P.McC., Poplar, WI
Tags: small pet Poplar WI diet food
Jun 09, 2007
I have heard that you have a different perspective than many other vets on the care of cats. If you could give me a few pointers on my situation, I would greatly appreciate it.Recently, I was given an 8-month-old domesticated Bengal kitten that has a severe diarrhea problem. At times, it will squirt out of him before he can get to the litterbox, and sometimes there is blood in it.I was told he could have worms, so I gave him a dewormer, but it didn''t help. I changed to a natural blend of cat food that I had been told would be better for his problem, but he still has the problem (after three bags of this food), just not as bad. I hope this isn''t an inherent trait of Bengal cats.My mother says you feel cats should be fed cooked chicken. Are there any other foods that might help?.
P.McC., Poplar, WI Jun 10, 2007
Bags of what kind of food? Most dry cat foods are too high in cereals and dubious byproducts that make cats obese and diabetic. Then they are put on costly prescription-only diets high in protein and low in carbs that they should have been fed from the start. I don''t know what kind of veterinarian you have been seeing who has done nothing to change your poor cat''s diet. If you have not seen a veterinarian, then shame on you. Who told you to deworm your cat? Surely, no veterinarian without checking stool samples first.Your cat most likely has inflammatory bowel disease, probably associated with a high cereal content in his food and unknown ingredients that the label does not disclose. Please waste no time and have your animal seen by an animal doctor.PET-FOOD RECALL: For the latest information and review of the largest pet-food recall ever, visit www.doctormwfox.org.