I suspect that one of our cats, Lance, has bladder crystals again. In June of 2011 he started peeing outside the litter box and we took him to the vet for a urinalysis and it was found that he had crystals. They gave us Clavaseptin (50mg) to treat it and also urged us to purchase him the Hill's Prescription Diet C/D
food. Desperate and willing to try anything, we did and the problem cleared up quickly.
After a few months on that diet, we switched to Acana Grasslands
food and BFF
(all flavours rotating). He's done really well since the switch, but a couple of weeks ago I SAW him peeing in our entry way (on carpet... great). We've since switched to ONLY BFF food as I read that moisture is the number one culprit. I buy my pet food from a local store and the BFF food had the lowest amount of fat and ash and the highest amount of moisture so I thought it was a good bet to stick with it.
The issue is continuing and he's not peeing in another area of our house. I'm going to schedule a vet appointment today. I know that if it's crystals again, and I have no doubt that it is, that they'll want me to buy the prescription diet. I might just feed it until the issue is under control and then do another switch but I'm not sure that what we're feeding is right for him. Does anyone with experience with crystals in cats have a suggestion what I should be looking for in food?
Thanks a bunch!