Top Food for Cats With Allergies

Cat Allergies: What to Feed Them

Does your dog or cat have itchy skin, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, gas or inflammatory bowel disease? Do you suspect your pet has an allergy? More than likely your dog or cat has a food sensitivity or intolerance. 

Cat food allergies and feline conditions often are treated with a limited ingredient diet, usually using a protein source the cat has never eaten before, such as rabbit, duck, or venison.

Here are some top picks of food for cats with allergies. Please consult with your...MORE veterinarian before using.

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    Natural Balance Green Pea and Duck Allergy Formula Canned Cat Food

    Ingredients:Duck, Duck Broth, Duck Liver, Pea Protein, Ground Peas, Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Duck Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Guar Gum, Salmon Oil, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate,...MORE Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Cranberries, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Carrageenan, Flaxseed Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract.

    Covered by Natural Balance Buy with Confidence screening program, which routinely tests all pet food products in its own testing laboratory.

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    Natural Balance Green Pea and Duck Formula Dry Cat Food

    Ingredients: Green Peas, Duck, Duck Meal, Pea Protein, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, DL-Methionine, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium...MORE Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Citric Acid (preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Rosemary Extract.

    Like the entire Natural Balance line of pet foods, it is covered by the Buy with Confidence program.

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    Venison is another protein source cats are unlikely to have eaten before. Top ingredients here are whole dried peas, venison meal, venison, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract and citric acid), with the added EFAs. Available only by prescription.
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    Although lamb is more commonly found in non-prescription cat food, the IVD lamb formula is still viable for cats who have not eaten lamb before. Top listed ingredients are whole dried peas, lamb meal, natural flavor, lamb, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Rosemary extract and citric acid), with added EFAs. Available only by prescription.

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    Wysong Anergen is rice and lamb meat-based and countains no dairy or wheat products. Top listed ingredients in the dry formula are lamb, ground brown rice, ground oat groats, ground flax seeds, dried yeast, DL-Methionine, taurine, lecithin, fish oil, coconut oil, plums, dried wheat grass powder, and dried barley grass powder.

    Anergen is a hypoallergenic canine/feline diet formulated with immune stimulating technology and alternative protein sources to address food allergies/sensitivities. It is...MORE created by a veterinarian and owes its popularity solely to veterinary recommendation and word of mouth. 

    This improved formulation is designed to take advantage of new processing methods to preserve natural value, and nutritional advances in epigenetics and nutrigenomics. Anergen is higher in protein and fat, and contains a comprehensive spectrum and higher levels of micronutrients/nutraceuticals including prebiotics, probiotics, enzymes, omega-3s, antioxidants and more. Small quantities of fruits and vegetables mimic what may be consumed in the viscera of prey, and contribute important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients.