Purina EN is a gastroenteric diet. Meaning it is for gastrointestinal issues. The feline version of this diet comes in kibble and canned varieties. This diet is recommended for cats with vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease). It is not recommended for cats with kidney disease or hepatic encephalopathy.
This diet is formulated with high protein levels and low carbohydrate levels, which helps with the nutritional requirements of cats with GI conditions. It has a high total digestibility to help promote nutrient absorption. It helps make sure that your cat is getting all the nutrients they require.
The dry kibble is energy-dense. Meaning that cats are getting what they need in a smaller amount of kibble, so you don’t have to feed as much of it. The dry diet also contains colostrum, which helps to stabilize intestinal microflora. It reduces the risk of stress-induced diarrhea. It also primes local and systemic immune systems.
This diet has something called the urinary st/ox defence, which means that it helps minimize the risk of urinary crystal formation. It is very important for our feline friends, as many cats are prone to urinary crystals, which can lead to life long problems.
Purina EN also has added B-complex vitamins. It contains moderate fat levels, which helps to provide energy to the cat. It also contains Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil. It is proven to be great tasting, so many cats love eating it! All of these things help to make sure that the cat is getting everything it needs to help with whatever GI condition it is suffering from.
The feline version of this diet also comes in something called EN Naturals. This diet is formulated without the use of artificial colours or flavours. It also does not contain corn or wheat. It does have added vitamins and minerals to make sure our kitty friends are still getting all of the nutrition that they require.
If your cat has any GI symptoms, they should be examined by a veterinarian. If they have a condition that may respond well to either a temporary or long term diet change, then your veterinarian may recommend this diet or another GI food.
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Written by: Mikaila Cariou, RVT