What to feed male cats with cystitis?
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August 3, 2005 at 3:08 am #2070Anonymous
Dear Dr. Jeff,
I have 2 beautiful Siamese cats. The male cat, Tsar, developed cystitisand was blocked. Since then, I have taken your advice and feed him Wellness canned turkey and chicken. I have done that all along but I was also giving them the companion dry food each day. Now I have stopped that. Although, he is doing good just now, I am worried that it will come back. What brands can I give him to best avoid this problem, and would it be a good idea to introduce some variety. They do not like the fish or seafood flavors, although they will eat a little cooke salmon, but not raw. Since I understand now that i must give them what they traditionally crave, what kind of raw food should they have and what if they don’t like raw chicken. I would like to ask you about the new Innova,Evo which is dry but made with raw ingredients: turkey,chicken, eggs,apples, carrots, tomatoes; which is 59%crude protein and no grains. Website is [url]www.naturapet.com[/url]. Could water be added to this? Or is there another food you recommend? Also, I have a vitamin product called Solid Gold Seameal mineral and vitamins. Should I not give this as a supplement because of the minerals? Do you recommend a supplement for cats?
Sometimes we like to go away for a weekend. This makes feedeing impossible except for dry food. Do you have any suggestionsfor this?
I am so grateful for your help and the new knowledge I’ve been given through your site. I wish I had known this. I believed I was doing the right thing by giving them Wellness from birth. I have not given any vaccinations or shots. Still I am worried that this condition will reappear. I am on the constant alert. I need to get the right feeding down, and I will help to educate others including my vets.
Sincerelt, EveAugust 3, 2005 at 9:57 am #2074Dr. Jeff FeinmanKeymaster
Please re-read Michelle Bernard’s excellent reply to this same question (which you posted) in this folder.
Personally I don’t think that cat’s should have food left out for them during the day. If you absolutely have to do this, then take a look at the Wysong Archetype food. It is pure freeze-dried meat. They even have a prescription version for cats with FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease).
Read [url]http://wysong.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=WOTTPWS&Category_Code=RXDIET[/url] for more info about these.
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