Fast forward to several months later, and these two are doing great. Thank you - I did not know that.
Arnold Plotnick, DVM. I have 2 orange tabby cats both from the same litter about 4 years in age.
I always fed them wellness and they loved it. I think your vet is trying to go for the easy cure before going for more intense, invasive, and expensive tests. If the vet truly balks after you've done this then honestly I would try to find a different one.
Back last December we adopted two sibling female cats from a local shelter, about 5 years old. I called my vet again and explained the situation and she agreed that I should definitely let him eat non-prescription wet food for now if he really won't take the other and recommended I try Royal Canin SO as an alternative and see how that goes.
Our fix was: And I've read enough from others that seems to bear this out. You should always be able to speak with your vet about their recommendations and advice, and if you do not trust the advice you are getting from them, it may be time to switch vets.
At first we were trying different things because they didn't have that great an appetite. Do it slowly. They don't eat a ton of the wet food in one serving and I'm out of the house on average 12 hours a day for work minimum so I'd like them to have some access to dry food as a supplement.
Apparently one of the return reasons was litter box issues, and testing at various times had shown some kind of crystals not sure which kind, but I know there are two types. I think if you could transition to all wet, and have his urine tested after a few months, that might seem like a good compromise.
The vet linked above recommends freezing portions of wet food if you want to free feed. I did feed him the Wysong urinary dry for about a year, then transitioned to grain free foods. Related Questions. Oh you don't have to go prescription wet food in my experience your cat may be different not a vet yadayda normal wet food with water added worked for us, avoid tuna.
Here is the UTI page of one very good website. I, of course, am concerned but don't know what to think. The thing is, I took my boy back to the vet last week for a follow up and his crystals and bacteria are clear, but he still has red blood cells in his urine.
I know there are specialty dry cat foods out there low in protein and phosphates. Avoid super cheap ones, but in Australia you can buy cat food to help prevent the crystals at the supermarket, but you may have to try a pet store s or the internet in the US.
My vet gave me more antibiotics and science diet this time wet, but I don't think it was a requirement - front desk just forgot they eat dry and didn't seem all that concerned.
It really really depends on the cat. For the nutritional support of pets recovering from surgery, illness or injury Cats and dogs can undergo significant metabolic changes when recovering from surgery, illness or injury.Hill's™ Science Diet™ Kitten dry food is carefully formulated for the developmental needs of kittens, so they get the best start in life & grow to their full potential.
For the nutritional support of pets recovering from surgery, illness or injury. Cats and dogs can undergo significant metabolic changes when recovering from surgery, illness or injury. · Do I have to keep my cat on a prescription diet for life? June 12, and I'm away from home for 10 hours a day.
My solution was to give three wet food meals a day; breakfast, when I arrive home, and immediately before I go to bed. I agree with you on the prescription stuff being low quality. I think if you could transition to all wet, and have his urine tested after a few months, that might.
Ask your vet about Prescription Diet foods and they will advise you on appropriate foods, feeding guidelines and duration. Recommended for recovery (including anorexia, debility, surgical convalescence and tube feeding). · Hi, I have 2 cats who eat prescription Hills Science diet c/d, they split a can a day and get a bowl of dry food in the evening.
Only one cat needs the. Of all the interventions that we can do, the most effective is to change the diet to a reduced protein, restricted phosphorus, low-sodium diet.
Several companies (Hill’s, Iams, Royal Canin, Purina) manufacture prescription diets that are designed for cats with renal laurallongley.com: Chewy.