April 2, 2012 12:47 PM Subscribe
High fiber cat food? Need your recommendations.
posted by Jason and Laszlo to pets & animals (15 answers total)
My vet recommends a high fiber diet for my cat (for reasons, see below). There is a hi-fiber prescription brand called Wells W/D, which is created for diabetic cats. The vet does not like the high level of carbs in this food, and I personally don't like what it's made of (too much filler/grain/junk).
The high-fiber diet served to resolve kitty's hypercalcemia (high calcium in the blood). The hypercalcemia did not seem to indicate cancer, as it often does. Instead, kitty has idiopathic hypercalcemia. In other words, an unknown cause for high calcium. This can produce bladder stones and heart disease. Kitty is lucky that the high fiber diet knocked out the calcium in his blood. But we want him on healthier/lower-carb food.