|Purred: Mon Nov 12, '12 1:14pm PST |
|So I looked at the ingredient in the feline z/d low Allergen - dry food. Wow that is a lot of liver. The cellulose is wood. Some pets have issues with chicken too.
Prescription Diet® z/d® Feline Low Allergen: Brewers Rice, Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Hydrolyzed Chicken, Soybean Oil (preserved with BHA, propyl gallate and citric acid), Powdered Cellulose, Lactic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Sulfate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, Iodized Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.
Most of the forum members will say, if you can go 100% wet* then that is the best route. Even a raw diet is great route too. Now will Ninja go for it is another story. A back up plan is needed. So a grain free kibble and one without chicken, rice of cellulose to see if that is a problem. Other brands to look at Royal Canine Hypoallergenic Select (duck, venison, & rabbit varieties!! I know it's pricy even if you can use while going to a wet diet.), Natural Balance(wet), Nature's Variety(wet) or Stella & Chewy just add water or feed dry. A must have item is something like Eagle Pack Holistic Transition (edit to add EP to post).
* Now to sell a 100% wet diet to the vet is easy. The vet will go for it if you talk about the kidney health with the fact cats natural diet is not wood or rice. Cats are obligate carnivore.
Edited by author Mon Nov 12, '12 1:24pm PST
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