Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
I go with Royal Canin (Charlie had UTI and is on RC for Urinary). If he wasn't I'd probably mix in the Natural Balance foods. They get a variety of canned in Natural Balance, Nutro Max Cat and some Iams.
Royal Canin - The vet put one of mine on the Royal Canin - Uninary SO in gel,- but I am troubled with the ingredients ... I also was feeding Natural Balance, & Wellness - but buying fish flavors - which seems to have started him forming the struvite uroliths, thus urinary problems. Vet said magnesium is the problem, and fish have a lot of magnesium ??
The ingredients in the canned food is as follows:
WATER, MEAT BY-PRODUCTS
, CHICKEN BY-PRODUCTS
, ANIMAL FAT (PRESERVED WITH BHA/BHT), NATURAL FLAVORS, TRACE MINERALS (SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE, CALCIUM SULFATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE), GUAR GUM, CARRAGEENAN, CAROB GUM, TAURINE, VITAMINS (CHOLINE CHLORIDE, DL-ALPHA TOCOPHEROL ACETATE [SOURCE OF VITAMIN E], VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE [VITAMIN B6], FOLIC ACID), DL-METHIONINE.
Then, for a little roughage to help produce his stools - I use the Royal Canin Urinary SO 30 ...
but these ingredients -grains- are also a little troubling, along with the "meal" ??
, RICE, CORN GLUTEN MEAL
, GROUND CORN
, CHICKEN FAT, NATURAL FLAVORS, CELLULOSE POWDER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, DRIED BREWERS YEAST, DRIED EGG POWDER, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM SULFATE, MONOSODIUM PHOSPHATE, CHOLINE CHLORIDE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, TAURINE, DL-METHIONINE, VITAMINS [DL-ALPHA TOCOPHEROL (SOURCE OF VITAMIN E), NIACIN, BIOTIN, RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENT, VITAMIN A ACETATE, VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT, FOLIC ACID], TRACE MINERALS [ZINC OXIDE, FERROUS SULFATE, COPPER SULFATE, MANGANOUS OXIDE, SODIUM SELENITE, CALCIUM IODATE], PRESERVED WITH NATURAL MIXED TOCOPHEROLS, ROSEMARY EXTRACT, AND CITRIC ACID.
Guess, these ingredients are formulated as a "prescription" against urinary problems.
I feel like I'm stuck with this food after feeding foods with "pure" meat, now I'm feeding him stuff I've been avoiding - by-products ?, meal?, corn? ... eeeegobs! Yet, do I have other options?