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My cat has been on Royal Canin Feline Urinary SO dry food for a couple of years. However recently Royal Canin changed the formula for that food and it is making cats puke. All reviews starting January 2020 have pet owners reporting this problem.

I came across "Purina Pro Plan Focus Urinary Tract Health Formula Adult Dry Cat Food" which does not require a prescription. I would like to know if it is comparable to Royal Canin Urinary SO and if it can be safely substituted?

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I cannot make medical recommendations, since I am not a vet, but as pet-owner during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown I suggest you call your vet's office. I was able to get a routine prescription over the telephone from my vet. My cat had been seen at the clinic last fall. Since he is still growing, I had to weigh him on the bathroom scales so the vet could prescribe the right doze. Another time, I called for medical advice that the person at the front desk was able to answer.

All this makes me think it might be worth giving your vet's office a call to ask for advice, since the vet seems to know your cat.

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  • Thanks for your reply Sarah. It's been over a year since our last vet visit, and our vet refused to approve any new food or give recommendations over the phone without an in person appointment and a urine PH test. Obviously with the current COVID-19 situation any in person appointment is out of the question. – AlexVPerl Apr 9 at 20:06
  • I am so sorry for your situation. The only other thing I can think of is to talk to the people who make the pet food. – Sarah Bowman Apr 9 at 20:28

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