I hope sharing this will help you to ridd your cats off shop foods containing "by products" and even so called no grain yet very poor nutritional protein content.
Lately our long hair Maincoon, nine year young cat, started vomiting more and more often without any hairballs. It became a problem beside his health, carpets and furniture were at risk as the stomach acid if not cleaned instantly and accidents happen during the night anywhere in the home. We went to the veterinarian and five hundred dollars later, lucky we found out nothing was wrong but a protein deficiency.
We had fed them a mixture of the twenty five dollar mixed flavor from "Friskies" from Costco and two flavors of the very expensive grain free dry food "Taste of the Wild" at fourty seven dollar per bag of six kilogram. What a shame that this should not upkeep health.
So we switched slowly to home cooked food. Now after three weeks we are at two third home made one thirds of a new brand grain and and by product free soft food only. Hopefully one hundred percent home cooked soon. Health is going well and vomiting has near stopped and not come back after one week of anti biotic and anti acid.
Four tiny pills for seventeen Dollars from the vet. yes, you read right, four tiny pills of "FAMOTIDINE" for four days. Naturally I could not upkeep such costs for maybe long time.
So I asked our GP and he told me that "Famotidine" is exactly the same as "Pepcide" and vets make a huge profit on such clinic sales. The latter sells over the counter for like visually ten times bigger pills for eight dollars. So I bought one pot grinded the twenty five pills into powder. I then mix the same amount as the tiny vet pills into water and administer once a day with a tiny syringe spritz first thing in the morning.
Now after two weeks, we are down to one dose every two days with a tiny amount ever other day mixed into the food with pre and probiotics Kelp based powder from "Petkelp" for twelve Dollar for eight ounces 227 gram and all is going well. No more vomiting at all.
For my home made mix I kept empty cans for the same quantity and passe them through the dishwasher and made two mixes.
One made with fresh chicken liver and brown rice and one with beef and brown rice. I simply stirr fry, add a tiny amount of soya sauce make sure it does not burn. Make sure the liver does not contain some of the elastic kind of nerves in it as it may choke or hang down the throat of your cat while eating.
At first I left the rice in grains and they did not seem to enjoy it. So now I mince the rice and mix and it all goes down no problem. Will add fish and chicken in my next batch of preparation.
Each serving gets 1/2 inch of anti hairball oil by "Hartz" they seem to enjoy. I pre freeze twelve cans at the time and put the one in need next day into the fridge to unfreeze slowly over night.
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