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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
The vet thinks Fonzi has some kind of food allergy.. Well, I bought the Natural Balance Venison and Green Pea on the 22nd Nov. both dry and wet.
Well, the first day, everyone liked it! That was the last day Fonzi ate any of it! I mean, once I did see him eat just a few bits of the dry and thats it!

My Fonzi is the one that has to be eating this food and he is not. When I got home from the vet the last time (last week) I took away his dry food (Friskies Feline that he LOVED) thinking that maybe it the artificial coloring etc.. and all 3 would have their wet food, Friskie's and Fancy Feast too in the morning and at dinner..

Well, I have noticed that his eyelids aren't bald as much since I haven't not given him the Friskies Feline food..

I know it can be a number of things in food, but I'm this close to giving in and give him a can of Fancy Feast or something so he eats..

I did put in some Purina One in with the Natural Balance so he can eat something, ya know..

I just feel so bad.. Maybe he doesn't like Venison or something, I dunno..

Sorry, this was so long..

post #2 of 19
Thread Starter 
I forgot the mention that the vet said to stay away from any kind of seafood.
post #3 of 19
Was he tested and it was determined that sea food is what he alergic to???

Most problems are caused by wheat, corn & soy not the protein. There are other holistics foods if he dosen't like this one. Trust me sometime it's alot of trial and error with many a food .

Here are some:

Life's Abundance
Felidea

My Loki has food allergies and the only thing that he would eat and helped was Live's Abundance .

All the best
post #4 of 19
Your cat needs to eat. He will develop problems if he goes too long without eating. Friskies is pretty low-grade food. Why not try something like innova evo, nutro, or any of the other higher-grade foods on the board? The vet may have recommended the venison and pea, but if he won't eat it, you'll need to try something else.
post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fonzi
The vet thinks Fonzi has some kind of food allergy.. Well, I bought the Natural Balance Venison and Green Pea on the 22nd Nov. both dry and wet.
Well, the first day, everyone liked it! That was the last day Fonzi ate any of it! I mean, once I did see him eat just a few bits of the dry and thats it!

My Fonzi is the one that has to be eating this food and he is not. When I got home from the vet the last time (last week) I took away his dry food (Friskies Feline that he LOVED) thinking that maybe it the artificial coloring etc.. and all 3 would have their wet food, Friskie's and Fancy Feast too in the morning and at dinner..

Well, I have noticed that his eyelids aren't bald as much since I haven't not given him the Friskies Feline food..

I know it can be a number of things in food, but I'm this close to giving in and give him a can of Fancy Feast or something so he eats..

I did put in some Purina One in with the Natural Balance so he can eat something, ya know..

I just feel so bad.. Maybe he doesn't like Venison or something, I dunno..

Sorry, this was so long..


Maybe mix sensible choice or natural choice??? Those are chn based without a whole lot of extras...
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
I just got back from PetCo.. What do you guy's think of Pro Plan there was one and on the front said' Real Chicken is the #1 Ingredient
No Ground Corn, No Wheat
No Poultry By-Products
No Added Artificial Flavors or Colors
Naturally Preserved with Vitamin E
Recommended by Veterinarians

I also, read on the back of a Nutro Max can it was Chicken surpreme or something and it didn't have artificial color etc.. Ah! I think thats what it said..LOL.. I'm all confused looking at all the foods..

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Also, I don't mind spending more money on food.. I just want them all to EAT!

post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fonzi
I just got back from PetCo.. What do you guy's think of Pro Plan there was one and on the front said' Real Chicken is the #1 Ingredient
No Ground Corn, No Wheat
No Poultry By-Products
No Added Artificial Flavors or Colors
Naturally Preserved with Vitamin E
Recommended by Veterinarians

I also, read on the back of a Nutro Max can it was Chicken surpreme or something and it didn't have artificial color etc.. Ah! I think thats what it said..LOL.. I'm all confused looking at all the foods..


some pro plans are really good ... what the name?? can you list the first five ingrediants??

I prefer natural choice to max for a possible allergy...
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
Sharky, here it is..

Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, chicken meal, oat meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soy protein concentrate, wheat gluten, egg product, fish meal, brewers dried yeast, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, animal digest, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, calcium carbonate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, salt, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, DL-Methionine, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, ascorbic acid (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfte, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, 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.
C-4626


Oh, so you really think Natural Choice, huh.. Thanks for replying to my post post..
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Was he tested and it was determined that sea food is what he alergic to???

No,.. That is just what he said to me as I was leaving.. Fonzi, only had the inhalant test done ..
post #11 of 19
Now dont laugh I am not to good at the highlighting thing

Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, chicken meal, oat meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soy protein concentrate, wheat gluten, egg product, fish meal, brewers dried yeast, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, animal digest, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, calcium carbonate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, salt, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, DL-Methionine, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, ascorbic acid (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfte, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, 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.
C-4626

Green I would rather not see
Red is no for a possible allergy , and fish is the most common next to wheat ...
Wheat gluten is the very part of the wheat the an allergic responce comes from

Also as a side not chn is 66% water so the after cooking ingrediants start with rice on this one..
post #12 of 19
My prefernce is just the venison but if he needs chn then the lamb flavor of Natural choice ( if I remeber right there is no fish in it)
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
What about Natural Balance Ultra-Premium Dry Cat Food :

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Duck, Lamb Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Vitamin E) Canola Oil, Oatmeal, Fish Meal, Brewers Yeast, Rosemary Extract, Dried Skimmed Milk, Natural Flavor, Dried Eggs, Carrots, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Kelp, DL Methionine, Dried Cranberries, Lecithin, Parsley Flakes, Tomato Pomace, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin C Supplement, Yucca Schidigera, Folic Acid, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin K Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylene Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite
post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fonzi
What about Natural Balance Ultra-Premium Dry Cat Food :

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Duck, Lamb Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Vitamin E) Canola Oil, Oatmeal, Fish Meal, Brewers Yeast, Rosemary Extract, Dried Skimmed Milk, Natural Flavor, Dried Eggs, Carrots, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Kelp, DL Methionine, Dried Cranberries, Lecithin, Parsley Flakes, Tomato Pomace, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin C Supplement, Yucca Schidigera, Folic Acid, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin K Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylene Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite
It is a good food , just to complex ... see you have four meats , three grains... I am not a fan of dairy in dry cat food most have lactose issues... rosemary extract is ?? able .... If you were not having possible allergies I would only ?? the rosemary and milk
post #15 of 19
Would he eat the venison and pea canned? The food you have mentioned is good, but he's on this diet, if I assume correctly as an elimination diet. If he has food allergies, your vet put him on this to see if it would make a difference, he could have a reaction if you just bought the maintanence.

If he wouldn't eat that canned, could you find another food, like a Felidae, or something that had a special diet in their line for animals with allergies?
post #16 of 19
I would try staying away from wheat, corn, and soy and seeing what that does. This still leaves you a fair number of foods to choose from.

If that doesn't work, then also eliminate fish.

You can try a rabbit variety. Cats normally love rabbit and it is pretty much their natural diet.
post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by semiferal
I would try staying away from wheat, corn, and soy and seeing what that does. This still leaves you a fair number of foods to choose from.

If that doesn't work, then also eliminate fish.

You can try a rabbit variety. Cats normally love rabbit and it is pretty much their natural diet.
Semiferal
Do you know of a good rabbit based food?? I am ears to that
post #18 of 19
no one's suggested this one, but have you tried Sensible Choice dry? that's what i use for dry. one of my cats has a sensitive tummy, but not allergies. and it must taste good because they all like it. mine have never had trouble with corn gluten meal and corn in its various forms, but they can't handle alot of those other "natural" dry foods with several protein sources. they also don't seem to handle wheat and soy well.

Sensible Choice ADULT
Chicken Meal & Rice Cat Food

Ingredients
Chicken meal, brewers rice, brown rice, chicken fat, corn gluten meal, rice hulls, beet pulp, natural flavors, sodium bisulfate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, taurine, Vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), niacin, biotin, riboflavin (vitamin B2), d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], Trace Minerals [zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], preserved with mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract and citric acid.


mine seem to have more troubles with dry foods, than wet. their wet is Fancy Feast and Pro Plan mostly, and they handle those really well (i try to stay away from flavors with wheat & soy products).
post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharky
Do you know of a good rabbit based food?? I am ears to that
Here are some links to get rabbit based foods.

WYSONG

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