Originally Posted by pearce1974
Wow, that is a superb example. Thanks. I just am so hooked on the media and kitten chow, kitten chow, I feel like I am doing an injustice with just wet. Another question, if dry is known as the culprit or one of them for UTI, why does purina pro plan urinary tract health dry kibble say not to feed to kittens.
I would like to feed both the 2 year old male and 13 week old male this as a free feeding and the wet in the mornings and evenings. The purina all stages left both with diarrhea and the kitten chow is a no go as that would kill all attempts at uti preventative care. thanks for reading.
This is a question better answered by our resident guru on nutrition, Sharky. I do however, know that a wet food diet is much better for a neutered male to help prevent UTI as they get more of the moisture they need from the wet. Cats often don't drink enough water and the dry food diet doesn't help.
I also believe in feeding kitten food to kittens for at least 10 months to 1 year. If the kitty is getting too big at 10 months then I would switch to adult food.
To avoid diarrhea perhaps you can change their food over gradually to get their digestive system to accept the new food without problems (or did you do it that way?). Usually the change should take about a week.
Sharky will probably be along soon with answers to your Purina question.