I've had cats all my life and I've had males cats who always eventually had urinary issues, chronic UTI 's, crystals building up in the urinary tract...etc.
It always turned into a many trips to the vet and a lot of money spent.
So when I adopted Wiley he was about 4-6 months old.
I bought this all natural wet and dry cat food California Natural.
Well dear God, I have never had and cat who's poo smelled so bad in my life, he was farting all the time, it just wasn't working.
It was the dry food causing the problem. I stopped giving him that and went online to find a better cat food.
I found this site www.felineintsticts.com
and learned about the raw cat food diet.
If you think about it cats in the wild really don't eat veggies other than occaisional grasses to make themselves puke.
So why are we feeding our cats all these grains and soy and things that we would eat?
Anyway.. I bought ground turkey at first and he gobbled that up, his poo smelled 1000% better, his breath smelled better (he's a licker) and he seemed fine.
I read that you have to supplement the ground meat with liver, vitamins and bone meal. So i found this supplement powder to add to the raw meat that has all these things already in it. www.felinefuture.com
He didn't like that so much.
In fact I couldn't get him to eat anymore raw meat even without the powder after that.
We went back to wet canned food for a week
So then I tried chicken.
I bought already ground chicken and some chicken livers and chopped them up. I cooked it because he liked the cooked canned food, I dumped a 12 oz. can of salt free chicken broth in the pot, added the 1.5 lbs ground chicken and 1.5 lbs livers, added some of the supplement powder-but not as much as they say to use just a couple tbsp. and lastly added a can of the wet food that he liked so it would kind of smell like what he was used to.
He loves it.
I make a batch every few days and keep it in a container the fridge.
I'm sure it would freeze well also
It's kitty chicken stew.
Bceause everything gets boiled in the broth, it cooks in no time.
His poo is not stinking up the whole apt.
His breath is fresh.
It's so much better for him even if it's not raw.
And I believe he will be my first male cat without urinary issues.