Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Alert! Alert!

If you are feeding your babies Natural Balance Venison & Green Peas dry kibbles, please take note that Natural Balance had issued a statement that they had received complaints about their Venison & Green Peas dry kibbles for cats, causing vomitting and kidney problems and they are advising all pet owners to discontinue feeding.

I do not know when this statement was issued and am not sure whether it ties in to the last scare about pet food just a couple of weeks earlier.

And I had just opened a new pack just this morning!!!


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Blogger Riley & Tiki said...

We hope you kitties are all okay.

10:19 PM, April 17, 2007  
Blogger auntie p said...

Oh, no...is nothing safe anymore? Thanks for the alert. How's Chang Chang? He's the only one on NB pea and venison, right?

I should go and check on RC...just ordered a big bag of it.

10:17 AM, April 18, 2007  
Blogger KXBC said...

CC is still licking. Seems to be getting worse these 2 weeks. He is basically hairless tummy to legs. We have just switched him to SD z/d (super expensive, burning hole in pocket). Fingers crossed.

The other 4 are also on NB Venison when we are not home since we are feeding free choice. But they prefer their RC Indoor Cat 27 when we are home to regulate their feeding time.

10:58 AM, April 18, 2007  
Blogger cat_aunty said...

Is there no anti histamine for cats?

10:11 PM, April 18, 2007  
Anonymous Moglee said...

While the food may contribute to his current condition, I think the licking part is a hard habit to break. I am inclined to think at his current condition it is a behavioural problem.

Maybe you want to try this. You still have the Oscar C? You will need to buy a pet clothing that cover the legs as well. I saw a design that will not hinder if he wants to pee or poo. Try for 7 days. Apply oscar C when he wears the clothing. If he starts to licks somewhere else, I can say for sure it is a behavioural problem.

If all recommended suggestions are exhausted, if he does not lick himself bloody, it is alright to leave him alone for the time being.

There is one more brand of food to try. Azmira's Chicken and Turkey formula. There is no yeast in it.

10:47 AM, April 19, 2007  
Blogger KXBC said...

He's licking himself so much now he has wounds in some places. The C cream does not help as he will lick it off immediately.

It's bad. We suspect behavioral issues as well and have even considered an E-collar but knowing him, he will be really frustrated with it.

I will see what his diagnosis is tonight after the vet visit. Will put him on SD z/d for the next 2 months and see what's the outcome. Is it really NB causing the itching or something else? I am still searching for an answer.

The main thing right now is to make sure his kidneys are still functioning properly and not damaged by NB before we decide on the next course of action.

11:46 AM, April 19, 2007  

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