Monday, June 18, 2012

Help! What kind of food do I give my dietary sensitive cat?

A cat or kitten that has a dietary sensitivity or allergy to cat food may seem to be sensitive or allergic to whatever you feed them and it seems to be a never ending occurrence, which is very frustrating and also leaves you out of pocket!

However, the end may be in sight! Royal Canin Sensitivity has been specifically formulated to help control dietary hypersensitivity and/or dietary intolerances. It can also be used to help manage certain types of diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal issues such as gastroenteritis and chronic colitis.

But what is a dietary sensitivity and how do I know if my cat has one?

Some symptoms your feline may experience are: itching, scratching, sneezing, constant licking and ear infections (because their allergy can also cause a dermatitis reaction), diarrhoea, vomiting, other digestive problems, rapid weight loss and fur loss. (It is always a good idea to seek the advice of a registered vet if your cat exhibits any of these symptoms or others). The causation of sensitivities or allergies can be difficult to pin point, especially if your cat has eaten the same food for a long period of time and then starts exhibits symptoms. Many basic and common cat food ingredients can be the culprit, from proteins, lipoproteins and carbohydrates, to cow’s milk and cereal. If your cat is exhibiting symptoms, it can be beneficial to start them on an ‘elimination’ diet in order to try and cut out the ingredient that is causing the reaction.

As previously mentioned, a popular choice for a hypoallergenic diet for cats is Royal Canin Sensitivity Control. It works by changing normal cat food protein sources to chicken and carbohydrate sources to rice which are very rarely associated with producing an allergic reaction within cats; it is formulated to be easily digestible and is also lactose, wheat and gluten free in order to prevent those nasty reactions! If you are worried that your cat may become nutrient deficient then worry no longer, because Royal Canin is fortified with nutrients to keep your cat healthy!

If you have more than one cat, but only one has a dietary sensitivity or intolerance you may be worried that it could end up costing you more money, time and hassle to get the different kinds of cat food you need. However has all your pet supply needs in one place and will deliver it all to your door!

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