Minimal mixing proteins update
It’s been about a month since Mummy and Daddy tweaked my feeding regime a little bit and started aiming to feed a maximum of 3 different types of protein a day and a maximum of 2 different proteins a meal.
About a week into this new regime, I started to show better appetite and energy. And this improved appetite and energy has, I’m very happy to announce, continued! In fact I actually want to eat more these days. I also haven’t had any liquid poo/diarrhea all month and this is even though Mummy has been giving me more kidney. I used to only get thin tiny slivers of kidney/other organ once a week or once every 2 weeks because I had liquid poo/diarrhea quite often and we thought it was because of the other organs. I did seem particularly sensitive to them so Mummy only gave me very tiny amounts other organs every now and then even though ideally my diet should have about 5% of other organs.
Other than packing my daily meals so that each day’s meals and planning the feeds so that there are minimal different proteins in a day/meal and feeding one main type of protein a few days in a row (instead of a different main protein every day), nothing else has changed in my diet. Mummy and Daddy didn’t shop differently or have to change the way they prepare and pack my meals dramatically. I get krill oil as an Omega 3 supplement on days when including the krill oil doesn’t make the number of different proteins exceed 3 and I get to eat as much wheatgrass as I want from the little pot Mummy and Daddy grow for me.
So for all of you kitty pawrents who are feeding raw and mixing many different proteins in a meal/day and find that your kitty has tummy issues, you can try this too to see if the problem might be too many different proteins. Reduce the mix in proteins in a meal/day and see if there are improvements.
Notwithstanding the improved appetite, good energy and no liquid poop though, Mummy has noticed mucus in my poop for the last 2 weeks. And my poop has been a little bit smelly…*Scratch head* Mucus in poop indicates inflammation of the large intestine (i.e. colitis). We’re still trying to figure out how to resolve this mucus poop issue and more importantly what is the cause. It’s so frustrating and worrying…sigh…Will keep everyone updated…