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I just have a quick question about my cat. I recently

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Hi Dr Gary.,.,. I just have a quick question about my cat. I recently changed him from Iams Indoor Hairball/Weight Control (beef based) to Iams Sensitive Stomach (chicken based) because he would cough up "hair turds" all the time. Those have quit, but now his urine is extremely strong (Ammonnia).. can it be the food change? He does drink plenty of purified water :)
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.

Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Absolutely! As long as Tigger hasn't stopped drinking and is otherwise well in himself, the diet is likely our culprit. This can be related to there being less moisture in the food (so less excess water to pass as urine) or potentially less sodium (which pulls fluid into the urine via osmosis). And this would not be a worry as long as he is not showing any signs of dehydration.

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Dr. B.