Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2016 9:46:11 AM
Subject: Re: arthritic cat
Thank you for the information.
I have 5 animals so feeding time can be a three ring circus.
I have 2 cats. The older one eats science diet k/d formula.
Timmy (arthritic cat) eats tiki cat or the k/d. It's next to impossible to keep the food separate
Other than the cosequin they are not at this time getting any other supplements.
I have tried them in the past but the cats have refused to eat them.
But I will give the ones you suggested a try.
Response: The water you give should be filtered if it contains chlorine. Chlorine is not good for the intestinal flora. Diet can also influence the body. Sometimes the flavor even makes a difference. I would choose a grain free food that uses fish or turkey as the protein since these are considered to be cooling for too much internal heat according to Chinese food therapy. Beef is neutral. Chicken, lamb, and venison are warming and so I avoid these especially in the summer. If your cat is allergic to a protein do not use it even it has the correct thermal property. I tend to use cooling or neutral foods during the summer and warming foods during the cold months for my healthy pets.