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post #1 of 16
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My cat as been passing stools that are very runny and liquid like. I took him to the vet and they said that he was healthy, so I figure maybe a change of diet is in order. Can anyone recommend food that is good for cats with sensative stomachs. Maybe something organic with less processing involved.

Thanks
post #2 of 16
what is the current food
post #3 of 16
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what is the current food
Right now we give him both hard kibble and canned cat food. The hard stuff we give to him in the mornings is Purina, its the kitten chow that comes in a green bag. We've been giving it to both our cats, who are adult cats now, but we still let them eat the kitten chow. They seem to enjoy it so I just kept buying it. When I get home from work I feed him Friskies, which comes in a purple pouch like container.
post #4 of 16
Go to a pet store and look at these ... most have wet and dry

Nutro
Natural balence
Wellness
California natural
Innova
Merrick
Solid gold
Royal canin
Authority
Blue spa
Chicken soup

all are IMHO way better in quality ... some are big$$ in some areas and reasonable in others
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thank you, I will check those brands out. Price doesn't matter either, I figure if its good stuff its gonna cost me.
post #6 of 16
truly many of those will cost less in just few months
post #7 of 16
Sharky is the food expert, the recommendations listed above are probably going to be best.

Cats do have sensitive stomachs so when you switch over the dry food, it needs to be a slow gradual change. Mix a little of the new dry food with their old food and over a few days/weeks, add more and more of the new dry food and less of the old dry food. How old is the cat?
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Sharky is the food expert, the recommendations listed above are probably going to be best.

Cats do have sensitive stomachs so when you switch over the dry food, it needs to be a slow gradual change. Mix a little of the new dry food with their old food and over a few days/weeks, add more and more of the new dry food and less of the old dry food. How old is the cat?
I'm not sure how old he is. My fiance got the cat from someone she worked with and he was grown by the time we got him. I never spoke with the man and my fiance never asked him his age. If I were to guess I said not more that three years old.
post #9 of 16
Do not feed Nutro brand - kitties are still getting sick from that brand.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/nutro.html
post #10 of 16
I like Natural Balance Venison and Peas and Duck and Peas. I use the dry Duck and peas occasionally and mostly use wet Venison and peas. (There's also wet Duck and peas, but my cats haven't taken to it.) You might also try adding probiotics to the food - it can really help with firming up poops
post #11 of 16
Ive said it before and Ill say it again! MINE USE NUTRO!! They like it, its hasnt been on the recall list for forever! They've never had nicer coats, and they have more energy!!

Some peoples cats respond different to different things and Im sorry if your kitties had a bad reaction to Nutro, but I use it because of the fact that it hasn't done anything bad to cats. They recalled it just to be on the safe side!
post #12 of 16
I also checked that site... YA! Its mainly about dogs... There is 3 cats on there total, and really, it only states that the cats were dead. The owners thinking its from the food and having it be from the food are two different things....
post #13 of 16
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I also checked that site... YA! Its mainly about dogs... There is 3 cats on there total, and really, it only states that the cats were dead. The owners thinking its from the food and having it be from the food are two different things....

When I google nutro, I get either this one Consumeraffairs website or the Nutro company page.

This appears to be an unsubstantiated scare about Nutro. And I see nothing about cat food right now.

That said, I stayed completely away from Nutro, IAMs and Eukanuba because of the recall, but then it started affecting super premiums too, like that Dick Van Patten brand with the venison and green pea dry cat food, "Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Whatever" and Fosters and Smith.

I'm guessing that companies that were affected are extra vigilent now because they aren't in the business of killing off their customers.
post #14 of 16
LauraG~ I would agree, I think if there was something wrong they might say a little something just to ensure the customers trust!! I switched to Nutro because It has been recommended by my vet and everyone I know... my cats are doing great on it, and it always feels like a little jab in the back when someone tells you you're feeding your babies something thats going to kill them!!

I also did find a recall for the nutro kitten, but that was months ago and it was just to be on the safe side of things!
post #15 of 16
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LauraG~ I would agree, I think if there was something wrong they might say a little something just to ensure the customers trust!! I switched to Nutro because It has been recommended by my vet and everyone I know... my cats are doing great on it, and it always feels like a little jab in the back when someone tells you you're feeding your babies something thats going to kill them!!

I also did find a recall for the nutro kitten, but that was months ago and it was just to be on the safe side of things!

I think it was the pouches. None of the canned has wheat gluten in it. And Nutro said it wouldn't outsource ingredients until they had been proven safe. I don't think that's been the case yet.

And the jab...it always is a little alarming to see something. She brought this up a few days ago in the resurrected thread on recalled food. I understand the stated motivation...had there been an early warning system the first time, more pets would have been saved. However, crying wolf does no one not one single favor, and that's what this feels like.

The link provided is not at all relevant since it deals with anecdotal information on dogs becoming ill over time. The entries are many months old in many instances.
post #16 of 16
Whatever you do, don't buy a whole bunch of one type/flavor in the canned until you are sure they will eat it. My guy is darned picky about his wet food
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