Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Frustrating Chicken Allergy
After weeks of sending Nico to the vet for various vomiting problems, I think I've figured out he's allergic to chicken flavoring and/or actual chicken in dry food. He vomits every time I feed him anything with chicken and turns up his nose at the chicken flavored wet food, so I'm cutting it out completely...but I need some suggestions on food that does not have chicken in it. He can't stand any of the venison diets or sensitive stomach foods that I've bought, so those are out.
So far, I've found he will eat Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner canned a little bit (but he doesn't like the leftovers - ha!) and Solid Gold dry food (lamb flavored), which I got as a sample at the pet store but haven't bought a bag of it yet and may do that after work. He also liked the Hills A/D the vet gave us, but I threw out the can and not sure what was in it.
I'm getting frustrated with opening up a can of food and he doesn't touch it...not sure what else to do. My boyfriend thinks I am giving him too much of a variety and that he will eventually eat when he gets hungry, but he can't afford to not eat -- he's already lost two pounds.
Does anyone know if a chicken allergy is common in cats? I think I read something on the internet about it when I was researching his vomiting episodes but not sure where I saw it or if it was even the truth.