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Q: Has anybody ever heard of cat food making a cat sick?

July 31, 2008 | By Hobbie72 | 7 answers | Expired: 2226 days ago

Hobbie72

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?

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Anonymous

Aug 01, 2008

The main ingredient in cat food should be meat. No cereals or fillers. I suspect many of us eat worse than our animals since we are SO careful about their diets while we eat on the run. <G>

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Ethel02
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Aug 01, 2008

I'm sure it can, it's happened with dog food, also a ca dietary needs are different than a dog's I understand they are prone to kidney problems so I think yo have to watch protein intake, my dog went into renal failure and it was a hard fight but she made it, I keep her on a low protein diet which isn't good for every dog but she's doing great, cat's, I think, always have to watch protein, and away from that some of the food we give to our pets is made from diseased ingredients and some even use dogs & cats that have been put to sleep, my dogs are all on holistic food & I read the packages better than I read my own

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Aspencypress
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Aug 01, 2008

This is a very common problem. Some cats can have allergies to different ingredients in the food that they eat. Alot of cats have food sensitivies to corn products and grains. Some cats can also have problems with chicken because of the hormones that they are fed. I try to say with all natural foods like Wellness and Solid Gold foods

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Jessica H.
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Aug 01, 2008

Soemtimes certain pet foods may have ingredients that just don't agree with your pet. Not all pets are the same. Much like humans -- one food may not affect someone, but if another person eats it they may get an upset tummy or indigestion.

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Sabrina S.
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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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Anonymous
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Anonymous

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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Lucas
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Jul 31, 2008

My dog gets sick when he eats kibbles in bits. Im guessing animals are like humans and get allergic to things too ^_^. As long as your cat is fine and healthy there shouldnt be much to worry :)

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