|Purred: Thu Apr 5, '12 11:17am PST |
|I have run into the same issue with 2 of my kitties. Figgy, our youngest, has food sensitivity issues. He's had issues since day 1 of us adopting him-he originally came from a pound and also had round worms. Long story short, the last vet visit I told my husband "His ears will probably be fine, and the vet will say to feed him Science Diet."
Turns out, I was right. Vet told my husband Figgy likely had food sensitivities and I should feed him Science Diet (the kind that helps itchy skin). I looked up the ingredients and showed Bill-if I wanted to feed Figgy peas, I'd just open a can of plain ol' peas.
It's sad, because the clinic does carry some better foods (EVO, California Natural, Natural Balance)....why not point to those? This lady knows that I prefer more natural foods. (I live in a small town, so I'm limited on vets). The other vet in town ONLY sells Science Diet, so I'm not sure if she'd be much better.
Long story short, I have Figgy (Cordie, and Phoebe) on Natural Balance Duck/Pea, Venison/Pea, and a couple Nature's Variety foods (LID dry as a bi-weekly treat, and Lamb canned food.) They can also have Ziwipeak Lamb and Lamb/Rabbit canned-however it is expensive so I feed it occasionally.
I've learned that Figgy cannot eat Blue Buffalo grain-free (or Wilderness) foods-it seems potato is a main culprit to his digestive issues.
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