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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2015, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Best food for urinary problems

My cat Puck used to eat Royal Canine SO Prescription food for urinary issues (stones). My vet said he could probably stop taking it since he hadn't had an issue in a year.

Turns out my vet is an idiot. I took my cat off the prescription food, and one month later, he had urinary issues again. I'd rather not start spending money on the prescription food again. What is a good alternative?
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Is it dry food? Cats with this issue should avoid dry, it exacerbates the problem. Look for a good, grain free wet food


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When you took him off of it what were you feeding? If it was a dry food, then that was your problem....he needs to be on canned food only.


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^ What they both said.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2015, 07:16 PM
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Hi Arrow,
What kind of Stones?
Struvite, or Oxalate?
It can make a big difference in what you feed them...
Either way, canned/wet is the way to go, the more fluid you can get into him, the better!
Males are so much more prone to block, because their urethra is narrower than a females.
Cats 'can' often come off of prescription food...if the right kind is picked for the type of Stones they were originally diagnosed with...
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