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My Stinky Flat - Again

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yep, you've guessed it. Dee has diarreah again.

It happens whenever I give her moist cat food. I've been feeding her chicken, fish rice and dried food and the vet has told me to keep her just on dried food. The problem is, she is really picky and refuses to eat dried food, we end up giving in to her and giving her moist food but she just gets diarreah again. I can't keep feeding her chicken and fish as it is very time consuming and quite expensive.

The kittens are all fine by the way, this have been going on for about 3 weeks and the kittens poos are fine ! it's just poor Dee !
post #2 of 15
Carla when i just had Rosie, as a kitten she would only lick the jelly and gravy off the wet food and wouldn't touch the dry kibbles, so i ended up having to throw the wet food away for fear off it going off and giving her an upset tummy.

I told my vet this because she wouldn't entertain fresh fish or chicken, and still doesn't, so i was worried that she wasn't eating enough

She told me to just leave the dry kibbles out for her, but i told her how she wouldn't eat them?, my vet then said " She will if she's hungry!".

And she did!

Have you tried the tins of Petite Pate, or Gourmet Gold?. Their a bit more expensive than the ordinary cat foods but these contain 70% more fish and meat and Rosie actually eats them!
post #3 of 15
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That's what my vet said too - she'll eat it when she's hungry. I just feel sorry for her though, she eats a tiny bit of it but then starts meowing for some nice food !

I think I will give gourmet gold a try. I was looking at the ingredients in Whiskas yesterday - the rabit flavour one and it only contained 8 % rabbit ! god knows what else was in it but I had a root through with a fork and it looked awful, there was a big bit of skin or something in there, no wonder it makes her ill.

Oh, another thing the vet told me was that it's quite common for lactating cats to get diarreah, so hopefully it will clear up in a few weeks. Fingers crossed !
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Carla
That's what my vet said too - she'll eat it when she's hungry. I just feel sorry for her though, she eats a tiny bit of it but then starts meowing for some nice food !

I think I will give gourmet gold a try. I was looking at the ingredients in Whiskas yesterday - the rabit flavour one and it only contained 8 % rabbit ! god knows what else was in it but I had a root through with a fork and it looked awful, there was a big bit of skin or something in there, no wonder it makes her ill.

Oh, another thing the vet told me was that it's quite common for lactating cats to get diarreah, so hopefully it will clear up in a few weeks. Fingers crossed !
I know how hard it is because i felt the same way but she will eat it eventually.

Thats the reason why i feed them those brands i suggested because theres more animal parts in the other brands such as beaks, feet etc.... No wonder she would only lick the gravy and jelly off!
post #5 of 15
I would hate for your cat not to get wet food unless you have tried everything. Some other things to investigate:
- A "single protein, single carb" food, designed for cats with food allergies. Several companies make this, but i'm not sure which ones. "Venison and Peas" is an example flavor.
- A raw beef diet is often very helpful for diarrhea. High end pet stores sell organic beef designed for cats. This could be done with a dry food suppliment. Read up on it as there are various issues worth looking at.
- A mild food like Iams wet may be easier on her tummy.
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hello again, I didn't know you could get iams wet food, I'll definately try it if I can find it anywhere.

I got Gourmet Gold pate last night. I've been at work all day though so not sure if it's worked yet, fingers crossed ! I looked on the ingredients though and it looked worse than whiskers - only 4% proper meat, the rest was just "meat" whiskers however is 8%, plus whiskers is much cheaper.
post #7 of 15
Are you sure you've got the right one carla?, it's in a tiny tin because i know you can get pouches?
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
I think so. it's a pate in a really small tin.

It was my boyfriend who bought it so I'm not sure what else they make. I'll have a look next time I go shopping
post #9 of 15
I'll have a look at mine tonight?!
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok then, lets compare tins tomorrow !

One of my kittens is called Rosie by the way, aw I've still got to get some photos of them ! only 2 more weeks and then they're off to new homes
post #11 of 15
Oh takes lots of them!
post #12 of 15
I am glad that I read this thread as Guinness is really picky over his food. He likes to lick the gravy but will leave the chunks behind! I did (and still do) worry that he is not eating enough. He has dried food left out for him and I am forever re-filling his bowl so he must be eating something, just not enough wet food.

My mum gave me some of that gourmet stuff that you are talking about (as her elderly cat was not eating it) and Guinness didn't really like that either! lol Oh well, I suppose I will just have to carry on wasting the wetfood that he gets fed up with!
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
beaks, feet etc....
I should really start to read the packaging more!
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
You might aswell spend less and get whiskas ! if the cat likes it ! Unfortunately, the gourmet gold has improved things slightly but dee still has diarreah

Mine also leaves the chunks sometimes and eats the gravy - until she gets hungry !

Aw I had a disaster last night, which has resulted in a tail amputation I'll start a new thread
post #15 of 15
Oh darn it i forgot to look at my tins!

Oh now more problems?, your not having much luck are you
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