>> Saturday, October 16, 2010 – luke
Risk factors include
1. gender (male) being spayed/neutered: Well we can't change this.
2. not drinking enough water: Already have a pet fountain after the 2nd incident so I don't know how get him to drink anymore. Will have to consider wet food although we really can't afford it.
3. obesity: Never been free fed and is on a diet currently. I don' think he's too fat at 10.9lbs although I will start feeding him even less.
4. stress: He really never seems stressed with the other dogs and upstairs cats. Really flaunts himself in front of the doggy visitors even. But the 2nd vet trip happened a few weeks after we got Chuck, and now this latest one is 2 weeks after Java came home. Maybe a feliway diffuser?
5. diet: Currently he eats Felidae and I am very bummed that the vet now wants to put him on Hills C/D. She agrees with me that the food is crap but doesn't know of any high quality foods that will have the nutrient level she thinks he needs. Mainly high in fatty acids, and very low in phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium. She did mention Royal Canin veterinary foods and at least that doesn't have rice, corn, and byproducts as the first three ingredients (just the 2nd, and 3rd...).
Thank you kitty for continuing to add to our ever growing Care Credit bill.