A friend of mine recently called me and asked to watch her pets (2 cats and a dog), I havent seen her in about 3 years, so the meeting was bittersweet since she lost both of her dogs to cancer as well as her 3rd cat. I didnt want to pry to much into it, but she mentioned that one of her current cats has urine crystals and is on a special diet which makes her drink a lot. I checked the bag today and its Royal Canin Renal LP Modified C.
I'm not sure whether this kitty has some renal issues as well, since I didnt want to get my friend overly emotional.
Anyways, I'm pretty well informed when it comes to dog food, but cat foods for specific conditions is not my specialty, so I was wondering if someone could suggest maybe a better option for her?
I always heard that cats with crystals do best on canned food, do you think wellness would be a good option?
here are the ingridients of the current food she feeds:
Rice, ground corn, chicken fat, chicken meal, wheat, corn gluten meal, soy protein
isolate, wheat gluten, natural flavors, powdered cellulose, chicory pulp, fish oil,
calcium carbonate, sodium silico aluminate, potassium chloride, DL-methionine,
potassium citrate, fructooligosaccharides, L-arginine, salt, taurine, choline chloride,
Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), niacin supplement,
biotin, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine
hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1),
folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], Trace Minerals [zinc
oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium
selenite], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), rosemary extract, preserved with
natural mixed tocopherols and citric acid.