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post #1 of 10
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My cat has a urinary tract problem. He is 11. Some blood in urine but no stones anymore has been on medicine. Now trying new foods. I wish pet food companies that make prescription diets would make their canned cat food a lot more cat friendly. Science diet is like mud and gets hard. Royal feline control is dark and gluey. It kills me how they say not to feed the dry but when it comes to the urinary food thats all he'll eat. Not the canned. I hope pet food companies try a little harder so the cat will eat the canned instead of the dry. Used S/D canned for a day then now use royal canine control dry (he will not eat the canned)
post #2 of 10
I know exactly what you mean, I have two thats pre-disposed to UTI's one even had an operation for that. They refuse to eat the wet food of the prescription foods, all of them. They will only eat the Royal Canine Dry. The best I can do is give them the only wet food they like and thats Fancy Feast. I mix it up with extra water and put extra water bowls around to give them the incentive to drink. Its not easy I know. Good luck.
post #3 of 10
Have you asked your vet about the Pro Plan urinary wet? My vet stocks them. I assume she thinks they are OK for urinary problems but I haven't asked.
post #4 of 10
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Well instead of california natural DRY which he loves I'm giving him the Royal Canine vetP "control? Plus I give (wet) beef and chicken of wellness and or chicken. I never just gave him dry. So perhaps it will work out since his consumption of the california natural is down. Never did try the pro plan. What bothers me is I give what I thought was extremely healthy food. Innova, wellness. But when I see whats in the prescription diets its really bad!! by products etc . Something is backwards here.
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Originally Posted by batrice View Post
Well instead of california natural DRY which he loves I'm giving him the Royal Canine vetP "control? Plus I give (wet) beef and chicken of wellness and or chicken. I never just gave him dry. So perhaps it will work out since his consumption of the california natural is down. Never did try the pro plan. What bothers me is I give what I thought was extremely healthy food. Innova, wellness. But when I see whats in the prescription diets its really bad!! by products etc . Something is backwards here.
When cat foods are referred to as "quality" it is a relative kinda distinction. Yeah, by some measure the ingredients in Wellness, et al, are higher quality than what is found in other foods but containing higher quality ingredients doesn't necessarily make a food better. If the sum of those ingredients doesn't result in a food that is appropriate for maintaining the long term health of a cat, then how good is it?

If you want a food that is more likely to promote long term good health and will avoid some of the chronic ailments plaguing cats today, look into feeding raw.

BTW - Few people would consider the Pro Plan urinary I suggested to be a "quality" food. I only suggested it as an alternative to the rx foods you said your kitties wouldn't eat.

Edit - Have you tried monitoring his urine pH? After changing his diet if his urine pH is in a good range you can get a warm fuzzy that crystal recurrence is unlikely.
post #6 of 10
My Coco is pulling the same thing. She is refusing her C/D dry and her canned Royal Canin Urinary again. Its strange that sometimes she will eat it with no problem then she refuses it. I just caught her stealing thier food again. I hope something works for you.
post #7 of 10
We are feeding the RC Urinary (dry) and Max Cat, Iams Beef, and Natural Balance in canned. Charlie had UTI last November - none since on this diet.
post #8 of 10
Purina was a traditional loaf in the rx when I had to use the kindey formula ... Iams and Eukanuba also make RX diets as does Wysong

I agree with asking your vet about OTC canned that may work
post #9 of 10
Pumpkin won't eat any of the Rx canned foods either. He used to until they reformulated them. He'll only eat the dry Hill's Rx c/d.
post #10 of 10
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I feel somewhat good that at least he is getting some prescription in him and then some good wet food as well. I have to catch his urine again and get it tested to see (his PH was 7.0 last time)..I'll probably stick with wellness wet since they are use to it then perhaps change or add the Instinct canned cat food as well just to mix things up a bit. I'll see about the dry depending how his condition is. Perhaps change to Evolve dry or instinct dry. Will research it a bit. Californial natural dry was good but I may want to get off the rice a bit and perhaps give a lot more wet in place of to much dry. They eat both but seem to love the dry as well.I'm just against anything with by-products in it.
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