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Old October 19th 03, 06:14 AM
Albert Pike
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Default Hill's Feline S/D, Hill's Feline CD-S

This food was prescribed for my cat who just had a urinary blockage
removed. Does anyone know if my other cat (who is in perfect health)
will develop problems if he also starts to eat the Hill's S/D and
Hill's CD-S food as well ?

Thanks.
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Old October 19th 03, 01:16 PM
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Did the vet send the stone or crystal to a lab to know what it was?
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Old October 19th 03, 01:16 PM
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Did the vet send the stone or crystal to a lab to know what it was?
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Old October 19th 03, 11:43 PM
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"Albert Pike" wrote in message
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This food was prescribed for my cat who just had a urinary blockage
removed. Does anyone know if my other cat (who is in perfect health)
will develop problems if he also starts to eat the Hill's S/D and
Hill's CD-S food as well ?

Thanks.


Your other cat shouldn't develop any problems from eating c/d-s because its
formulated to produce a normal urine pH. However, s/d is more acidic and
formulated to dissolve struvite and produces a much lower urine pH that can,
and most likely will, cause serious problems (e.g., calcium oxalate and
possibly acidosis) in a normal cat.

Phil



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Old October 19th 03, 11:43 PM
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"Albert Pike" wrote in message
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This food was prescribed for my cat who just had a urinary blockage
removed. Does anyone know if my other cat (who is in perfect health)
will develop problems if he also starts to eat the Hill's S/D and
Hill's CD-S food as well ?

Thanks.


Your other cat shouldn't develop any problems from eating c/d-s because its
formulated to produce a normal urine pH. However, s/d is more acidic and
formulated to dissolve struvite and produces a much lower urine pH that can,
and most likely will, cause serious problems (e.g., calcium oxalate and
possibly acidosis) in a normal cat.

Phil



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Old October 20th 03, 06:23 AM
Albert Pike
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Did the vet send the stone or crystal to a lab to know what it was?

It was crystals .I believe it was a struvite - hence the struvite-
dissolution diet ?

I agree that it doesn't seem right to give a healthy cat S/D. Neither
seems to fancy the dry S/D that is left out, anyway. The only thing
the vet said was that it was OK for the healthy cat to eat S/D as long
as he did not have heart or kidney problems (which he doesn't).
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Old October 20th 03, 06:23 AM
Albert Pike
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Did the vet send the stone or crystal to a lab to know what it was?

It was crystals .I believe it was a struvite - hence the struvite-
dissolution diet ?

I agree that it doesn't seem right to give a healthy cat S/D. Neither
seems to fancy the dry S/D that is left out, anyway. The only thing
the vet said was that it was OK for the healthy cat to eat S/D as long
as he did not have heart or kidney problems (which he doesn't).
 




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