Better in the Raw for Cats - Know Better Pet Food
Now I have to wonder if the C/d food caused all this. Did the new food make him acutely diabetic and the vets missed that? It is too late to bring him back, but I do want to warn others. This food might not be such a good idea if you want your cat to have a full happy life. Our Simba was only 5 years old. To create a food that fixes one health issue but creates others is a recipe for disaster. Obviously there is a lot of $ behind why the foods are sold by veterinary offices. I feel cheated of a beautiful furry friend whose life was cut short. I would not recommend this food to anyone for their cats.
I just left my one year old neutered cat at the vet hospital for an overnight stay. He had a partial blockage from crystals in his urine. When I pick him up tomorrow I know they want to send me him home with prescription food from their office. I’ve read on various blogs that these are often not as high in protein as commercial brands from the pet store. Couldn’t I just buy a high protein wet food that’s a better quality than a prescription food? If so, any that are recommended? He was on Go! and Orijen but I’ll be taking him off the dry food completely.
After comparing glucose-tolerance tests, which measures blood samples and indicates how fast glucose is being cleared from the blood after eating, researchers found no significant difference between a dry food diet and a wet food diet....Cats are exquisitely adapted to utilize protein and fat for energy. Cats lack the metabolic pathway that humans and dogs use for processing carbohydrates. While cats can digest and utilize a small amount of carbs, cats, the excess gets turned into body fat. Given that more than 53% of U.S. cats are now overweight or obese, the most commonly fed diets–dry kibble–are clearly not doing cats much good! Add to that a rising rate of feline diabetes (doubled from 1 in 400 to 1 in 200 in a decade)–also considered by experts to be caused by dry food–and it’s clear that we need to take a different approach to feline nutrition!For example, if your cat is prone to bladder infections or obstructions then foods that lower his urinary pH will help reduce their occurrence. Prevention is better than cure however, so where possible you should calculate how much your pet needs to maintain an appropriate weight and measure their food. You can discuss specifics with your veterinarian about your pet’s build, age, activity level and health status.My cat's health has declined since feeding him your "not" healthy food. I have already spent over $800.00 getting him better. I told my vet that I believe it to be the z/d diet. He said not to discontinue it after I went in for the 5 to 6 times. I asked for another vet and got very loud to fix my cat. I then took my cat completely off all the z/d and it's been at least a month and a half and is getting better each day!!! I will NEVER purchase your product ever again!!! Oh and I know about you guys previewing complaints and not posting them. So don't be deceiving or I will go further with my complaint!!! I do feel that Hills should reimburse me for all I had spent to get him better. I live check to check every week so this was a very heavy weight on my shoulders but my fur baby means the world to me and I feel like your product almost killed him.There is increasing evidence that carbohydrates (starches and sugars) in dry food are simply not metabolized well by many, if not most cats. While obesity is caused by many factors, the free-choice feeding of dry food to a relatively inactive cat is a major player. Obese cats are prone to joint problems, liver and kidney disease, and diabetes.Most cats lose weight far more efficiently on a canned food than dry food diet: they lose body fat while retaining muscle mass. These diets are much better suited to the unique feline metabolism.