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I wanted to know if anyone has any experience with this...

My little Kota is on her last days of a diet of canned S/D that she has been eating to dissolve a bladder stone. The stone was very very small at the last vet check and the vet told me he wanted to put her on C/D to prevent any more stones. However, reading some of Dr. Jean's articles about these diets has got me looking for another alternative. I didn't know what exactly to look for until I found a post by AngelZoo responding to someone else...

What you need is a food low in magnesium, ammonium and phosphorus.

In short, your cats urinary pH is far to Alkaline, vrs Neutural or Acidic.
Does anyone know of any canned foods that might be safe for both of my kitties, not just the one with the stone problem? I found a statement on the website for Chicken Soup For the Cat Lover's Soul that said their food is helpful for cats with these problems, and I also remember someone on the forums saying their cat had no problems with Nutro, but I couldnt find that post.

Thanks for any advice you can give. Its getting to be a pain making sure they don't eat each other's food! The little piggies.... :roll:
 

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I'm sorry I don't know off the top of my head of any non perscription foods which meet these requirements. The problem is that the packeges of food and often their owne brand websites will not always list this information either.
If no one here can come up with an idea, your best bet would be to email or call these food companies directly until you find one with acceptable levels. Of course first, you need to look at your C/D diet to find out what IS acceptable, or preferably ask your vet (if they are REALLY this smart) what amount he/she feels YOUR cat needs.

I know it might sound like a pain, but right now I have too much of a migrain to do it for you, lol.

However, some products I CAN think of, from a good company to possibly help you are...
Solid Gold Berry Balance:
http://solidgoldhealth.com/products/showproduct.php?id=25&code=509
Solid Gold pH Strips:
http://solidgoldhealth.com/products/showproduct.php?id=23&code=490
 

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The main rule for cats who have a history of urinary tract inflammation, crystals, or stones is simply this: NO DRY FOOD. Far more cats experienced a recurrence when fed dry diets. Also, avoid fish flavored canned foods.

Other than that, most canned foods are acceptable; virtually all decent (as in, not super-cheap) cat foods are formulated with minimal magnesium and a target pH of around 6.3. See these articles for more info: http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... w&item=017
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... cannedfood

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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