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Wet food/Diarrhea

Marlene PartlowMarlene Partlow JamestownMember Posts: 33
edited 29 September, 2008 in Food & Nutrition
We have always been on Purina Indoor Formula, with a can of soft food 1-2 times a month as a treat. Well, Daddy decided we needed to eat soft food 1-2 times a week. Now, some of us get diarrhea BAD for a couple of days after the soft food. With 10 of us, Mommy doesn't know exactly which one(s) of us have the problem. Mommy wants to quit serving the soft food alltogether but in reading some of the posts on several forums, alot of people serve just soft food diets. Mommy is so upset & doesn't know what to do. She definitely does not want to spend 2 hours a day on trying to find where some of us have had 'accidents' around the house. HELP anyone!!! (P.S. Mommy says she still loves us but she wants things to be back to normal!)


  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 27 September, 2008
    My oh my, what a beautiful cat! =D> What exactly soft food are you feeding? Also, look at the ingredients on the Purina bag, alot of by products and grains, not good for kitties tummies, and could result in diarea, as well as allergies, and IBD. Check out this link, hope it helps. ;c; :^: :)
  • Joan MARTINJoan MARTIN Fairfield, CAMember Posts: 20
    edited 27 September, 2008
    Have you tried plain yogurt? If no issues with milk, it may help. My brother and I got it bad after being on Albion. We had coccidia, and mom had to treat us. It seemed to really help get us back to normal, and we love it still! Mom said to call the vet, though.
  • Marlene PartlowMarlene Partlow JamestownMember Posts: 33
    edited 27 September, 2008
    The soft food they had last night was 9 Lives. I\'ve had my cats on Purina all their lives with no medical issues or diarrhea problems. They didn\'t have these issues until my husband started serving the soft food regularily. GRR! I know some of the cats are about due for their shots & I will mention it to her.
  • Chrysee HinshawChrysee Hinshaw Member Posts: 474
    edited 27 September, 2008
    I just looked up 9Lives because I've never seen it before. I'm sorry, but I threw up in my mouth a little. It uses "meat" by-products. Not even an identified meat source. Oh god. Maybe that's why your cats got sick. I would too.
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 27 September, 2008
    All I will say is go back to what you are eating for now and no wet food, to get them back to normal poopies, in the meantime you should read a few links here that I will give you to get you to understand feline nutrition. Then I would suggest slowly and I mean slowly switch to an all wet or half wet half dry diet a day. After you have read these articles then you will understand Just my 2 cents for you.
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 27 September, 2008
    Also I will ask did you introduce the 9 lives slowly? Or was it the first time they have had this kind of wet food? the ingredients in 9lives arent the greatest for our feline carnivores.
  • Lucybelle GLucybelle G Member Posts: 96
    edited 29 September, 2008
    Sorry about the mess kitty made! I think the transition has to be made gradually because some cats have sensitive stomach and any immediate changes to their feeding routine create unmanageable stress to them. Try adding wet to kibble first and gradually remove the kibbles from their meal. This way, they have sufficient time to adjust to the new taste and texture and places less strain on their digestive system. I've found a great product that may help ease your cat's diarrhea if they are persistent:- You may want to give it a try. Of course, do consult with your vet before administering any supplements. Another good prouduct that will help restore good bacteria in your cat's stomach would be Lactobacillus acidophilus. You can find it in any pet store. It's harmless and can be administered easily. I personally use this:-
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