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I think my cat may be alergic to meat. (You may see my other message "poopie problems for big cat") Well I realized that she does well concerning her BM's when she is on a diet that consists of meat bi-products and chicken meal, instead of real whole meat.
Anyone else have a cat that can't handle meat?
 

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Those are usually the ingredients you want to avoid. Have you tried a dry food with chicken listed first? As long as she gets lots of protein and water, she should be all right on a good dry food. Also, please consult your vet on this problem.
 

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I agree with speaking to your vet.
Was the real, whole meat you were giving her raw or cooked? What else did her diet consist of?
 

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By products are not very good for a cat but have you tried like all natural foods like Felidae or Chicken Soup? Thats what I use and my cats do really well on it, although they like foods with meat also. When you mean meat, do you mean meat you cook or like beef with no by products listed on the dry food ingredient list :?:
 

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Big Cat is eating meow mix right now, and is doing better on it. However she has been on Hills I/D, Iams Lamb and rice, Iams chicken and rice and science diet sensitive stomach.
When i talk about her eating meat, that would be the first main ingrediant in the cat foods she eats. I know that an ideal diet would be to avoid bi-products and junk like that, but with my experiances with feeding her, it seems she has better BM's on the cheaper less healthy foods. I have also tried rice and boiled chicken but she refuses to eat anything other than dry food. (She is so picky she doesn't even eat cat treats.)
I have been back and forth from the vet, and the next step is a anal scope and full blood panel. Obviously this is what I am trying to avoid since it will cost me about $500! I am just confused with what to do.
 

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Keep on speaking with the vet and if necissarying going in for another visit. Until more is known about the situation you should not take the problem so lightly, this could be some underlying cause that in the end might be deadly.

Your cat probably has better BM's on the lower end foods because there is much more fiber in it. This will make her stools much firmer.
As far as diahrea or constipation, smell goes, there is many attributing factors to that.

Chicken Meal is actually better then Chicken. But both are dependant on the source of the meat. If it's high quality, then that's wonderful.

It's possible to form an allergy to anything. It might be to some preservative which the food, or packaging of the food uses. It could be a excess vitamin etc.
You can try other foods which only have meat listed as Lamb Meal, or Fish Meal, etc etc. Try to stay away from listings that just say chicken or beef. That would defeintly be a good place to start to at least try and see if it makes any difference.

For now, keep kitty on the meow mix for the most part if you don't feel like trying a diet change, as it seems to keep her stabilized, even if it isn't the best kibble in the world, it's keeping her alive.

I'd see what you could do about getting pet insurance. Perhaps taht can help you with the bill.
 
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