Q: Has anybody ever heard of cat food making a cat sick?
several years ago one of my cats began to lose alot of weigh and would urinate everywhere except for his litter box, and he also had blood in his urine. I thought that maybe he had a bladder infection, but come to find out the food that I was feeding him was making him sick, my other cat was fine with it, but he could not eat it. This was a very common brand named food, so it really surprise me. I have since changed his food to Nine Lives with Omega fatty acid in it, and you would not believe the change in him. He is back to my healthy happy big boy baby now. Just out of curiousity, has anybody ever heard of this before or had this happen to their pet?
Jul 31, 2008
If it had red 40 in it, it is very bad for them and can cause if, I am remembering right, its kidney damage or even failure. It is common in cat and dog food, I've noticed. I allways check the package for that and other dyes. Red 40 is the worst of it. Also yellow. Usually blood in urine is a sign of kidney problems. (the kidneys filter the blood) Kidney problems are very serious and I would take a recent urine sample in to the vet for testing.(if you can get one) Just to be on the safe side.
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Aug 01, 2008
popular brand name foods are not always the best. they are often stuffed with corn meal, animal fat, or animal by products and they can definately make your animal sick, especially cats. blood in urine is a common sign of a urinary tract infection and should be treated quickly! you should switch to an all natural food, such as wellness or solid gold, it's more expensive, but very good for your pets! but if your cat is doing better, then i don't see anything to worry about! :D good luck!
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