Re: DIET QUESTION
I am catching up on reading posts. So, please excuse me if this
post is redundant.
Before I found out my cat had heart disease, I feed him Natural
Choice Weight Management food. He has been on a high fiber diet
since he was a 10-month-old cat (veterinarian recommended) because
it was the only food that didn't make his stomach upset. Later on,
I started giving him wet food intermittently.
Once I found out he had HCM, I researched the importance of diet.
Though a raw meat diet may be ideal, it is not a realistic option in
my household. So, I give him wet food twice a day when he gets his
medication. After reading labels, I buy him the brands Wellness and
He only likes beef and chicken. Funny cat....he has never been fond
of seafood. I also give him 1/4 cup Royal Canin Adult 32 dry food
mixed with a little of the high fiber dry food. I try to balance
his fiber needs with getting more moisture in his diet (as he is on
Lasix, a diuretic).
He seems to be doing okay on that diet. He is not loosing weight on
the diltiazem, and the wet food after his medication is to entail
that his pill disolves in his stomach instead of his esophagus.
I might try to find a higher quality dry food. I do not give him
treats. They are high in sodium, and, though he is not on a sodium
restricted diet, I try to give him only moderate amounts of sodium.