Cat Food Allergies

Cat Food Allergies

Cat Food AllergiesCat Food Allergies and Cat Food Sensitivity

Do you have a cat that you think might be having a food allergy or reacting to what they are eating?

If so the information here may help you to change your furry loved one’s life. Here at the PetStaurant, in time and through close contact with our patients we have been able to develop a series of allergy protocols that may assist you in helping to alleviate or remedy some of your cat’s skin or food related issues.

If you have a cat suffering from a skin problem, a cat whom is over grooming and itching obsessively, or a cat whom is throwing up their food or having constant loose stools – then you may have a cat suffering from food intolerance or an allergy. Below is a series of things you may think about trying in regards to helping remedy your cat’s allergy issues.

1) Start by changing your cat’s diet. Try cooking or preparing your own food. Reason? Because many of the food issues your animal faces may be a result of commercial diets high in both starch and sugar. “But my food is grain free!” Grain free doesn’t mean low starch or low in sugar. Things like peas, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, yams, and carrots all represent high sugars and probable starches that are often fillers in kibble and commercial cat food that can cause the allergy and intolerance issues.

The hard thing with cats however, is that cats are extremely picky. Because of this do your best with your food choices, but the best diets for felines are wet food diets, natural food diets, and raw food diets.

Remember to examine the treats you are feeding to your cat as well. Greenies, Zukes, Temptations, and most other very popular cat treats are loaded with sugar and starches that can be problematic in regards to an allergy or sensitivity issue.

2) Work to keep your cat’s immune system in tact. What this means is while you are attempting to fix a skin or allergy issues, look to reduce antibiotic intake, vaccines, and any other things that may compromise the immune system. One thing to be sure to do – stop using internal flea medications like Comfortis or Trifexis. They are poisons, meant to kill something that bites your cat or your dog.

3) For throwing up issues, try feeding 3 to 4 meals a day with the latest meal being right before bed. This feeding schedule helps to keep acid levels in the stomach low, and helps to keep blood sugar and glucose level throughout the day.

4) Try using the following supplements with a low glycemic food and treat diet.

Cleanse by Whole Leaf Organics: The best enzyme out there for your cat and any type of associated food intolerance. Given with each meal, Cleanse aims to breakdown yeast and fungus over growing in the body
Recommended Usage:
1/4 cap ea meal – cats under 8lbs
1/2 cap ea meal – cats 8 – 19lbs
1 cap ea meal – cats 20lbs plus

Immunity by Whole Leaf Organics: A multi spectrum probiotic that works to restore Flora, a key element in regards to getting your dog and cat to a state of optimal health. We recommend Immunity for maintenance regimes as well, 1/2 to 1 capsule a day. When combating skin allergies or yeast, Immunity should be given twice a day.
Recommended Usage:
1/4 cap am pm – cats under 8lbs
1/2 cap am pm – cats 8 – 19lbs
1 cap am pm – cats 20lbs plus

FloraTheory by Herban Theory (www.herbantheory.com): A critical care probiotic, the addition of Flora Theory to your cats supplement and daily protocol can be the difference in helping to alleviate your furry feline friend of over itching and gastro intestinal issues like throwing up and diarrhea. Formulated with 50 billion colony formulating units of beneficial bacteria, this multi strain probiotic delivers much needed assistance to cats struggling to maintain health
Recommended Usage:
1/4 cap am pm – cats under 8lbs
1/2 cap am pm – cats 8 – 19lbs
1 cap am pm – cats 20lbs plus