We give our Russian blue wet cat food (7yo). We've used Dine or Whiskas as they have meat in gravy types that he likes.
I'm not sure why but lately he's started vomiting - I'm not sure if it's the food or another issue - it's sporadic and he does like eating fluff off the carpet 😱
Any recommendations for a good quality wet cat food? He's quite slim so I'm keen to keep an element of wet food in his diet.
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02-06-2015 19:39 #1
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02-06-2015 19:48 #2
I feed my cats the felix wet food pouches or friskies pouches. I have one cat who really isn't interested in wet food but she will eat both of them.
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02-06-2015 19:50 #3Senior Member
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have you had kitty vet checked?
could be a hair ball, my kitty get them and needs hairball food to help it
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02-06-2015 19:51 #4
Vomiting may be a sign of inflammatory bowel disease which can be common in cats. It can be treated with diet but you need to find something bland and designed for sensitive stomachs. I don't know many commercial foods especially here in oz but there are many prescription foods you can try such as hills id, royal canin sensitivity or gastrointestinal food and I'm sure the other brands like purina have good foods. It's good to try one as a test as most cats with ibd can be managed with just careful food.
Also in terms of weight gain dry food is actually more energy dense so I would normally advise feeding a combination of both as the dry is easy, cheaper, can help keep teeth clean and nutritious but the wet food is good to add moisture to the diet.
I would obviously advice you visit your vet for a check over first as there can be lots of reasons for vomiting other than diet (pancreatitis, foreign body, diabetes, kidney or liver disease etc). Also it's good to get his weight checked especially if he's been vomiting as it's often hard to notice weight changes when you see him every day.
02-06-2015 20:32 #5
Wet cat food
He had a check up earlier this year and the vet didn't seem too concerned but I can certainly take him back. He had some back issues about a year ago a whilst still a little slower it doesn't seem to bother him now.
He's always been thin in the hindquarters just seems worse at the moment - toilet habits all normal.
He seriously eats a lot of fluff off the carpet which I find odd - can cats get pica?
He always has dry food - a combination of eukanubra and VIP grain free hairball control. He gets a can of wet food every day, sometimes every second day.
The vomiting seems to be after he's been outside (he eats leaves!) or has wet food but I've noticed he really only wants the gravy but I leave the meat so I thought maybe it was from leaving it too long. There is no real pattern to it, it might be three times a week or then nothing for a couple of weeks.
02-06-2015 20:50 #6
They don't really get pica especially as commercial foods are so well balanced there isn't a nutritional need to eat crap but certainly many pets do it just for behavioural reasons. It sounds from what you're describing that it's likely mild ibd related to diet so I think it would be a good idea to experiment with different foods. Just bear in mind that although dry food seems quite bland there can be ingredients that can aggregate things too so if you don't notice an improvement with the wet there are dry food options.
Personally I would try a prescription food like royal canin gastro or sensitivity (comes in wet and dry). At least then you know it's been formulated for cats with ibd so if that's what the cause of the vomiting is you should notice an improvement. And I'm not trying to plug buying food from a vet as I know in the UK it is possible to buy those foods online without prescription. If things improve you can then try other cheaper brands but at least you will know if it's a diet related issue.
Again although I am a vet it's hard to give advice without examining the cat so if he seems at all unwell otherwise or the weight loss seems to be worsening definitely get him checked over.
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02-06-2015 21:20 #7
Has he got any grass to eat?
Id try some cat grass (for digestion) and/or some cat lax for furballs.
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02-06-2015 21:38 #8
I'll look for some different food and give him a couple of weeks on it and if no improvement I'll take him to the vet for the prescription stuff and a full check up.
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03-06-2015 01:51 #9
Vomiting can indicate worms.
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