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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Opiate based? That can't be too healthy.
It's actually much better tolerated in cats than NSAIDS like Metacam.
http://www.sunnysidevetclinic.com/ar...renorphine.htm

But yes, it is also more expensive. Although so is treating renal failure.


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Now I'm not so sure I want to go that route, especially since I asked the vet about it earlier today and he said it was much more expensive than the Metacam option.
Acupuncture might really be a good choice then.

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Is there a brand of canned cat food that I could start feeding Samson with and also not have his crystals return in the process?
Anything with good quality meat (no by-products), no fish, and minimal to no grains. The reason he probably had crystals in the first place was due to a kibble diet, so merely switching over to wet food should do the trick (as per Dr. Pierson's article linked to above).

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I've been doing some reading about switching from dry to canned and eventually raw. This might be a daunting task for my old guy.
You never know till you try.
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