The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 4, 2002
    Posts
    2,914

    Default Trying to get my kitten switched to canned food....

    I have had my kitten now for about 5 weeks - I totally love her!

    She came eating dry Pro Plan kitten food and does fine on that. I picked up some cans of the same food and have been trying to get switched over to some of that.

    She loves it! But no matter how small the amount I give her (even a teaspoon) it makes her have the runs. I am glad she likes it and would prefer to have her on a canned diet but I can't deal with the runs - I have to grab her every time she goes to clean her up so she doesn't get it all over my house

    Is there a trick to this?? I never had this problem with my adult, albeit elderly, cats. Towards the end of their lives I switched their food all the time to keep them eating and we didn't have this problem.

    It's been too long since I've had a wee one - she is about 5 months old. We did have a problem w/bloody BM's but some wormer from the vet cleared that up. That was a few weeks ago, she's having a little of that now, again, but she goes back in a few weeks and she'll get some more wormer. I just don't remember all this stuff from when old Murphy was a baby!
    ~* Life is the dance you choose *~



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 18, 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    371

    Default

    Have you tried some probiotics on the food? Although I would tempted to try a different canned kitten food to see if this brand is what's causing it first.

    The only time I had trouble with kittens and diarrhea were if they had worms or giardia/coccidia.

    Good luck! They are sooo active and can be so messy with diarrhea. Good thing they're so stinking cute



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 13, 1999
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    35,695

    Default

    Try Wellness, just to see if a different brand helps. If you're limited to local shops that don't carry anything high end, try Friskies Classic - those are actually pretty good quality Make sure it's the Classic varieties though
    ______________________________
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET



  4. #4
    reefy! is offline Grand Prix Premium Member
    Original Poster
    Join Date
    Feb. 4, 2002
    Posts
    2,914

    Default

    Well thank you rubygirl - that made really good sense, to try other brands. That was an excellent suggestion!

    And JB, thank you for the Wellness suggestion. I have Petco and Petsmart w/in a few miles of home so I got that plus others to try.

    The winner is Royal Canin kitten food. She wolfs it down and I'm up to half a can at a time (just the little cans) and no runs. YAHOO!!

    It's been so long since I had a non-finicky cat. Both my oldsters were terribly fussy the last year of their lives (because they were in failing health ) so it's good to have a kitty that eats with such gusto!

    As she gets older, I'm going to try my best to get her on a grain free food. I realize she's a piggy probably because she's a kitten but I hope she keeps her great appetite as she ages.
    ~* Life is the dance you choose *~



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec. 13, 1999
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    35,695

    Default

    yay! I absolutely love kitties who are so voracious
    ______________________________
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov. 18, 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    371

    Default

    Yay! Piggy kittens are the best

    I'm glad you found a food that she likes and agrees with her. I never tried the Royal Canin canned but when I had itty bitty fosters I would usually buy the RC Babycat dry and it was always a hit. The little pieces are soo tiny, I can see why they liked it - not much chewing involved. lol



Similar Threads

  1. Grreat Choice Canned Cat Food
    By shiningwizard255 in forum The Menagerie
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jan. 12, 2013, 10:09 PM
  2. I just switched to a new dog food and LOVE IT
    By Bumper in forum The Menagerie
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: May. 9, 2012, 09:15 PM
  3. Freezing canned food?
    By CrazyGuineaPigLady in forum The Menagerie
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Nov. 19, 2011, 01:22 PM
  4. Has anyone switched to a Raw dog food diet?
    By mercedespony in forum The Menagerie
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: Jun. 15, 2011, 06:32 PM
  5. Cheapest 'decent' canned cat food
    By Big_Grey_hunter in forum The Menagerie
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: May. 16, 2011, 12:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •