Iams Veterinary Formula Urinary-S Low pH/S Canned Cat Food
good food for cats with struvite crystals
I have a young male cat that went through idiopathic cystitis and a couple of partial blockages. The vet finally recommended PU surgery, which we did. Nevertheless, he still had cystitis flare ups after the surgery. We tried all the prescription urinary foods and this is the only one he really likes. Since he has been on this food, he has had no problems.
I also think this food has the best-quality ingredients of all the prescription foods.
October 22, 2013
The only prescription canned he'll eat
When our cat blocked for the third time and had to have perineal urothstomy surgery, he was ordered to stay on canned, not dry, prescription diet for the rest of his life. The only problem - he wouldn't touch any of the prescription canned diets that we could find at either retail stores or any vet offices in town. Ordering Iams was a last attempt, because we noticed that unlike the others, it had actual meats as the first ingredients. And . . . Hey, Mikey! He likes it!! Only witholding five stars at the moment because will need at last 15 months to see if he stays blockage free (his average length of time between blockages in the past). Otherwise, for now, a definite paws up and sigh of relief.
August 6, 2013
Cats like it. I like ingredients.
I have 2 cats that both developed urinary issues at the same time though different issues. They are both young, ages 4 and 2 and must have special diet. One cat LOVES it. He gulps it down and wants more. The other was slow to take to it. When first cat was still in hospital, he wouldn't eat it until I was out walking my dog. It would suddenly be gone when I got home. When the first one came home from the hospital and started eating the other one's food when he finished his own, the second cat started eating all of his right away. So now they both seem to like it.
They will both have to be on this for the rest of their lives, or close to it. This is the only prescription food with chicken as its protein. The others all use pork, which I don't use. Also, if kept on one protein all their lives, cats can develop allergies to it, so even if people don't care if the other prescription brands use pork or if your cat doesn't like the other brands, it is great to have another brand that uses a different protein as an alternative. So I am very happy to have found this food and that they both like it.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that they have only been on it for a week so I can't really judge how it will help them.
August 24, 2014
Adds variety to my cat's limited diet
So far this food has been great to add to what my cat with urinary tract issues can eat. He develops crystals easily and has had a blockage. I feed this along with the other prescription canned urinary foods for some variety.
December 4, 2014
Great necessary alternative with UTI situation.
I was informed by vet that "find" applies to female cats age 10+ for UTIs. As a precaution, I ordered this for pH balance to both Anna and her "brother" Charlie before vet insists dietary change. Both appeared to eat without hesitation. Great!
March 1, 2015
Better ingredients in IAMS Urinary-S low ph
My vet prescribed Science diet for my female cat after bladder stone surgery & UTI. I tried it but she started throwing up every day. I changed to IAMS Urinary S low ph. I only feed her canned food now and so far so good. Also, in comparing the 2, the ingredients are so much better in IAMS which has no pork by products as Science diet "chicken" does as 1st or 2nd ingredient.
If you have a choice - try IAMS first.
February 20, 2015
Kitty will eat it!
My kitty recently got diagnosed with urinary disease so he had to go onto this strict diet.
I was a little apprehensive he wouldn't like it or would get tired of it. (He wasn't to happy with the hills brand). He has consistently eaten it for a month now. I mix it up with the Purina brand so he hopefully wont get to tired of it.
February 19, 2015
they love it and it is good for them!
This urinary canned cat food is the best as far as ingredients go. The others use many more undesirable stuff like by products, grains etc
February 14, 2015