Originally Posted by batrice
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.