- Apr 4, 2020
i just remembered the bloating started around the time she stopped taking occasional goat milk
You can still poop with an impaction sometimes. It is usually liquid or very soft poop. There is something going on with this kitten. I font like that your vet doesn’t seem to be taking it seriously. That’s really disheartening.
Love and Sphynx ~ It’s all you need
@ghostthesphynx , are you feeding her a raw diet? or store bought? if you are feeding a raw /home diet you need to be sure she has the proper kitty nutrition. we have several food pros @Condo commando ,@Xandria to name a few.
I know several breeders feed royal canin baby cat.. positive healing vibes continue. keep us updated on this thread so we can follow along easily. I did see your post for a vet recommendation Los Angeles area , I tagged a few members in that thread, they have not been active lately but hopeful they can chime in. hugs n head smooches to baby ghost
Most vets recommend against raw. I would say you have to know what you're doing, especially if you make the food yourself. It's not something that you can wing or half you-know-what. But I've been feeding raw for 7 years and my vet is fine with me making raw food now. Like I said, you just have to know what you're doing.store bought but i’m thinking i need to switch her to raw but i would consult a vet before doing that
Most vets recommend against raw. I would say you have to know what you're doing, especially if you make the food yourself. It's not something that you can wing or half you-know-what. But I've been feeding raw for 7 years and my vet is fine with me making raw food now. Like I said, you just have to know what you're doing.
I would try to get rid of worms before you switch to raw. Unless you suspect that it's the current food that's causing the worms, in which case I would get rid of it right away. But other than that I would try to deal with one thing at a time.
By the way, you don't "have" to get food that says it's for kittens. The premium brands only have one recipe, and it meets the nutritional requirements for all life stages. When a brand has separate kitten and adult recipes, it means the adult version doesn't meet the nutritional requirements for kittens. The food companies do it to keep the cost down, and because technically they aren't required to provide more than a certain level of nutrition for adult cats.
So if you want to eventually switch to raw, here are your options from most to least expensive:
1. Freeze dried raw - this is the most expensive option and it's just for convenience because you don't need freezer space.
2. Frozen, complete and balanced meals - 2nd most expensive; you need freezer space but the food is ready to serve.
3. Frozen, ground meat/bones/organs - this is a popular option because it requires only a small amount of elbow grease while saving a good bit of money. All you need to do is add a supplement.
4. Grind your own cuts - cheapest option but involves the most work and you must have a grinder.
For beginners I would recommend either #2 or #3. But if you don't have freezer space #1 might be your only option. But then again, you can buy a small freezer and it will pay for itself.
Final note, you can't just feed plain ground meat like ground turkey, ground beef, etc. This isn't balanced nutrition is why. Just as an FYI.
Hope that helps.
PS - if you suspect allergies, they recommend a novel protein such as this rabbit. Instinct makes this one:
It's pricey but at least your first order is 35% off so you can tie yourself over for a bit.