Two kittens, one with sensitive stomach

laila_2009December 13, 2012

In October we got two brother kittens, but very different. We fed iams dry and taste of the wild wet. After we got back from Thanksgiving, one started throwing up. To make a long story short, took to vet, put on Id wet cat food, stopped dry cat food, put on antianflamatory antibiotic. Got better. I tried Halo sensitive dry, chicken and brown rice California natural wet. All was going well till I over fed one night. Again the throw ups with blood. We stopped dry and feed exclusively wet.

Question, for anyone in this situation, how do you feed two different cats? Is an all wet diet good for kittens? He also seems to do good with chicken soup , cut up chicken and broth parts. I add onion, but it is only a flavoring

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annzgw

Onions are toxic to cats so please don't add it to their food.

The vets I work with prefer feeding canned food instead of dry and their clinic is seeing fewer health and obesity problems in cats fed only wet food.
My cat has been on canned food since she was 7 weeks old and has held her weight at 9.5 lbs over the past 2 years.

This post was edited by annz on Fri, Dec 14, 12 at 12:25

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 12:14AM
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techigirl78

Wet food is better for cats as it provides them more fluids from what I understand. My cats get both. What I found with wet only is that one of my cats teeth was very bad with only wet (multiple cleanings in early years) and the dry food seemed to help with that issue.

If you feed only wet and have kittens, I would just suggest you start dental cleanings now. The younger you start cleaning their teeth, the easier they seem to deal with it and it will help reduce how often dental cleanings are needed.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 8:28PM
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laila_2009

Does anyone have a good automatic feeder that has coldpacks for wet food?

And is there anything they can chew on that cleans their teeth?

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 11:34PM
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