Q: What is the best cat food for a cat with a sensitive stomach?

January 22, 2009 | By Susan R. | 10 answers | Expired: 2063 days ago

What is the best cat food for a cat with a sensitive stomach?

My male cat has the most sensitive stomach of any cat I've ever had. He vomites quite a bit and I buy the kind of cat food that says easily digestible. Any one of any suggestions of a really good dry food?

Readers' Answers (10)
Ani C.

Jan 23, 2009

As a veterinarian, I have a few suggestions. First of all, you need to find out why your cat is vomiting. Is this a long haired cat that has hairballs? When was the last time the cat was dewormed? You may need to go so far as to have blood work done, radiographs taken and a biopsy of the intestines or stomach done. There are many different causes of vomiting and I would have to warn you about following some of the suggestions that have been posted. I don't think there is one particular brand of food that is guaranteed to work since the causes maybe so diverse. As for raw diets, they are new trend in the industry and you need to be aware of several things before you start. Consider the fact that your cat will be more susceptible to getting parasites and more than 80% of cats on raw diets carry disease causing bacteria like salmonella. People believe that raw diets are more natural and again I would have to remind people that our domestic cat is a not a wild animal. Since the domestic cat has been eating our scraps and we have been cooking our food for millions of years, not all cats will do well with a raw diet.

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Jan 22, 2009

I use Iam's or Science diet for sensitive stomach.

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Susan R.

Jan 26, 2009

Please consult with your vet on this issue. You have to determine why your cat is vomiting frequently and then decide what is best.

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