|Purred: Wed Jun 8, '11 1:37pm PST |
|Normally, I wouldn't recommend anything made by Purina (or the ingredients). However...when I was reading about raw diets, I stumbled upon this tidbit of info. This info is also VERY helpful to those transitioning from dry to canned, or transitioning to different textures of canned food.
Dr. Lisa Pierson DVM - "Other tips: FortiFlora is a probiotic that I use to entice cats to eat. I do not use it as the label states, since I am not using it for its probiotic properties. Instead, I am using it as I would if I wanted to season my own food with salt and pepper. As little as 1/10th of a package sprinkled on top of food can go a long way to entice a cat to eat something new. This is because FortiFlora is formulated using an animal digest which is the same substance that they coat dry food with to make it very palatable for cats and dogs." Making Cat Food
The transition from dry to canned was a looooong bumpy road for us.
Breaking the addiction to dry, breaking the habit of wanting to eat on a whim all day long, finding 3 different brands of acceptable quality wet foods that all 7 felines liked and all 7 having no bodily function issues ...was no walk in the park! However, we were eventually successful.
Long story short... I recently wanted to make a change in wet canned food. The majority of our bunch would only eat pate style food (with added water). The food I wanted to change to was not pate. The pate eaters turned their noses up at the new chunky and/or shredded style of food. Others would eat, but wanted to eat a little here and there. (I'm not comfortable leaving wet food out for hours.)
I was still tired from all the trial and error from transitioning from dry to wet. lol I didn't want to start a new adventure. I caved, and bought Fortiflora.
OH MY GOSH, I soooooo wish I had known about Fortiflora when I was transitioning from dry to wet!!
As Dr. Lisa Pierson DVM states, only a litttttttle is needed. All 7 of ours shared one envelope. (Directions state one envelope per feline.)
I only used it for one meal of the day and only used it for 3 days. 3 envelopes later, ALL our felines will eat ANYTHING (any brand, any flavor, any style) and they all eat their meals in one sitting.
I change brands and flavors (I rotate 4 brands) all the time now and NOT one cat gets the poops, barfs, constipation, etc either.
Edited by author Wed Jun 8, '11 1:40pm PST
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