A while back when our cat Pepper had intestinal issues, the vet sent us home with a bag of easy-to-digest prescription food. It took Pepper about a month to finish that bag, then Hubby Tony started filling his daily food container with the regular brand that he's been eating for several years. Within two days Pepper was howling in intestinal distress again.
I called the animal clinic to ask what we should do. The vet wasn't available, but when the technician said I could come and buy another bag of the prescription food I immediately changed my shoes and got in the car. (I know, what we do for our pets!)
The first time we bought it the cost of the prescription food was just one of several charges on the vet bill, and I didn't stop to figure out how much it cost. By itself, though, the high cost of the special kibble was obvious. As the technician was running my charge card I asked her if she had any suggestions. She said that maybe Pepper had developed an intolerance for an ingredient in his normal food and we might want to try other brands.
The cats have been eating the same holistic cat food for several years, which we buy at a branch of a chain pet food retailer, Each of the branches are owned by independent franchisees, and the staff at the store is extremely friendly and helpful. Last week I stopped in to see if they could give me any advice about choosing a new cat food.
I found an associate in the cat food aisle and explained the situation. She said she'd look in the back and see if they had any sample sizes we could try. This is what she came back with!
Each of the bags weighs between four and six runes. Tony is trying one at a time, mixing it in with the prescription food to see how Pepper likes and tolerates it. It will take quite a while to get through all the bags (unless Pepper says it's OK to share some with his brother Jackson).
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