Temptations Cat Treats

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My cat is 16yo this past dec.
She is doing well.
Eats Hill's KD wet and dry food.
She has had IBS, but is on medication now, and is doing well.
She has always had a problem with hairballs.
I give her Hartz hairball gel.
She hates it, so I have to syringe it into her mouth.
I picked up the temptation cat treat hair ball at the store.
She really likes it.
Question is....................
Since she is on KD diet and medicine for her IBS, is it OK for me to give her this??????
 

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Hi. I don't know about the hairball treats and KD/IBS, but would something as simple as olive oil work? A couple of drops in her food per meal might just be enough. Also, a dab of butter/margarine from your finger or on her paw, a couple of times a week is another option. You can also check out giving her some egg yolk or egg yolk lecithin powder as potential options.
 

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If the ingredients in the K/D isn't bothering her IBD, then I'm guessing it's ok to give her the Temptations. Quite frankly, I'm shocked the K/D isn't effecting her IBD, at least the kibble K/D. But how often are you giving her the Temptations, and are you giving her 10 per day as the instructions say? (they used to anyway).

You could definitely do the items listed above instead, or I used Vet's Best Hairball Relieve, which also has Slippery Elm Bark in it. It's a tablet that breaks up into smaller pieces or can be crushed and used as a topper or mixed into their food. One of mine really loves it and the other is so/so with it, but I can usually get him to eat it.
 
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I will try the olive oil with her wet food.
I just started the treats two days ago.
As per instructions 16 per day.
She really like it. Would probably eat the whole package, if I let her.
Since taking her medicine, she is eating much better.
No longer cries when going "D"
 
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She is taking Budesonide once a day for her IBS.
At least I think so.
She also get a B12 shot once a month.
 

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Oh, sorry, I misread and thought she had IBD vs IBS. However, those above meds are actually the same treatments that IBD cats normally receive. Now I understand why that food isn't effecting her
 

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Personally I think 16 treats a day is a bit much, I only give my cats about 3 each if I give Temptations, there is a lot of debate about those treats too. Cats love them but they are treats.

As for the hairball treatment the petroleum based ones like hartz are not the best thing for cats, it acts as a laxative which can cause issues like diarrhea even in cats that don't have digestive issues. The one I've started using has bees wax as the active ingredient. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008UPXZ5O/?tag=thecatsite The company also makes hairball chews as well, but I haven't tried them.
 
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I'll try to cut her down to 10 a day.
Plus the olive oil in her wet food.
 

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While you are at it, stop using Hartz products. While reports about their hairball gel are anecdotal and much less in number than their flea products, I would still find another product.
 
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Called the doctor about the treats.
He said it's OK if only for a treat.
Not a whole meal.
Suggested I cut back to every other day.
Sandy, my cat, didn't like that.
Doc also is not a fan of hartz products.
Said Traditions follows guide lines for cat health much better.
Got rid of the hartz.
Seems like that company is only concerned with profit, like most companies today.
 

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On the subject, never use any Hartz flea preparations either. Some cats become almost addicted to Temptations, so limiting them is a good idea. Your cat will not be happy for a few days.
 

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Honestly, I'd be more worried about the Hartz products rather than the Temptation Cat Treats. There have been so many horror stories related to them, please research the company!

As for temptation cat treats... I hate them, but my cats love them. And my mother insists on spoiling them by giving them to them (sigh) I try to just monitor how many they get, but I also buy them wellness kittles cat treats to try and shift in to see if I can get my mom to stop buying temptations.
 
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The Temptation hair ball seems to be working for her.
I started at 16 pieces a day, as per instructions.
But cut it down to 10 a day.
Now she get's 10 every other day.
She's not happy about that.
Plus I just started putting a tiny bit of olive oil in her wet food.
I put a little to much olive oil in once.
She didn't like it.
 
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So she doesn't like the olive oil.
I put two drops and mixed it in.
I'm guessing she could smell it and didn't eat it.
Had to stop.
The Temptation hair ball is working, so I'll keep using it.
 
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