What Cat Urinary Food Is Best For Tract Health?
Wet Food is Key to Urinary Tract Health
Experts agree that canned food is the way to go when it comes to protecting your cat from feline idiopathic cystitis (also known as feline idiopathic lower urinary tract disease (FiLUTD) or feline urologic syndrome (FUS)) or more commonly referred to as cat UTI or urinary tract infection. The switch from dry food to canned food is in order to increase your cat’s water consumption and dilute its urine.
If canned cat food is not an option for some reason, 9 Lives Plus Care, Wysong Uretic and Felidae are a highly rated dry cat foods that help maintain urinary tract health. Plus, tuna juice, clam juice and water may be added to dry foods in order to increase your cats water intake.
The questions of which canned food is best remains, though.
Felidae produces an excellent canned food version of their formula that is highly recommended.
In addition to providing your cat canned food instead of dry cat food, make sure to take steps to reduce your cats stress. Reducing your cats stress is an integral part of the treatment for urinary problems and is important for maintaining your cat’s overall health. Be sure to read this tip on switching your cat to wet food, too!
Cranberry juice and Vitamin C, a natural anti-inflammatory, are also helpful in preventing and treating urinary tract problems. By acidifying the urine, cranberry juice prevents bacteria from adhering to the bladder linings. Vitamin C helps strengthens bladder lining.