Our 9 year old tortoise-shell cat Zoey had suffered with unremitting, horrible diarrhea and bouts of vomiting for nearly a year. She'd started losing muscle, getting frailer in front of our eyes. No matter how much she ate, it just went right through her, leaving her always hungry -- and then she stopped using the litter-box, all over the house. She just couldn't control it.
Our (terrific, holistic, house call only) vet worked with me tirelessly to figure out a solution. We tried digestive enzymes, several homeopathic remedies and started B12 shots weekly. I kept a daily log for five months of everything she ate, every mess, every behavior in way too descriptive terms. I didn't want to put Zoey through invasive tests or dose her with drugs, but options were getting fewer. Dr Lisa then suggested trying a raw food diet. At the time, Zoey was eating a well-known natural, grain free canned cat food -- our other two cats had no problem with it. I did some research, saw the logic of the raw approach and agreed to give it a try. I purchased Primal pheasant nuggets and introduced it by mixing in a little of the usual canned food. She took to it immediately and within three days was eating only the pheasant (with enzymes added).
The best news? Within TWO days she produced a completely normal, non-smelly stool!! Unfortunately, it was still outside the litterbox, but hey -- I was so amazed and thrilled, I didn't care! It was such a relief to know that her system was capable of digesting food -- it just needed to be the RIGHT food.
It's been a month now, and though she still has some issues from time to time, the difference is truly night and day. I love the convenience and high quality of Primal -- Zoe loves the pheasant and is eating 8-10 nuggets over 4 meals a day. We're hoping to see weight gain soon. In the meantime, her coat seems silkier, her breath is unbelievably better, and she is getting back to being her sweet self.
TWO DAYS! Thank you, Primal!!