As far as I'm aware my breeder is giving them as much variation as possible.
Kibbles, table scraps (those that are allowed) wet food, goat milk, and so on to try and give them a good, strong bowel system by the time they move. So that they have less risk to be sensitive towards things or something like that.
Swear I was paying attention when she told me. I'm just really good at forgetting.
@Yoda mom thanks, glad you like the poll. Sphynxlair FB members seem to enjoy as well with over 330 already voting in just a couple of days.
We are feeding grain free Merrick wet for 3 of them. Azura is on Hills c/d stress prescriptive wet due to UTI issues.
Dry we are feeding prescriptive Hills c/d stress for all. Since we have a multi-cat family and we need to free feed, we have no choice but to use what Azura needs. The vet says it’s fine for all, it is just expensive as get out lol. I wish it was all grain free but in all honesty we have solid poop from all and they are doing great.
@Catzzzmeow , thanks - sadly my boy who had the UTI 3 years ago refused all the vet RX prescription" foods - any dry or wet ! The vet shook her head - he didn't eat for 3 1/2 days
I called hills amd the other RX vet sold brands - I asked what the magic ingredient was to make it RX omly and Sooo expensive - their reply "it's a combination of ingredients nothing specifically added" to be RX
As an alternative For the past 3 years I am feeding Proplan focus for urninary health chicken flavor wet food.
- it has similar magnesium phosphurus % As the "RX" only for UTI.
I am always lookimg for alternative wet foods for UTI prone kitties .
For treats I feed science diet urinary hairball dry kibble - the love it
I also read hairball formulas are good for kitties with poo issues
For main kibble I feed Nutrisource cat and kitten food in the blue bag , particular for digestive health .
No recalls amd all love it
Even my IBD kitty has made Amazing transformation being fed the Nutrisource .
* I am Always looking for UTI helpful foods -non RX prescription formulas
I will be looking forward to members chiming in on this great poll
Our baby sphynx has only been with us for about 5 weeks and we are still trying out what works best for Farah and our family schedule. We started out only raw but it was difficult because my wife and I both work and the kids are both in school. We didn't want the food out all day so we decided to go raw (twice a day: morning and evening) and dry food ( all day). Now deciding what dry food to use is another issue. I went on line and most breeders recommend Orijen however it is kind of expensive. Other brands that I am thinking of trying are Wilderness, Royale Canin, and Instinct- they are also pricy but not as bad as orijen. I must saw Farah has a pretty strong stomach she ates and adapts to any food and thank God no vomiting. Another brand we were considering is Nomnom Now but that's about $25/ week. We just want the best for Farah with out going broke.
I use Blue Buffalo Wilderness wet and dry food (Grain free) Of course she is spoilt rotten so she gets the occasional piece of chicken too
This is what my breeder was using, and so far Bub has no issues with it, so I don't see the point in switching (unless anyone knows of a cause for concern with this brand?!)
The only issue Bub has is when she eats too quickly, which once or twice has resulted in her throwing it up.
She reeeally loves her food and gets excited at breakfast/dinner time. Sometimes she rolls her eyes a little at being served the same brand of biscuits each day, so maybe it's time to mix it up a little. She can eat as many biscuits as she wants during the day, and gets 2-3 teaspoons of wet food in the morning and evening.
Uber is served the Blue Ridge Beef "Kitten Mix Grind" formula (raw) plus whatever he helps himself to against our wishes from licking dishes in the sink or hunting down stray bits of his sister's food! The girls are served Wellness Core wet food and Merrick grain free kibble.
I enjoy reading about how everyone else cares for their kids.
Has anyone ever fed just dry? I just got my boy from the breeder on Friday and she only free fed Royal Canin dry.Then today for my 72 hr check my vet said all dry was fine as long as he was drinking enough. I was going to start wet or raw this week but I dont want to jinx the perfect poop I'm getting. My girl Meeps free feeds dry all day with one wet meal in the evening. Thoughts anyone?
But the reality is cats don't drink enough. They evolved consuming water in their food. I use this to my benefit because it helps them to fill up and not stay hungry or saves me from having to give them more food.
I looked up Royal Canin dry cat food and it says it has 8% moisture. Most canned food is about 80% moisture. I know some people invest in a cat drinking fountain but just logically you can see from 8% to 80% is a long bridge to cross.
This is an individual choice whether you are a breeder or a pet parent. Canned food is more expensive, as is raw food.....this is why dry food sells.
They recommend wet food because most kitties won’t drink a lot of water and the wet food will help keep them hydrated. I do dry but add a side of wet with added water to it. I only give them about half a can a day.
Harold eats primal freeze dried raw. He likes the turkey, duck, and chicken/salmon. Havent tried the beef/salmon yet
He was eating honets kitchen for the longest time but got sick of it again, as he has in the past. I tried him on darwins raw.. and he wont go near a bowl if darwins is in it. I cant even hide a pea size amount in a whole bowl of his favorite canned. We considered going back to all canned, but it takes up so much space, is so expensive, makes his poop stink soo bad! and all the cans ...
So back to primal. He does amazing on it, and loves it! Plus its so easy, and convenient. Tiny poop that has zero smell.
Does anyone make homemade cooked chicken food? I've been giving Meeps a bland diet the last couple of days because of Diarrhea. She inhales the boiled chicken. Could I just add a raw premix powder to cooked meat and make my own food?