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Any Gluten-free Dry Cat Food?

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So, I'm either going to need a surgical mask to feed my cat, or change her cat food. Now that I've finally gotten out of the bathroom, does anyone have any brands to recommend?

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http://www.eukanuba.com/en_US/jhtmls/produ...html.4_A&_DAV=1 This is what we give our cat. She has some weight problems :) No gluten...but I still wash my hands.

You could use the regular indoor cat food too: http://www.eukanuba.com/en_US/jhtmls/produ...ml.4_A&_DAV=1#3

I haven't cked on all the Eukanuba products, but I have yet to see one of their with gluten. If you click on the product it lists all the ingredients. We like this food anyway, a little bit more than cheaper kinds, but I think its high quality food.

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we use One Earth Naturals, I actually have a gluten intolerant cat, and all my cats love this food.

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Friskie's Dry Catfood: Chef's Blend, Gourmet Poultry, and Ocean Fish Flavors are Gluten Free, but the Feline Favorites is NOT gluten free. I can't comment on the wet food or treats though.

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Here are some links to threads where I have posted on the topic of pet food. These link directly to my post, but you should probably read the whole thread.

78995 Dog food

94208 Science Diet dog food

97767 Cat food

I handle pet foods all the time, and many of them are not gluten-free. I always wash carefully after touching them. It has never caused a problem that I am aware of.

Edited AGAIN to fix links; they didn't paste correctly, but they work now.

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Spot's stew is gluten-free. It comes in a dog or cat formula. Made from human grade products. I believe Nature's Choice also is gluten-free.

My pets eat better than I do !!!

mamaw

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Hmm -- those links don't seem to be working psawyer -- but I do have a question -- is my theory that I reacted to the cloud of cat food dust that came out of the bag this morning possibly wrong?

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First, I have fixed the links above and now they work.

It is possible that you reacted to gluten in the dust from the cat food. Generally, you must ingest gluten for there to be a problem, but if you inhaled with your mouth open, some could enter the mouth. Or if the dust got all over your face and you licked your lips, that would be another possiblity. I keep my face well away from where the kibble is, and avoid inhaling while pouring, especially from the bottom of a container.

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I also feed my cat a food that contains gluten. He's 14, and I hate to change his food at this point. I wash my hands after feeding--never been a problem.

Look at that face... Patti - How could you give him anything but what he wants ? :P

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I got glutened by a face full of cat food dust a while back and switched to Eukanuba to avoid the problem. I still wash my hands because it smells gross, but I'm not worried about opening the bag anymore. The cats seem to like it better anyway, so its working for everyone. You have to switch them slowly though, or they won't adjust.

-Elonwy

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I got glutened by a face full of cat food dust a while back and switched to Eukanuba to avoid the problem. I still wash my hands because it smells gross, but I'm not worried about opening the bag anymore. The cats seem to like it better anyway, so its working for everyone. You have to switch them slowly though, or they won't adjust.

-Elonwy

I'm surprised noone has mentioned giving the cats a natural diet. However you do have to switch slowly ...

Of course doormice and things are a bit gross but my cat used to eat fish and meat exclusively except on the odd occaision he went to the cattery when he got the Eukanuba stuff and had D for ages afterwards.

Most of the time, especially in summer he didn't really need much feeding at all and on occaision even brought me food back (gross) usually at barbecues and the like when other people were bringing food he'd pop off and come back with a mouse or bird ... the only real problem with the natural diet was he had a thing for biting off birds heads and then damaging his digestive tract with the beak but he always pulled through. We always supplimented his natural diet with chicken or duck (he loved duck and rabbit and would bring them home) or just some raw beef. Many times you could just put down a roast chicken carcass and he would pick it clean if he felt like chicken ... convenience wise if he was locked indoors we would usually just give him chicken or tuna in water .. with the price of 'decent' cat food it isn't really any cheaper to give them real food... and for instance if you are preparing meat I used to throw him the offcuts and he would just leave the fat ...

The only real things I cooked were chicken (even I thought buying free range was to expensive) and offal, especially chicken livers etc. from battery hens.

Rather interestingly he collected decapited squirrels which he used to bring back and leave cruxiform on the doorstep but never ate them (when it first happened we thought it was some kids or something it was laid out so perfect), luckily my neighbour also had cat's and was less grossed out by it than otherwise.

In retrospect I think it was a macho thing with the cat next door since squiirels must be one of the hardest things to catch...

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I'm in the city, so my kitties are indoor cats. My mom's cats back home are outdoor, but she feeds them cat food because all the birds that live around her are endangered, so she tries to make sure they aren't hungry enough to go after wildlife. In addition to the dry food I feed them Naturals, which is a canned food made with human grade ingredients. The funny thing is, they like the dry food better, and complain when they don't get it. I only feed them wet food now when I need to mix medicine in it. They're all rescues, so they have FHV, so I give them vitamins to keep the eye infections at bay. I had outdoor cats here for a while when I lived nearer to the hills, and one contracted Feline Luekemia and the other one got run over by a car, so I won't do outdoor cats here anymore. I built them a kitty jungle gym and play with them constantly so they get plenty of exercise.

My cats are really wierd about food. They aren't interested in people food, I've even given them fish and chicken and they don't seem to care or like it very much. I laid some peices of chicken on a pile of dry food and they ate the dry food out from under it and left the chicken there. I have another friend who's cats are the same way. I do have these little snacky fish treats, its like a little dried herring or something, and they love those, but thats about it.

I think cats have personal tastes just like people.

Elonwy

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