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post #1 of 11
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Anyone know of a good canned food (don't want to use the RC canned - Urinary) to give to Charlie and Ling. They are ok with the RC dry but not thrilled and know they miss their canned foods.

Any suggestions or anyone out there have cats with UTI the need special foods?
post #2 of 11
what was his ph???

generally you want
magnesium under.085% on a can ... thou most uti foods are .022% and below

ca and phos should not be higher than .09 and .07 respectively but this often has to be asked of the company outside of senior cans( which are fine since Charlie is a "real" grown up kitty

nutro max hairball are good
need to search my brain
post #3 of 11
I've got a whole list of foods somewhere saved in a file.

Merrick Grammy's Pot Pie? I know it's one Merrick.
I've had success with Pro Plan Urinary Tract Health cans. Crummy ingredients, they go mad for it, though!

I know there are more, will get back to ya when I find the file!
post #4 of 11
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I've had success with Pro Plan Urinary Tract Health cans. Crummy ingredients, they go mad for it, though!
That's one of the foods we used when urinary problems were going on at our place. I also used Nutro Max Gourmet in the little cans. I think we also used Natural Choice, but I can't remember which ones (it was a few years ago, before they had Indoor food). I know my guys like the Indoor adult chicken and senior canned in the Natural Choice line.

Natural Balance canned is also in a good pH range.

I personally wouldn't use Merrick's regularly if he's having urinary tract infections. The pH is a little high on Merricks to be the only food, but I'm sure if you use it in a rotation it would be ok.
post #5 of 11
Wellness is in the proper ph range too. Plus there are studies that suggest that low to no carb food is the way to go
post #6 of 11
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Wellness is in the proper ph range too. Plus there are studies that suggest that low to no carb food is the way to go
Many wet NO carbs are okay but check the phos and calcium ... MOST Grain free DRYS are not As a FYI... Ph has VERY little do with UTI s anymore .. as MOST foods ash levels are now between 6-7% ... some are as low as 4 or as high as 10-11 but NOT the 20% of yesturyear yeilding very off PHs ... Ph depends on if cyrstals are present and which ones to which way to go ... Today MOST ( 90%) of food yeild a ph in a safe 6.1-6.8 %
post #7 of 11
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thanks guys - will print this out later so I have it with me to read the cans.
post #8 of 11
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Sharky - I have one can of Max Cat (turkey/chicken) Lite - analysis:

min of 8.5% protein
min - 3% fat
max - 2% fiber
max - 2.5% ash
max .025% Mag.
min - .05 Taurine

Is this ok to give them?
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Sharky - I have one can of Max Cat (turkey/chicken) Lite - analysis:

min of 8.5% protein
min - 3% fat
max - 2% fiber
max - 2.5% ash
max .025% Mag.
min - .05 Taurine

Is this ok to give them?
It is okay but the hairball and senior formulas are a bit better
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Anyone know of a good canned food (don't want to use the RC canned - Urinary) to give to Charlie and Ling. They are ok with the RC dry but not thrilled and know they miss their canned foods.

Any suggestions or anyone out there have cats with UTI the need special foods?
My urinary problem cat eats RC urinary dry and pretty much any wet food he would eat (he likes chunks in gravy type food) and seems to be doing fine. Right now I am feeding him Fancy Feast as wet.
He's had no urinary problems on RC urinary dry and the Fancy Fease wet.
The reason I feed him Fancy Feast wet as that he won't eat any premium foods.
post #11 of 11
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Funny - my 2 don't like any of the FF and they hate the gravy types - will pick up a few of the Natural Balance and the Max Senior then.
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