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I refused the food and resolved to find something better. It took forever to get my cats off ...
September 10, 2015
After one of my cats was diagnosed with struvite crystals, and the vet gave me an extremely expensive bag of corn and by-products to help her problem, I refused the food and resolved to find something better. It took forever to get my cats off of corn based food, and I refused to go back! I spent time reading and looking into making my own raw cat food. In Dr. Elizabeth Hodkins, DVM book, YOUR CAT, was of great interest to me. She used frozen raw food for her cats. There you go!! The use of raw food worked for me especially when I discovered that I didn't have to make it!! So, I settled on freeze dried and frozen. That gave me freedom to reconstitute, or to open the frozen product and serve. Through the Primal website I found a local vet that carries the Primal Pronto frozen food, at approx $7 per pound. Still pricey, but the cats love it. I reconstitute the freeze dried with goats milk, not water. My cats are really eager to eat this mixture, which I allow to sit until the moisture is absorbed, about 15 min. So the upshot is that the cats are all doing great, including the kitty girl with struvite. Moisture and good food appear to have made the difference for her. I tend to alternate the foods from day to day: freeze dried frozen. Everyone LOVES the chicken & salmon formulas, the turkey not so much. Yes, it is more expensive, but they are easily worth the $$ in the joy, companionship and unconditional love that they provide. And yes, I do offer dry kibble, but not much, should one of them decide they are starving to death...Nature's Variety Instinct, chicken formula. The amount of dry food eaten during the day has really dropped off as the cats have become used to the raw food. We have been using the products for two months. So far so good!
Fast Forward 3 years!
Shortly after the previous review, changed vets and began making my own catfood. Cats are doing wonderfully. Problems with struvite crystals absolutely a thing of the past. Kitty with pancreatitis is doing wonderfully. Still keep this product on hand all the time and use as a treat as well as back up for those days I forget to thaw a bag of frozen food. The cats enjoy the change and it is great to have food on hand to serve almost immediately! My vet totally approves of their diet, a huge WIN for everyone concerned.