It was venous stasis, which is something diabetics are prone to, but I was not diabetic and had several bouts with it - the one I described was the worst. Often, people lose toes, feet, etc., or so I was told by the professionals. The first bout was treated at a wound clinic - and was told they had never seen a worse case. Should have given them the opportunity to see worse the last go-around, but had already learned how they treated the condition, and did not want to spend the time with their repeated appointments. The earlier episodes did not require the burn pads, but they were a life saver with the last one, My bouts were from the knees downward, feet included, on both legs, and very painful. In hindsight, I am wondering if the internal bentonite clay formula may have also helped, when the antibiotics did not - but I had never heard of it. Hindsight also tells me this problem was due to a prescriptive medication, as it began after I started taking the medication, and the recurring issue gradually disappeared after the medication was changed. Yet, try to get a doctor to acknowledge this, especially the prescribing physician.
My point is how amazing the clay can be - and others may want to look into it as well, as they may be disregarding the clay in cat foods, as I did.
I see where I posted under a specific food, but know there are others which contain the montmorillonite clay. Hope some will offer some experiences with use of the cat foods containing the clay. Looking for a new cat food, and curious to see if there is any information to be gleaned.
Thanks for asking...hope all is well with you and yours. We have rescued 8 cats, and feed another 16 ferals at this posting - finding them in homes when possible.
The favorite foods at this time are Blue Wilderness and Nulo Freestyle Cat and Kitten formula. I see the Wilderness formulas have added white potatoes, which is disappointing. Disappointing - as Wilderness was originally touted to only contain ingredients animals would eat in the wild, and I carefully reviewed the ingredients. White potatoes were not there and are a filler. Not sure, but my guess is they were purchased by a large pet food company.
Nulo has excellent ingredients, and is a quality food - I suppose I should review the ingredients there, as well. If they have not been purchased by a larger pet food company, the ingredients probably remain top quality.
The ferals mostly get Natural Balalnce Ultra, as it is considered a decent food, and less expensive, but not cheap. We cannot afford to be picky about white potatoes, etc, for them, but they receive both the Natural Balance and the Nulo. We like Orijen for the indoor felines, but they are not as fond of it.
Enough, I want to see what is to be learned!