|Purred: Fri Feb 21, '14 10:12am PST |
|I am not a diet expert, others will be able to give you the best advice. I just wanted to share my experience with blockage and struvite crystals. Tommy is now 13 yrs old, but when he was 1 or 2, he also blocked up very severely twice and nearly died (you can see his story on his page). I am happy to tell you that he has been crystal free and healthy with no more blockages ever since. Here is what we did, and what I can recommend.
First, at least try the prescription food. Tommy ate it for the first couple years and it was safe and he did not have any problems with it. The ingredients don't look so hot, but it works, truly. He did not like the canned one, so he even ate the dry, and I supplemented it with other canned food once a day.
Second, and I really think this is what did the most good. I could not afford the surgery for him when he was young, so my vet gave us an alternate treatment that Tommy has been on ever since (11 years now). Tommy takes medicine once every single day to keep the crystals away. The medicine is Ammonil, he gets 200mg a day. Its a pill.
You can p mail me if you like, I'd be happy to talk to you. I hope this helps and I wish you all the best
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