Originally Posted by mschauer
Is that what they mean by bengals having "sensitive stomachs"? That you have to be careful introducing new foods? And do you mean they throw up or what?? I've never been able to get anyone to explain precisely what they mean by "sensitive stomachs". If it is what it sounds like you are saying then that isn't Coco's problem. She has loose stools no matter how long she has been eating something.
Meaning they have trouble digesting food sometimes. Their intestines don't/can't absorb the nutrients properly leading to loose stools.
Both my Bengals had loose stools when first brought into my home, even though they were being fed the same as at the breeders, just had another dry food mixed in. ANY change in their diet can lead to loose stools.
Long term loose stool, if not treated, can cause seriously poor nutrition in a cat, as their body is ridding themselves of food waste before they have had a chance to pull out the nutrients they need.
Time worked for Penny. Eagle Pack Holistic is working for Max, as he insists on eating Ferris' Meow Mix dinner, so now I have to feed Max the same as Ferris gets.
I also would never let a cat out of the house. That's my preference.
My mother has two indoor/outdoor cats, and her previous indoor/outdoor cat lived 17 years before passing from kidney failure.
So I can't judge, really, but I think they are safer and healthier when kept indoor only. But I would never ever let an expensive purebred outdoors, just too much to risk. Just like I wouldn't let a 4 year old skin child go play in the street.