What treats are appropriate for cats with bladder issues?
March 7, 2014 8:55 AM Subscribe
We've just adopted a 9-month-old kitten (say hi, Nigel
) and he had bladder crystal problems. What treats can we feed him and our older, non-bladder-issue cats?
posted by bitter-girl.com to Pets & Animals (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Spike and Giles are super healthy, no problems, but a vet friend said it would be ok for them to eat the dry Hill's c/d bladder formula food, too. They enjoy bagged treats and the occasional can of ultra-stinky "pet tuna" from Trader Joe's. We'd like to be able to continue giving them treats but this is the first cat I've had with serious bladder crystal problems and I don't want him to go through it again if he doesn't have to!
(He was found as a kitten, all blocked up. The shelter operated and fixed it. He got adopted. His human didn't adhere to feeding him the right things and surrendered him to the shelter with a bladder "the size of an orange." More surgery.)
I NEVER want him to suffer again so maybe I'm being extra cautious, but if you have experience with this condition or any appropriate treats they could enjoy in addition to the prescription food, please let me know!
Thanks from the cat gang of spoiled princes.