In one of your syndicated articles, you recommended some high-quality dry foods for cats. You mentioned the brand Evo, which has no corn or grain products. I switched my two neutered indoor male cats (ages 2-1/2 and 5) to Evo, mixed three-to-one with their usual food (Royal Canin for neutered males aged to 7 years). After three weeks of doing this, my cats were still having loose stools, although they were eating this mixture without any complaints. I spoke with the owner of the pet-food store, and she said Evo was too rich for her cats and she recommended switching my cats over to Innova Cat and Kitten Food, which is made by the same manufacturer as Evo.In that article, you made certain comments about the Innova dry food that implied it might not be proper nutrition for cats. Do you think it's a bad source of nutrition? What do you recommend other than the Evo that my cats don't tolerate well?
C.G., Fort Worth, TX Aug 02, 2010
I should make it clear that Natura's Innova dry cat food is definitely one of the brands I recommend for cats who prefer dry over moist food. Natura's Evo line of dry and canned cat (and dog) foods is also excellent. But always read the label -- some animals do better on lower-fat content or a different animal protein (e.g., turkey instead of beef). It is also important when changing over to a new diet or adding a supplement to do so gradually over a period of several days because cats can be picky. A slow transition also helps the digestive system adapt, and giving probiotics at this time may also facilitate this process.
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