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My Personal Experiences - Cat
The Importance of Feeding Healthy Pet Food
My husband and I used to buy the kind of cat food�you can find�in�many�TV commercials. One day I saw a cute cat food commercial with�a�catchy tune, and I decided�we should switch to that cat food. I liked the colorful package, too. For a while, our cat�did�fine, and seemed to enjoy the food.

But it didn�t last. He started to have trouble urinating. He�would�stay in his litter box for a long time, trying to urinate, with no�real success.��Alarmed, we took him to our�neighborhood�vet, who had to keep our cat for several days�because of a�problem with his urinary tract. The bill was high,�and the veterinarian told us that the cat would�need to be on a special prescribed diet for the rest of his life (our cat was only 3 years old back then). We started to feed him the prescribed cat food the vet sold us. Jiji, our big black cat

But soon, another problem�occurred. The cat started to have severe diarrhea�after�every�meal. The air was always filled with his offensive fecal smell, which was almost unbearable. I just couldn�t understand�why this cat must eat�a�special�-- supposedly helpful --�diet�that�was�causing�him another problem.

I desperately started to look for an answer to my questions, and gradually I�learned that there were good quality and poor quality cat foods on the market. Balanced nutrition was very basic in maintaining cats� health in the first place, and�you had to be knowledgeable about ingredients and read the cat food labels carefully before you decide to buy them.

After a few trials of different brands of cat food, I decided to try Life�s Abundance cat food.���The cat accepted the food willingly in spite of his finicky eating habits. I kept�carefully�monitoring our cat�s�health, and�the cat seemed to be doing okay on the food.��We found a new (holistic) veterinarian,�who�checked our cat�s body and told us he was doing just fine. It was a relief.

Years later, our cat is still on the same diet, Life�s Abundance cat food. Every time we take him�for�regular check-ups, our holistic vet assures us the cat continues to be in healthy condition.

I should have learned the importance of proper care of our cat a long time ago, especially the proper diet with balanced nutrition. My husband, who didn�t give much thought to how diet can have a positive or negative impact on health, now believes that good diet is important to maintain our cat�s health.

The high cost vet bills taught us a lesson.

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Special Note: Although every effort has been made to present healthy products and useful information to support your pets' health, the products and information contained within this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The contents of this site are not meant as a substitute for consultation with a trained veterinarian. If you are concerned about the health of your pets, you should ask your veterinarian for proper guidance suited to the specific condition of your pets. The owners of this website accept no liability for any consequences resulting from the use of products and/or information provided through this site. Please use your discretion when attending to your pets' health.
Special thanks to Fintan Darragh, Rich Bensen, Maggie, Jiji, and Mary Crissman for providing our pet pictures!
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