Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog and Pet Fun > Cat and Pet Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2012, 12:32 AM
Southpaw's Avatar
Southpaw Southpaw is online now
orange iguanas.
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 7,777
Default Transitioning cat to raw

So my cat Jinx was just diagnosed with IBD. He spent a couple days at work with me earlier in the week (very happy kitty he was - not) getting thoroughly checked out, and everything with him was normal. That leaves us with IBD as really the only reason why he vomits a billion times a day.

They suckered me into trying a prescription food that is targeted for IBD and urinary health since he has had a urinary blockage before. Royal Canin Hypoallergenic HP. I said fine, I'll try it, even though it is ridiculously expensive. Then I got home with it and actually looked at it and there is NO MEAT in it. NO MEAT in a cat food. Mind blown. And at that point I decided I need to do whatever it takes to not have to feed him this garbage. (Yeah, it might fix the vomiting, but holy crap it can't be healthy for long-term).

I'm going to feed him the rx food for a couple weeks just to see if it helps get his system back to any level of normalcy.

Now, here are my questions. I'm not doing prey model with him for a couple reasons. There's a local store that grinds their own raw mixes so I'm going to use that just to make everything easier. I feel like this should be any easy transition but everything I read makes it seem like it has to be this long drawn out process. That FIRST I have to get him on scheduled feedings. THEN I have to switch him to an all canned diet (yeah right, I'm not made of money). THEN I can start slowly, slowly, slowly adding in the raw.

Is that really necessary? Can't I just go from kibble --> raw? Why does he have to be on scheduled feedings.... can't I just go "oh look, cat is hungry *add spoonful of raw to bowl*" ??

It just seems so silly to go through all these steps and I don't understand the point.


Juno CGC 2009 :: Sawyer 2015 :: Cajun CGC 2013 :: Lucy 2006
Run free, Molly :: Happy
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site