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cat care on a budget

I move around a good bit. More and more I'm going to vet's offices and they just keep trying to sell me more stuff. I'm not made of money but I have no idea what's reasonable. Why is urinary crystal food prescription if it's just fine to let my other cat eat? The last vet tech was pushing the custom product so hard I don't want to go back & I don't trust them when they tell me I need something & I should buy exclusively from them and only their brand will work. But it's just like revolution. When did this become a thing? How do I find a vet who will tell me how to care for an issue without ringing me dry? A healthy cat just had a regular check up for over the $300 but they had to put me on a plan or it would have been $40 more. This doesn't make sense. I'm losing faith in the profession.

Why is urinary crystal food prescription if it's just fine to let my other cat eat?

How do I find a vet who will help me how to care for an issue without ringing me dry?
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874521 tn?1424116797
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Are you meaning a prescription diet such as Hills for urinary crystals? Is the problem oxolate crystals?
874521 tn?1424116797
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Or struvite crystals???? If you respond I should be able to help
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The struvite crystals. Sorry for the late reply. I need to double check & the vet's office was closed. They haven't been able to give any guidance or help other then only feed this perception dry food & it's ok to let other cat eat too.

The really problem is can't find a vet here I trust.
874521 tn?1424116797
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We seemed to just log on at same time, good it's struvite, that's an easy fix.....no matter what the Vet tells you DO NOT feed dry food, prescription or not, dry food is what leads to these crystals in the first place!!! Feed a good quality canned diet, preferably no grains and especially no gravies those are all carbs.
I will give you lots to read...by a very good Veterinary nutritionist. For even further reading when you get to the BLUE highlighted words click on those links, you will want to read the link for crystals...will learn tons
www.catinfo.org
This opened my eyes when my boy was dx'd with crystals and high Ph over 4 years ago, no problems since
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I'm looking forward to the reading materiel.
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Have you heard of Pretty Litter?
874521 tn?1424116797
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pretty litter??? sorry no I haven't...
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It's a litter that changes color for various issues https://prettylittercats.com/
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