Here's a new testimonial from one of our clients in the Chicago area:
"In October 2010 I contacted you for help with my Max a 10 yo male cat that had been on progressively increasing doses of medication for both his bowels and bladder. His episodes of incontinence and alteration between severe constipation and profound diarrhea had been increasing for about 2 years. The last episode was coming home to finding that Max laying in a huge stool, and that he had defecated all over the house, and urinated in 3 different areas in a period of 4 hours; it was so bad that I had even asked the doctor if I was doing the wrong thing by keeping him alive.
So, you're ready to start giving your cat or dog some real food instead of processed commercial food? Awesome - a healthy diet is the fundamental basis for a healthy animal (or person)!
Be careful, though, to avoid the following ingredients that can be dangerous:
Onions, onion powder, chives:can lead to gastrointestinal irritation, damage to red blood cells, and severe anemia; all types should be avoided (raw, cooked, dehydrated,powdered, etc). Cats are more susceptible than dogs, but it can be toxic for both.
We all want to take the best care of our pets, and the best place to start is with a quality diet. However, many commercial pet foods contain ingredients that you certainly would not feed your pet if you were aware of their source. The following items are things to avoid in commercial pet formulas - read the labels, and check them every time you buy...pet food manufacturers DO change their formulas, so a brand and recipe that meets your criteria today, may not tomorrow.
1. “By-products” of any sort: These ingredients are what is rejected for human consumption such as feathers, beaks, feet, waste, dead, disabled, dying and diseased animals.
Here are some delicious recipes for you to make for your cat(s) - if your cat is on a special diet, consult with your veterinarian first.
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups cooked potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil (Less if fatty meats are used)
- 2 pounds of minced meat red or white;(liver/heart/kidney/tripe) or fish or a combination.
- 4 tablespoons of food supplement powder
- 2 tablespoons of bonemeal (3,000mg of Calcium or 1 3/4 teaspoon of eggshell powder)
- 10,000 units of Vitamin A (fish oils)