RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Fri Dec 10, '10 2:52pm PST |
|I been thru this twice with Prowler, and I can tell you for a fact, not only do these urinary prescription diets
NOT WORK, they actually contribute to the crystals, they are full of grains, grains are one of many causes of crystals. He too, was put on the Hills prescription, diff vet at the time, and after they came back a 2nd time, I said, something ain't right with this picture, and did the research.
I also highly highly recomend, you DO NOT finish the RC SO, just to please the vet, you bought it at the vets, right? think about it?
This is the site, look at the ingredients.
http://www.royalcanin.us/adx/aspx/adxGetMedia.aspx?D ocID=134,293,12,1,Documents&MediaID=6143&Filename=Feline+Urinary+SO. pdf
It has grains and by products and the salt is listed way to high up in the ingredients.
You want to avoid corn, wheat, rice, corn gluten, wheat gluten, wheat flour and a new one, the pet food companies have come up with, maize flour, maize is corn. Grains are one of many causes of crystals.
It also mentions increased thirst, so have water avail. They are on the right tract, but it should not be accomplished, by increasing the salt. You do have to increase the water intake, but you do this by mixing the wet, with warm water, so its real soupy, twice a day. This keeps them hydrated and keeps the crystals flushed out. You also do not want to use tap water, too many minerals in there, I use the store brand gal jug, its like $1.00 of purified drinking water. Some use PURR and some use Brita, and some use the fountain.
Cat boxes should be picked every day, bedded deep, and mixed with baking soda, they should be in a quiet out of the way area, not in a high traffic area, and not near like a washer/dryer/furnace, that can come on suddenly, and scare the kitty. They should also not be picked on by another pet or family member, and the house should be free of stress, no yelling, no fighting, no alot of people over, etc.
I suspect, its the feed you were feeding her, that caused this.
You can also ask your vet, about Cosequin, it helps with the inflammed bladder walls.
Please, take her off the prescription diet, take the other cans back, and get your money back, get her on a quality grain free wet feed, mix it with warm water, so its real soupy, twice a day, no more tap water.
Was at one show, and we were talking about what we feed, they begged me, to take him off Hills prescription food, guess what, they were right, the crystals came back.
I feed Blue Wilderness, its by Blue Buffalo, its grain free, its been over 2 yrs, and no more crystals, and I watch him like a hawk, when he pees. But there are other good quality grain free feeds out there.
Best of luck.