Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
This week we’ve been worried that Beau’s UTI may be showing it’s nasty head again. He’s been using the litter box a lot more and has been peeing in small amounts. Luckily, this means he’s not blocked, but it does mean that we may be in for a scare if it gets worse.
As you may already know, we are doing our very best to try to get Beau to eat wet food regularly, but the little fellow is just so darn picky and so much wet food goes wasted.
Last week we actually got him to eat a few different types of Weruva and man were we proud of him! We’re hoping that he will actually stick to eating Weruva as we love the brand and boy would it be so much easier if he would eat wet!
In the meantime, we’ve grabbed an extra bag of Science Diet Urinary C/D this time with Chicken instead of the Whitefish (since it seemed like Beau had an allergy to that one.) We’ve been trying to find one that doesn’t have any fillers/grain because we’d like to avoid all possible allergens, but our vet isn’t necessarily the most educated when it comes to urinary specific foods. They keep pitching us the same 3 types of food (Royal Canin S/O and the two Science Diet flavours) and whenever we ask them if there are any other alternatives they tell me they will “call me back,” but never do. *sigh* Anyone else ever have this issue?
It wouldn’t be such a huge problem if foods like this could be bought on shelf in Canada. Unfortunately most (if not all) urinary foods that actually melt crystals don’t get sold outside of the vet’s office. Now, this really sucks, especially because this limits us to the choices we can have regarding food because it’s all case by case and it depends on what food the vet can order. *another sigh*
I will say, this Science Diet has been working wonders. Beau doesn’t seem to be having issues after about 3 days of the switch and is peeing quite a bit more. The only issue so far is the fact that it is absolutely not filling for him. Beau usually eats 1/3 of food a day and some pumpkin. He is happy with this portion of food and never complains. Today, for example, he has had a bit of pumpkin and 7/12 of a cup of food and he still got grump because he didn’t have enough food. Now, I know, I know… cats need different intakes based on what ingredients are in the food, but since Science Diet made him gain quite a bit of weight last time I’m pretty certain he’s going to be gaining quite a bit of weight over the next few weeks.
My hope is that we can get him to eat at least a can a day of wet food to keep him full and use the C/D to further promote melting the crystal. But today, for example, he refused to eat wet food… silly cat. You ate it yesterday!!
I just want him to be better now! I hate it when he gets sick, especially with UTIs because we’ve been trying so hard to take the steps to prevent them.