6.12.2010

Not a Happy Camper

I still love the taste of my Blue Buffalo stinky goodness, but last night after using my litter box appropriately, I went outside of the litter box on a piece of mom's clothing.  I didn't have diarrhea, but but the stool wasn't normal like usual.  Mom fears that the new food may be too rich for my delicate tummy.


Mom was on the phone with the vet and the company yesterday.  The vet suggested I try a less "rich" food while the company claimed this sometimes happened and that I would be fine.  Mom then spent over an hour at PetSmart talking with several different employees (all who had cats).  Mom decided to try some less "rich" foods with the following result:


As you can see, after putting some on a plate, she gave up and then started just getting some on her finger for me to try.  I would smell it, back up, and then just stare at her.  I still like the new food she brought home on Wednesday.  Mom thinks that maybe I could eat a little less of the "rich" food and then maybe my tummy wouldn't get upset. 

This is what I like!


Pee ess - for those of you who may be worried that I will starve, I do eat my dry food and it is high quality:  Royal Canin Persian 30 and I do drink my water.  The vet just recommended that I also eat some canned food each day to make sure I have plenty of water.

27 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Praline--I hope you start feeling better. What was the consistency of the food you did like? Maybe they can find something similar. Sometimes it's as much about mouth feel as taste... Just a thought.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Praline, you are definitely a cat since you are being finicky. :)

arnolddenita said...

Dear kitty, I hope you find a food you like that won't hurt your tummy.aerclave

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are sorry the rich food is upsetting your tummy!

Jacqueline said...

Sorry you're having problems with the new food you like; has your Mom ever tried the juice off of tuna packed in water and canned chicken=we like that a lot...And we also eat Purina Pro Plan Adult Chicken and Rice wet food...Hope your weekend gets better for you sweetie...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I've heard that the Blue Buffalo does not agree with some kitties, although Binga and Boodie handle it just fine when my human buys it. But yeah, you sound almost as finicky as me, except I don't even like the Wellness Core we get around here that much. At least you're eating!

GRAÇA said...

Miss Paula´s Praline, eu sou uma ga e meu nome é Kika Dias, gosto muito de ter amigos ,queres ser minha amiga?
Então responde-me, tenho trdutor no meu blog.
Tambem goato muito de comida de latas, mas a minha marca é outra...
Ronrons e bom fim de semana
Kika

Kea said...

It can be hard to find just the right food for us! Nicki has a problem with very rich foods too, so we all get a variety of brands, plus a bit of dry. Not all our food is grain-free, but it's all corn/soy/wheat-free.

Good luck!

Remington said...

Change -- not always easy is it, my friend?

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We bet that a fresh tuna would't upset your tummy...

Eric and Flynn said...

Maybe it is the change in diet rather than that specific food that is causing the problem. Can your mum get hold of any of your old food anywhere and mix the new food with it so you can change over gradually?

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We hope you find one you like sweetie!

Cory said...

It's ok to be fussy Praline. Hold out for what you want. Maybe if mom just gave you small amounts of the food you love so it's not so much at one time?

Katnip Lounge said...

Praline,
Your poor lil' tummy. We hope it gets better after a few days of the new food. We had some real "stinky experiences" when Mommy switched us from kibble to canned. It took a week or so for our guts to adjust.
WTG on the finicky front!

Everycat said...

Praline, well done for having your Mum trained so well. I hope you find a nice mix of fuuds you enjoy.

We like your new blog look with big pictures of you very much.

Whicky

Felissa Hadas said...

HI sweet Praline,
We are stopping by from the Pet Bloggers Hop sometimes it takes a few days for our little tummies to adjust to a new food especially if it has probiotics in it and the old one didn't. We are now eating The Honest Kitchen Food and we like it a lot. You need to get it at a special store because Petco and Petsmart don't carry it. Hope your tummy feels better.

Davinia and Indiana
www.twolittlecavaliers.blogspot.com

CCL Wendy said...

What I have always heard is that a change in diet may cause some digestive problems at first. It just takes a while for your system to adjust. I think your Mom should stick with the good stuff you like and hopefully everything will be fine.

Actually, it's the same for humans if we have a big change in diet.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Praline, we are so behind the times with our blogging friends.
We are so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. We hope your tummy and other issues are soon a distant memory and that you are doing well very soon.

One Cats Nip said...

Oh Praline I hope things get better for you.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Oh dear, we hope yoor tummy is better soon.

momsbusy said...

we have always heard that kitty tummys can be so sensitive to change and that it might take a few days to a week to adjust. we hope you get to keep eating the blue buffalo food. we like their dry for indoor cats. but we eat avoderm tuna and crab for our wet food.

kazoku neko

Christine and FAZ said...

I am glad your human went to all that trouble to make sure you had the right food for your tummy SP. FAZ

KarenMcG said...

Oh Sweet Praline, sorry to hear your mom is having such a hard time getting your "stinky goodness" regulated.

Maybe you ate too much at one time.

I went to PetCo today and got your exact "stinky goodness" flavor for "The Boys." Haven't given it to them yet, though.

Good luck with figuring it all out.

Ayla and Iza, said...

Tell yer Mom ta get some Nutri-Vet Probiotics. We like our canned food better when that is mixed into it.

A few Good Cats said...

Sweet P, a cat wants what she wants, and she should have it. (Just not so much that she doesn't feel good.) Hoping you get as much good stuff as you want.

meowmeowmans said...

We hope you find a food you like real soon, Praline!

Tigger said...

You are such a beautiful cat! Hope you find the food you deserve!