- Jan 23, 2018
Thank you so much this is so helpful. I think gizmo has hasld enough! He has been 4/5 times for being blocked and usually it us steuvite crystals for him. He is in the vets today so I will discuss the removal option in more depth, he mentiobed it yesterday. So watch this space!This is why i ended up with the method i currently use. At first i changed my guy to solely wet prescription diet food. It worked but the cost was high. It was $35 per week roughly.
Eventually over time i tested different things. I was reluctant to try dry food, even though it was designed for this issue just because i knew that water intake is especially important for this problem. It however worked just as well as the wet food. I then tried re introducing normal wet food back in to his diet while each day giving him a small amount of the biscuits. He has been crystal free ever since.
I buy a 3.5kg bag of royal canin urinary S/O. It costs around $70 and last for around 3 - 4 months and that is giving it to 2 cats.
What i do is feed them both normal wet food twice a day and in between those 2 meals give them both a small amount of the royal canin biscuits.
Not sure if i made it clear before but my cat had this problem BADLY! he fully blocked twice, had the perenial urethostomy and still got bad crystals until i started the above.
I have never used any pill form of medication. I assume it is just to increase the acidity of the urine and re balance the PH which the prescription food will do on it's own. There is another form of urinary crystal where the urine is actually too acidic but it is much more rare.
I think everyone is afraid of the cost of permanent prescription food for their pet but in this case a small amount added to their normal diet will most likely be sufficient so it doesn't end up costing much more than you are already paying for food anyway. The way i do it costs me at maximum $6 per week for 2 cats.