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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
So, I noticed that princess Gina had something down by her butt, I thought it was poop but I got the openings mixed up! It was a bit of crusty residue on her fur. we went to the vet right away and he said she had a UTI, with a bit of crystals. The Uti isn't terrible, nor the amount of crystals either. He said besides the Clavamox, to give her more meat to eat, which is awesome, since it is her favorite thing to eat, cooked bits of red meat or chicken. He said that would help with the ph of her urinary tract.
So my questions are, why does it drip out like that? Should I bather her in that area? Should I be watching for it to go away? And, is she in pain? I havent seen any signs of her peeing outside her box, her appetite is fine, she has been a little mopey but has been that way since Kitto came, the stray kitten I adopted. Otherwise she seems just fine, and I have seen her sick before since she does have the Herpes Virus, this is nothing like that. I am new to this whole UTI thing. Crystal
post #2 of 14
I don't know that I can answer any of your questions, but sharky should hopefully be along shortly to help. The raw meat seems like a weird idea to me, although a raw diet, yes, can help maintain a normal pH.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
No, no, its not raw meat, I dont even think she would eat that. Its meat we cook for her on the grill or in the oven. She likes it a lot but I have only given it to her for treats, the vet said she can it it for her main food. There is always dry food out, too, in case she needs that. But thanks for answering so fast. This is princess Gina Von Amburg:
post #4 of 14
Well, a lot of cooked meat wouldn't be good unless you supplement. The meat won't have all the taurine, etc. Giniva needs. I'm not sure why the vet said she can have it for her main food unless he told you all about supplements.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
I think he meant in addition to her dry food, or canned, she can have more meat.
post #6 of 14
HUMmm ... I am not the UTI expert but adding no bone containing meat sounds great normally but why for a UTI .... what wet and dry does she eat??
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
He said the meat would change the ph of the urinary tract but I cant remember which way. he is VERY holistic. She eats Purina usually and once in a while Friskies wet food. I have tried many better quality foods and none of my 4 cats would eat them. Gina is the only one who likes table scraps. The vet also suggested cranberry extract just like for people. I haven't tried that yet.
post #8 of 14
cranberry is good, try for powder since it is more concentrated and easier to administer... ... lamb is PH balenced chicken and beef with bone need a grain to balence PH ....

Friskies makes a UTI formula in WET and Dry if that is what shell eat try that ...
post #9 of 14
From what I've heard a high meat protein low carb diet helps those with UTIs. Try feeding her Innova EVO canned food, it's 95% meat protein. It contains the highest meat protein of any other food on the market.

Below is the link to view their products:

http://www.naturapet.com/
http://www.evopet.com/products/default.asp?id=1501
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by fuzzmom View Post
From what I've heard a high meat protein low carb diet helps those with UTIs. Try feeding her Innova EVO canned food, it's 95% meat protein. It contains the highest meat protein of any other food on the market.

Below is the link to view their products:

http://www.naturapet.com/
http://www.evopet.com/products/default.asp?id=1501
NO NO NO, that is from my vet ... uti s are the ONLY issue she DOES NOT recommend EVO ...I would actually NOT recommend any grain free s thou serengetti and orijen are within the " norms" ... EVO is NOT UTI friendly its magnesium Calcium and phos are in the WAY TOO HIGH ....
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
NO NO NO ... EVO is NOT UTI friendly its magnesium Calcium and phos are in the WAY TOO HIGH ....
What should the max be for these? Below is what's in the EVO canned:

Moisture 74.03 %
Protein 13.23 %
Fat 9.23 %
Linoleic Acid 1.66 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.07 %
Fiber 0.19 %
Ash 2.3 %
Calcium 0.45 %
Phosphorous 0.36 %
Magnesium 0.03 %

Sodium 0.16 %
Potassium 0.26 %
Chloride 0.18 %
Iron 101.3 mg/kg
Zinc 58.47 mg/kg
Copper 4.58 mg/kg
Iodine 0.88 mg/kg
Manganese 3.29 mg/kg
Selenium 0.18 mg/kg
Arginine 0.52 %
Histidine 0.29 %
Isoleucine 0.46 %
Leucine 0.83 %
Lysine 0.85 %
Methionine 0.29 %
Met-Cysteine 0.48 %
Phenylalanine 0.45 %
Phe-Tyrosine 0.78 %
Threonine 0.49 %
Tryptophan 0.14 %
Valine 0.53 %
Taurine 0.09 mg/kg
Choline 798.86 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 3.65 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 12.8 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 24.35 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 3.06 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.93 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 9.1 mg/kg
Biotin 0.11 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 0.04 ug/kg
Vitamin A 3222.4 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1447.6 IU/kg
Vitamin E 173.0 IU/kg
Vitamin K 0.23 ug/kg
ME 1283.21 kcal/kg
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by fuzzmom View Post
What should the max be for these? Below is what's in the EVO canned:

Moisture 74.03 %
Protein 13.23 %
Fat 9.23 %
Linoleic Acid 1.66 %
Arachidonic Acid 0.07 %
Fiber 0.19 %
Ash 2.3 %
Calcium 0.45 %
Phosphorous 0.36 %
Magnesium 0.03 %

Sodium 0.16 %
Potassium 0.26 %
Chloride 0.18 %
Iron 101.3 mg/kg
Zinc 58.47 mg/kg
Copper 4.58 mg/kg
Iodine 0.88 mg/kg
Manganese 3.29 mg/kg
Selenium 0.18 mg/kg
Arginine 0.52 %
Histidine 0.29 %
Isoleucine 0.46 %
Leucine 0.83 %
Lysine 0.85 %
Methionine 0.29 %
Met-Cysteine 0.48 %
Phenylalanine 0.45 %
Phe-Tyrosine 0.78 %
Threonine 0.49 %
Tryptophan 0.14 %
Valine 0.53 %
Taurine 0.09 mg/kg
Choline 798.86 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 3.65 mg/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 12.8 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 24.35 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 3.06 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.93 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 9.1 mg/kg
Biotin 0.11 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 0.04 ug/kg
Vitamin A 3222.4 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1447.6 IU/kg
Vitamin E 173.0 IU/kg
Vitamin K 0.23 ug/kg
ME 1283.21 kcal/kg
B]Calcium 0.45 %
Phosphorous 0.36 %
Magnesium 0.03 %[/b]
to be UTI friendly
Max should be .25 for cal and phos
.022 for mag thou some allow for .025
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
B]Calcium 0.45 %
Phosphorous 0.36 %
Magnesium 0.03 %[/b]
to be UTI friendly
Max should be .25 for cal and phos
.022 for mag thou some allow for .025
I just emailed Natura Pet Foods to see what they have to say about foods for UTIs. When/if they respond I will post it here. Thanks for the numbers!
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by fuzzmom View Post
I just emailed Natura Pet Foods to see what they have to say about foods for UTIs. When/if they respond I will post it here. Thanks for the numbers!
I would like to see the responce... ... I am going off two vets and all the general UTI friendly %
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