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Over the last 20 years there has been an explosion in the pet food industry.

 

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The pet food industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry.  Whether you are shopping at your local supermarket or you are inside a pet-chain superstore, you are likely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of pet foods from which to choose.  There have been many advances in canine nutrition.

There has also been a persistence or in some cases a worsening of many of our pets’ common conditions.  Inhalant and food allergy, feline lower urinary tract disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism in cats, obesity and osteoarthritis are a few such conditions.  For many of these conditions we are not sure what leads to such a high rate of disease in certain species or populations of species other then genetics.

In the human field there is a tremendous focus on diet in the prevention of disease.  I think that it is fair to say that over the years of our practice a lot more focus has been given on using nutrition to treat disease rather than to prevent it.

Many posts on this site will be dedicated to nutrition.  We will look at what is known in veterinary nutrition.   We may look at current human nutritional trends to see what would be worth studying in our patients.    It is our goal to one day produce the best nutritional ration for your pets.  It will be modeled off a dog or cat’s natural diet.   We will be working with top veterinary nutritionists to do so.  That project is underway.

Stay tuned

 

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  1. Lori Rice says:

    which proteing source is good for a dog with a sensitive stomach and or intestines?

    • Angry Vet says:

      That depends on which protein source your dog has a problem with. If it is a true food allergy you can try a novel protein…a protein source your dog has never been exposed to and thus can’t be allergic too (vennison, rabbit , kangaroo etc.). The most common allergies are chicken and beef but that is because they are the most common. also understand that there is a difference between a “sensitivity” and a true allergen

      • Shellylbrn says:

        Wouldn’t the reason why they say chicken & Beef is because that is what most kibble is made from? Usually its what its processed with NOT to mention all the carbs & junk that goes into making kibble in the 1st place? But if you fed raw more then likely the animal wouldn’t have an allergy to it- being that fresh raw food is a lot different from any kibble. Plus you want to stick with one protein for at least 8 weeks & slowly add in another- variety is the key to raw. I was looking at allergy testing with my dog due to ear infections (I never stuck to one brand when I did feed kibble, I also fed the best kibble out there – Wysong, Natures Logic, TOW, Honest Kitchen, Cani Source ect). I decided to Switched our Dane cross to Raw chicken for 6 weeks then added in turkey. She now eats all proteins with NO problems – Almost 3 yrs later not one ear problem. Not to mention my 13 yr old Boston terrier anal gland issues went away & my 14 yr old Boston terrier his dry flaky skin went away & he started to actually put on some weight. I now make all my own raw, grind the chicken bones due to one doesn’t have the teeth to chew & my Dane cross likes to swallow. I feed a wide variety of meat (chicken I use as my bone), 5% liver 5% kidney, tripe, fish, eggs ect. I truly believe animals are just like people you are what you eat- feed as Nature intended NOT what man made! I don’t think the food should be cooked cause your cooking every thing out of it that the animal needs, dogs, cats & ferrets are designed to eat just that Raw. Its sad that so many people buy kibble cause its convenient- sad. I think there should be commercials for RAW food since there are so many kibble ones all over commercials – just sad :^(

  2. George says:

    I had 2 dogs (male bichon frise, female dachshund) both 11 years old. Both got extremely sick at the same time, over several weeks, starting in early October. Both ended up with identical blood work problems, kidney failure, spent 4 days together in icu at the Univeristy of MN vet hospital. The dachshund died, the bichon barely recovered.

    The poisoning had to be the dog food or treats as the dachsund was blind and had limited mobility, so only ate what we fed her and couldn’t have gotten into anything by herself.

    Any advice on how to go about tracking down the source of the poisoning and find others who might have similar problems, but unable to trace it back to dog food/treats? I have samples of most of the food/treats since we stopped feeding it was the problem was identified.

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
    George Flannery
    Burnvsille, MN

    • Angry Vet says:

      It most certainly was the food (or some other environmental toxin or infection like lepto). You can check if the food was listed as a recalled food on DogFoodadvisor.com. Also visit our facebook page. The problem is that once a food goes on “voluntary ” recall it is too late. Many foods are toxic and are never reported and/or discovered. If you have the bag of food you can try to have it analyzed but very difficult and expensive unless you know what toxin you are looking for. It’s best to feed a balanced raw or cooked diet with human grade food. If you prefer commercially repaired diets try diets that are made in USA (very important) and are made with high quality, preferably organic blends (Honest Kitchen, Wysong to name a couple). Skip the commercially prepared treats Try organic baby Carrots!

    • Lorraine says:

      Dry food will be the source…any dry food, year after year,,, the same dry food.. why do vets keep on promoting it… because they know it means more work for them.. can you tell i feed raw !!!

    • Sharon Mills says:

      We just lost our 7 year old Norfolk Terrier, Harry, in exactly the same way. We even took him to University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. We and Harry’s vets suspect exactly what you describe. I am sharonmills@bellsouth.net
      As UT is a teaching hospital, we have given permission for extensive research on Harry in order to get answers, as well as perhaps help other dogs. We will be provided with results along the way. Please email me and I will send any results to you, and please do the same should you find something.

  3. Linda Spano says:

    What are your guidlines for a balanced raw diet? I’ve been studying both the BARF diet and the Raw Meaty Bones diet and value your input on the subject of raw feeding.

    Thankyou.
    Linda

    • Angry Vet says:

      I am not a nutritionist but if you feed a balanced raw diet INCLUDING BONES otherwise will be calcium deficient. Feed about 70 percent meat/bone and 30% carbohydrate veggies, grains, sweet potato etc. and you should be fine. Watch his weight and adjust accordingly…good guideline is about a pound of meat a day for 50 lb dog. He should be supplemented with some fatty acids as well. Hope that helps. If really want to go nuts go to http://www.balanceit.com, type in your diet, and they will make sure that the ration is balanced thru supplementation. They are veterinary nutritionists.

      • bobbg says:

        I visited that webpage but! I have to get a vets approval even for a free sample of dry kibble.
        I’ve never taken my 2.5 year old lab/boxer’s intact male dogs in for anything more then shots at a pet store’s mobile vet clinic for necessary Shots and stuff.
        These dogs are healthy, they go to the dog park when its not muddy outside and on walks with me all of the time or play out in the yard on a chain if its dry outside, but spend a lot of time indoors with me depending on weather. they love to lay on me and or hog the couch, they are always on a leash or chain and with me or close by. Spoiled dogs cry when I’m not at home! And yes I keep them in a crate when there not loose in the house or when they are sleeping about 5 feet from me.
        So i don’t have a vet to speak of nor do I think i’ll need one anytime soon.
        Don’t say DOG Park, Duck Pond, Cat park, or Frog Park, in the house if you know whats good for you! Pick up your keys at your own risk Walk don’t run, and do you wanna will end in you taking them for a walk. unless you like watching 2 lab/boxer jumping 4′ in the air and hoping 7 feet onto the couch.
        These dogs go nuts. And Wow what energy!

  4. Ron says:

    I feed all of my cats (4 Maine Coons, 2 American Shorthairs) a raw diet and they seem to thrive on it. It is a commercially produced food, but it is “not for human consumption.” Do you have any opinion on this? Some vets I’ve talked to fear salmonella, but I’m not sure if that’s because they just think it’s easier to feed commercial foods or because they have a genuine, legitimate concern. I am careful to thaw the food correctly and to avoid cross contamination. Any thoughts?

    • Angry Vet says:

      Read the site and you will see that this topic has been addressed many times. Salmonella poisoning in cats would be extremely rare if you are feeding fresh frozen food from a reputable butcher. Even if there is salmonella it would be rare for the cat to become sick with it (does happen)…there is greater concern for you cleaning the litter box and infecting yourself. That said there have been more reported cases of salmonella from commercial foods and treats than from raw foods. I too feed my dogs raw periodically (not always)

  5. Christopher says:

    I have two 4 month old American Bulldogs and I am feeding them solid gold puppy food. Is that a good choice for us to be feeding them? I love the dogs and want to make sure I am doing as good of a job as I possibly can. The pups really enjoy the food and it is amazing to see how young and muscular they are! Will love to show you some pictures if interested!

    • Angry Vet says:

      It is as good or as bad as any other commercial dog food. You are not doing anything wrong and the pups will do fine. Part of the goal of this site is to answer the question …”If we feed raw or human grade food can we do better and if so how?

  6. Nichola says:

    Hi, I’ve looked through your site but can’t see anything about this – anal glands problems. A friends spaniel puppy has recurring problems. What would your suggestions be to help with this? She is on a natural diet.

    Thank you!

    • Angry Vet says:

      I have never found diet to be helpful. If she has problems you cn try infusing the glands…helps in about 75% of cases I would say…at least for awhile. You must repeat infusion for 3 to 3 weeks in a row at the veterinarians, until only medicine is coming out of the gland on expression. Surgical removal is the treqtment in extreme cases.

      • Barbara McNulty says:

        I have found canned pumpkin on my dogs food keeps them regular. About 2 tablespoons on a 50 lb. dog. By making it easier to have a b.m. they seem to keep the anal gland cleared out. Thank you for your posts,,,you have helped many times.

  7. Tricia says:

    My 8 month old pug was on the B.A.R.F. food diet for about 2 months when one week he stopped eating his food altogether. I started to add a little tuna into his bowl and after doing this for 4 days, he became sick one night and vomitted 4 times. I took him to the animal hospital and the veterinarian there thought that the cause of his vomitting was due to the raw food diet and told me to have him eat white rice and chicken for 3-5 days and slowly incorporate another type of food, not being B.A.R.F. into his diet.
    He did so well on raw food that I don’t believe that that was the cause, maybe it was the tuna. Now I have him eating the Blue Buffalo brand but I’m thinking of having him go back to the B.A.R.F. What are your thoughts?

    • Angry Vet says:

      Tricia,

      There are many causes for vomiting and anorexia, diet and dietary indiscretion being amongst the most common. While I see many dogs that do very well on raw diets, they can have problems as well. The main one being overgrowth of pathogens (primarily bacteria) in the food. The contamination of the food with these organisms can occur at anytime from the processing at the plant, the butcher, or at home. One batch of food may be different from another. So while things may have been going along well for a while it is possible (NOT definite) that the food was the source of the vomiting. In my opinion, the “proof is in the pudding”. If you move him back to the same source of BARF diet and the signs recur, there’s your answer. If he is doing well on it, continue with it unless a problem develops. There’s no easy answer when it comes to these kinds of cases.

      Dr. Mike

  8. kris says:

    Hi Dr .Mike,
    My 10 yr old pug for the last few days has been frequently urinating. Today we noticed a pinkish hue on the tissue after we wiped her clean.
    She is also drinking more. Other than that, her behavior and appetite are normal (still eating and playing w/ toys).
    She also has a skin infection/scabs for a few weeks – they are drying up on their own (small dry clumps of hair) and she has been itchy. The other day I gave her a few tiny pieces of a garlic roll and a few bites of cheese pizza as a treat. It is possible that she stepped in the non-toxic pet-snowmelt on the ice the other day. I don’t know if she licked the non-toxic Pet Snowmelt off of her feet or not. Those are the only things that are different in the last few days. Should she be on antibiotics? Thank you so much.

    • Angry Vet says:

      She needs to been seen by your vet. I will usually run a urinalysis and also a culture and sensitivity if I can collect the urine with sterile technique. If there is blood in the urine, the cause has to be determined in order to determine the best treatment. Having said that, urinary tract infection is very common in female dogs, so antibiotics may be in her future.

  9. Kathie says:

    This says it all I think. Of course we should already know this, but until people are educated they are innocent and suggestible. And dog food advertising makes the junk look so good…
    http://dogingtonpost.com/is-purinas-beneful-dog-food-killing-dogs/

  10. Rebecca says:

    Okay – You’ve probably discussed this here somewhere, but I can’t seem to find anything about it in my search, so going to ask!

    I have a male cat who presented with “off the charts” struvite crystals – no blockage, thank goodness – and I was told he must stay on the “prescription diet” the rest of his life. He crystals cleared completely within 2 months, but he’s still uncomfortable so he’s just had an ultrasound and his bladder/ urinary tract look good – no thickening of the bladder walls, sludge, and urethra looks fine too – he does seem to have a residual kidney infection that didn’t show on the cultures a few weeks ago, but we are treating with antibiotics and will hopefully have it knocked out soon!

    Now, I do not want to go back to what I was feeding him – I understand that some cats are very prone to crystals, it can be very dangerous due to the risk of blockage, etc. However, the ingredients in the “best” of these diets seem to be total CRAP… and he hates this food too. Trying my third brand now – IAMS low ph/S, which seems to be the only really affordable one, but we’ll see. I can’t possibly afford to keep paying this much for his food (Hill’s is ~$42/ case) for the rest of his life – it’s not just breaking, but has broken the bank – especially when he won’t EAT most of it. Having to supplement with RC Urinary S/O dry too since he won’t eat enough of the canned… yes, I know. Wet is the only way to go. Unless, of course, your cat is like Rocky and is willing to just starve instead of eating enough of THIS wet food to survive. :(

    So, my questions: First, in the short term, which of the crappy urinary “prescription diets” is the least crappy? (He will not touch Royal Canin s/o wet, sadly. Just walks away, no matter how hungry he is – so that’s out.)

    Secondly, down the road a bit – when he’s been clear another 6-8 months, maybe, is there an alternative food that will not create crystals but is not filled with byproducts, corn, and junk that I can give him so that he is not *only* crystal free, but is also healthy and well-nourished? His fur already looks like it did when I rescued him and he’d been fending for himself for god knows HOW long. He’s clearly suffering nutritionally. :(

    I’m at my wit’s end here and appreciate your honesty in your answers to people’s questions. Here’s hoping you have some non-food-rep-influenced info to pass along here too! ;-)

    Many, many thanks in advance from me and my Rocky Kitty!

    • Angry Vet says:

      be patient…next blog will be on this topic

      • Rebecca says:

        Sounds good, thanks! :)

      • Robert says:

        This was promised in 2013 and it is November of 2016 now. Please let me know if this blog happened because we have the same issue and the veterinarian told me twice that if we couldn’t give our cat the care he deserves, we should consider re-homing him to a house who can”. This comment came as a result of my complaining about the prescription diet, how much junk was in the ingredients, and about the outrageous cost for this stuff.

  11. carol says:

    Lately I have been putting a spoonful of plain Axelrod lowfat yogurt in my dogs dry kibble twice a day and they love it. No artifical sweetners in ingredients. Is this alright to do everyday?

  12. Victoria Blair says:

    My 8 month old female Standard Poodle is on a raw diet and she’s doing great! I feed her a combination of raw beef and chicken. I follow Dr. Tom Lonsdale’s recommendation of feeding. http://www.rawmeatybones.com

  13. angela says:

    I feed my girl Taste of the wild bison and it can be pricey for 3 dogs. That is not the issue though, it took awhile to narrow down the allergy to chicken. The question I have is all this new style food reallt that good. My dogs never had issues growing up, ofcourse back then there were only about 10 types of dog food, gravy train, purnia, puppy chow etc. They all had by products so I have to ask is all the new food better. I have yet to find a written article as to way all the by products and things are bad. Wolves and other wild animals eat the whole animal. I would think consumption of the entire animal is good for them?

  14. Annette says:

    Hello dog,
    I’m a bit of a nutrition fanatic. As a nurse and people-nutritionist I became very careful about what I was feeding my children. As a dog breeder and volunteer pet therapist I am very careful about what I am feeding my dogs and puppies. As you can guess I really hate dog food, and wish people would feed their dogs real, fresh food. My question is this: in all my research I cannot find any real nutritional needs for dogs by weight and age. Everything is based off studies funded by large corporations (like Colgate-Palmolive pushing Hill’s Pet-death) Are there any real studies or scholarly articles that you can point me to that could tell me what macro and micronutritents dogs require and in what amounts daily? I’d appreciate it. Thanks-Annette at Eden Orchards
    http://www.americancockapoo.com

    • Donald says:

      The best resource I’ve run across is a book by Dr. Karen Becker, “Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats”. Steve Brown, author of “Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet” and now consults for raw pet food companies, also assisted in Dr. Becker’s book.

  15. Laurie says:

    My 2-year-old male Havanese was diagnosed with a portosystemic shunt (extrahepatic) last spring and had an ameroid constrictor placed during surgery (Univ. of Tennessee) in May. Several stones were removed from his bladder at the same time. He came home eating Hills l/d (wet) and k/d (kibble) with a small dose of Lactulose on each meal. His blood work looked good 3 months post-op, although his post feed bile acids were still slightly elevated. At 6 months post-op his blood work looked perfect, except his post feed bile acids were still slightly elevated, although lower than at 3 months post-op. Acording to Dr. Center (who you probably know from Cornell) and his surgeon, Dr. Karen Tobias, bile acids may never be 100% normal, but so long as he is asympotmatic and the bile acids are not through the roof, we don’t need to worry.

    After his 6 month post-op visit, his vet recommended keeping him on the low protein diet (said it won’t hurt him and may be beneficial) and weaning him off the Lactulose. He said the diet does NOT have to be the prescription diet, but that may be easiest to continue. Subsequently, I read that it may be better to get the dog on a “normal” diet and continue the Lactulose. For the past 10 days, I’ve been weaning my pup from the Hills prescription diet to The Honest Kitchen’s Keen food (turkey). HK Keen is 21% protein (21.8% dry matter). I know you like HK foods. Do you think Keen is a good choice for my “liver dog?” Also, I picked up a sample of HK Performance, to which I plan to add egg, fish or dairy protein. What do you think?

    Thanks so much for offering your expertise and answering questions.

  16. Ash Hill says:

    Hey,

    I have had an influx of information and was just wondering your opinion;

    What are your thoughts of “Hill’s” and their relationship with vets(i.e. effectively buying their recommendation)? – if any.

    And what are your thoughts on “pet nutritionist” recommending an only ‘fresh meat’ diet, replicating what foods they would eat in the wild? – if any.

    • Angry Vet says:

      Hills is not the monster they are made out to be. They base their diets on current research. There are fresh meat diets out there as well

  17. Lauren says:

    What is your opinion of Blue Buffalo Wilderness? They have several different flavors all with no grains or filers. It scores 5 stars on dogfoodadvisor.com. I am currently feeding my two boys (a chorkie – 5 years old and a jackrussel/airedale mix – 1 years old) the salmon flavor and they seem to love it. I am also adding in a product called “Be Well” which is a product designed to accompany store brought food for all the nutrients that can be lost in the cooking and bagging process. They seem to be doing very well, I just wanted your opinion of the food :)

  18. Roe says:

    Hi, I have a 6 month old kitten who has had a kidney removed after a torn ureter during neutering. He now seems to have stage 2 ckd in the remaining kidney due to the load from NSAIDs, shock, stress, delay. The question is what do I feed him?

  19. Deb says:

    I have an elderly cat that has always been lean and alway thrown up some. In the last few months he is even thinner. Took him to the vet and all examines came back good. He is so thin I am looking for ways to help him fill out. I am using canned food (organic and a pristine supplement) twice a day should this help or looking for help and could I use the protein supplements I have for humans

  20. Brenda Williams says:

    our 6 months old terrier mix is sick had her spayed little over 2 weeks ago brought her home wasn’t eating not well took her back to vet did iv antibotics and fluids ther 2 days brought her home not well still did not want to eat had fever a little cough came home with stomach meds and antibiotics giving those we have tried every trick we know and cannot get her to eat much at all any ideas want to save our dog

    • Trase says:

      Hope this doesn’t come too late for you. I’d advise that you give your dog a high quality probiotic. Antibiotics and other medications can disrupt the balance of naturally occurring gut bacteria. It can cause nausea and a loss of appetite. Veterinarian’s should know this. They must see it occurring in their practices everyday yet they prescribe antibiotics/medications without telling owners that their pet might become nauseous and lose their appetite and that they should give probiotics to prevent this from happening. If the gut flora is nourished and balanced the immune system is stronger and better able to fight infections. I am one of the lucky pet owners that has a Veterinarian that understands this and uses probiotics in her practice. A balanced species appropriate diet (raw diet) supplies probiotics and enzymes naturally. Cooking food kills probiotics and enzymes. I have never seen an animal not have symptom improvement or get better once begun on a balanced raw diet. Hope your dog made it through and that she’s doing well.

  21. Magaret Rock says:

    My 9yr old Min’Schnauzer maybe pre-diabetic (waiting on results of tests). She has been on grain free diet, different brands, all her life with no problems, only change recently, weight loss, soft stools, increased water consumption. I prefer to continue using premium brands of kibble. Any brand recommendations?

  22. JP says:

    Hi Dr. Mike
    I have a 9 month old male Golden Retriever who was recently diagnosed with idiopathic SIBO. The test result indicate high serum folate(23.7 ug/L) but high serum B12(cobalamin 853 ng/L). His TLI and PLI test showed in normal value range. I do not know why high serum B12 detected but doctor told me that he has no possibility of immunoproliferative disease. I feed him Orijen puppy large breed with tylosin and VSL #3.
    When he stays home, he poops 3 times a day and his stool is nice and firm. However if I take him on a walk, he often poops more than 4 times on walk and the stool become runny and watery except first one. I asked doctors but they could not provide clear answer.
    I do not understand why my dog poop so much when I take him on a walk. Do you think I change his food? Can you recommend dog food which can help SIBO? I live in Seoul, South Korea. So I do not have much option.

  23. Martha Mooney (Waltien) says:

    These are the two most authoritative sites for feeding raw to cats: The science and research based feline-nutrition.org which is also based on the site of the renowned Lisa Pierson DVM catinfo.org. Our cats eat a 100% raw homemake ground diet using the guidelines of these sites. We have been feeding 14 cats (12 inside, 2 outside ferals who live on our property) this recipe for 1 1/2 years and it has transformed the health, appearance and behavior of our cats and we cannot ever imagine going back to canned food. Every single cat looks better. Our Orange Boy, now 10, was diagnosed with IBD after an ultrasound and placed on Budesonide. He started raw 2 weeks later and was taken off the steroid and is symptom free after 6 years of diarrhea and vomiting. He looks younger and healthier. As the raw feeders say, for millions of years the bodies of cats and dogs evolved to eat and use raw food and seventy years ago humans decided that they can and even should eat canned and dry processed food.

  24. lvdubn says:

    Stay away from big corporate pet foods!!! Feed RAW.. One easy way to feed RAW is Primal Petfoods..

  25. My cat died a horrible death on 20 April 2016 from PERIODONTAL DISEASE caused by rotten commercial pet food! After my vet removed ALL her teeth, almost broke her jaw doing the dental procedure, she then developed JAW CANCER and soon after couldn’t eat or drink but she wanted to eat/drink. Blood ulcers grew everywhere in the mouth. A feeding tube was inserted thru the neck but she vomited the tube back-up with the tube hanging out of the mouth but still stitched on thru the neck. She suffered from feline OBESITY then SUGAR DIABETES Type II from the rotten commercial diet. I switched the diet to raw but damage had been down from cat food. WARNING – DO NOT BUY PET FOOD – WARNING! http://www.australianpetparentsassociation.com.au

    • Maria Kuljanic says:

      Sorry to hear about your cat. Yes pet food (any type, any brand) stinks. I learnt a lot from reading Dr Francis Pottenger (MD) “Pottenger Cats” feeding experiment. He was a Medical Doctor in the early 20th century. He could certainly teach the vets a few things about feline biology. I WISH HE WAS ALIVE TODAY !

  26. Maria Kuljanic says:

    I watched Dr Pottenger’s Cat-Diet study. OMG! I love that man! Why hadnt I heard of Francis Pottenger (MD) before? I asked my vet specialist “Hey, have you heard of Dr Pottenger’s Cat-Diet study?” She replied, “No”. I said “You must know of the 900 cats, 3 generations, 10 year experiment study on raw fed cats Vs cooked fed cats.” Sadly, I was talking to junk pet food vet. Thats sad!

  27. Harlee Jaye says:

    I have a 18 month old healthy Boxer female (spayed) who eats one of the top kibbles twice a day (1.5 cups each time). She leaves her kibble about 25% of the time; never vomits or acts ‘sick’. I am wondering what your thoughts are as to feeding once a day vs twice. She’s active, happy (goofy) like all Boxers her age. I can never predict when or why she leaves her meal. She’s an indoor dog 90% with 2 daily 1-2 mile walks.

  28. Ewa Romero says:

    My dog has leptospirosis. He has been in ICU where with meds his kidney and liver levels have been improving bowers he lost his appetite and feeding tube had to be put in . Still needs to take a lot of medication and food via he tube . In hospital they had no issue feeding him via the tube . 1St day back home from hospital and he will not let us his openers feed him via the tube . What should we do ? Please help as only via that tube I can give him the needed meds and foods. Before this infection he LOved food no issue with appetite.

  29. Suzy Kelham says:

    Dear Angry Vet
    My friend’s cat (he’s 12 now – neutered) has just had a thyroidectomy. His owner was told not to feed him raw beef (human grade 5% fat) but very expensive special cat food. I disagree. Who is right please?

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