RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Sat Apr 17, '10 5:13am PST |
|Altho it has grains in it, its not the grains, its something else, and I can't remember now, what it was. I was at one time looking at it to feed, and thats how I found out about it, and this was before I even knew about grains and better cat nutrition. Hopefully the others on here, can tell you more about RC, or put up a post in the food section, those people, are very knowledgeable, and could tell you all about it.
I went the perscription diets route, the first time Prowler had crystals, different vet. They put him on Hills S/D to disolve the crystals and then Hills C/D to manage the crystals, and his crystals still came back. Had him at Garden State Show, and we were outside discussing different foods, I mentioned he was on Hills C/D. They then told me all about the prescription diets, and said Hills has ethoxyquin in it, and that might be what is in RC too.
After his crystals came back a 2nd time, went on a mission to find out all about crystals, what causes them, etc. That was the beginning of my learning all about better cat nutrition, and grain free feeds, and Bumpurr had tummy issues too, and getting them on a grain free feed, got rid of the crystals and got rid of Bumpurr's tummy issues.
So thats how I know, what I know about crystals, and that the prescription diets don't work.
There are many causes to crystals, each cat is different, and it could be one, it could be a combo of more than one. In Prowler's case, getting him off grain feed and increasing his water intake, has worked for him.
I looked at the ingredients at one of the RC prescriptions for urinary, it has corn flour in it, not something you want to feed to a crystal cat.
Start with the cat info org site someone gave you, thats where they started me too, and put sturvite crystals in your search engine, and read everyone of the sites, that will give you alot of info too.
If the pet food companies want to fool us, then we will band together, and help oursleves and learn our selves. If ya noticed, in the past few years, things have improved, they realized, we aren't so "stupid" anymore, mol.
Its not the vets fault either, they don't get enough training in nutrition.