cat food Archives - Animal Medical Center - New York City
Can you please recommend a good cat food to switch to that will help with the intestinal problems problems, which are disguised as hairball problems ? I have 3 cats and do not control when they eat but I have an automatic dispenser that does control the portions it kicks out and they free feed. Unfortunately, I don’t know if one gets more than the other. I can’t give probiotics because it is difficult to medicate them, due to some of thier personalities and my health conditions. I currently feed them Science Diet RD because they are all indoor cats, older, and not as active, so a little overweight, but they all throw it up occasionally. I know they all do this because I can see each hair color.I would appreciate any suggestions on what food to switch to that is more grain free, has more protein than carb, etc. as stated in the above article. Thank You. Please send answer to my email.
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Formulating your own cat food is a difficult and time-consuming process. Also, the nutrients in the formula may not be available in the right quantities and proportions to be beneficial to your cat. It is usually recommended that cat owners use a commercial nutritionally balanced product, unless a veterinarian recommends a homeformulated recipe for medical purposes. Often these recipes come from published sources and are created by veterinarians certified in animal nutrition. Sample Recipes for Healthy Pets
The MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center offers generic nutritionally adequate recipes for the average cat and dogs (15, 30 and 60 lbs.) with no medical problems as a possible option for pet owners. The recipes were balanced by a Certified Veterinary Nutritionist and are suitable for long term feeding when fed according to instructions. These instructions include suggested food substitutions and recommended supplements.
It is recommended that you consult a Certified Veterinary Nutritionist concerning your pet's diet if they have any pre-existing medical conditions or might require special dietary needs. To find out more about Nutrition at the MSPCA-Angell, .
Please click on the following links to download a sample recipe for cat and dogs (15, 30 and 60 lbs.) with no medical problems in PDF format.
Although many cats are content to eat a single product, some cats may develop finicky eating habits and become very selective about what foods they'll accept. Feeding your cat two or three different cat foods provides flavor variety, and may prevent your cat from developing an exclusive preference for a single food, so that if a medical condition dictates a change in diet, your cat may have an easier time adjusting. It often is necessary to experiment with a few diets in order to find one that works for cats with IBD or food intolerance. But if you can find one that works, I recommend that you stick with it and avoid treats or other dalliances. These syndromes are often treated with medications such as prednisone; if possible it is better in my opinion to try to manage the problems with diet alone.