Would some type of cranberry extract help, maybe mixed with the recipe
mentioned? Holistic methods of UTI in humans uses cranberry juice, extract and
capsules of cranberry extract for this type of situation. Not sure cats and
cranberries would get along very well but you might google that also.
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors
From: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FELV+, Struvite Crystals, and Nutrition
See http://holisticat.com/flutd.html That site also has diet recipes, or you
could write me for mine (which is a chicken version much like found on other
sites). Keep track of the urine pH (using a SmartCat litterbox?). I found
that Vitamin C didn't help much getting the acidity up, but feeding beef did.
You'll have to look at the recipes for preground meat, to get the right amount
of calcium, etc., in there.
Hill's Science diet is unscientific. Dry is verboten no matter what it's made
On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Emma Beauchamp <weazy...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>My cat Gertrude Penelope Pennyapple is a one year old baby and she has had
>FELV probably since she was born. She has always been very healthy despite the
>FELV and a chronic upper respiratory infection, but recently (Sunday night)
>she contracted a UTI. She had a urinalysis at the vet and 130 dollars later
>she was diagnosed with an UTI, and Struvite Crystals were present in her
>bladder. I was given an Antibiotic called Orbax and given Hill's Science
>Prescription diet S/D. I bought a bag of Dry Food and a couple of cans of
>My picky/anorexic cat hates both of them! She ate 1/3 of a can of the wet food
but hasn't touched it today, and she just kind of giggled at the dry food and
>After reading a few articles online, I'm kind of mad they sold me the dry food
>in the first place, since a big part of the struvite crystals is water intake!
>I was wondering if anybody has dealt with this issue before, and if so what
>kind of food/diet did you switch to?
>Before the prescription food I was feeding Gertie Whiskas brand meaty
>selections dry food, and occasionally their wet food as well. I used to feed
>her exclusively Blue Buffalo Wet Food, but this summer funds were tight so I
>switched to the Whiskas, and
she seemed to like it more anyway!
>So any suggestions/experiences would be welcome and helpful!!
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