic dry food (chicken variety). I had him skip the wet food for a couple of days and no vomiting, then today I let him eat again, and lo and behold, lots of it. I know fish is a common allergen, and it's obviously the wet food that is the problem. Has anyone had an experience with a sudden onset of an allergy like that, or any thoughts on what else it could be? I stopped at the vet's office and picked up a couple of cans of science diet z/d, so I'll see how he does on that tomorrow. Thanks! Stef
post #2 of 16
The cat may show an allergic reaction to food that it has eaten for many years. The fish is certainly not good for it; is there any way you can switch to another protein like chicken in the wet food?
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yes, absolutely. It's just a matter of deciding which one. I've read a few posts about cats having allergies to chicken as well. I wonder if duck is OK?
post #4 of 16
If you want to try typical anti allergen formulas ... look at venison and pea , rabbit , pheasent , duck ( though poultry can be a whole lot of stuff), beef and yes evan another fish ( ie if whitefish may be trouble salmon may not) ... Fish shouldnt be the main diet but I know in that can chn is also present

I suject going grain free first
post #5 of 16
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This morning I fed Mojo the science diet z/d, which he didn't like. I mixed in a touch of his regular food, and he ate a little but not much. He hasn't vomited, though, so that's a good sign. I'll go "hunt" for for some other meats (pun intended, lol). Any suggestions on a good low-allergen food that cats will actually eat?
post #6 of 16
Natural balences Vension and pea ( this a no grain also)

Natures prairie Rabbit ( this one is $$$)

Solid Gold s Tuna ( purple can )

Pro pacs Beef ( this has beef chicken and rice)

Tripe ( made by various companies )

Evangers ( they make a pheasent my girls love and other low grain foods)

Eagle pack make s the duck one and one other without fish I beleive

Did they vet advise using just the Z/D for 8-12 weeks???
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
No, I didn't actually get to talk to a vet yesterday, they were all out to lunch when I stopped in.
post #8 of 16
My vet warned me away from venison or beef, since they are also bad for allergenic cats.

Gizmo is thriving on the Nature's Logic Rabbit Dinner. Her wheezing is gone, she has an unbelievably silky thick coat, and she is extremely active. While this brand is not easy to find, it is available on petfooddirect.com. Gizmo eats little of it since it is extremely high in protein. They also make a canned version that is excellent.
I also liked Natures' Variety but Gizmo didn't.

Rabbit is close to their natural prey; I've called it 'uptown mouse'--and you can also find it frozen for raw feeding, if you are so inclined. Wysong makes a Rabbit Au Jus in a can that can be mixed with Missing Link vitamins for a complete cat food. I tried this on Gizmo too, but she simply doesn't care for wet food. Yours will obviously do a lot better on it since he's used to it.
post #9 of 16
Beef and vension are NOT bad for cats ... I have met so many vets and all have a different list of allergens... If venison was so BAD why would companies( good ones) make it for an anti allergen diet.... But on the same note my dog is allergic to venison , rabbit and lamb go figure..

With rabbit make sure taurine is added ( nature variety it is ) due to rabbits lack of ...
post #10 of 16
I believe my vet when she tells me that venison and beef are allergens for cats.
Anyway, Gizmo wouldn't eat venison.
She will eat rabbit. Your cat's mileage (and tastes) may differ.

The Nature's Logic contains taurine and many other probiotics, including bacteria similar to what you find in yogurt. The cat's poo smells like dark coffee, much more pleasant than formerly.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by gizmocat View Post
I believe my vet when she tells me that venison and beef are allergens for cats.
Anyway, Gizmo wouldn't eat venison.
She will eat rabbit. Your cat's mileage (and tastes) may differ.

The Nature's Logic contains taurine and many other probiotics, including bacteria similar to what you find in yogurt. The cat's poo smells like dark coffee, much more pleasant than formerly.
It could be that they are in your area ..lol... talk to ten vets get ten different answers that all could be right...

Glad to know Natures logic has taurine , I dont get why some dont... If coffee smell is good dare I ask what it was before??? Gizmo has a rabbit loving bud in Kandie /// Sorry to slightly hyjack
post #12 of 16
Coffee smell is certainly better than what it was when Gizmo was still eating chicken and used to stink up the bathroom. That's all history now.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hmm, I am a little confused. This morning he threw up the duck and oatmeal from eagle pack, but not as much or as violently as the ocean fish. Strange.
post #14 of 16
I am going to ask a stupid question.... I dont have that can in the house other than duck and oatmeal what is in it???
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
I am going to ask a stupid question.... I dont have that can in the house other than duck and oatmeal what is in it???
I don't think it's a stupid question.

Straight from the can label: Duck, duck broth, oatmeal, egg product, peas, carrots, potatoes, guar gum, brewers dried yeast, flaxseed, carrageenan, vitamins: (vit. e, a, d3, b12 supplements, thiamine mononitrate, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin), potassium chloride, cranberry powder, dried kelp, taurine, choline chloride, minerals: (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, manganous sulfate, potassium iodine, sodium selenite), salt, yucca schidigera extract.

I noticed on eagle pack's website they don't have just the duck and oatmeal listed; instead, they added chicken as well.

Maybe he just has some kind of stomach thing right now. As long as he can still eat the dry food and drink plenty of water, I'm not terribly worried since the wet is only a little bit once a day as a treat. I'm just curious as to what is making him ill. Maybe he's tired of the other cats teasing him about his spare tire and has become bulemic....
post #16 of 16
Straight from the can label: Duck, duck broth, oatmeal, egg product, peas, carrots, potatoes, guar gum, brewers dried yeast, flaxseed, carrageenan, vitamins: (vit. e, a, d3, b12 supplements, thiamine mononitrate, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin), potassium chloride, cranberry powder, dried kelp, taurine, choline chloride, minerals: (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, manganous sulfate, potassium iodine, sodium selenite), salt, yucca schidigera extract.

I noticed on eagle pack's website they don't have just the duck and oatmeal listed; instead, they added chicken as well.


Okay this is a great wet food but I am going to discect it hope you dont mind..

The items in orange are all known or supects in allergies... PM me and I will gladly compile a basic basic wet food list... sorry my mind is a bit slow at the moment
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