Re: Help with diet questions
Iams is much, much lower quality than what you are feeding so please do not switch. Vets don't know any more about animal nutrition than any other average Joe person because they are not taught much about it and what they do learn is taught by companies like Science Diet, Iams and Eukanuba, most vets never do their own research. Chance are your vet has no idea what EVO is so recommends a food he has heard of and thinks raw is bad because it is bad for people. Don't take a vet's advice on food.
As far as UTI's go, anyone feeding all dry food is risking giving their cats UTI's as the animal is not getting enough water. By feeding half raw (assuming it is actually half, not less) you are reducing this risk. The more raw and less kibble you feed, the less chance of the cat getting a UTI due to chronic dehydration. But whatever you do, don't switch off of the raw! And EVO is probably the best kibble on the market (even though there is no such thing as a good kibble for cats) so if you have to feed kibble feed that.
and good for you for doing your own research and not just blindly listening to what the vet has to say!