Low protein diet

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
December 31, 2012 6:29pm CST
Last time I went to the vet with Patches she had high protein levels in her blood. Now if they stay high she will die of renal failure. So I changed her dry food to a food with low protein (or average) which the vet said was fine. It does have some turkey in it, but he said it would be fine. Now the wet food, *cringe* my Mother since I buy the dry food, she she buys the wet food because she doesn't have the money to pay me for the food, so she charges the wet food to her credit card (and goes into debt more). BUT she feeds her cats Friskies, I told her my cats will nto ahve that, this is the main cause of her issues (even the fed said so). It will kill your pets, the low quality food such as Whiskas, Iams, Friskies, or anything you can buy from the grocery store or Walmart. It has extreme high protein levels, high chemicals levels, and meat and plant by products which is not healthy at all. I told her I am not feeding my cats this mainly Patches as she already has issues. Never fails she will get up at 4am to feed them so I can't feed her the wet food I buy. I said today I am not feeding her this crap, it's killing her. She negatively says well all cats are going to die of renal failure, she's just like all the other morons who don't care about their pets health or uneducated.
2 responses
• United States
1 Jan 13
That is so sad that your mom is so complacent and doesn't care about them as individuals. All too many pet owners just don't care enough for them. They will let them suffer and suffer and not 'waste' money on vetting them.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Jan 13
I really think she has just too many cats, she always says well our old cats (now passed), ate this food and it obviously didnt kill them as they were 19 - 25 years old. But when a cat has individual needs, at only 2.5 years old, having issues you need to correct it. I said I know it wont stop the renal failure if that is the issue, but it will slow it down if she continues to eat that crap, then she will most likely die by 4 years old. You can see the difference in their energy, their look, all her cats look a lot older than they are and well obese. She put the dish of food down (dry food), and lets them eat all day, which is the main cause of obesity. I try not to do this, but she just does the opposite, and will purposely do it.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
2 Jan 13
Well, my vet did say that it was okay to feed my cats the foods that are sold at the grocery store as long as I don't feed them the cheapest varieties that are available. However, my cats don't have any kind of health issues at all. If one of them was to develop issues where they would be required to have a special diet, that would not be something that I would hesitate to do because they are a part of my family and they deserve to be properly taken care of just as my children or my spouse deserves to be taken care of.