Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Request for Cat Food Suggestions

Kitties - the Mommie here.  I need some advice please.  On the advice of the vet I have always feed Callie and Sassy Science Diet Indoor dry cat food.  This seemed to work good both with nutrient wise and with Sassy delicate stomach (the phrase delicate stomach is my polite way of saying that I now know every possible way of cleaning up kitty vomit known to mankind!). 

Well recently Science Diet Indoor changed their formula and the cats DO NOT approve (not to mention Sassy's stomach which definitely does not approve).  My vet has recommended the following foods (but said that almost any sensitive stomach brand would be good).  Have any of you had any experience with these formulas or suggestions for "delicate" stomach food?  Thank you for the help. 

Royal Canin Special 33

ProPlan Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula

Iams Proactive Health Adult Digestive Care

Hills Science Diet Adult Sensitive Stomach


Ivan from WMD said...

Eeek! We know about the new SD but we haven't gotten any yet--we are still working our way through probably our last bag of SD Original. That's about all we've ever regularly eaten, but none of us has a stomach issue. (Oh yeah, Russell yaks more than he should, but that's because he has a bad habit of wolfing his food down.)

We did try Innova and got very excited with that, but that food is incredibly expensive.

Sorry we couldn't be more help!

The Island Cats said...

We've never tried any of those, but we eat a different Royal Canin food and we think they are a pretty good company.

Mo and The Purries said...

Hi, we sent you an email. And will share your story on the Cat Blogosphere on Thursday.
We hope that you get lots of great feedback, and find a wonderful food for your family!

CATachresis said...

Austin hasn't tried any of those! So can't advise. But he is a very picky eater (except for the live stuff!!) and at the moment he eats Purina fish based wet and dry. As long as I don't give him too much at once, he is ok!

Katie Isabella said...

I hork up fuds every day practically. Mommy has so much vomit everywhere that she has had to clean up we could start an exhibit. We like Science Diet for Sensitive Stomach. That slowed it down some.

Mariodacat said...

Yes, I have been on ProPlan sensitive stomach and did really well on it. Then one day I just decided I didn't like it anymore, so M had to go hunting for a different kind. Now it's Royal Canin. By all means, try ProPlan to see if she likes it. For what it's worth, M has tried several times to get me to eat some of the foods considered "the best and healthiest" but I refuse to eat them. So she stays with Royal Canin, Science Diet, Proplan, Eucanaba, etc. Let us know how you do.

Unknown said...

Yes, our Mommy is also furry good at cleaning up cat bomits! Me does usually once a day and now it is spring and Kozmo is shedding and he is upchucking enormous hairballs! Wes don't has a favorite dry food though so me can;t helps yous, but Mommy does give us tuna with extra water and a little fish oil everyday and it has been helping.

Everycat said...

Over the years our ape has found that when there is a poorly or sensitive tum in the house it's time to break out the Royal Canin Sensitivity Control wet food. It comes in chicken and rice or duck varieties and they do a dry version too.

We are in the UK so it may have a slightly different name in the USA.

Luff from Gerry & his sensitive tum

John Bellen said...

Hello. I saw your request for advice on the Cat Blogosphere site. I can only suggest what my cats eat. I have four: two almost never vomit (and even then it's usually a hair-ball) while the other two throw up from time to time. For the hard food, I feed mine Blue Buffalo indoor cat food. I imagine any kind of are Blue Buffalo food would do as well. This does not prevent them from throwing up, but it is rare. For soft food, I feed Wellness tinned food; they especially like the turkey/salmon and beef/salmon flavours. I also give one Fancy Feast, because she doesn't like Wellness. These combinations seem to work well. As I wrote, it won't prevent vomiting, but it isn't every day, or even every week that it happens. I hope this may be of help to you.

John Bellen said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that though one of my cats, who has a history of urinary blockage, was put on SD and high-salt diet to make him drink, he hated it. The vet said that Wellness was good enough, so long as the cat drank plenty of water, which he does.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I wonder if you can write to those companies and ask for samples... bet they'd be easy to find on the internet. Then you can see what she'll eat without having to buy a whole bag of each. Just a thought.

Mo and The Purries said...

Hello - there are also some comments left for you on your post on the Cat Blogosphere: