- 1 year, 2 months ago Christine ThiessenParticipant
I just want to see if anyone can throw out some ideas. My cat is a 7 year old indoor only domestic short hair. W have had her probably 4 years now. She loves food and will eat anything! In our first year of having her she had a very bad UTI and ended up with struvites. We treated her with antibiotics but she still had crystals. went on s/d for 1 month to dissolve them. the to Hill c/d which she got really fat on so we were told by the vet since she naturally creates these crystals she would have to go on a scripted diet for long term. so we goes back and forth from royal canin urianry s/o dry regular and mod calorie. occasionally getting a can as her meal. I tired three different food since then, one was even a hills urinary care and even slowly switching her over with in a week or two she got a UTI and lots of crystals. We are lucky she is not a male because she would have been blocked by now. I never liked the ingredients of her food. Recently maybe a few wks ago she got into something in the apt. and got pancreatitis so now the wet in recc. another royal canin diet that is hydrolized with urinary care. I can only imagine it is going to be expensive even with my discount. Any ideas on feeding raw? how much too feed? how do i switch over? how do i know she is drinking enough to keep the PH of her urine down? What about doing a freeze dried diet? Less expensive then doing just raw…i am worried about giving her severe pancreatitis as well as diarrhea. And messing around with salmonella it freaks me out. I’m worried about doing like a rich food like blue buffalo, wellness or even origins. Need ideas. Still doing research online but difficult to find exact details also with out a veterinary bias opinion. thanks.
- 10 months, 3 weeks ago Christine ThiessenParticipant
Update. My cat is now on Stella and chewys salmon and chicken freeze dried. But it’s so expensive so I supplement with c/d wet or hills metabolic stew. Both have better ingredients then any of the dry food. She is doing well on the food so far. I even have a high dense protein fish dry food that has freeze dried pieces in it for when we go away for 3 days or when we are in a rush. I’m hoping to switch her to more of a raw diet sooner then later. But with a baby on the way I worry about proper care and making her sick! I’ll keep in touch and let you guys know. Any one elses cat on straight raw? Thanks happy fourth of July weekend
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