Nutrition for Digestive Health

For cats with sensitive stomachs, loose stools, vomiting and diarrhoea can present with the slightest provocation. All of these things can happen naturally and are often due to hairballs, but when it is happening frequently, there is cause for concern.

Although most of these issues can be put down to food sensitivity, different cats will react to some foods and not to others. When dealing with digestive issues, it is always best to start with changing the food. Selecting foods with different ingredients can, by a process of elimination, determine which ingredients are causing the problems. Prolonged vomiting and diarrhoea is not normal and a vet should be consulted.

Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease is not uncommon in cats, and can happen to cats of any age. Whilst the causes of FIBD remain unknown, the inflamed stomach lining and intestine become spastic, hypermotive and sensitive. This can result in vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation.

To help avoid digestive issues and even IFBD, it is best to choose foods designed to help with your cats digestion.

They may contain:

  • Low fat to improve digestive function
  • Antioxidants to protect the delicate lining of the intestinal system
  • High quality, easily absorbed ingredients to ensure that all the nutrients they need are being absorbed
  • High quality, fermentable fibre, to ensure gentle digestion
  • Novel proteins such as duck or venison to reduce the likelihood of intolerances