or Connect
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Nutrition › Alternative Food for Prescription Diet i/d?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Alternative Food for Prescription Diet i/d?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
My 2 year old, female cat has been having problems for the last couple of day. She had 2-3 days of soft stool, followed by 2 days of no poop. Even though she was eating, drinking, and acting fine I was worried, so I took her to the vet right away.

The vet said that my type of cat (she was born with a short tail) is genetically predisposed to bowel and urine issues. She's had something similar happen before (the soft poop), but she resumed normal pooping after where this time she didn't. She suggested I try a food and medicine first, before moving on to x-rays and the like . She prescribed Hill's Prescription Diet i/d and a tube of probiocin oral gel.

From looking at the ingredients list on the bag, the food doesn't look very good (see info below). Is there a good alternative food? I currently feed Natural Balance Ultra Premium dry cat food.

Ingredients for i/d:
Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Soy Fiber, Dried Egg Product, Dried Chicken, Potassium Chloride, Chicken Liver Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Natural Flavor, preserved with BHT and BHA, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement).

Nutritional Contents for i/d
Crude Protein Min 35%
Crude Fat Min 17%
Crude Fiber Max 1.5%
Crude Moisture Max 10%
Ash Max 7.5%
Calcium Min 0.6%
Phosphorus Min 0.5%
Magnesium Max 0.085%
Taurine Min 0.1%

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 6

Please read
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I'll see if there's an alternative out there and clear it with my vet, because I really don't like the by-products and all the corn in the food.

I really can't see my vet recommending anything. She doesn't seem to care about food much. She sells Purina and Hill's and never discusses what type of food I have my cat on.

I guess I will just start transitioning her to the i/d food in the meantime.
post #4 of 6
Ask about one meat one starch or grain... like cal natural chicken and rice or the 95% evos
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Will do. These are sensitive stomach foods, right?
post #6 of 6
california natural is .... Evo is by default it is meat and supplements.. wellness makes a 95% line and wysong too only Evo is complete
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Nutrition
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Nutrition › Alternative Food for Prescription Diet i/d?