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Perscription food prices?

post #1 of 8
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Hey folks,

I'm going to the vet in a couple of weeks for Toby's annual vacs and checkup... I'm thinking about getting some science diet C/D canned to see how Niles (my UTI kitty) likes it. And also possibly looking into some Z/D for toby (possible food allergies).

What I was wondering, is about how much do you pay for canned Rx food (i.e. science diet c/d or other brands..per can, per case) and how much have you paid for the dry z/d or similar allergy foods?

I looked online (at a site similar to PFD) and was shocked by how much they wanted for the c/d cans...and by what ingredients you get for the price). I'm afraid that the z/d dry will be far more than the c/d I've had to buy before...I think the vet said she'd have to "order some"....

Thanks for you help!
Art
post #2 of 8
I paid 1.22 per can for the C/D and 31.78 for a 10 pound bag of dry C/D.
Coco is on K/D now and it was 17.02 for a 4 pound bag.
S/O Urinary was 1.35 per can.
K/D is 1.15 per can.
post #3 of 8
you guys are aware that foods first ingredient is animal by-product right? and there's corn in it? and the fish diet is preserved with ethoxyquin? need I go on??
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks mews2much,

I've just bought some friskies "special diet" that is *supposed* to help keep urin ph low (low magnesium, etc.) for only 50 cents a can.... Your prices (for the wet Rx and dry) are about what I thought...and I paid a similar price for a bag of dry c/d 3 months ago.

mac_e...I'm all too aware that most of the ingredients in science diet are crap...that said, I've started seeing suspiciously small urin clumps again.... I may have to feed the science diet...even if it is crap its worth it if it keeps his recurring UTI away.

The vet appointment isn't until the 22nd...so I'm doubling up on the cosequin dosage for my UTI cat (and giving the other two some as well) in hopes that it'll help improve the pee situation. Hopefully the cosequin will do the trick and I won't have to go the Rx food route.

Art
post #5 of 8
I knew that also but that was the only food Coco could eat.
Everytime we tried to switch her she got sick with in 3 days.
She is on k/d now because the crf.
The vet took a chance switching her from c/d to k/d.
We also have purina n/f for her now.
post #6 of 8
My two cats have similar problems – female with unknown food allergy, male with struvite crystal issues. I'd been buying prescription dry food for both of them for a while (Royal Canin venison or rabbit for her, Hills C/D for him), but I'm fed up with the costs and quality of the food and currently am researching alternatives. FWIW, I was paying $32.69/8lb. for RC and $31.39/10lb. for C/D (this was down in FL before I recently moved). I bought canned only once in a pinch so I don't remember how much that was.

It'd be a lot easier (and probably cheaper!) if I knew what exactly Neko's allergic to, but after months of working with the vet to figure out what was causing her ear problems, we only figured out that it went away if she ate "hypoallergenic" cat food, so I'm just going to stick with that....
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Originally Posted by enigma72 View Post
My two cats have similar problems – female with unknown food allergy, male with struvite crystal issues. I'd been buying prescription dry food for both of them for a while (Royal Canin venison or rabbit for her, Hills C/D for him), but I'm fed up with the costs and quality of the food and currently am researching alternatives. FWIW, I was paying $32.69/8lb. for RC and $31.39/10lb. for C/D (this was down in FL before I recently moved). I bought canned only once in a pinch so I don't remember how much that was.

It'd be a lot easier (and probably cheaper!) if I knew what exactly Neko's allergic to, but after months of working with the vet to figure out what was causing her ear problems, we only figured out that it went away if she ate "hypoallergenic" cat food, so I'm just going to stick with that....
realize that Z/D is designed to be a TEMP food for 8 weeks to about 6 months ... Has your vet discussed the add a protein back in plan ??

last time I saw
c/d canned was 1.30 for the 6 ish oz
the dry was 20 something for 6-8 lbs( didnt look close )

z/d is about 10$ more
post #8 of 8
You defenetely have good prices in America, I pay
160 gr can k/d = 1.65 euro
2 k renal kibbles waltham - 26 euro
100 gr renal pouch waltham - 1.10 euro
2 k dental kibbles waltham - 18 euro
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