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Need to switch food....must be VERY careful

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
So Timine and Luna have FINALLY got over their diarrhea thanks to the Low-Residue food, but now the bag is coming to an end and I have to think about purchasing another kind of food (more appropriate for kittens).
I need to be VERY careful about what I'm gonna start to gradually mix to their current food, I want to make a slow and smooth transition not to shock their system again.
Any suggestion about what kitten food would be best for delicate digestive tracks? It needs to fatten them up a bit too, I find them quite scrawny.
The choices I have: Nutrience, Royal Canin, Purina, Eukaneuba, First Choice, Vet-Diet, and a few others that I could investigate....
post #2 of 18
mine is on royal canin kitten... she;s was on purina before i had her... she has no problem with RC.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Do you think it's good for a sensitive stomach? Did the kitty have problems before? Mine have quite an history!lol I heard Rotal Canin is very good though.
post #4 of 18
she has no problem adapting to the new food... though she;s sensitive to royal canin exigent.. she will puke and have loose stools when she had that.. with the kitten formula, she;s ok
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
OKay, great....thanks. I'll go with Royal C if not advised against.
I'd love to have more opinions though, it's always better to have more then one, right?
I know there is many food-experts here, who know a whole lot about ingredients and all...

PS. Your Ariel is a total doll! She looks so soft and teddy-bear like.:P
post #6 of 18
yah it;s better to seek more advises... cos it onli works for my cat....
thanks for the comments about ariel... but she does have her share of problems... she;s slowly recovering from ringworms... heh
post #7 of 18
Purina and Eukaneuba have worked for my kitty, she gets diarrhea very easily, but those two haven't caused any problems. I usually mix the two kinds, and sometimes give them alone. But that's just my cat, I think you probably have to try a few since each cat is different to find one that works best for yours.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yes, the thing is, I want a kind that:
1. Has good ingredients
2. Is very easy to digest
3. You can find in Canada
LOL! It's pretty difficult to find the ONE, kind of like Mr.Right.;P
post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilycurly
Yes, the thing is, I want a kind that:
1. Has good ingredients
2. Is very easy to digest
3. You can find in Canada
LOL! It's pretty difficult to find the ONE, kind of like Mr.Right.;P
Could you list the first few say six ingrediants in the low residue?? that may help to see what was okay... and the % of fat and protein
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
I'll have to check on the bag tonight, but I seem to remember that it started with Chicken meal or something of the sort. It made me rise an eyebrow because I think I remember people here advising against that....
post #11 of 18
I'd recommend Purina One Kitten. We give this to our kittens in foster care, along with some of the adults with digestive problems. Contains yogurt which is apparently good for this.
post #12 of 18
my 10 month old cat had issue with loose poop before, he was on hills i/d for a while and gotten better, i now feed him california natural dry, very limited ingreidients but very good food, i still mix a little of hills i/d to balance it, it works for him.
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hmmm...Purina One we do have, but that california natural, I've never heard of over here...I'll still check it out.
post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilycurly
I'll have to check on the bag tonight, but I seem to remember that it started with Chicken meal or something of the sort. It made me rise an eyebrow because I think I remember people here advising against that....
Nah, chicken MEAL is fine (that's just the meat with the moisture removed.) It's chicken or other meat BY-PRODUCTS that you want to avoid.

Cindy
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ah! That's great news! I was getting a bit desperate, because that chicken meal is everywhere!!lol
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilycurly
Ah! That's great news! I was getting a bit desperate, because that chicken meal is everywhere!!lol
When I started learning about pet nutrition, I grew a few grey hairs (and shed a few tears) because I COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING GOOD! Everywhere I look I saw "bad" ingredients. But I eventually figured it out and now I can understand the stuff a little more (I'm not perfect yet, but I get the basic idea of each food)

None of my 3 kids (1 dog, 2 cats) has sensitive tummies, but I've heard Natural Balance is good for sensitive tummies, or is that allergies? I'm feeding California Natural right now (only had it a week, am liking it so far), but I fed Natural Balance at one point. Both cats liked it, I couldn't find any faults with it. My dog was on it too and his coat got dull, but the cats were fine on their NB kibbles.
post #17 of 18
cal natural is a great food , my dog wouldnt touch it ... but I do know it is good .. of the avail to those who have petco and petsmart .. nutro( natural choice regular not indoor) natural balance venison and green pea( the other is far more complicated) and some royal canin ( very good if kittys arent corn sensitive)
post #18 of 18
I feed my cats Wellness - I read recently that human quality food like Wellness and the others (Purina was not in that group) are the best quality for their health, etc. I would not touch the so called pet quality stuff with a ten foot poll and of course, Iams is absolutely a NO NO!
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