How to get it? With nutrition that thinks ahead.
Start to nutritionally manage her itching, whether from food or environment, in as little as 3 weeks. The nutrition in Iams® Veterinary Formulas Skin & Coat - Response™ LB formula can help nutritionally manage your cat's itching and scratching. So whether her sensitivities are coming from food, her environment or both, you can promote a healthy skin and coat through:
How can Response™ formulas help?
Response Formula is designed to aid in the nutritional management of skin and coat health in several ways. First is through fatty acids. Specific types, called omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, are important. Response LB has an adjusted balance of these two fatty acid types.
Second, Response Formula includes alternate protein and carbohydrate sources, which can be important if your veterinarian suspects that your pet's skin condition may have a food sensitivity component. Response LB, for example, contains protein from lamb meat and carbohydrates from barley.
Lamb Broth, Lamb Liver, Lamb Tripe, Lamb, Ground Pearled Barley, Lamb Meal, Corn Oil, Dried Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1], Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement [source of Vitamin B2], Folic Acid, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite [source of Vitamin K3]), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine
|Crude Protein, minimum||9.0|
|Crude Fat, minimum||6.0|
|Crude Fiber, maximum||1.0|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum||1.05*|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.21*|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles. Response™ LB/Feline Canned Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance. Manufactured under U.S. Patent Nos. 5,616,569 and 6,093,418; other U.S. and foreign patents pending.
|Weight (lbs.)||Weight maintenance (cans per day)|
|4||1/2 to 2/3|
|8||1 to 1 1/3|
|12||1 1/2 to 2|
|16||2 to 2 3/4|
|22||2 2/3 to 3 3/4|
These guideline amounts are a starting point and your cat may need more food depending upon age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This chart represents the total recommended volume of food per day. You should divide the total recommended feeding amount by the number of times you feed your cat per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.
1,089 kcal/kg; 185 kcal/can