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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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I need to prove to my vet that she is wrong...

and i need your guys' help.

She INSISTS on keeping my cat on Hill's C/D, he's been on it for over 2 years, and i have read an article/post in one of my topic posts but i can't find it right away, that keeping a cat on one prescription food for prolonged periods of time is not very good.... I need her to believe, and hopefully update her way of dealing with dietary issues in cats (and dogs if needed). She is stuck on dry food b/c of his previous urine issues with crystals / stones.. I have discussed changing his diet several times and she doesn't seem interested at all b/c her way is the BEST way.. However, she doesn't come across mean or anything, and i've had people tell me to see another vet.. but right now, she is the best around here. I live in a small town for now and i can't get to a holistic vet b/c of the distance and the stress it'd put on my cat. Anyway... there are actually 2 vets that work in the animal hospital i go too.. and both of them are set on keeping him on c/d.

What i need is some very highly accreditable places with information regarding this issue, wet vs canned and health issues. I have read through the ones on the sticky, and i am going to provide a couple of those to her, but anything you guys can give me to help her see this is a new discovery and may prove to be more beneficial for all pets.

Thanks for anything you come up with! I will be doing research in the mean time as well....

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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one more thing i forgot to mention, I did recently switch his diet from c/d to fancy feast canned for now.. i didn't mention i think he has an allergic reaction to something with a mass of inflammation on the back his neck in the skin.. i did the diet change to see if it was his food he may be having a reaction too...

well, if you saw my post from earlier about him, i ended up calling the vet tonight b/c i was worried something was bad wrong w/ my Sugar Pie, so i HAD to explain to her that i changed his diet, so she could be up to date and give me the best advice for tonight. She said i'd need to switch him back to c/d asap... i know she's going to give me a bit of a rough time about changing his diet....
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Do DVMs not require continued education requirements yearly for updated information regarding veternarian practices?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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this was really interesting.. maybe this will open her mind.

http://www.catnutrition.org/vetletter.html

and this which was a link from there

http://www.catinfo.org/zorans_article.pdf
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 10:57 AM
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Your vet cannot force you to do anything you do not believe is right. If you want to change your cats diet to something you feel would be better, do it. They're your cats. If your vet cannot understand that, find a vet that is more open to hearing new ideas.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 11:17 AM
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I would find another vet. This one is clearly not listening to you.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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i agree. now that i've read that again today, i don't even care b/c i am going to a new one today.. however when i posted this one lastnight, i was pretty upset, so just disregard it now.. sorry

the only reason i'd like for to know about wet vs dry is for the sake of other animals she sees..
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 11:51 AM
 
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I would do what you think is right andthen have a talk with your Vet and if he or she disagrees find another vet
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 12:18 PM
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I can't offer anything but my experience, My Thai (RIP) was prone to crystals. Before he was 2 he had 3 surgery's to get crystals out and I was running out of $. I was on the verge of taking the bone out to stop the crystals from getting stuck VET recommended I try Hills CD. That did the trick my boy was on CD only for the rest of his life never had another problem and lived to be 12. Best of luck!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 04:39 PM
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Can you just tell her that you feed the Hills c/d? I mean, she is the vet and not the police. She can't possibly monitor what the cats actually eat.
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