Does high protein cause uti or crystals

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Bellasmom, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    bella has uti a cpl months ago and now this evening he is going from cat box to cat box, I don’t know what to do if the high protein is causing this, anyone having this problem
     
  2. Sylvie

    Sylvie Member

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    no i think high protein foods are suppose to actually help keep uti's at bay. something about the acidity in urine from the protein breaks crystals up or something like that. since feeding high protein foods, even when we free-fed the dry high protein ones, my uti prone kitty hasn't had an episode, not even his stress bleeding ones.

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  3. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Diabetic cats are prone to uti from the extra glucose in their system
     
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  4. krazy4kritters

    krazy4kritters Member

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    I listened to this interview with Dr. Lisa a few weeks ago. There is a part where they discuss a prescription canned diet she says is ok for a short time for cats with crystals. But also mentions the supplement you can add to a diet that gets rid of crystals so you don’t need the canned food.
     
  5. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Wen to vet turns out no crystals, it’s uti
     
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  6. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Ok well that's easy enough to treat usually. Hope she feels better soon
     
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