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Do you happen to have any pictures you could send me of the lesions on the skin? If not it's okay, it'll just take a bit longer ;)
That would be great. So it sounds like your cat has a history of urinary problems and, now, doesn't tollerate the food very well, is this accurate? Also, how old is your cat?
10 year old, got it.
Urinary diets are fantastic, but they have to be given exclusively - meaning if your cat is stealing other cats food it's gonna be a waste of time and money... thats okay! Sometimes it's just not possible.
Wet food is going to be the MOST important thing going forward.
It sounds like your cat has food allergies. 9 times out of 10 this is chicken protein-based allergies... and the itchy skin helps with that argument. I recommend a wet food (try fancy feast as it's very palatable) but NOT a chicken based one. I also recommend sprinkling probiotics on your cats food daily.
Does that all make sense?
Wet food is most important as cat's don't have a strong thirst response and keeping the crystals dilute is most important. It's not ideal, but if hes getting into the other cats food anyway we may not have a choice.
You can also try S/O which is a Royal Canin diet, they also have a non-chicken diet.
One more thing before you go!
glucosamine/chondroitin really helps with a layer in the bladder of male cats with urinary problems. I strongly recommend Cosequin sprinkled on the food as well!!.
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It certainly sounds like it. Can I answer any more of your questions tonight?
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