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Easy to digest food?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Both my kittens (both have unexplanable diarrhea) have been on a brand to vet sold me, the kind for cats with digestive conditions, diarrhea, vomitting, etc. To detect any allergies and such. Now the bag is almost empty and I wanted to switch to something else, because it says on it not to feed for more then 10 weeks. Do any of you know of a brand of food that's VERY easy to digest for sick kittens? I heard that it should have like one kind of protein and things like that..any suggestion?
post #2 of 19
Royal canin makes sensible choice it is not quite one to one but it is a simple recipe... Nutro natural choice is made for sesitive tummys.. natural balance make a venison and green pea for allergy s these are dry foods

for a wet food try holiticats website all of those work
post #3 of 19
My brand of Choice..pro plan..makes a Senstive forumla..heres the info on it...Good luck finding what works for you and your kitties!


Pro Plan® 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

Guaranteed Analysis:
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
Profiles


Ingredients:
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
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much! I'll look for those! Although I'm not sure we have them in canada...well, we do have Royal Canin...
post #5 of 19
1-800-PRO-PLAN (1-800-776-7526), if you can call..they can tell you if there are any suppliers near you
post #6 of 19
I dont call this sensitive Ingredients:
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
jmho
post #7 of 19
I just recomended what they call their senstive formula..its the brand i use and what works. I did not claim to use that formula..nor know how it works. Hense why I posted everything I had avalible about it. It would be up to the owner, the vet and the cat...on how it works for them...but thats just me.
post #8 of 19
Pro plan has some good formulas.. yeah I hope the vet is involved to figure out allergies vs sensativity... I do like the 40% protein
post #9 of 19
thanks. Yes i hope the vet does fiqure it out. They are two diffrent beasts i think. Yes I love the protein. in all their foods.
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well, the vet sold me something called Low-Residue form Eukaneuba. So far, the cats seem to love it, and haven't had diarrhea the whole night, wich is a first! I'm trying not to get my hopes up too fast, but hey! This could be it!
post #11 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilycurly
Well, the vet sold me something called Low-Residue form Eukaneuba. So far, the cats seem to love it, and haven't had diarrhea the whole night, wich is a first! I'm trying not to get my hopes up too fast, but hey! This could be it!
THats good.. I believe it is a lwer fat food..
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
*sigh* yes, seems good, but it's made by Iams I beleive, and I swore to myself never to buy this brand again because of the animal testings an all....
So if it works, I'll be very glad of course, but can't wait to start switching....
post #13 of 19
Give them between 8-12 weeks on this food before evan thinking about switching... ( that is from my vet)
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
I know, I will! It does seem to work!!!At last! Something that works! I am EX-TA-TIC!!! Crossing my fingers that it will continue to improve....
post #15 of 19
"crosses fingers"and sends a
post #16 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilycurly
Well, the vet sold me something called Low-Residue form Eukaneuba. So far, the cats seem to love it, and haven't had diarrhea the whole night, wich is a first! I'm trying not to get my hopes up too fast, but hey! This could be it!
My kitten Lola was on this food for several months because of intestinal issues left over from when she had feline dystemper. It was very effective at getting rid of the diarrhea and she grew well on it even though it is not a "kitten" food. She is now on a non-prescription diet (Natural Balance) and doing great. I hope that it works just as well for your kittens.
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hmmm....Low-residue seemed to work for a while. Luna even had TOTALLY normal stools for two or three days. Timine was almost alright, but then they both started to go downhill again. It even became totally liquid.
I'm still trying to find out why the sudden change...it might be because I started feeding them more of the stuff because they looked so hungry. Could that be it? Maybe the stuff becomes a lot bigger once in the stomach and they were just to full to have time to digest? Is that even possible?
Anyway...I've started giving them the 1/4 cup suggested on the bag and even though it's so little for a day, the stools aren't so liquid anymore...still very mushy, but not liquid...
post #18 of 19
If my cats have the runs, I give them boiled chicken. This is a very bland food, with little or no fat in it (take the skin off before you cook it) and you know exactly what is in it - chicken. And it doesn't stink up the house like boiled white fish does! And, the cats LOVE it!



Quote:made by Iams I beleive, and I swore to myself never to buy this brand again because of the animal testings an all....

Lilycurly, if you are referring to the problems Iams had with one of their suppliers, this is old old news, Iams no longer use that company, yet PETA still has a website saying it's current. Please don't believe all you read about this.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
You sure, about Iams? Well, that's good news! I'm very happy this doesn't happen anymore with such a big compagny. Thanks for the info.;P
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