|Purred: Tue Oct 12, '10 6:39pm PST |
|So, my cat Ninja, was placed on a bland diet to help with digestive problems about 2 weeks ago. The vet gave us some canned Hill's Feline I/D and some type of fancy Purina dry food. The first week he ate it, he seemed fine except that he only went #2 3 times in a week. I was worried he was getting constipated. Since he seemed better, I decided to go back and give him his old food. I felt bad - keeping him from the food he likes and making him eat this other stuff that he clearly doesn't like. Big mistake. Big diarrhea/puking episode last night. Back on the bland food that he won't eat.
Keep in mind, he's acting completely normal - playing, drinking water, using the litterbox. The vet had run blood tests and stool tests and everything is normal, they just figure he's allergic to something in the food. And I've tried before to give him a better quality food than I had (Halo, Wellness Core). He either wouldn't eat it or something in it made him cough/wheeze. So we always went back to the old Purina ONE, which he loves, even though he usually pukes it up (and I've tried to prevent gorging as well, by feeding him smaller, frequent amounts).
AND, I can't feed him a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice because he doesn't touch people food. EVER! Believe me, I've tried. I want to make sure he eats and isn't hungry, but I don't want him to eat junk. But its the junk that he loves to eat!
I guess I'm just going to have to call the vet tomorrow for more ideas, but has anyone ever had this problem with their cats???
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