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Cats who have had crystals and been cleared to return to regular food

Amy LauerAmy Lauer ColumbusMember Posts: 29
edited 7 January, 2006 in Food & Nutrition
What regular food are you eating? We will soon (fingers crossed) be allowed to go back to nonprescription food and are wondering what other cats have had good crystal-free success with. (Yes, I understand the vet may have good suggestions too. I am curious about other cats\' experiences, though!)


  • Nancy RNancy R Member Posts: 63
    edited 27 February, 2006
    oh that's great that you will be able to eat regular food again. I had crystals and they said that i'd have to eat the prescription food forever. I used to eat Nutro Indoor cat food. Good luck!
  • Sally WrightSally Wright DenverMember Posts: 130 ✭✭
    edited 27 February, 2006
    We eat Innova Evo. Our mom asked the vet about what the best diet would be, especially for my real brother, since she's heard alot of stuff about crystals. The vet said that Evo was the best possible diet because it has no grains and so the urine is kept acidic and there's a less chance of crystals forming. She said that some cats are just prone to them, but that Evo would cut the risk more than any other kind of food. It's not cheap and it's harder to find, but well worth the effort. You'll also poop less and it'll be less stinky because your body will utilize a larger portion of the food AND you'll have a nicer coat and be healthier in general.
  • Sue EnglandSue England Mount Druitt, SydneyMember Posts: 385
    edited 27 February, 2006
    when i was younger I blocked up twice and ended up in hospital, they had to put some things into me while they knocked me out and flushed me too, yuck it was horrible. Ever since I have been on roo meat or any fresh pet me and Hills S/D dry food, the C/D did not help me as I blocked again. I have not had another bout of it since, I have S/D dry every day as a treat and thats why I have the larger backside. Avoid cheap supermarket foods they are NO GOOD, buy a good dry food (if you must have one) that is for cystitis, even ask your vet for a good everyday food. Keep Magnesium levels in the food low. Hope this helps Zap
  • Staci BowenStaci Bowen Member Posts: 10
    edited 27 February, 2006
    I have been eating perscription food for a few months now, and my vet is reccomending that I start eating California Natural to see how I do. CA Natural is a simple, basic food, so my vet thinks it won't aggravate my urninary problems. My mom is also going to mix some CA Natural canned with my dry, since she knows extra moisture can help prevent crystals!
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