If there’s nothing new, change to a bland diet such as fresh meat, boiled chicken and possibly some rice or a therapeutic cat food formulated for Gastro Intestinal problems for three to five days, (the therapeutic diet can often be obtained at your veterinarian’s office or at pet supply stores).
Read on for our top picks for the best cat food for a sensitive stomach.
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal Moderate Calorie Canned Cat Food is our pick as the best wet food for sensitive stomachs. It features chicken liver as its first ingredient, and it also contains pork liver and chicken.
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WholeHearted. The best wet cat food for a sensitive stomach is normally easy to digest and packed with tummy-soothing ingredients. That’s why this selection from WholeHearted is a pet parent favorite. It’s wholesome, full of digestion-supporting ingredients and as easy for you to serve as it is for your cat to eat.
Tuna is okay, but only in moderation, and not every day. While pungent, and typically a good, high-protein treat for your cat, this fish is high in saturated fats.
Signs of gastric or small-intestinal obstruction vary but often include vomiting and loss of appetite. Other signs include lethargy, diarrhea, abdominal pain or swelling, fever or subnormal body temperature, dehydration, and shock.
Commonly diagnosed conditions include: Acute gastroenteritis: An inflamed digestive tract, usually short-term. Causes may include eating rancid or spoiled food, swallowing foreign objects, eating toxic plants, internal parasites, stress, food allergies and some disease conditions.
The most common clinical signs associated with gastritis are sudden vomiting and decreased appetite (anorexia). Other clinical signs may include dehydration, lethargy or depression, increased thirst, blood in the vomit or feces, and abdominal pain.
Wet foods are generally recommended for cats with sensitive stomachs. These is because of the higher moisture content, so they’re easier to digest. Also, recipes with novel proteins (like Turkey, Duck, Lamb, etc.) may be easier on your sensitive cat’s belly.