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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2005, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Baxter update & needing food suggestions

For those who had read my earlier post about Baxter's urinary tract problems, I had him at the vet yesterday and they determined that his urine is clean and all of the crystals are gone from his bladder.

Now I just have to keep him on the proper diet. I picked up some Hills prescription diet wet & dry food from the vet but the wet food is beef & liver and he's always eaten poultry based foods. He doesn't seem to care for this food as much.

Does anybody have any recommendations for a good urinary tract food?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2005, 09:45 PM
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That's good to hear!! But, sorry, don't have any advice.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2005, 02:54 AM
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My cat had crystals last year and the vet told me to stop feeding dry. According to the latest info moisture in the diet seems to be the most important deterant. He said to keep him on a good quallity wet. He's on a mix of Wellness and Natural Balance canned and so far so good!
Oh, and no fish!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2005, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm, I was always under the impression that the canned food was the cause of urinary problems due to the magnesium content. I have been feeding him Wellness canned food since I've had him and he likes it, and he does eat the prescription dry food OK. I've been feeding my cats mostly dry food with a spoonful of wet food each day. I should probably increase the wet and reduce the dry then.

I should probably ask my vet's opinion as well just to be sure, before I put him back on any of the food I was feeding him previously.

Thanks for the information.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 08:51 PM
 
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Good to hear! No advice from me, though.
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