Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
Beau has been having some litter-box as of late. He was recently diagnosed with a Urinary Tract Infection so we have to feed him Science Diet C/D, but we don’t know how well it is sitting with him anymore. We’ve actually changed Beau’s food about 4 times this year, which hasn’t been the easiest for him.
Beau did the best when he was eating Blue Buffalo’s Salmon and Brown Rice, however when we found out Beau had Pica we sought out other foods that could potentially make him feel more full. For some reason I can’t remember what brand of food we switched to, but within a few weeks of the change Beau was having difficulty peeing. The food switch ended up drying out our little one! 🙁
So we had to feed him Royal Canin Urinary SO, but he didn’t take to it very well. Luckily we only had to feed it to him for a few weeks then we were allowed to switch him right back onto Blue.
More recently we tried to feed Beau Performatrin Ultra’s Healthy Weight as he was gaining too much weight and we already knew he loved Salmon. The only issue is the fact that the kibble is extremely dry and also caused Beau to develop crystals. So our veg recommended the Science Diet C/D as she feels it would be the best for him… only issue: Beau is now constipated and isn’t having the most solid poops. This is extremely concerning for us because this could mean Beau has an allergy to the food, or there’s something else happening.
The vet has currently recommended that we keep an eye on Beau (as he’s not consistently having diarrhea and there are parts of his poop that are very solid.) The vet also recommended that we start adding pumpkin into his diet (which is something I am more than happy to do.) Pumpkin is a great addition if you need to firm up your little one’s stools and has a ton of fiber to help make digestion easier on them. We’re going to try this for the next few days to see if it fixes the problem, but if not… it might be time to try to find a new food that isn’t going to give our little one any more diet problems.
So here’s when I ask you: Do you have any recommendations for a PH balanced food that is a good quality and will make sure that Beau doesn’t have any digestive issues? The vets currently on the hunt for one with us, but might as well ask you all because you might have already gone through the same issues!