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Old 02-02-2013, 07:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Evo isn't sold in big box stores, you can get it online or at any mom and pop pet store.

MowMow had history of UTIs and blockages our first year together. It all cleared up when I switched him to grain free canned. To keep his bladder flushed, I add hot water to his wet food (3 times a day) to make sure he stays well hydrated.

The wet food also helps with medicine. I can just crush the pills or squirt the liquid meds right into the food and they don't usually notice it (unless it's exceptionally vile tasting).
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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does medicine actaully work will it heal or will it come back later on? is fancy feast can food ok? i got one with out the gravy part i dont' want them eating the nasty gravy and it packs alot of carbs i hate ordering pet food online but i did saw some blue and wellness. really expensive stuff specially when i have 2 cats to feed i will have 3 cats to feed soon when i move in with my b/f so we will be on a tight budget sadly should i give up there dry food? or can i mix it up i don't think anybody said anything if its ok. I am using purina one uti dry food along with it just don't know if its ok. how long will the antibiotics wear off think they gave me a weeks worth butsome spileld when i tried giving it to her. I may have to buy more monday.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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does medicine actaully work will it heal or will it come back later on?
The medicine will kill the bacteria and heal the infection, but some cats are prone to this type of infection and may eventually get another. If your cat has ever had a urinary problem, it's a good idea to be extra careful.

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is fancy feast can food ok? i got one with out the gravy part i dont' want them eating the nasty gravy and it packs alot of carbs i hate ordering pet food online but i did saw some blue and wellness. really expensive stuff specially when i have 2 cats to feed i will have 3 cats to feed soon when i move in with my b/f so we will be on a tight budget sadly
Fancy Feast is alright if that's your best option, but in my opinion it's not a great value for the money; for what it is and for the product to package ratio, it's actually pretty expensive. The customer is paying quite a bit extra to get it in those cute little cans.

If Fancy Feast is the best option available to you that works for your cat, though, it should be okay. Just try to avoid feeding the fish flavours too often.

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should i give up there dry food? or can i mix it up i don't think anybody said anything if its ok. I am using purina one uti dry food along with it just don't know if its ok.
Your cat doesn't need dry food in her long-term diet, and especially with the urinary problems would be better off without it.

However, since she's used to eating dry, you should mix them for now while you transition her onto wet food.

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how long will the antibiotics wear off think they gave me a weeks worth butsome spileld when i tried giving it to her. I may have to buy more monday.
Antibiotics don't really "wear off" - they're intended to kill off an infection, not to be a long term maintenance measure. She won't need to be on antibiotics forever, just till she's over this infection and has finished all her doses.

However, since you lost some, you do need to get the vet to recalculate the dosage and maybe give you some more, because you do need to finish up the amount that was prescribed.

Since your cat isn't doing well with oral medication, though, I would also suggest asking the vet if there are any pill or injection alternatives.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ah i didn't meant to say wear off just meant how long it takes for it to take its effect i'm probably going to mix in though i will get that expensive brand just only a ceritan ammount + fancy feast i'm going to look real hard to see if i can find a sweet deal on blue/wellness this isn't dangerous though to give them an all wet diet once they get use to it? it won't give them bad diaarah? or anything?
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You will probably see some improvement after a couple of days of the antibiotics, but you should still continue to give your cat the antibiotics doses for the full length of time they were prescribed even if she seems well again.

There is no danger to using only wet food. The main advantages of dry food are expense and owner convenience - and those advantages diminish when compared to the risks and costs of your cat having urinary problems.

If your pet is having diarrhea issues on the wet food even after a gradual transition, it may just be the brand or ingredients. There's nothing inherent to wet food that would make your cat have loose stools.

Here are some links that may provide some clarity on the issue:

Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition :: healthy cat diet, making cat food, litter box, cat food, cat nutrition, cat urinary tract health

Canned Cat Food - THE Staple for a Nutritious Diet for Cats
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i probably used the gravy one one time, but i got no gravy or sea food it just chicken i got a turkey one as well i don't know how many times i should feed them wet food a day though, would it be bad if they don't get any when i sleep? specially if i leave water out?
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Different foods have different feeding amounts, so you really need to check on the can to see how much it says your cat should be eating per day.

Your cat does not need to have food continuously available as long as there is water available all the time. It's actually generally healthier for them to have meals with monitored portions. You can just split the total daily feeding amount between these meals.

I feed my cats three meals a day: breakfast, supper, and bedtime. They don't eat anything during the night while I'm asleep. They have a good appetite at mealtimes but never seem like they're deprived.
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i probably used the gravy one one time, but i got no gravy or sea food it just chicken i got a turkey one as well i don't know how many times i should feed them wet food a day though, would it be bad if they don't get any when i sleep? specially if i leave water out?
Many here feed 2 or 3 meals a day. A general estimate for a 10-lb cat on a wet-only diet is roughly 5.5-6oz per day of food. This will obviously vary by the size of the cat and calorie/nutrition content of the food.

If you feed them when you get up in the morning and again around the time you eat dinner then leave them a small snack around bedtime, that's usually fine. Leave water out for them around the clock.


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Old 02-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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wish i knew how to feed 2 cats the affordable way after calculating that would be maybe 6 cans a day since one is 12 lbs and 1 is about 9 lb, if i do dry food inbetween it might be better on me. but the expensive brand cat food will hurt my wallet. Hoping to go back to school so i can get a better chance at a better job. this is really stressing me out hate having a cat with problems.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Your math doesn't seem right. I have two cats, a 12.6lb MowMow and 11.8lb Shepherd Book. They eat 3 (5.5-6oz)cans per day combined. Evo comes in the large cans (as does Wellness) and those always come out cheaper per ounce since the can is 13+ ounces,

I just put a lid topper on it and stick it back in the fridge until next feed.
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