|Purred: Wed Aug 11, '10 6:54am PST |
I really need some advice here. My cat Pickles, just had 4 bladder stones removed. They are currently being tested for either struvite or oxalate, though my vets thinks both. My cat is almost 11 years old, and has been fed Chicken Soup for the Cat's Soul Light Dry, and recently I switched them to Nature's Balance Chicken and Pea because my other cat is having some sort of allergy, biting her fur and scratching.
Now in the past vets were not taking xrays, and we always thought she just had cystitis which was being treated with antibiotics but obviously not what she needed.
I really like this vet, she seems very smart and specializes in cats. Before we knew it was stones, she was talking about switching her to all canned food, whatever high quality, high protein, no grain food I liked. I completely agreed with this. Then when she found crystals, she said she would need to be on a special diet for the rest of her life or the stones would come back. Now I really want to feed both cats either the Nature's Balance chicken, venison and duck/Pea canned or Innova Evo 95% meat canned.
How can any of these prescription foods with by-products and corn, be good for them? She couldn't even tell me what's special about the "special" food.
Should I tell her no thanks, and stick with either of those 2 foods? Any help would be appreciated. Sorry about the rambling.
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