I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I recently got two cats, Mario and Yoshi. They’re ten year old Maine Coons, and eventually they’ll get their own bios and stuff on the site, because I’m weird like that, but time hasn’t lent itself that way.
Since the boys came home we’ve had issues with vomiting. It’s been mostly Mario, my blue eyed, seal point boy, but I have seen Yoshi up-chuck a little. This has been hard on all of us. Them because vomiting is no fun, and me because I have to clean up after than and their vomiting makes me vomit. Yeah, it hasn’t been fun.
When I brought them home I fed them the same brand of food they’d been eating at the shelter. Iams. Big name we all recognize, right? I thought so, but things just never got better.
This last week I’ve been trying out a Purina brand food with disastrous results! It’s like explosion city after each feeding.
I’ve been hearing a lot about how bad grain based feeds are for cats and dogs, so I started digging to try to find out what a good option was for them. This really isn’t an easy process and I don’t have any answers yet, except that Purina is not the food for us. I ran across PetFoodRatings.org yesterday and read through the reviews. Now I’ve never been a fan of wet foods. Clearly I posses one of the weakest stomachs known to man and the wet foods disgust me, so we’re sticking with dry food. That, and the vet I spoke with recommended keeping them on a dry food diet.
So, I’m trying a new food and crossing my fingers that this is easier on their tummies and we can cut out all this vomiting business, because no one likes to throw up!