Thanks Meg.. I did a quick search but it looks like only a few Canidae dog foods are available in the UK; (at imported prices). I'll keep looking!
Canidae cat food is also available here: "Pet Shopper is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be one of the first UK stockist's of Canidae Pet food". Albeit, so far, they are offering solely a couple of cat food varieties. One of these may
be suitable with ingredients of Chicken (17%), Chicken Meal (17%), Turkey Meal (17%), Potatoes (17%), Peas (17%), Chicken Fat, Lamb Meal (2%), Gravy, Menhaden Fish Meal. Else perhaps contacting their customer services, asking about any availability of further kibbles - for example their Grain Free Pure Control - may prove fruitful, fingers crossed. Details by email are: firstname.lastname@example.org
and their address is 32 Burscough St, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 2ES.
It's still going quite well here, although it looks like he has been scratching his forehead - the hair is thinning and there's a small open wound. I won't panic just yet because the abscess is still there and he's been prescribed more antibiotics.. so if his little body is fighting infection, it's not the ideal time for a food trial.
Poor cat, he's having a tough time of it at the moment. I'm thinking it may be that this particular episode of scratching on his forehead could be linked to his abscess, causing him a degree of referred discomfort.
On another issue, I do wonder about the lack of oil in his diet now. There seem to be quite a few pet foods that contain no oils but still claim to be 'complete and balanced'.
Words like complete on pet foods are defined specifically and EU regulation (number 767/2009) in paragraph (i) of Article 3 states the definition thus:
" 'complete feed’ means compound feed which, by reason of its composition, is sufficient for a daily ration; ".
By contrast paragraph (j) in that same article follows with a definition of complimentary pet food as:
" ‘complementary feed’ means compound feed which has a high content of certain substances but which, by reason of its composition, is sufficient for a daily ration only if used in combination with other feed; ".
And "compound feed" is defined in the earlier paragraph (h) as:
" ‘compound feed’ means a mixture of at least two feed materials, whether or not containing feed additives, for oral animal-feeding in the form of complete or complementary feed; "
This is a confirmation of protection afforded by EU law regarding complete cat food that indicates a 'sufficiency' per day. With this in mind I'd want to especially check whether a suggestion of a supplement of anchovy or krill oil is specifically for your cat's needs, as a supplement to a complete cat food?