Allergy to corn
When I adopted my senior cat, the shelter advised me to feed him Purina/Felix until he settles before switching his food. As I don't buy Nestlé products for political reasons, I transitioned my cat on to Royal Canin Indoor +7. I initially bought it from Pets at Home but then found a much better deal online here. At first I was happy with it but my cat developed an intolerance to it, aided by dry cat snacks like Whiskas Dentabits/hairball etc. I couldn't work out why my cat had consistently loose stools and after much internet research I got the impression that an entirely wet food diet is much better. I had intended to use up my 3.5kg bag of Indoor +7 and then make the change but then I read somewhere that cats can be intolerant to corn, which features numerous times in the ingredients list for this dry food. I immediately stopped using it as well as all corn based snacks and the difference has been remarkable. I now feed Bozita which works out the same price as Whiskas pouches from the supermarket. My cat's stools are now brilliant. After months of following him into the room to check and clean his bum (he has long fur which accumulates a lot of dingleberries) and even having to pin him down and shave him, this makes such a difference to both of our lives. He no longer drinks water from his bowl at all yet he urinates at least 3 times a day and poops just once, whereas before it was the other way around. He poops way less because he is able to utilise the food properly and does not need to constantly eject all the filler rubbish. Whilst I'm sure this particular type of dry food is good in comparison to some, I will never feed my cat or any future cat dry food again. It's just not worth the convenience or risk.