This post has been sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish for Pets. All opinions and thoughts about Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Indoor Complete are 100% my own.
You never know when your favorite little furry feline is going to get sick on you. That’s what happened to us last week when my mother-in-law’s cat, Boots, got super sick and we could not figure out what was wrong with him. We took him to the vet, only to discover that he has what they call “megacolon”.
Basically megacolon is when the large intestine doesn’t work like it is supposed to and it gets paralyzed occasionally causing the digestive system to not work properly. It causes constipation, and many times, cats can get impacted.
We thought that this was going to be a really bad thing, but the vet gave us 3 simple things we could do along with some medicine to help so I thought I would share those things with you here so that if you ever have to deal with this, you will know exactly what to do.
3 Ways to Help Your Cat Deal With Megacolon
#1 Food Intake
One of the first things the vet asked us was — what kind of food does your cat eat? I was proud to tell him that all of our animals eat Rachael Ray Nutrish for Pets. He said that was a great choice and then asked if Boots was eating wet or dry food. I told him it was dry, and he suggested that if we feed them dry, to be sure and wet it so that he was getting extra moisture into his digestive system.
This was great news to hear, so when we got home that day, I pulled out the box of goodies Nutrish had just sent me, including their brand new cat food, which could not have come at a better time — Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Indoor Complete.
The new indoor complete cat food is perfect for cats who need a little help with digestion. It has pumpkin and dandelion root in it which aid in the digestive process — which is perfect for indoor cats. Dandelion greens & pumpkin are nutrient and fiber rich. Dandelion greens also contain natural prebiotics to aid in healthy digestion.
Both Boots and Mittens LOVE the new formula. Mittens eats hers dry, but for Boots, we just add a little water in with his and it softens right up making a very delicious dinner for him that is much easier to digest on his stomach.
When a cat has megacolon like Boots does, anything you can do to help aid in the digestion is important, so by using the new Indoor Complete cat food, it helps to move things right along for him.
#2 Keep Lots of Water Around
One of the best things you can do is make sure your cat is getting extra water whenever they can. Keep it down everywhere, and like I said, even adding it to the food can help.
The water helps keep things flushed and the colon clean.
Once your cat has been diagnosed with megacolon, most likely they will be on medication for the rest of their lives. Boots has to take Lactulose and Cistapride to help in moving things along, and with the combination of the Nutrish Indoor Complete, his new intake of water and taking his meds, he is like a brand new kitty! No more laying around lethargic, no more crying in pain, and no more puking his guts out because he can’t digest what he just ate.
Now, he loves playing around and laying all stretched out on the bed enjoying his lazy cat naps.
If your cat has been diagnosed with megacolon, I can tell you that Nutrish Indoor Complete is definitely one of the steps you need to take in getting your cat’s digestive issues back on track.
To find out where you can buy this new cat food, visit this link to find the store nearest you that carries Nutrish for Pets.
About Rachael Ray Nutrish Indoor Complete
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Indoor Complete Chicken with Lentils & Salmon Recipe is a natural food for cats with added vitamins, minerals & taurine. This recipe contains a real superfood blend to meet the complete needs of your adult indoor cat and is available right where you shop for your family’s groceries.
- Real U.S. farm-raised chicken is always the #1 ingredient, plus real salmon.
- Lentils are naturally rich in fiber and protein and low in fat. They help support healthy metabolism and optimal body weight.
- Dandelion greens & pumpkin are nutrient and fiber rich. Dandelion greens also contain natural prebiotics to aid in healthy digestion.
- Cranberries & blueberries are antioxidant-rich fruits that are great sources of essential vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin C, to help support a healthy immune system.
- Safely USA cooked with the world’s best ingredients.
- No ground corn, wheat, soy or poultry by-product meal.
- Intended for adult cats only (1 year or older).
About Rachael Ray Nutrish for Pets
In 2007, with help from pet nutrition experts, Rachael Ray created Nutrish super-premium food and treats for dogs inspired by recipes from her own kitchen. In 2014, we were very excited to grow the brand into the world of cat food. Whether intended for dogs or cats, Nutrish recipes are made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat or fish, and do not contain poultry by-product meal or fillers.
Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue, which was created to help shelter pets in need. To date, she has donated over $17.5MM. This money has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for these unfortunate animals. All of the Rachael Ray Nutrish products are available where you shop for your family’s groceries, making specialty recipes accessible and convenient for every pet parent.
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