Originally Posted by marie-p
I was originally feeding my cat Iam's dry adult cat food (chicken and rice) and Performatrin Ultra dry food. He developed pretty bad diarhea.
My vet recommended I try some prescription food or Science Diet. I tried the prescription food and my cat got better.
Problem is, that food is fairly expensive... and the first three ingredients are rice, chicken by-product meal and corn. Seems like overpriced junk to me. Call me crazy but I prefer to feed my cat something made mostly of meat.
Science Diet doesn't seem much better.
Is there really something about those vet brands that make them easier to digest?
Can anyone suggest other foods I can try?
I am not sure about whats in those vet diets that make it better...I myself feed a Pro Plan diet, here is what they have for senstive systems...first ingrident is lamb..
Pro PlanÂ® Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula is designed for cats that have stomach, digestibility and skin & coat concerns. It is made with real lamb for excellent palatability, and it is specially formulated to bolster your cat's key protective systems - the immune system, digestive system and skin & coat system - while it meets the energy and nutritional needs of a healthy adult cat.
Real lamb is the #1 ingredient
Gently nourishes digestive cells to help promote a healthy digestive tract
Highly digestible formula
Easily absorbed minerals for your cat's sensitive digestive system
Rich in skin-nourishing nutrients to help avoid dry, flaky skin
Daily Feeding Guide
It is important that you feed Pro PlanÂ® to your adult cat "free choice" throughout the day, rather than as just a single feeding only at mealtime. Food intake required to maintain ideal body condition will vary, depending on age, activity and environment. Watch your cat's weight and adjust food amounts accordingly. If you have a kitten, pregnant or nursing cat you should continue feeding Pro Plan Chicken & Rice Formula for Kittens.
Crude Protein (Min) 40.0%
Crude Fat (Min) 17.0%
Crude Fiber (Max) 4.0%
Moisture (Max) 12.0%
Linoleic Acid (Min) 1.6%
Vitamin A (Min) 10,000 IU/kg
Taurine (Min) 0.15%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min) 2.3%
Glutamine* (Min) 1.25%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient
Lamb, brewers rice, chicken meal, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten, egg product, soybean meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), oat meal, fish meal, animal digest, soybean oil, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, salt, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, ascorbic acid (source of Vitamin C), niacin, copper proteinate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. B-4617
QUESTIONS? Call our Pet Nutrition Consultants weekdays, 7 AM to 7 PM CT at 1-800-PRO PLAN (1-800-776-7526).