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Good Morning (Oregon), I have a cat with Urinary crystals our veterinarian put him on the

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Good Morning (Oregon), I have a cat with Urinary crystals our veterinarian put him on the urinary cat food. My cat stayed with my daughter for a month and she didn't feed him his special diet. Now that he's home he is spraying and not wanting to use the cat box, will putting him back on the urinary diet reverse the problems, or should he go to see the vet.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
He needs to be placed back on the food immediately for the fastest benefit. However, there's always the risk that he's acquired a bacterial-based UTI and that the inappropriate urination and box avoidance may not stop. Since he's already predisposed to crystals, there's also an increased risk of blockage. If you are able to have him seen, this would be the most wise approach. However, you would not be wrong to switch him back to the proper food, observe him and see how things go, either, since you already know what's likely to be the cause of the symptoms. If he fails to improve in the first week, I would definitely schedule a visit for him to be sure more is not going on than just a return of the crystals. If anytime during this time he starts having problems urinating, is going to the box frequently, etc. it's time to see the vet promptly. Once you're satisfied with our dialogue, please take the time to issue a rating for me so that I am compensated for helping you today. Best of luck!