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Old August 2nd 07, 05:20 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Rick Ulrich
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Default Best food for cats with cystitis

Hi ...
One of our cats has bouts of cystitis and a person at work said she was
told, don't know by whom, that cats should not eat canned foods with fish in
it if they have cystitis.

Is anyone have knowledge of this and if so what would be the reason? The
only canned food Saffie will eat is Fancy Feast Fish and Shrimp.

We want her to eat more canned food because all dry food diet isn't good for
cats with cystitis or crystals.

Thanks, Rick & Rob


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Old August 2nd 07, 06:17 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Sheelagh >o
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Default Best food for cats with cystitis

On 2 Aug, 05:20, "Rick Ulrich" wrote:
Hi ...
One of our cats has bouts of cystitis and a person at work said she was
told, don't know by whom, that cats should not eat canned foods with fish in
it if they have cystitis.

Is anyone have knowledge of this and if so what would be the reason? The
only canned food Saffie will eat is Fancy Feast Fish and Shrimp.

We want her to eat more canned food because all dry food diet isn't good for
cats with cystitis or crystals.

Thanks, Rick & Rob





Hi,
I don't have a cat with cystitis, so I did a quick search, & the
overwhelming consensus of opinion by people who post here, is that you
must try and make sure that you keep your cat away from Dried food, &
introduce wet food only. It might be an idea for you to Ping Rene or
Jmc, because I think their cats have suffered with the same problem,
so they will be able to speak from experience, & provide better more
correct information than I can.
alternatively, in the space @ the top of the page where it Say's
search group, put in Best food for cats with cystitis, & you will come
up with all of the information on the archives that are on here
regarding the same problem. Be sure to write it in the "search this
group", before pressing return button.

Try this link. it might help you:

http://groups.google.co.uk/group/rec...9ae16cd6fed254

Good Luck & I hope others might be able to help you a bit better than
I can. It is certainly quite a common complaint, so you will get help
here.,

Sheelagh "o"

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Old August 2nd 07, 07:42 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Rene S.
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Default Best food for cats with cystitis

\ I don't have a cat with cystitis, so I did a quick search, & the
overwhelming consensus of opinion by people who post here, is that you
must try and make sure that you keep your cat away from Dried food, &
introduce wet food only. It might be an idea for you to Ping Rene or
Jmc, because I think their cats have suffered with the same problem,
so they will be able to speak from experience, & provide better more
correct information than I can.
alternatively, in the space @ the top of the page where it Say's
search group, put in Best food for cats with cystitis, & you will come
up with all of the information on the archives that are on here
regarding the same problem. Be sure to write it in the "search this
group", before pressing return button.


Hello,

Yes, my cat had bladder stones a number of years ago and I've since
switched to canned (now raw) food. I urge you to switch to canned
food. The added moisture flushes the kidneys, preventing concentrated
urine from building up and causing UTIs, stones, etc. I can also
relate to a cat who does not like canned food! With patience and
persistance, you can switch your cat too.

As for the fish in cat food, that's something I personally tend to shy
away from. I tend to feed things cats might eat in the wild: rabbit,
chicken, turkey. Since one of my cat has had several illnesses, I
figure it's better to be safe than sorry.

Here's a few articles you might find helpful:
http://www.catinfo.org
http://www.catinfo.org/#Common_Felin...ies_to_D iet_
(scroll to the cystitis section)
http://www.catinfo.org/#Transitionin...o_Canned_Food_


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Old August 3rd 07, 11:48 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Sheelagh >o
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Default Best food for cats with cystitis

On 2 Aug, 19:42, "Rene S." wrote:
\ I don't have a cat with cystitis, so I did a quick search, & the

overwhelming consensus of opinion by people who post here, is that you
must try and make sure that you keep your cat away from Dried food, &
introduce wet food only. It might be an idea for you to Ping Rene or
Jmc, because I think their cats have suffered with the same problem,
so they will be able to speak from experience, & provide better more
correct information than I can.
alternatively, in the space @ the top of the page where it Say's
search group, put in Best food for cats with cystitis, & you will come
up with all of the information on the archives that are on here
regarding the same problem. Be sure to write it in the "search this
group", before pressing return button.


Hello,

Yes, my cat had bladder stones a number of years ago and I've since
switched to canned (now raw) food. I urge you to switch to canned
food. The added moisture flushes the kidneys, preventing concentrated
urine from building up and causing UTIs, stones, etc. I can also
relate to a cat who does not like canned food! With patience and
persistance, you can switch your cat too.

As for the fish in cat food, that's something I personally tend to shy
away from. I tend to feed things cats might eat in the wild: rabbit,
chicken, turkey. Since one of my cat has had several illnesses, I
figure it's better to be safe than sorry.

Here's a few articles you might find helpful:http://www.catinfo.orghttp://www.cat...nd_Their_Ties_...
(scroll to the cystitis section)http://www.catinfo.org/#Transitionin...o_Canned_Food_


Tut, Tut,
Trust Sheelagh to get even that wrong. Sorry Rene!!

I skimmed over the text & as the word cystitis came up a few times I
"assumed" that you had been through it. Wrong of me, I know, but right
in as far as I thought you would know more than I did.
(That wouldn't be too hard)
Anyway, thanks for the advice, & next time I will read more than 3
posts just to make sure, Lol
Apologies,
Sheelagh"o"

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Old August 3rd 07, 12:35 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
silvercelt
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Default Best food for cats with cystitis

On 3 Aug, 11:48, "Sheelagh o" wrote:
On 2 Aug, 19:42, "Rene S." wrote:





\ I don't have a cat with cystitis, so I did a quick search, & the


overwhelming consensus of opinion by people who post here, is that you
must try and make sure that you keep your cat away from Dried food, &
introduce wet food only. It might be an idea for you to Ping Rene or
Jmc, because I think their cats have suffered with the same problem,
so they will be able to speak from experience, & provide better more
correct information than I can.
alternatively, in the space @ the top of the page where it Say's
search group, put in Best food for cats with cystitis, & you will come
up with all of the information on the archives that are on here
regarding the same problem. Be sure to write it in the "search this
group", before pressing return button.


Hello,


Yes, my cat had bladder stones a number of years ago and I've since
switched to canned (now raw) food. I urge you to switch to canned
food. The added moisture flushes the kidneys, preventing concentrated
urine from building up and causing UTIs, stones, etc. I can also
relate to a cat who does not like canned food! With patience and
persistance, you can switch your cat too.


As for the fish in cat food, that's something I personally tend to shy
away from. I tend to feed things cats might eat in the wild: rabbit,
chicken, turkey. Since one of my cat has had several illnesses, I
figure it's better to be safe than sorry.


Here's a few articles you might find helpful:http://www.catinfo.orghttp://www.cat...line_Health_Pr......
(scroll to the cystitis section)http://www.catinfo.org/#Transitionin...o_Canned_Food_


Tut, Tut,
Trust Sheelagh to get even that wrong. Sorry Rene!!

I skimmed over the text & as the word cystitis came up a few times I
"assumed" that you had been through it. Wrong of me, I know, but right
in as far as I thought you would know more than I did.
(That wouldn't be too hard)
Anyway, thanks for the advice, & next time I will read more than 3
posts just to make sure, Lol
Apologies,
Sheelagh"o"- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


you can get treats with cranberry in and that is good and natural way
of helping them

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Old August 3rd 07, 02:01 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
jmc
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Default Best food for cats with cystitis

Suddenly, without warning, Rick Ulrich exclaimed (8/2/2007 1:50 PM):
Hi ...
One of our cats has bouts of cystitis and a person at work said she was
told, don't know by whom, that cats should not eat canned foods with fish in
it if they have cystitis.

Is anyone have knowledge of this and if so what would be the reason? The
only canned food Saffie will eat is Fancy Feast Fish and Shrimp.

We want her to eat more canned food because all dry food diet isn't good for
cats with cystitis or crystals.

Thanks, Rick & Rob



Yuppers, I've been fighting this battle with Meep for ages. I don't
know about 'fish is bad for cystitis', but given a choice between fishy
canned food and non-fishy dry food, try to stick with the canned.

I read the "addicts" page that Rene posted, and am trying some of the
suggestions, with some success. Setting the regular meal times and
having no other food down between those times does seem to help. I've
also been putting just a couple nibbles of the dry on top - she'll eat
those nibbles then decide she's hungry enough to eat some of the rest.

I have to admit I'm cheating a little though. I'm leaving the wet food
out overnight (because she likes her food on the old side, go figure),
but taking anything left up in the morning. If it's all gone, I'll put
some down in the AM and take it up before I go to work. That way, I'm
not around for her to bug I like to sleep, so I leave some (but only
canned) down at night.

She's losing a little weight, but she had some to spare anyway. At any
rate, I haven't thrown away an uneaten portion of canned food in 3 days
now, and I haven't put down more than a handful of dry, so we really are
making progress.

As the page said, in the beginning it doesn't matter if it's "junk
food". Try all different brands & types, and keep records of what she
likes and doesn't like.

Good luck!

jmc
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Old August 3rd 07, 02:05 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Rene S.
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Default Best food for cats with cystitis


I skimmed over the text & as the word cystitis came up a few times I
"assumed" that you had been through it. Wrong of me, I know, but right
in as far as I thought you would know more than I did.
(That wouldn't be too hard)
Anyway, thanks for the advice, & next time I will read more than 3
posts just to make sure, Lol
Apologies,
Sheelagh"o"


No problem, Sheelagh,
It's certainly a related problem and some of the same information
applies.

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Old August 6th 07, 07:11 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Rhonda[_3_]
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Default Best food for cats with cystitis

Hi Rick,

Take a look at this article:

http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/2361.htm

Rhonda

Rick Ulrich wrote:
Hi ...
One of our cats has bouts of cystitis and a person at work said she was
told, don't know by whom, that cats should not eat canned foods with fish in
it if they have cystitis.

Is anyone have knowledge of this and if so what would be the reason? The
only canned food Saffie will eat is Fancy Feast Fish and Shrimp.

We want her to eat more canned food because all dry food diet isn't good for
cats with cystitis or crystals.

Thanks, Rick & Rob



 




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