Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster
Took her to the vet and ended up being kidney stones. $1200 and a week later all was well again.
Shes almost 2 years old, so this was surprising to me.
At any count, I changed her over to Hills Science food. Took awhile and a lot of moaning and complaining from her but shes eating it now.
Anyone else have anything like this happen before? My vet said its hard to why she got them, but the analysis seems to indicated they originated from a bladder infection. And he thinks her diet may be the culprit of the original infection. But, its hard to say exactly. Just keep an eye on her.
Oh, and she used to love that shrimp flavor Fancy feast food, the flaked kind. My Vet told do not feed that to her. A lot of ash and fish oils that aren't good for them. And that could be part of the issue.
I always thought fish was good for cats!?!?! Anyone ever hear this before?
I'm no Vet but I've been dealing with my Cat's Colitis for quite a few years now, I took her to the Vet for something else and one of the first things they did was put her on Hill's Science Diet,
which I'm now convinced was the cause or at least aggravated the Colitis.
It was one of their prescription diets you can only get from a Vet, and you have to keep going back to the Vet for regular checkups, etc. I did that for a few years until I got tired of them looking at me like a bank.
I'm sure there are some good ones out there, but I'm disgusted with most of the ones around here, they just want to put your pet on medication, give them special diets and keep you coming back in the door.
That Hill's Science diet is junk in my opinion, their science is just a process, the ingredients are all the same. I've done a lot of studying on trying to find a way to heal my Cat without the steroid treatments they insist she would do better on.
I only feed her canned food now, grain free, grains aren't part of their natural diet.
Here's a good link about canned foods from a Vet,
Commercial Canned Foods by Lisa A. Pierson, DVM :: reading cat food labels, canned versus dry cat food
And some more info on Urinary tract health,
Feline Urinary Tract Health: Cystitis, Urethral Obstruction, Urinary Tract Infection by Lisa A. Pierson, DVM :: cat urinary tract health
There's actually a lot of good info on that site if you browse around.