Addie's struvite crystals *update*

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  1. mkj2013

    mkj2013 New Member

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    Her last culture came back no growth, but as of Friday she still had an enormous amount of Struvites.

    Since there is no infection, do I just get her to drink a TON of water? Vet is saying she needs U/R or S/O food.

    If she no longer has an infection, why does she have so many crystals? I'm worried about her developing a stone if I can't get rid of them soon!

    Oh, and I've been floating her kibble in water, so she has been urinating much more at a time.
     
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    I am glad she has no infection........that sounds good :)

    I don't know a lot about much, but I do know that apple cider vinegar is VERY useful in urinary health. For cats, dogs, and people alike. Might I suggest trying to get a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in her everyday? Also, do some research on the apple cider vinegar subject and come up with a plan for your girls size/weight.

    I've known people with cats who had crystal/urinary infection issues constantly, then went to an ACV regimen and the problems all but disappeared. Could be worth it to check into. Good luck!
     
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    She's actually been on that regularly for her tear stains, I haven't been on top of it the past few weeks though- I'll start again
     

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