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iodine free vitamins & food

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I have a cat that is borderline hyperthyroid.  Since she is not on medication for HT yet so I am trying to feed her things that have no iodine, kelp, or that is low in iodine & iodized salt.  I am preparing most of her meals but I know she needs vitamin supplements.  My thinking is, if I'm careful with her diet she may not get hyperT.  The problem is I can't find food or a vitamin/mineral supplement that doesn't contain iodine, kelp, or iodized salt.  I am also feeding her senior wet science diet occ but it contains iodized salt.  Anyone have any suggestions where to find these low iodine products?  Thanks.   

post #2 of 7

If you are preparing meals for her, have you considered feeding raw, so that you don't even need supplements?  You do need to supplement with things if feeding home-made ground raw, but not the other versions like frankenprey/prey model or whole prey.

 

http://www.radfood.com/index was very helpful when I emailed them about feeding their product to hyperthyroid cats.  They sent an in depth email back to me explaining why their food is good for cats who are hyperthyroid, it may be worth your time to email them.  Legally I am not allowed to share their response with others, at least that is how it works with most pet food companies. 

post #3 of 7
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Thanks for your info.  I will check it out.

post #4 of 7

Try www.vine.com.  The sell all USA made pet food, and will probably have what you want.  You can also get coupons for free shipping if you search online.  The one I got is good for 3 months, no minimum. 

I also buy bonelss, skinless chicken breasts, roast them, cut them, and freeze the portions individually.  Then I cut some up into small pieces so our cat can have her treat when our dog does.

 

Good luck.

Frau SRS

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Try www.vine.com.  The sell all USA made pet food, and will probably have what you want.  You can also get coupons for free shipping if you search online.  The one I got is good for 3 months, no minimum. 

I also buy bonelss, skinless chicken breasts, roast them, cut them, and freeze the portions individually.  Then I cut some up into small pieces so our cat can have her treat when our dog does.

 

Good luck.

Frau SRS

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post #6 of 7

You need to use dark chicken or turkey it contains needed fat, the ultimate raw diet is this recommended by the AVA, dark meat chicken or turkey or rabbit, all raw with skin if cat needs weight from hyperthyroid disease, a little skin is always best for fat, vitamin E, and B, water Taurine and some fish oil, many foods contain fruits and veggies which is ridiculous since cats need none , there are many recipes using these ingredients on line, its perfect nutrition.

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Debbieone, this isn't the place for the discussion, but JUST in case anyone stumbles on this thread, I don't want your post to be mistaken as nutritional advice. I know you suggested to search for recipes online, but TCS has a Raw and Homecooked subforum with links to balanced recipes. The one you mention, though not technically a "recipe," doesn't include a source of calcium.

Of course, the point is that a homemade diet can be tailored to the needs of the individual cats.
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