Click to expand Make sure your cat drinks enough water. Since both the causes and the prevention of this problem are dietary in nature, cats should be fed a diet aimed at preventing the onset of this condition.
This vulnerability creates stress when a cat's food dish or litterbox is in a noisy or high traffic area. Once a cat's urethra is completely blocked, the kidneys can no longer do their job. In about half the FLUTD patients I've treated, we see a reduction in the amount of inflammation in their bladder just by making the switch away from food that is allergenic and pro-inflammatory.
Increasing your cat's access to private areas may also be beneficial, especially if there are other pets in the home. It's also important to identify potential sources of food allergies. The thing is, I don't know nearly enough about cat diet science, and the internet isn't helping.
She needs her own resting place and a hiding place sometimes these are the same spot where she feels untouchable. These ingredients are combined with highly active digestive enzymes in Enzymes for Cats, our supplement for cats prone to urinary infections. In fact it took weeks of dinner strike for them to get used to Weruva from Friskies.
He has a couple of bladder stones, too. Lisa Pierson at CatInfo. The Kibble Conundrum Cats are designed to get their water intake from their prey.
I have two cats. This term refers to any disorder or disease that affects the bladder or urethra in cats. I mentioned raw food to my vet but he discouraged it because of the high phosphorus content. Most dry foods are high in grain proteins, which are alkalizing.
Everyone's either a vet who says "only the special, grainy diet will work, and you can only buy it through us" or "I'm a hippy who only eats all natural and here's what I think is best, without knowing any science to back it up.
Their owner had heard the benefits of a raw diet, and decided to try it thinking it would help a bit. Ps I'm in Canada so we don't have as many options ex.Another important goal is to switch cats eating dry food to canned food, and then preferably to a fresh, balanced, raw diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Feeding your cat only dry processed food can make her chronically dehydrated.
Not all cats will tolerate a complete raw food diet, just like not all humans can. It may be experimentation for you, but first step is to understand WHY your kitty is suffering.
It may be experimentation for you, but first step is to understand WHY your kitty is suffering. Urinary Problems in Cats annie T+ By Susan Moss, All The Best Pet Care A common problem for cats is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), an inflammation of the lining of the blander and/or urethra.
Their veterinarian originally advised against a raw diet, but after seeing how well Michael and Fritz were doing he changed his opinion and even started recommending raw to other patients.
Most of the feline diseases that we see so commonly these days were not common prior to the invention of kibble. · However, the healthiest and most economically friendly option I've researched is a raw diet. The only reason i haven't done it is because of the warning from the vet.
I don't want to risk another blockage. I guess this post is looking for a second opinion or recommendations or alternatives.
· homemade and or raw and cat with FLUTD. Need nutrition advice and a good balanced recipe Discussion in One of my males has FLUTD and has blocked twice in the past year which is why I want to control the diet myself, that and I have 3 more (technically 4 but his mother is missing for a month) and feeding just canned is mighty pricey.
I appreciate any and all advice Aug 7, #2. ritz .