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What cat food do I feed my cat and why?

What cat food do I feed my cat and why?

I was recently asked by a friend “what cat food do I feed my cat Presley and why?”  The answer is….. I feed my cat, Presley raw food.  Why do I feed him raw food you may ask!!!!!!  He was having digestive issue one morning, and it came to my mind about a client that was having similar issues with her cat and I also read an article about how raw food can help.  So I thought I would give that a try.  Guess what, it worked.  It has helped my Presley immensely.  He does not have the digestive issues as he was experiencing, his eyes glow  like marbles, his teeth and gums are healthy, he has a lot more energy, and his fur is soft as silk.  And I attribute this to raw food.  I also am adding some pumpkin and goats milk yogurt to his regiment.  Pumpkin is good fiber and the goat’s milk for the probiotic.

Now, raw food, may I suggest you purchase it from a reputable pet food store for safety, sanitation, and health reasons.  We live in Jupiter, FL, so we purchase ours from Healthe Pets Market .  

As a result of feeding my cat Presley raw food, I feed my dog Maxwell raw as well, which has helped his allergies immensely.  Raw food comes in a variety of proteins, such as duck, rabbit, venison, turkey, chicken, lamb, beef, fish, and more.  It also comes in a variety of types such as patties that are 80z., logs, chubs, medallions (1 oz.), and bits (kibble-size bites).    Here is a great resource for Best Raw Cat foods

and here is a good resource for the Best Raw Dog Foods.

If you have any questions about raw food, you could always contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, no! My cat has struvite crystals!

Oh, no! My cat has struvite crystals.  Last week I observed my cat, Presley hanging out by the litterbox and urinating frequently and noticed blood.  He was also peeing on blankets frequently too.  I contacted my veterinarian and he told me to come in immediately which I did.  On a side, if a male cat has a urinary tract infection, it can be very serious if left untreated.  Male cats have been known to die within in three days as they get blockage.

So I went to the vet and he said he does indeed have a Urinary Tract Infection.  Thankfully he was not blocked.  The bladder area was soft which was good.  He suggested Presley start on a veterinary food diet and take an antibiotic called Orbax, that I administer once a day by mouth and a prescription of 1/4 tablet of Valium to relax his urethra, and drink a lot of water.  He also sent me home with a test kit to get a sample of his urine.  The test turned out to be that Presley has the Struvite Crystals.

I am not a fan of veterinary food.  So, I went to Healthy Pets with Dr. Karen Becker‘s website and read that raw rabbit would be a good protein for my cat and cranberry helps too.  So I purchased the raw rabbit, which Presley devoured thankfully.  I also went to a local vitamin store and purchased Stone Free,™ which is an herb that dissolves stones and crystals as well as provides urinary, kidney and gall bladder support, and cranberry d’mannose.  I mixed a tablet of each and put it in a glass with 1 oz of purified water which lasts three days —  On day 3, you must change to new tablets and water —

Then I filled up an eyedropper and have been giving it to him two times a day.  I also purchased a cat water fountain placed away from the food.  Very important is your cat have water.  So far Presley, my cat is doing well.  He is peeing good.  I have been checking his litter box for blood which there has been no presence of thankfully.  So far this regiment is working well.  As a cat sitter in Jupiter, FL, it is my honor and duty to keep my clients and audience informed of how Presley is doing.

*Disclaimer  This is not to substitute for veterinary advice.  Always consult with your veterinarian and follow what you feel is right for you.  This is a very serious challenge that requires veterinary attention.

Photo courtesy of June Collins, Pet Sitter in Jupiter, FL

Photo courtesy of June Collins, Pet Sitter in Jupiter, FL

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