Re: Blue Buffalo Wilderness canned
My cat has FLUTD, and is very prone to UTI's and crystal formations. I will just give you some information about a diet for a cat with these problems, the same diet my cat is currently on.
First off, NO fish ingredients are allowed, only fish OIL is ok. They have higher levels of magnesium and phosphorus, which is bad for a cat with urinary health issues. ALWAYS read the ingredients of a food before you buy it, and make sure it does not contain any sort of fish or fish meal, even if it is de-boned.
Personally, my cats did not like the Blue Wilderness cans at all, and they are pretty expensive, you can give them a try, but I know of 9 cats who did not like Blue Wilderness (I gave my leftover cans to friends with cats, and non of their cats would eat it) but yours could be different.
Feed AT LEAST 50% canned food everyday, and to make the cat get even more water intake, squish the canned food and add a bit of water, squish it again, and keep adding water until it is a soupy consistency (if you add a lot of water at once, it seperates and is more chunky), that is what I do with my cats. Really good food brands you can try are : Natural Balance, Wellness Core, Evo 95%, Ziwipeak, Holistic Select, Performatrin Ultra and regular Performatrin (this is a pet valu brand, in Canada. not sure where you live), Before Grain, Merricks, and there are a few more but I can't think of them. It is best to go for grain free canned foods, but I do feed the Holistic Select which does have rice in it, but its part of my rotation so they dont get it a lot.
It is best to also not free feed, because otherwise the cat just grazes when they are bored, and when you let them feel truly hungry and then give them the canned food, they will eat it, and their urine naturally acidifies also. If you have any other questions you can ask me, but I think I covered the basics. Iv been going through this with my older cat for 3 years now, so I have done my research. And she has been UTI and crystal free for just over a year now - I feed only canned food though, mixed with lots of extra water. No dry whatsoever.