Georgianna is a three year-old Balinese cat who was diagnosed with Feline Interstitial Cystitis, often referred to as FIC, while in foster care. While the cause of FIC is not known and no cure for it exists, it is simply a condition that can be inconvenient for the owner of a cat who has it because of the symptoms associated with it. These symptoms include the following:
Urinating in undesirable places,
Straining to urinate,
Licking the urinary area, and
Urinary blockage (which occurs mostly in male cats who have FIC).
Since Georgianna arrived in her current foster home she has been eating Primal Pet Food. As a result, she has not demonstrated any symptoms of having FIC even though the condition does recur in cats who have it over the course of their lifetimes. In general, stress greatly increases the chances that a cat like Georgianna will show symptoms of FIC so felines who suffer from the condition should be kept in low stress environments at all times.
While medicine such as anti-inflammatories have been successful with some cats, one of the best ways to forestall FIC symptoms from appearing in any feline is by sustaining cats who have it on an exclusive diet of wet, canned food or raw food. Georgianna currently enjoys Primal Pet Food twice per day and the company has generously agreed to supply her owner with six bags of Primal Pet Food Nuggets after Georgianna is adopted into a forever home!
The makers of Primal Pet Food Inc. provided the following list of the great benefits that their food provides to felines, including Georgianna:
1. USDA regulated and approved human grade ingredients and processing facilities. This means that we are competing with human restaurants and markets for the same supply of foods that you purchase for yourself or your family, and that we are held up to a higher standard of manufacturing than pet grade pet foods, which includes both our 100% satisfaction guarantee and our various Quality and Food Safety Assurance practices (which you may read about online at http://www.primalpetfoods.com/education/foodsafety).
2. Low/biologically appropriate carb contents. Our diets are primarily made up of meat, bone, produce, and supplements. The carbohydrate content in our foods does not come from inappropriate ingredients like grain/gluten/wheat/soy/corn (all of our foods are absolutely free of these ingredients), and occurs only in small amounts from natural whole sources of nutrition.
3. High moisture contents. All of our complete and balanced foods are between 68-73% moisture, which is the same amount that cats would typically get from a meal in the wild, thus minimizing taxation on the kidneys and optimizing hydration. Moist foods also create a great atmosphere in the mouth for maintaining tooth and gum health.
4. Biologically appropriate ingredients. These provide optimal nutrition in a supremely digestible and bio-available format. The use of these items creates a clean-burning fuel which is low waste and creates regular bowel movements as well as promoting a healthy mouth, immune, and digestive tract.
5. Living, raw, bacteria, nutrient, enzyme, amino acid-rich foods promote healthy digestive and immune systems.
6. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Quality and Food Safety Assurance practices.
Despite her condition, Georgianna is a people-loving, playful cat. She loves to be in the company of adults and craves playtime with her people. In her alone time, Georgianna loves climbing her cat tree to get some exercise.
Georgianna is currently up for adoption and eagerly awaits meeting her forever family. Because of her FIC, Georgianna will need to be taken to the vet a few times per year, especially during the first one she spends in her new home.
To learn more about FIC, click here. To learn more about Georgianna and how she can become a permanent part of your family, contact: Speciality Purebred Cat Rescue,
Note: It is of paramount importance that Georgianna be adopted by a family that will care for her on a permanent basis as the stress of moving from home to home will cause her FIC symptoms to worsen.