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Old November 14th, 2009, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ayclee View Post
I’m working on lowering his weight. Giving him more wet food and cutting back on the dry. Sugarcatmom, you mentioned the potato starch in Orijen, is there a better dry food I should try out that doesn’t have the potato starch?
I would suggest eliminating the dry completely. That will help with both his weight and the inflammation issue. Cats really shouldn't be eating any dry food, it has no redeeming qualities and is the number one cause of numerous health issues, such as diabetes, kidney disease, allergies, IBD, bladder/urinary tract problems, and obesity. More on that here:

If pain is an ongoing issue for Felix, you could try Buprenex (very expensive though, and not all vets have it in stock, but it has a better safety margin than Metacam), or perhaps some homeopathic options like Traumeel or Zeel.
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