Blue Buffalo Diarrhea
So my cat, who is twelve-thirteen years old, has been on blue buffalo for almost a year and a half now. I took him off of what he had been previously eating (Iams) after throwing myself into some research. From the beginning, he did very well on it. He switched over with no problems and continued to eat as normal.
Then after some further research I put him on a mixture of wet and dry. He was getting Natural Balance wet and Blue Buffalo dry. My father, who I was staying with at the time thought that the whole wet/dry argument was ridiculous and after a while I ended up going off of the wet for about a month or two.
Well, that’s when he started having diarrhea ranging from soft to pure liquid.
I switched him to a mature cat formula which definitely helped a little, but not enough for it to go away.
He’s been to the vet. He’s had tests done. They did find a heart murmur but they didn’t relate it to the diarrhea.
He’s had this going on for some time now. I put him back on wet and that seemed to firm things up slightly, but not much, and now it‘s back to what it was. Right now he’s on Wellness Wet and Blue Buffalo dry.
I really have no idea what to do with it.
Anyway, my sister ended up getting a kitten. Since I had researched food and such, I suggested she put the kitten on blue buffalo. (The people who had her had her on adult crap food at six weeks. :/ ) I had the kitten in my care for about a week and in that time I bout her a small pack of Iams kitten formula to tide her over until my sister could bring her into the vet and buy her things for her.
Her stools went from extremely hard and hard for her to push out, to a normal consistency. Her stool was a normal consistency for a long time after she was put onto blue buffalo kitten formula (much like my cat had done for a year). Just recently, however, I’ve noticed her stool is starting to become runny and frequently liquidy.
Has anyone had these diarrhea issues with Blue Buffalo formulas? This has been driving me crazy and if it has to do with the food, then I want them both off it immediacy. With this new discovery of the kitten having stool issues on the same brand of food, I’m kind of cheesed off considering I spent so much time trying to find a good compromise between price and quality food.