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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:45 PM
Ike The cat Ike The cat is offline
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Question Cat Food and fat

Hi to all cat lovers,
Our two cats are six years old, we feed them Hills Prescription c/d Multi care with chicken we don't feed them a lot but they are getting fat and they are mostly inside. My boy cat has long hair and gets fur balls so the doctor says to feed him c/d. I want to feed them something that has less fat, low ash, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and I would rather have natural. Any suggestions to what food to feed them?
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Ike The cat View Post
Any suggestions to what food to feed them?
Wet food. Ditch any and all kibble and either find a decent low-carb (preferably grain-free) quality canned food like Wellness, Innova Evo 95%, Nature's Variety Instinct, or even better, look into a raw diet. Here's some info on feline nutrition that you might find interesting: www.catinfo.org

And after you're done that, more reading on why kibble makes cats fat:

It's not the fat you have to worry about, but the carbs. And C/D is a whopping 36% calories from carbs. The first 2 ingredients are rice and corn, making this food completely inappropriate for a carnivore. Have your cats had urinary tract issues in the past?
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Old May 4th, 2009, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Ike The cat View Post
My boy cat has long hair and gets fur balls so the doctor says to feed him c/d.
is that the only reason the vet put him on the crystal diet?
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