Originally Posted by Bazkitty
I'm thinking of trying to switch to wet food since we've had some UTI issues. Considering the fact of whether I can get them to eat it or not.
Do you feed wet all the time or maybe just in the evening? Do your kitties get diarrhea from the wet food?
I'm wondering if maybe I can feed wet instead of the Royal Canin SO dry. I know RC has a wet SO and I do have some, but it's not really preferred by the kitties that are supposed to be eating it. This is the look I usually get from them
Earlier this year, we switched to wet only. I started w/3 meals a day but in the past month or so I switched to 2 meals a day, 8am and 8pm. These guys realllly tested my patience in the beginning. I won't lie. It wasn't easy, but we did it!
Mine don't get diarrhea from wet food. In the beginning, their stools were a little stinky and slightly soft but that went away after a couple of weeks. Now they don't stink much at all, it's as good as cat poo gets without going to raw food. Much better than the smell of poo from corn-laden dry food!
There are some tips for switching herehttp://catinfo.org/#Transitioning_Dr...o_Canned_Food_
A couple of tricks I used were to push a few kibbles into the top of the food, so the smell of dry was there but they had to dig in a bit to get the kibbles out. A little dusting of Brewer's Yeast powder (from the health food store) is also an excellent bribe. It has a strong smell that most cats love, it only takes a pinch.
Are they getting bacterial infections, or crystals or both? What kind of crystals? I may have more advice depending on what their specific issues are. Beandip and I fought the bladder problems for a long time.