Q: bladder infections

May 10, 2010 | By Susan M. | 9 answers | Expired: 2086 days ago

Tags: madie

Madie my female cat had c & s crytals after she turned 1 yr of age. She now had gotton 2 bladder infections over the last few yrs (she is not 5). How can I prevent them in the future?
Thank you

Readers' Answers (9)
Stephanie  C.

May 11, 2010

Cats commonly get bladder infections. Hill's Science Diet has a formula of dry food specifically for cats with urinary tract problems. Ask your vet which kind that is and his recommendation.

Good luck!

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May 12, 2010

When my calico was barely 3yo, she started developing bladder infections & ended up having three very large stones removed from her bladder. She's been on a prescription diet ever since & that has eliminated the problem. My vet said that magnesium was the cause of her problem, so a diet low in magnesium was mandatory. She eats Science Diet c/d. I also mix water with her canned food to increase her water intake & added a water fountain to get her to drink more water. Also its best to use bottled or highly filtered water since tap water also contains magnesium & other minerals. I'm surprised your vet hasn't put her on a perscription diet already since she's having recurring problems.

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Kitty W.

May 10, 2010

I think you should ask the vet that. They probably have some useful information.

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