TROVET has a wide range of hypoallergenic products for cats. What is your advice for using this?
Food hypersensitivity can be caused by multiple factors, such as protein and carbohydrate sources (wheat gluten intolerance), feed mite, preservatives, etc. Food hypersensitivity can be present in more extreme or lesser degrees. Every animal reacts different to the same food.
TROVET has a wide range of products to meet these different needs. This increases the chance that there will be an appropriate food for the individual patient.
The diagnosis of food hypersensitivity will be done by your veterinarian with the help of a so called elimination diet. For 6 to 8 weeks your cat has to eat a special composed diet. This diet consists of one main (animal) protein source and one carbohydrate source. When during this period the allergic reaction of your cat reduces, your cat was hypersensitive to a specific ingredient in the previous diet.
For these cases TROVET has developed a special PURE MEAT range with unique protein sources, called TROVET Unique Protein. These products consist solely of meat and are guaranteed free of additives such as scent, colour, or taste enhancers. Unique Protein is not a complete food.
The choice of the protein source (lamb, rabbit, turkey, venison, horse or quail) will be made in consultation with your veterinarian.
When the ingredient causing the hypersensitivity reaction is excluded, you can choose to change to a complete wet or dry hypoallergenic variant (TROVET Hypoallergenic Lamb, Rabbit, Horse, Venison, Quail or Turkey). Another option is to continue the Unique Protein diet and complete it with a carbohydrate source and a vitamin and mineral supplement (TROVET Balance).