Which dry cat food is the best to prevent Male cat urinary problems?

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    kittyMomposted 14 years ago

    Our cats are 15 years old. We feed them Friskies Urinary preventative cat food. This has been working for several years. Are there any other brands that are available?

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    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    Im sorry I don't know the brand, but something with low ash. I had a cat once with this problem and our vet recomended it..maybe Iams?

  3. goldenpath profile image68
    goldenpathposted 14 years ago

    I have no clue but am more than happy to give the thread a bump.  My personal suggestion, though, would be a cat size diaper. smile
    (very small joke, sorry)

  4. CASE1WORKER profile image62
    CASE1WORKERposted 14 years ago

    my tabby cant eat any dried food as it gives him an upset stomach- his brother is ok but you acnt feed one without the other

  5. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 14 years ago

    I found some Purina Plus cat food. It is supposed to help with urinary problems, among other things.

    1. donotfear profile image84
      donotfearposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It is Nine Lives Plus Care!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    I get mine from the vet. It's Prescription Diet CD. He hasn't had any problems since I switched to it. Luckily, my cat only likes dry food.

  7. jw jewelry design profile image59
    jw jewelry designposted 14 years ago

    For cystitis choose a food with a high quality protein, low in ash and magnesium. Also vitamin C in the ascorbic acid form is real helpful. Don't get tablets as these can lodge in the throat. Get the powder or gel caps.
    I get a lot of useful info for my cats from the book "The nature of animal healing" by Martin Goldstein DVM
    If you like I'll scan the pages on cystitis and email the to you.
    Let me know. My email is jewelrybyjwdesigns@yahoo.com
    Good luck with your kitty!

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      KarenDirksenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      My name is Karen and I would love to have a copy of that page.  My cat is on CD from the vet and I am looking to change to Halo all natural.  Thank you. Karen      karendirksen@live.com

      1. jw jewelry design profile image59
        jw jewelry designposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Karen

          I'll get those pages off to you real soon.

  8. hannzach profile image64
    hannzachposted 14 years ago

    Hi, I started giving my cat Purina ProPlan dry cat food, as I felt it was the best food for overall health. It helps the aging process and renal health, and quite a list of other things, which I can't remember at the moment. Definately worth a try!

  9. Jennifer Lynch profile image69
    Jennifer Lynchposted 14 years ago

    Yes, my cat is on prescription CD because it cost a fortune to have his bladder drained twice due to a bad urinary tract infection.  Fortunately since being on this food, he has never had a problem.

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      Home Girlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I have two  cats. One is 15 years old. She became thin and fragile, but looks okay. I never give them the same dry food for long. I change the brands. I do not buy expensive brands though. And I always give something else - ground beef,sometimes raw;  fish, chicken, canned cat food. Just for a change. If I do not like the same over and over again,why should my cat like it? He is a "human" too! If I have a good chicken soup, I share it too. They love it.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like my female cat.  She's prone to UTI's too.  The vet recommended that Prescription Diet CD too.  So far, she seems to be doing better on it, but man it's very expensive!  (Maybe not as expensive as the vet bills if they kept piling up, though, nor the pain the poor kitty went through...)

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    kellyjohnstonposted 13 years ago

    My male cats were prone to urinary problems so I switched them to Medi-Cal Preventative.  Can be bought at vets in wet or dry formula.
    Worth it!

  11. dsletten profile image61
    dslettenposted 13 years ago

    I've owned three cats over the years who had urinary tract problems and I have found that the food is much better today than it was years ago. Right now we are feeding our cat Royal Canin Urinary SO 33. It is the first urinary food that our cat just loves - not just tolerates.  However, Purina also makes a good urinary food if you are unable to afford the more expensive brands.  You should also ask your vet - cats have urinary issues for different reasons such as chronic infections or chrystals, so the type of food you choose has to coordinate with the cat's health problem.

  12. brandonfan profile image60
    brandonfanposted 13 years ago

    Yes, foods low in ash content are the best. It's also bad to feed your kitten or cat milk. This causes crystalization in their bladders and can lead to urinary tract problems. Science Diet urinary tract health formula works wonders. Poor kitties, why do we put ash into their food in the first place? Many cat foods that you find are super cheap are PACKED with ash! It's a filler, and it's horrible!

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    Magnificatsposted 13 years ago

    Also watch which litter you use.  You can try wheat or corn litter as opposed to any which might have dust.  That can also contribute to urinary tract infections.

  14. caninecrtitics profile image60
    caninecrtiticsposted 13 years ago

    I know pro plan sells a urinary tract infection formula

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    KStyleposted 13 years ago

    I have used the feline cd but when the food recall came about it too was affected. Now I'm told it depends on what type of crystals or infection the cat has in order to know which dry food is best suited for them. Bloodwork and urinalysis was suggested to me by a vet.
    Low ash is always best they say.

  16. Pet Owners profile image60
    Pet Ownersposted 13 years ago

    Cats are strict carnivores. Their jaws don't even rotate, and their teeth are shaped to tear and shear -- NONE for grinding.

    Don't believe?
    Just look at your own cat!

    Any zoo, or encyclopedia will confirm this, if your cat won't let you look.


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