Tammy, would you take a look at this post? It is a response to a poster
with a female cat with a UTI. She's advising using distilled water
instead of regular water (I prefer spring water for the cats, and they
love it cold and actually come running!) How do you feel about
distilled water replacing regular water? Everything I've read about
this seemd to point to using it as a way to detox the body for a while
and that it leaches minerals and perhaps vitamins, too, from the body.
I had a big disagreement with her a few months ago on this and I don't
wish to repeat it. It's just that I think distilled water alone is a
very bad idea. I'd love to know what you think about this.
CoCo should be fed a high-quality prescription cat food, one that is
specifically formulated to maintain urinary tract health. Ask your vet
what he/she prescribes. This diet change should be permanent. Also,
distilled water for drinking water would be a good idea. Talk to your
also about feeding CoCo treats, if you like to do that. She may not be
able to have them anymore.
> I'm new to this news group and am in need of advise.
> My cat, CoCo (a rescue kitty, so I don't exactly know how old she is, I've
> had her now for 2 years and they told me at the time of adoption that she
> was about a year old), started acting strangely yesterday. She would go to
> my bathroom and scrunch up a towel on the floor and sit on it while leaning
> her head against the shower glass door. Than she would zoom around the
> room, than get on the bed and lean her head against the pillow, than zoom
> around the room again! She just looked miserable and uncomfortable. I
> found her also just looking into the litter box but she wouldn't go in.
> I called the vet and he was able to take her in immediately. He kept her
> for half a day until she would finally void and sure enough, UTI! She even
> had visible *** in her urine. All x-rays and labs came back fine except
> for urinalysis. She is currently on antibiotics but she's still not right.
> My question is this. Is there certain kind of food that would be better for
> her? I think part of her problem is that I stopped feeding her moist cat
> food and started her on dry cat food (I was thinking about her teeth). I
> think I may have caused this and I'm feeling awful about it. She has water
> available all the time how do I know that she's drinking enough?
> Also liter for the liter box....what kind should I use? I've been using the
> Costco brand. Should I change to something else?
> I'm sorry that this is lengthy. Thank you in advance for your kind advises.
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