Pokey has struvites. He will eat the diet but isn't hot on the wet food. I have 13 other kitties and have dry out for them all the time (their food is elevated and Pokey being a himalayan won't do anything more than he has to to get to the food so it seems to be working. I leave his food on the floor and he has just been eating that. If I were to try to starve him out to try to get him to eat the wet food I think he would try to get to the other food so I don't think that will work. If I try to feed him in another room he won't eat either. He is a finicky kitty!! He just wants to be part of the family and eat with everybody else. I just wanted to find out if the royal canin is better. It looks better a bit more dense than the purina and a bit more greasy. I will pay the extra few bucks to have him eat a better quality food.
Thanks for the advice
My (black) cat, KiKi, is on Royal Canin Uninary S/O - both dry and canned - prescription from the Vet. The vet wanted him only on the wet, but he soon became almost constipated, so I introduced the Royal Canin Urinary S/O dry as a treat (after I talked with the Vet) - we call them "cookies" .
Our experience has been that when the cats become hungry enough - they will eat the canned food.
Our Furbabies would eat nothing but dry if they had a choice - but, for their good health - it's tough love - and no dry food - not even a few "cookies", until they're hungry enough to eat their canned food.
Is the canned food refrigerated? KiKi seems to prefer it cold ??, the others, on another canned food (Trader Joe's) prefer it warmed.
The reason for "no fish" - it's the magnesium in the fish that causes crystals.
KiKi was diagnosed with Struvite crystals. The Royal Canin S/O is suppose to do a balancing act so that both the Struvite crystals, and the Calcium Oxalate crystals won't be formed. Adding another food will disrupt the corrective process that the prescription food is intended to accomplish.
I'm sure there are others in this forum that can either correct, or explain better about the crystals better than I am able. Anyway - if your vet says to use a formulated, prescription diet - I hope you'll be able to follow his/her advice.
My vet Reccomended Royal Canin Urinary SO.... We have been feeding all 4 cats the food for the last 3 months... It does increase their water intake... Our cat had a Stone that we were actually able to dissolve with the Royal Canin and a Antibiotic... The choice is yours... One Pro on Royal Canin is that its Canadian made a friend of mine worked in the factory :)