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No diet change!
First, you need a urine test to confirm the current urine pH and what type of crystals are present.
Once you know that, your vet will know how to swing the diet to impact the urine pH correctly.
Second, a urine culture needs to be done to identify what bacteria is present during these episodes. 2 reasons why?
1. To confirm there is even an infection? Even if responding to the antibiotic, it may not be the antibiotic that is helping. Cats can get idiopathic cystitis or feline urinary tract disease. It can appear as straining to urinate with blood and no infection. So, it can resolve on its own, sometimes, so maybe its clearing as a result of time and not the antibiotic.
Plus, if there is an infection, the culture and sensitivity test would tell you exactly what is there and the best antibiotic to kill it.
Also, with repeat infection!!!!! make sure your vet is giving you at least 3 weeks of antibiotic, not just 7 to 10 days. Very important
No diet change at this point.
here's some more info that may be very helpful as well:
Urinary Tract Infection
*summary of various conditions that can impact the bladder and urinary tract.
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Hope that info is helpfulGood LuckDr. Andy
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