I have been on a mission to find a healthy choice for my oldest cat Minnie. She was a petite cat at 11 months when I adopted her. Very few health incidents other than a fairly bad Upper respiratory infection a few years ago. She has lost all her large canine teeth.
Minnie will be 13 in February. She’s my heart.
Adoption Day (11 Months old Feb 2004)
Before China she was getting Fat (2011)
Minnie at 12 years of age
China, my youngest having found at my door step 4 years ago is a very robust, beautiful coat and literally will eat anything she finds. She especially likes dust bunnies
China at 4 years of age
The problems with Minnie started around the same time as China’s arrival. Stress related IBS.
Can you imagine having the runnies every day for all these years?
I have been keeping a journal on my mission.
She seems much improved.
No wet food for three days and I notice with just the Science diet for sensitive stomachs she has less runnies and not as many crying scenes nor vomiting.
Than I read that it is one of the worse foods for a cat.
So my research is back in full swing.
Anything that will help my Minnie.
I tend to favor products that are made in our country (USA)
8:56 AM 10/23/2015
Vomited this am.
Feeding more often but less at each feeding.
2:25 AM 10/25/2015
Pudding Plop Puddles = Runnies and crying
She is very fastidious and never leaves any messes for me to clean up.
EXCEPT IN THE LITTER BOX
7:28 PM 11/2/2015
Minnie seems to be doing a bit better, she still weighs barely 10 pounds.
8:12 AM 11/6/2015
She loves the Natures Variety.
Licks the bowl clean and isn’t demanding to be fed constantly.
The BEST Canned Foods for your Cat
Top brands that I use include
Tiki Cat – the kinds with NO FISH
Hound and Gatos
Soulistic, some grain free Wellness and some Merrick Pate Perfect Bistro.
Please note that not all of these are carrageenan free, and most have BPA in the can linings.
This is my go too when funds do not allow the quality foods I have starred here
Nature’s Logic – All canned formulas
From “Four Star” Grain-Free
Newman’s Own Organics Grain-Free Canned Cat Food – All “grain-free” varieties
Note: The “Newman’s Own Organics” non grain-free formulas DO have both carrageenan and guar gum