For a medication to be considered a generic, it has to have the same active ingredient as the brand in the same strength and form. The only things allowed to be different are the inactive ingredients, such as the fillers, carrier, etc. There can be a little wiggle room with the strength but in general they have to be tested to work the same as the brand. Therefore, the generic for Atopica is likely to be just as effective, but watch for changes just to be safe.View Thread
I'm glad your boy is feeling better. Psyllium does the same thing I was suggesting the pumpkin for, so I'm really glad it's helping him. I'm also glad he's not lactose intolerant like most cats are! That can cause diarrhea too in some of them.
By the way, I love Siamese cats and a dwarf version must be almost unbearably cute!View Thread
Talk to the vet about it. You may want to try giving him a little canned pumpkin (not pie filling) with his food, for the fiber, but talk to the vet first and tell him everything that's happened. If his stool is soft but his bowels still aren't moving, he may have motility problems.View Thread
It was the fourth of july a little over two months ago. Was she outside? If she's scared of fireworks, maybe theyt terrified her so much during that time that she associated sunset with loud scary sounds. Perhaps try being out with her as the sun sets, acting happy and calm, maybe playing fetch with her or distracting her, and proving that the loud noises won't happen at sunset will help. If you can repeat this for several nights and reassure her when she gets scared, she may get over it.View Thread
I've never had problems with any form of Friskies, wet or dry. Other foods, yes. It's definitely good to talk to your vet, but keep in mind that some natural substances turn bright red with exposure to air as well. So it's not neccesarily anything that will harm your cat. It's still better to be sure. You can also take a look at the ingredients on the side of the cat food can, certain vitamins and minerals might be having a color effect.View Thread
First, cat food can't get infected because it isn't alive. Second, it's sounding like some of these cat foods oxidize (which means they might turn red) on exposure to air. We put a lot of different dyes etc in cat food to make it good looking to humans. I've never had a problem with Friskies, but I have it seen it change color somewhat after it's been sitting out a while.View Thread
He's in great danger if it's an obstruction. He probably needs surgery, or at the very least a merciful end. Try to find a vet at all costs. I'm replying to this even though the crisis is probably past for wicketone, one way or the other, because this is a really common problem with dogs - they eat anything! My heart goes out to the OP.View Thread
The food could have oxidized, which is harmless, but I can still understand your concern. You may want to call the manufacturer and ask them about it. I've found they are usually pretty open to questions. Sometimes food dyes can change with exposure to the air, and it sounds like this happened here.View Thread
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