Starting to try raw - to help puking and diarrhea
I have two cats. One of them pukes frequently. Lately, he's been puking up the canned (Blue Spa Select, or Nutro) every time I gave it to him. So, I had to give him dry (also Blue or Nutro) since he usually kept that down.
Last week, I went away on vacation. 1 week before that, he had a bunch of diarrhea which managed to clear up before vacation. While on vacation, I had someone come over each day for 30 minute to feed them. The day I got back, he had started having severe diarrhea (before I arrived), all over the house. I locked him in the bathroom and stopped feeding him, where he continued the diarrhea (mostly missing the litter box) until he was done 24 hours later. So I knew I had to start trying to feed him again to see how it goes.
I have 6 different types of food in the house, both canned and dry, and none of them were doing well with him. So, I thought I'd give raw food a try since the nearby store sells Nature's Variety in the freezer. He looked at it suspiciously at first, but ate it for the first time yesterday. I fed it to him two more times today. So far, so good... no puking. He hasn't pooed yet, but I'm looking forward to that to make sure it isn't diarrhea (so I can finally let him out of the bathroom - he's actually starting to like it in there).
Now, the other cat has so far refused to touch the raw food. She's currently rejecting every canned food I have, and all the dry except for Blue. But, she also hasn't been having the puking and diarrhea problems, she's just really picky.
Is this a reasonable path to be on? From a brief search, it looks like many of you have horrible things to say about Nature's Variety, but please relax a bit and not rip me a new one... I'm new to this and don't know how to make any raw food myself yet. Snowball needed to eat something after exhausting all other options I currently have, so this looks like it may help. I don't mind the price, seems reasonable compared to Blue canned.