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Ester
My cat is very poorly at the moment, he has problems with stuvite kidney stones. He is only three years old and is on special food which costs and arm and a leg, I mix it with another cheaper food, but have to watch out for any signs of a reoccurrence of the problem. When he gets an attack he bleeds, because the stones scratch his urethra, he could bleed to death if the problem was left unchecked. Has anyone else had this problem with their cat, I would be interested to here how they manage the problem.
CrimsonStrange
Well, I've read numerous places that you should never feed your cat strictly dry food all the time, because it leads to the very problem you mentioned. You've gotta feed him some moist/wet food to keep urine from crystallizing in his urethra.

Read this -

http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00125.htm


And for more info - http://www.google.com/search?num=20&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=struvite+kidney+stones+cat&btnG=Search
Ester
CrimsonStrange wrote:
Well, I've read numerous places that you should never feed your cat strictly dry food all the time, because it leads to the very problem you mentioned. You've gotta feed him some moist/wet food to keep urine from crystallizing in his urethra.

Read this -

http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00125.htm


And for more info - http://www.google.com/search?num=20&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=struvite+kidney+stones+cat&btnG=Search



Thanks for your help, I will try canned food. He does try to eat our dogs canned food, which he obviously likes.
The vet said he should only eat a special diet, but I'm not so sure.
Idoru
I think it can be related to intervalls between food aswell.
Our vet told us when we chastrated one of ours (the one
in my avatar) that the urine is sour and alchali, and need
to be both to get problems with stones away. It's common
for chastrated cats to have problem with that.

As you know, there are speciall diets, but I also think it could
be worth trying to not let the cat have acces to food all the time,
if the case is so?

Regular feedings will alow the urine to go from sour to alchali,
helping to prevent problems with stones.


Hope your cat get's better. Feel for both it and you. Let us know the
outcome, and best of luck!!!
Ester
My cat is getting better again, not sure if it's because I put him on his special food and nothing else for a week or it could be that I took the advice of another member and now I give him tinned food. I have a bit of a problem keeping him from eating other food, as we live in a samll village in Spain, the cat roams and someone in the village feeds the stray cats dry food, can't stop my cat from eating it.

Thatks for your advice, and at least nhe is getting better now.
snowboardude
heres my cat: sam
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/4586/10007383md.jpg
this was back when she was a kitten...
Ester
This is my cat Tigger

http://uk.msnusers.com/k1mb7en7ad0achpf614aj0dp97/Documents/Pictures%2FIMG%5F0453.jpg[/img]
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