Originally Posted by Catfriend
????I was told once that a few drops of apple cider vinegar in the drinking water can help with this. Does anyone know if its true????
It might, though I don't know. I'd ask a vet. Most crystals are Struvite crystals and they can be controlled through acidifying the urine. When Shelly gets crystals (his are struvite), we give him a prescription pill called "Albeta" which helps dissolve the crystals.
Shelly is a black & white Tuxedo kitty.
Lazlo, who has a problem with calcium oxylate crystals, is a gray tabby.
We don't know what Tuxedo's crystals are yet - but he's a black & white kitty.
They all have the same mom, though we suspect Laz had a different dad.
But it has to be genetic, doesn't it? Lazlo, Shelly, and Tuxedo all have at least the same mom, and they eat the same diet. So if one is predisposed to one type of crystal, and one is predisposed to another type, and the girls have no problem at all... (Spooky has the same mom too)... the only explanation can lie in the way their bodies process the food, which they inherited from their parents. ???????????