Belly Upset: Soothing Your Cat's Sensitive Stomach
Just like people, cats can experience occasional stomach upset. If your cat exhibits any of the following, especially after eating, she may have a sensitive stomach.
In a healthy cat - especially one that spends a lot of time outdoors - occasional stomach upsets shouldn't cause concern. Persistent or severe stomach upset can indicate a more serious condition. Please see your vet with questions about your own pet's health.
What can you do?
If you think your cat has a sensitive stomach, there are steps you can take to help keep your pet's insides running smoothly.
Be watchful. Do your best to prevent your cat from eating anything spoiled or questionable. Outdoor cats have increased exposure to inappropriate food and are at greater risk for internal parasites.
Avoid giving your cat milk or dairy products. Cats might like the taste but often lack the ability to digest dairy products properly.
Slow down mealtimes. Cats that eat fast also swallow a lot of air. Divide big meals into smaller portions, fed throughout the day.
Measure the proper amount of food. Eating too much can upset a cat's digestion so feed according to package directions.
Be consistent. Any change in nutrition can irritate your cat's system. If you switch your cat's food, do so slowly: gradually mix greater and greater proportions of the new food with the old.
Feed your cat a nutritious, high-quality food. Cats cannot easily digest food made with low-quality ingredients.
A healthy, smart choice is Science Diet™ Sensitive Stomach & Skin Adult cat food, specially formulated for adult cats with sensitive stomachs.
Sensitive Stomach & Skin Adult:
Gentle formula is easy for sensitive stomachs to digest
High quality proteins and other essential amino acids for digestive health
Rice is the #1 ingredient - easy to digest and gentle on sensitive stomachs
Vets' #1 Choice to Feed Their Own Pets
Hill's™ Science Diet™ Brand