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Gluten Free Cat Food, Need Help Now!

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We need a gluten free cat food, please help me, also gluten free cat treats.

If my memory is correct, I believe Iams is gluten free, but you may want others to confirm that. And I use Arm&Hammer cat litter.

It is something to be careful about, but personally, it's not high on my priorities. Why do they put wheat/barley in cat food. Never saw a cat grazing in a wheat field.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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The following are Fancy Feast flavors contain NO wheat gluten and are below 10% carbs:

Tender Beef Feast (brown label color)

Tender Beef & Liver Feast (magenta)

Tender Beef & Chicken Feast (red)

Gourmet Chicken Feast (dark pink...be careful, this looks just like another chicken variety with gluten!)

Turkey & Giblets Feast (olive green)

Tender Liver & Chicken Feast (orange)

Chopped Grill Feast (kelly green)

Flaked Fish & Shrimp Feast (true blue)

Savory Salmon Feast (orange)

Flaked Ocean Fish Feast (pink)

Tuna and Oceanfish Feast in Aspic (teal label)

Here is a site that lists some band names for meat snacks for kitties:

http://www.felinediabetes.com/low-carb-cat-treats.htm

Iams uses wheat gluten in many of their pet foods, have to read the label.

Any cat owners: feed cats fish based food made for cats. Feeding canned tuna marketed for people leads to health problems for cats.:

Steatitis or Yellow Fat Disease - an inflammation of the fat tissue in the body due to a deficiency of vitamin E. A vitamin E deficiency is usually the result of feeding tuna, or any canned fish, packed in vegetable oil. These products are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids which oxidate vitamin E, besides being a poor source of vitamin E to begin with. Currently, a diet consisting of large amount of any type of fish is considered the most common cause of this syndrome, [1.]

Canned fish - tuna or other, packed in water or oil - is not a complete diet for cats. Although it is high in protein, it does not supply the cat with sufficient amounts of certain amino acids, mainly taurine, to maintain health. The Calcium to Phosphorus ratio in canned tuna is 1:14.8 [2.] - providing the cat with too little Calcium to balance Phosphorus, resulting in bone disease caused by a loss of Calcium in the bone due to a deficiency of this mineral in the diet. [3.] The only canned fish providing sufficient Calcium is salmon with bones.

http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/fish.php

the above site has lots of info about feline nutrition as well

Sandy


Sandy

Type 1 diabetes - 1986

hypothyroid -1993

pernicious anemia

premature atrial beats

neuropathy

retinopathy

daughter is: age 15

central hypotonia and developmental delay

balance issues (rides an adult 3 wheel bike)

hypothyroid 1996

dermatographia - a form of angioedema 2002

celiac 2004 - by endoscopy

diagnosed Aspergers at age 7 - responded very well (HUGE difference) to gluten-free diet

recovered from Kawasaki (2003)

lactose intolerant - figured out in Oct/06

Gilberts syndrome (April/07)

allergy to stinging insects

scoliosis Jan 2008

nightshade intolerance - figured out April 2008

allergy to Sulfa antibiotics

son is 13

type 1 diabetic - 2003 diagnosed on his 9th birthday

celiac - 2004 by endoscopy

lactose intolerant - figured out Nov/06

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My furry freinds thrive on the Innova Evo. It is totally grain free, no fillers.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I feed my cat meat. Can't see the reasoning behind putting vegetables or grains in cat food, they're carnivores for Pete's sake! I cut up chicken thighs for him, add fish oil, taurine (an essential amino acid), sometimes a bit of vit. e and a bit of calcium (bone meal) from time to time. I also feed him tuna occasionally. There's a good all-meat cat food at Whole Foods in the freezer section that is made from salmon and lamb and fortified with vitamins. When I'm short on time and have nothing better, I have some Evo canned cat food. It isn't totally ideal, contains pumpkin and a few other things that aren't really appropriate but it is better than 99% of the cat foods out there. I don't feed my cat kibble at all.

For treats I found some dehydrated chicken breast "coins". I break them into pieces. They're more dog-sized than cat sized, and he LOVES those.

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