(Closed) High Fiber Cat Food

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Busy bee

What we do is just add a little bit of canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling) to her food and it works wonderfully.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had a cat that had constipation issues for 8 years. It was terrible, I felt horrible. I had to take him in for enemas every few months and was on a bunch of medication. I tried pumpkin and it did not work. I would give him what the vet recommended – take my word for it,  you don’t want it to get worse.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I highly recommend you actually switch him to a grain-free and low-carb all wet (canned, or raw, or a mixture of the two) diet. No dry food (dry food is constipating, and inflammatory due to other junk in it, and a lot of other stuff). 

For more information about grain-free wet diets – and why they are ideal for cats, and switching to wet, read http://catinfo.org/ 

RAW goat milk (NOT pasteurized and not cow milk (never give these to cats) or “cat milk” which is full of other junk) can be helpful for digestive issues as it has many natural probiotics. 

ETA: I forgot to touch on the fibre issue….generally in the wild, cats get all the fibre they need from their prey but here are a couple little write ups about fibre in the domestic cat diet: 

http://feline-nutrition.org/answers/answers-do-cats-need-dietary-fiber

http://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/ktudor/2012/june/do_cats_need_fiber_in_their_diet-25083

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Fromm 4-Star has a great line of Cat food. My dog eats their dog versions and does really well. Limited ingredients, and they offer both wet and dry food. Never had a recall.

 

We also use canned pumpkin (make sure it is only pumpkin!) to help settle an upset stomach.

 

Not sure if it constitutes as “high fiber” though. 4.5% in most formulas.

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