|Purred: Wed Jul 10, '13 2:36am PST |
|My one cat (Bella) has always been healthy as a fiddle and never needed any extra specials with her diet ect...
However my newer kitty (I've had her about 3 years now) is STILL having digestive issues with her poop, and it's ever since she's been spayed about 2 years back. That and her excessive weight gain. My older female got spayed and put on little to no weight at all, I know some is common especially for indoor cats like my own, but SHEESH she put it on SO fast! Not gradually but BAM like within 2 weeks of her spay she went from a teeny bitty kitten to a little pudge, pudge Mah-goo.
I've tried all the commercial weight foods both dry and wet but:
1. they cost a fortune (specially cases of some wet!) and 2. they don't seem to help. She has not put any more on mind you but she can't seem to loose the weight she did put on. (they are not free fed cats. I measure their food. They get a cup and half of dry, currently, between the two of them daily; most of which they don't finish by night time. They like food but don't gorge like some animals I've seen.)
I also try to keep her active with daily play time and Bella of course helps with that too, she's a spunky gal at times lol but it's always the same. No difference in weight and no improvement on those stinky, fowl smelling, soft poops.
I just want my healthy kitten back...she never had these issues till those vets got a hold of her now it seems like nothing helps.
Before anyone asks, she has been tested for allergies, diabetes, parasites ect.. and all came back negative apparently. The vets tell me I over feed her and yet she barely eats as is...their snippy, rude and tell me it's my fault. I really don't like the vets here (a different small animal vet in my city nearly killed my rabbit as well, but thats another story...) She also caught calicivirus from that vet office too and they denied that as well even though there is NO way for Allie to have come in contact with any other cats except Bella (who she had been with since she was a kitten and who is up to date with all her shots) and cats at THEIR office. I mean really now it doesn't take a genius to figure that out. And to top it all off when I brought her in with it they didn't even know what it was! The vet was confused told me he'd never seen anything like it sent me home with random antibiotics to which he said: "I dunno try this and see if it works..." without even know what he was dealing with. I was skeptical and did my own research online with her symptoms and figured it out with very little effort. I tossed the antibiotics (cause they wouldn't have helped anyways...) gave her L-Lysine and she instantly started to improve. Ugh, so frustrated with these people!
So anyways, I know the vets here never like the sound of raw diets and frown upon them (then try and make me buy garbage vet foods full of corn and by-products. YUCK!) so I wont even bring this up with them. Can't stand them, as you know by the above...so I guess I'd like some personal feedback from others who may have had similar results ect...with raw. Do you think it will help her? From what research I've done it seems like it may be the answer to my prayers but I'd like the communities in put.
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