31652Re: [FH] Two 6 year old brother cats - HCM - supplements, food, success stories please!
- Dec 7, 2007Hi (sorry I don't know your name),
In a message dated 12/1/07 1:55:43 AM, tokates@... writes:
> Two of my 6 year old, male cats have just been diagnosed with HCM.Very sorry to hear that.
> it looks like all the prognosis reports are 2-4 year survival rate orPredicting longevity is a very tricky thing. What's important is to do the
> an average of 700+ days.
best we can every day to help the cats fulfill their lives.
> Also if anyone has a suggestion for proper food (they alsoAre they eating dry food? It's the leading contributing factor to struvite,
> have struvite crystals from time to time)
which form in alkaline, concentrated urine...which results from the plant
matter and 10% moisture in dry. Cats have evolved to eat a moisture-rich (60-80%),
meat-based diet, which keeps the urine naturally acidic (6.0-6.5 is desirable
for cats) and in the right concentration.
All cats, with very few exceptions, need the same food: a high-quality,
well-balanced, low-carbohydrate (preferrably grainfree), moisture-rich, meat-based
diet, which we can provide with higher-quality canned products, premade raw,
whole prey, or homemade fresh food.
Some relatively reliable articles about feline nutrition incl:
Some canned brands that do a good job meeting a cat's nutritional
requirements incl: Wellness, www.oldmotherhubbard.com; Nature's Variety,
www.naturesvariety.com; By Nature Organics, www.bynaturepetfoods.com; PetGuard,
www.petguard.com; Felidae, www.canidae.com; and Eagle Pack, www.eaglepack.com. The first 3
have grainfree products...and Nature's Variety has premade balanced raw. If
you're interested in pursuing fresh food further, I can provide links for that,
too. // Rosemary
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