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posted 07-30-2002 08:16 AM           Edit/Delete Message
i have a 4 y/o female that has been healthy and without any problems. but a week ago, she kinda just stopped eating iams lamb & rice, which was the only thing she would eat all her life. she's active, runs around, and has regular litter visits. she'll eat her pounce treats, and a tsp of yogurt every morning (which she's done all her life), but she just stopped eating the iams dry.
she also has a low hanging sac which feels like its filled with fluid near her tits. i've felt back there and she doesnt seem to be in any pain when i touch that area, but it became noticeable about the same time she stopped eating.

i will take her to the vet if i should suspect something is really wrong, i just hate having to go look like a dumby when it's nothing more than her being picky and tired of the iams.

she wont have any other food. so that's not a solution. i'll keep feeding her pounce only to keep her from starving. but that sac in the rear has me a bit concerned.

anybody got any ideas about this?


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posted 07-30-2002 08:17 AM           Edit/Delete Message
During the last year I believe IAMS changed their formula of their cat food. My cat quit eating and got upset from it. A vet. told my Daughter that.Then I knew why, maybe that is the problem. P&G make things cheap as they can when taking over products. Maybe the warehouse is just getting to the new where you buy.

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posted 07-30-2002 08:19 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Sometimes, cats appear to have a low hanging loose sac noticeable as they walk. Means nothing. However, if you think it's fluid-filled, well vet need see of course. Personally, I don't feed Iams cause of it's high protein, cause of UTI. After the vet sees kitty, perhaps he can recommend a good prescription diet to ward off possible problems like stone formation in the future. I'm a firm believer in preventive medicine. I have seen so many give high feeds only to see problems later with the kidneys. Good luck.

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Bengal Lover

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posted 09-08-2003 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bengal Lover     Edit/Delete Message
About the high protein thing...Cats are obligate carnivores and need high protein. They don't digest fiber and carbohydrates well. High- quality canned food is essential for preventing UTI and stones. In the wild cats get their moisture from kill, not pre-packaged kibble. This is why so many cats end up with these problems. But in response to the Iams, I would take her to the vet to make sure there is nothing wrong with her first. I don't trust Science Diet as a vet food. I recommend finding a good natural pet food store and having them recommend some foods after the vet confirms that there are no serious problems. Wellness, Pinnacle, Felidae and Royal Canin are good choices.

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posted 09-08-2003 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
I totally agree with BengelLover.

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