Trouble with changing diet

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I am Sia-mese if- you please!
Purred: Sun May 27, '12 1:08pm PST 
My dear Siamese boy, Thrall, who has lived with my in-laws for the past three years, has been eating a diet of Meow Mix and Fancy Feast kibble, because my MIL 'couldn't find anything else he'd eat.' Now that I have him, I've tried putting him on the same diet Sipr is on, which is Before Grain kibble and Weruva canned food.
I added the new food gradually, of course, and he doesn't mind eating it at all. He loved the Weruva, but even the tiniest bit tears up his stomach. Doesn't matter what food, if it's not his usual diet, he just can't seem to keep it in, or it comes out badly (stinky, huge, and with a tiny bit of blood, poops).

What gives?? I'd like to feed him something a bit better than Meow Mix

Mac's Cat

I am what is- called, a- recycled Cat!
Purred: Sun May 27, '12 8:52pm PST 
I am so sorry for yore troubles switching foods. Meowma would have to recommend that you take this up with your Vet.She is a Pet Nutrition Specialist for The Nutro Company
and even though she was a Vet Teach for 3 years in 1986, she thinks you should ask your Vet. Best of Luck on figuring this one out, but if the other food is not causing any problems, you may just need to keep feeding it. Some of us can not handle a higher protein and the richness of a new food.
Please keep us all posted as to how things turn out

Alex (sweet angel girl)

Angel on a- mission!
Purred: Mon May 28, '12 8:50am PST 
Siamese are prone to inflammatory bowel disease which is what my kitty Alex had. I would make sure to get him checked out and he may need to be put on a prescription diet for a bit (even though I hate them, sometimes they do work). He should be checked to make sure there's no ulcers or inflammation going on. It sounds like that Meow Mix and other junk already did the damage which happens A LOT!!!! Then by the time you go to put them on a better diet it's not only difficult but upsetting to their bodies. Sorry this is happening. You can do some reading about feline IBD on my website if you'd like, maybe there's some info there that can help you: http://www.ibdkitties.net/

Mac's Cat

I am what is- called, a- recycled Cat!
Purred: Wed May 30, '12 9:30pm PST 
Meowma had a Siamese mix that lived to be 19 years old and he had an autoimmune problem, where his gums and teeth did not get along. She was told that they have those kind of problems too. I sure hope you find something that will work.