Self preparing food for your cat can be a daunting task. Usually the specific animal protein, the veterinarian prescribes, is difficult to obtain. The preparation of the food may be time consuming. Time is precious, leading to the self preparation of the diet to not always be ideal. In addition, some types of meat have an unpleasant smell during preparation. To aid with the self preparation of a diet, TROVET has developed a special product range: Unique Protein. To create an elimination diet you only need to add a carbohydrate source. The preferred carbohydrate sources are boiled white rice or potato. In addition, you should add a dietary supplement to prevent any vitamin and mineral deficiencies: TROVET Balance.
Note: Unique Protein (Quail) | URQ will no longer be available. We advice Unique Protein (Turkey) | UPT as an alternative product.
The advised duration of Unique Protein in combination with rice or potatoes, is initially 6 weeks. When the hypersensitivity reactions disappear, Unique Protein (+ boiled rice or potatoes) needs to be enriched with a vitamin and mineral mix (TROVET Balance) and can then be fed for life. For critically ill animals, growing animals, animals in the final stage of pregnancy and lactating animals TROVET Balance should be added immediately from the start of Unique Protein. Next to continuing the use of Unique Protein, it is also possible to choose for a TROVET hypoallergenic diet with a similar (animal) protein source.
meat and animal derivatives (quail), oils and fats (sunflower oil, olive oil).
|Per kg body weight per day||< 3 kg||> 3 kg|
|Unique Protein (Quail)||25 - 30g||15 - 25g|
|+ boiled rice||25 - 30g||15 - 25g|
|or boiled potato||35 - 45g||25 - 30g|
The given amounts of food are calculated per kilogram body weight per day.
Feeding advice for kittens:
25% – 75% of the adult body weight: 2 x feeding advice Unique Protein + 0.75 x feeding advice rice or potato.
75% – 100% of the adult body weight: 1.5 x feeding advice Unique Protein + 1 x feeding advice rice or potato.