Cleo's Progress

One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

Friday, October 24, 2008

Changing my cats' food

Remember back when I was contemplating taking Cleo off of dry food? I was concerned about the signs that dry food was not the healthiest thing for her. Besides, wet food seemed the best way to keep her eating and avoid another bout of feline hepatic lipidosis.

Unfortunately, Cleo became very picky about her wet food, and started to boycott everything but the whitefish and tuna flavor. I've read about cats being in danger of mercury poisoning from only eating fish-flavored wet food, so I decided it was time to take Cleo off of the wet food.

This time I decided to go with the absolute best of the best — Spot's Stew — and put both of my cats on it. Cleo was uncertain at first, but with the incentive of a little of their canned food as a topping, she seems to like the new dry food okay.

My biggest concern right now is Prince, my other cat. He has been on kitten food (to keep his weight up, since he doesn't eat enough to otherwise) for at least a year, and is boycotting the new food determinedly. We're going to try mixing his kitten food with the new food and gradually switching him over, but I am worried about him not eating enough.

It is important to keep a close eye on your cats' eating habits, and make sure they never go more than a few days without eating their usual amounts. Now that I know how easily fatty liver disease can happen, I can tell you how important it is to keep tabs on how much your cat eats!



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