We took our cat in on a temporary basis in 2003 right after the big fires in San Diego County. He came to us as a 25 pound continuous cookie feeder eater; he was 5 years old. The family who brought him to us would always bring a big bag of Friskies and a new toy. Eventually, they called and asked if we would just keep him as they were unable to take him to their new home. We were overjoyed to know we would not have to say goodbye to this beautiful animal.
As the years grew on, his eating habits got a little better and with his new canned food diet, lost about 4 pounds. By 2012, however, he stopped using the litter box, was throwing up a lot and really didn’t seem happy. He was diagnosed as diabetic and we had to decide what we were going to do. He literally hated going to the vet so we found a visiting veterinarian who just loves him and she told us that we would have to make another drastic change in his eating habits and give him insulin or it was no telling how long he would be with us. We shopped and shopped for canned cat food with low k cals and no matter what we fed him, he continued to throw up a lot and have terrible bowel movements. And no, we’ve never given him insulin, we just couldn’t put him and us through that needle thing.
In 2016 after some research and a little experimentation, we started to cook him his own food and all of a sudden, we had a new cat! His weight is right around 18 pounds and while he still will not go in a litter box, he has one spot on puppy pads that he uses all the time with no problems. His poos turned into smaller, non-smelly, dark, easy to expel ones and our lives are forever changed. The only throwing up he ever does now is a rare hairball.
His “count” for his blood work went from 300 to 200. We are amazed. We think he’s now 19 (nobody ever knew for sure how old he was when he came to live with us) and he’s sparkly, has a little limp from arthritis but is the best pet ever.
If you would like to try the food we feed him, let us know. I freeze it into pint containers and it typically contains:
Chicken, sweet potato, kale, spinach, eggs, B12, taurine, vitamin E, chicken liver, carrots and is cooked in a little bit of bacon grease for flavor. Sometimes we make it with long grain and wild rice instead of sweet potato. Basically, there is nothing harmful in this mixture for your pet. Everything is cooked, lovingly chopped up or ground and mixed into a delightful texture that cats love. If you’d like to try it, we’d love to sell you some.
We will ship a frozen pint to you for $20 plus s/h of $14 (FedEx). If you are in San Diego County, we can arrange for pickup or delivery. If you have any questions, please email us in our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you and your pet success stories.
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This week’s recipe is: CHICKEN, brown rice, sweet potato, kale, spinach, eggs, B12, taurine, Vit E, chicken liver, carrots, and a little bit o’ bacon grease
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