My cat has a ongoing problem with UTI. The vet told me not to feed her anything with fish in it-because of the magnesium

Does the cat need a certain kind of food because of having a UTI??? What kinds of food are good for her??

Asked by Member 527671 on Jan 28th 2010 Tagged uticat in Illness & Disease
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Izadore (Izzie)

Your vet mentioned this because magnesium is thought to contribute to kidney stones. He must have made suggestions on what foods to feed her. I'm afraid you'll get a bunch of different responses because what to feed is a hot topic here on Answers. Do some research online and ask your vet for input and choose what you can afford to feed her.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/28/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

♥ Tasha ♥

It is important for a kitty with a UTI to get LOTS of water- it flushes out their system. The best way to get water into your kitty is to feed wet food- no fish flavors. You can also buy some baby food- meat flavored with NO ONIONS and NO GARLIC- you can mix it with water to make a broth that your kitty can drink. Good luck!

♥ Tasha ♥ answered on 1/28/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Tasha gave you good info about food for cats with urinary issues. Wet food and increased water is recommended. And yes the fish-based foods are not good for cats with urinary issues and in general.
Here are a couple of links with more information about urinary health:

And here is some information about the problems with cats eating too much fish:

Best wishes and purrs...

Nadia answered on 1/29/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer