My cat had been eating the Science Diet Sensitive Stomach, which I saw you no longer carried. So I ordered this instead. How big a difference could it be? Well, my cat is currently sulking. He walks by the bowl, MAYBE takes a bite, then walks off. We are hoping he will eat it if he gets hungry enough. Do not worry, he won't starve - He weighs 17lbs. But it is still very distressing.
I switched my [now] 2-year-old persian to dry food from raw when I got him from his breeder. I tried a grain-free competitor that was highly advertised (apparently I'm not allowed to mention specifics which I don't get) and after being on it for a month or so he started getting really bad diarrhea. I switched him to Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and the problem almost immediately went away. After awhile, I read some articles stating that cats really need a grain-free diet and foods that list rice as the first few ingredients are not ideal, so I thought I would try [same competitor as before but a different formula, and I was hesitant to do so] because "deboned chicken" was the first ingredient. Just like last time, after about a month or two, the diarrhea started up again. He was never sick once on Science Diet, so I am switching him back, and NEVER switching him again. I learned my lesson. I don't care what's in it as long as he eats it and it doesn't make him sick. This food is a MUST for cats that can't tolerate other food.
I know this product is a bit pricey but we have three cats ranging in age from 5 to 16, The two younger ones have 'sensitive' stomachs. We tried all kinds of different brands and formulations including the one recommended by our vet. They were constantly throwing up all over the house and nothing we tried seemed to help until we tried the S.D. Sensitive Stomach cat food. They liked the new food right from the beginning and thankfully it has solved the problem of constantly cleaning up messes. I would highly recommend that anyone with a similar problem give this food a try, It sure beats the alternative.
One of my three cats developed diarrhea. Tried medications over a 3 month period with no resolution. Then my vet recommended this food. Problem resolved. I was recently unexpectedly hospitalized. My friend didn't know the big box on the dining room table was from Petco and a repeat delivery of this food. Since the container for cat food was empty, it wss assumed there was no more so fed the cats dog food which resulted in 6 days of diarrhea for my sensitive cat - after only one day of dog food. This happens every time his food gets changed to anything else which is one of the reasons it is set up for repeat delivery. It would be better for him to go hungry rather than be given any other food!
I have 2 cats, 1 with a sensitive stomach and 1 that doesn't. I need a food that both would eat but the one with the sensitive stomach wouldn't through up. I tried every food under the sun and finally found this food and from the first day I haven't had any stomach issues and it has been 1 year since I started feeding my cats this food. I wouldn't feed them anything else.
We adopted our young adult cat Mia from the local shelter in late August. Hills's Science diet was the diet of choice from the shelter. Our cat is very healthy with a super glossy coat and shiny eyes. One problem, Mia had a sensitive stomach and vomitted once or twice a week. I ordered Hill's Science sensitive stomach food and mixed it 50/50 with the regular Hill's Science Adult Food. Problem solved! No more tummy issues.
My male cat just turned 9 yrs old and was recently diagnosed with pancreatitis after several days of throwing up and not eating. After his symptoms were alleviated through a combination of medications and IV fluids, my vet suggested switching his food from another brand's indoor formula to Science Diet Sensitive Stomach. While no one seems to know what causes pancreatitis or how to prevent flare-ups, this food seems to help keep the flare-ups to a minimum and has also reduced how often he throws up. I also have a female cat who I have switched to this food, and both seem to really like the taste. Although this food is about 3 times as expensive as my old brand, the cost is definitely worth the benefits.
We have found excellent results with the Science Diet Sensitive Stomach cat food. We have seven cats - 6 of them are on the SS cat food and one of our 'kids' is required to have a special diet of the I/D food. We have had our cats on this for years and saw a remarkable difference when using this food where there were less incidents of throwing up the food. Highly recocommend.
As the background to this, one of my four cats has had a digestive problem since we rescued him 4 years ago. he would leave little droppings all over the house. We could hear him using his litter box downstairs in the basement when we were upstairs. It was horrible and we felt awful but the meds from the vet weren't doing the trick, not to mention they were pricey and our cat is a ninja who doesn't like to get pilled AT ALL. so it wasn't a practical solution for us. we had him on Iams - the pink bag for digestive issues. it did nothing. we went to a natural pet store by us and tried three different "natural" products - didn't work. We tried giving him drops - helped a small amount but he was STILL leaking a few times a week.
we have a 1 year old and a baby on the way - and cleaning up after him daily and even finding where he left these wet droppings was getting to be a challenge - we had called the vet about putting him down, despite him being 5 yrs old.
On a whim, a week before we were going to put him down, we tried a small bag of science diet sensitive stomach. just because we passed it in the aisle. it took 3-4 days - but after that .. NOTHING. it's been 3 weeks and we haven't seen ANY droppings. The little box seems to indicate that all waste is now solid. It's AMAZING! I have heard some bad things about the composition of this food - i have to say, this food saved my cats life! I highly recommend to anyone having this problem with their cat.
I was feeding my male cat a national brand of cat food and he started with a UTI. After several visits to the Vet and several types of medications and the cat spitting up the cat food and losing weight the Vet has us try this food and he has kept it down and gained weight.
Worked well for my cat, even if the nutrition wasn't there 100%
PostedMarch 12, 2012
Although this food isn't as "natural" and "wholesome" as I would like it to be - the fact is that every cat is different - and therefore, so are their needs. This food actually worked for my cat, and it stopped her from throwing up after switching from her original food. In any case, in the search of something more natural - I tried switching to the Halo sensitive stomach formula - and it actually caused my cat to start throwing up again, so I might have to switch back to the Hill's sensitive stomach if I can't find a more natural alternative.
Like most of the other reviewers I have a cat with a throwing up problem as well. After trying a few premium brands I decided to try it based purely on the good reviews on this site. As I read the ingredients it became clear that you're paying a lot of money for a bag of corn. My cat has had this issue for over a year and I tried this food out of sheer desperation. Not only did it not stop my troubled cat's vomiting, my other cat (who has NO problems with food) started walking around howling at night and getting into my roommate's dog's food and treats! Turns out he was starving because guess what, this food has little to nutritional value. It is nothing but fillers. Luckily I got my money back from Petco.
My youngest siamese would throw up once or twice a week on the other food I was feeding him, but it's been 9 days since he started on this food, and he hasn't thrown up once ... knock on wood! And my other 2 siamese like it, so they probably will all be eating this food when their current food is gone.
Our cat wolfs down his food and is inclined to throw it back up, but he does it less often with the Sensitive Stomach formula. Also, he's not allergic to it like he is to the Adult formula (which causes blisters on his skin)!