- Oct 24, 2018
Hi all, unfortunately, our older adult cat has been chronically suffering from what I believe is a food allergy. He has had continuous diarrhea, as well as other symptoms like an unhealthy coat, watery eyes, snoring/sometimes wheezing, but no vomiting or severe changes/warning signs thankfully. The thing is, he is an EXTREMELY picky eater, more so than our very duchess-like kitty. He will ONLY want the food that I suspect is causing his issues!! We've tried transitioning out his diet with other brands, I've tried giving him various freeze-dried meat treats, actual homecooked meat (boiled chicken, steak..), adding pumpkin to his food, isolating what we feed him (dry vs wet) to try and figure out what's causing the reaction, etc... Even tried a round of antibiotics (?) that the vet gave us, and tested for parasites/worms which came out negative. But he just turns his nose up to everything, no reaction at all! Thankfully our other 2 are more open to trying these foods, and we've found stuff they like He likes dry food and turns to that when he walks away from the other food we've tried, which I desperately tried to get him off of as it's not great for him. Sometimes I feel like just leaving him with no choice but what I give him to eat, but then he'd starve himself being picky! I really need suggestions for sensitive tummies/food allergy/limited ingredient foods. I found Instinct ones on chewy, but they are sooo expensive and are pate style, which my cats all hate. He only likes friskies brand meat shreds with gravy....