Originally Posted by Love4himies
Thank you for rescuing this kitty
Personally I would start with a very restrictive diet with a novelty meat. Turkey/chicken/beef can be protein allergens and unless you do an elimination diet, you won't know which, if any, is affecting his allergies.
The one food that I know of is Nature's Variety Instinct, Venison or Rabbit, canned. It doesn't contain any turkey/chicken/beef and is probably a protein your kitty may never been introduced to and is a high quality canned.
I do lots of rescue work and have kept more than I should! But not complaining. Jarvis is my first setback, which means I've been lucky.
I get different opinions on the Beef, and this can get confusing for me, even as I am pretty experienced with cats, foods, ferals, etc. But I joined here because I liked the forum and want to learn more. Until I began the Merrick Beef
(2 weeks ago), Jarvis has only ever had Natural Balance (Chicken & Liver Pate and the Turkey & Giblets
). At present, I feed this to all my others.
I am of course most concerned with his condition, especially as we aren't certain why he has this behavior and lesion.