NUTRI VET ANTI-DIARRHEA FOR CATS- kaolin liquidNutri Vet Wellness Llc
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Results are in agreement with former studies in which diets were diluted with celluflour or kaolin (,), and cats maintained bulk intake but reduced energy intake. By contrast, Kane et al. () reported that cats adapt their energy intake to the energy density of their diet over a period of 7–10 d. There were several differences between the experiment of those authors and the current experiment. Most importantly, the energy density/100 g dry matter and also the crude fiber content were in a different range (Kane et al.: 1.8–2.2 MJ/100 g dry matter vs. 1.4–1.8 MJ/100 g dry matter in the current study). In addition, in the current study, the volume of the food was high because of the high water-binding capacity of the cellulose and the added water; it is also likely that the volume per unit of energy was lower in foods used by Kane et al. (). Those authors also had long adaptation periods, whereas there was a gradual cellulose content increase in the current experiment. Kane et al. () offered food for 24 h, whereas in the current study, food was offered for 6 (Expt. 1) and 12 h (Expts. 2 and 3). Possibly, the cats would have increased the intake of the high-cellulose diet after a longer period of adaptation and/or when offered free access to food all day long. An adaptation period longer than 4 d could increase food intake through other mechanisms requiring more time, such as anatomical adaptations. On the other hand the outcomes of Expts. 2 and 3, especially the intake of cellulose diet, indicate the following: 1) the gradual addition of cellulose led to some adaptation; and 2) the access time to food was not a major limiting factor of food intake.
Cats maintained bulk intake but reduced energy intake when their diets were diluted with celluflour or kaolin (,). It is not clear, however, whether a lowered palatability or gastric filling was the predominant reason for the reduction in energy intake in cats. By contrast, it was demonstrated that gastric filling does not play a very important role in limiting energy intake in dogs during maintenance (,). Anecdotal reports from clients in our nutrition consultation practice suggested that in cats, fibrous cellulose powder was more efficient in decreasing food intake during weight reduction than it was in dogs. The present study was carried out to compare the effects of cellulose on feed intake in cats and dogs. Additional aims were to collect more data on the relative importance of bulk, volume, and palatability in cats eating diluted diets and to establish the level of crude fiber from cellulose that limits food intake in cats during time-restricted feeding, as recommended for reducing diets. In the present investigation, cats were fed increasing levels of cellulose added to a complete moist cat food. Additionally, they were offered a food without added cellulose after they had consumed a high-cellulose diet. The hypothesis was that if they would eat considerable amounts of undiluted food without cellulose after they had eaten diluted food with cellulose, then the lower food intake from diluted food with cellulose would be due mainly to low acceptability of the diluted food, and if the cats would eat small amount of undiluted food after the intake of diluted food, the effect would likely be due to gastric filling. The experimental design, including the type of cellulose, was kept as close as possible to the earlier experiment of Dobenecker and Kienzle () in dogs, to enable comparison of results in both species.
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