Friday, November 27, 2015

Help for Anya Needed Now

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Hi Everyone,

Happy **belated** Thanksgiving!

I am cornered into helplessness as to what to feed Anya. She has no known health problems, she is 7 years old, and a Ragdoll. For a reminder, Ragdolls and Maine Coons and other large breeds need a high protein diet (at least 37 - 44% animal protein) in their diets. Ragdolls are famous for developing heart problems, which leads to death, taurine is absolutely needed for all cats to keep up with heart and eye sight (without proper taurine, cats develop heart problems and blindness), Ragdolls need at least 15% of their diets to be taurine.

Anya has very bad stomach problems, she is vomiting at least once a day, and she's constipated....
She is currently on Taste of the Wild River Canyon kibble (grain free) mixed with Instinct Protein (grain free) kibble, every other day she is fed Friskies canned food. Yes, I know that Friskies isn't the best food, but their canned food lines are decent. Low carb and medium protein range.
I have fed her the highest quality brands to the medium range, to grocery brands and poor crappy brands. Blue Buffalo Freedom, Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Taste of the Wild, Instinct Protein, Friskies, Purina Pro Plan, Purina Focus, Purina Cat Chow Complete, Meow Mix, Sheba, The Good Life Recipe, Earthbourn, Whole Earth Farms, Orijen, Fromm, Tiki Cat, Solid Gold, Evolve,  etc! Some of these brands had grains and others do not, Anya has no allergies so I'd be okay with giving her a brand with grains as long as it has no corn or soy, although grain free is preferred. Anya is not picky so canned or kibble is fine. I am not worried about cost. After we finish their bag of Taste of the Wild, I will be switching to Go! Fit + Cat and see how she does on that. In the mean time, if you know of a good brand please throw it at me!

Ragdoll Mommy~


  1. I am sorry I have no tips or other food choices, but I will add Anya to my prayer list.

  2. I do not have any suggestions, either. We have our paws and fingers crossed that you will find a good food for Anya very soon, and that she gets better!

  3. I'm new to your blog so perhaps you have found a food that works. My kitty was throwing up most of his food (I tried most every brand) until the vet prescribed a canned food called z/d. Problem solved, except that he will still throw up kibble if he gets more than 1/2 tablespoon at a time.


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