Suzanne, I know with dogs you have to be careful with the pH of their urine, because it being out of whack either way (too acidic or too basic) can cause UTIs. Does that not happen when you play with the urine pH in cats?
Malli wrote:I want to mention that blocked can literally mean UNABLE to urinate, and they can and do die from this, so if there is any way you can seperate him and give him his own litter box to make sure he is urinating, it might be in your pocket book's and his best interests...
Jody, right? I nursed quite a few of these cats when I worked at the animal Emerg so if you have any questions... I can try and answer
plebayo wrote:Put him on wet food and give him Vitamin C. You can't OD on vitamin C so I'd give him a tab 1-2 times a day. The vitamin c will help raise the PH and get rid of the crystals. The reason you feed wet food is to help flush them out because he'll be taking in more water, cats are notorious for not drinking enough - Less concentrated pee doesn't form crystals.
You can certainly try a week of C/D to get him started. I would then just switch him to a high quality wet food and add the Vitamin C.
You could also try giving the cat DL-Methionine which also raises the urine PH.
Sidenote: I went through this with my cat, switching to wet food and vitamin c fixed the problem. My cat can't have C/D because he's allergic to everything and can only eat fish based foods. He's also a total crap head at the clinic and I have to put him in the tank at home to bring him so he can be gassed down, so I feel your pain.
ArtGypsy wrote:Special Cat Vitamin C??
If Cinco JUST HAD opposable thumbs...........he could just eat a DAMNED ORANGE...
pocketpit wrote:The science diet c/d is made for struvite crystals, it does the same thing as vitamin c - raises urine ph.
I think you mean "lowers the urine PH" Struvite crystals form in alkaline urine not acidic conditions.
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