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Stinky Urine
SLMP56 posted:
My 9 year old female kitty has very stinky urine otherwise she seems to be in perfect health.
Is there a special food I can feed my 3 adult kittys for good bladder, kidney health? Maybe some special ingrediant I could see on the lable? Or an ingrediant I Shouldn't see?
I have tried every "more expensive, better brand" of cat food out there but mostly they won't eat it.
Thank you very much for a response..
Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Cat urine is not the best smellig liquid in the world but I would wonder if this is something new or if this has been a long standing issue. The safest thing to do is to have a good wellness exam for your that includes a blood and urine examination. If your cat is an indoor cat, I would question you as to how often you clean out your cat box. Open boxes are best...ones that are cleaned out at least once daily is optimal. Try to observe if your cat is drinking more or less water and let your Dr. know. I sincerely don't think that diet is the answer to the stinky pee.

Dr. Bernadine Cruz
SLMP56 replied to Bernadine Cruz, DVM's response:
Thank you very much for your reply.
I have 3 cat's and the litter is changed 2x a day. They are all indoor kitty's that get to go outside in a fenced back yard daily, supervised.
I question food mainly because when I researched the brand of food I was using I found it is not really good for them, I switched to a better brand and that's when 1 of them (I think my girl kitty) started to have very acidy pee. It didn't smell bad before the food change.
I will have her blood and urine checked though.
And thank you again..
It is wonderful to have a web site where we can get answers to our questions!


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