My name is not- Kittyfloss!
|Purred: Sat Jan 7, '12 6:36am PST |
|Hi Freya, pardon me for saying that you are very pretty!
Which Epigen formula are you feeding? These are the ingredients for the regular chicken formula:
Ingredients: Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chicken Giblets, Vegetable Protein (consisting of one or more of the following: Potato Protein, Rice Protein, Corn Protein, Wheat Protein), Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols as a source of Vitamin E), Eggs, Yogurt, Flax Seed, Apple, Beet Pulp, Plums, Inulin, Dried Wheat Grass Powder, Dried Barley Grass Powder, Krill Oil, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Oregano Extract, Sage Extract, Rosemary Extract, Direct-Fed Microorganisms (Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus lactis), Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement.
You will notice that while it is technically grain free, it does contain one or more of the following: Potato Protein, Rice Protein, Corn Protein, Wheat Protein. Wheat protein = wheat gluten which is very much an allergen and digestive system trouble maker. It is possible that this ingredient is bothering her. These plant proteins are put into the food to up their protein content, but they are incomplete proteins for obligate carnivores, which is what cats are. They require the amino acid profile found only in protein from meat.
If you can, I think that you should switch her to grain free canned food as Shadow already suggested. The good canned foods do not add corn or wheat protein to them to up their protein content. I second checking out catinfo.org and ibdkitties.net for a list of good canned foods.
Purrs, and best wishes for your new girl!
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