My cats have been fed this food for years. Recently, however, our younger cat, Ozzy, suffered with a blocked bladder. Luckily, we were here with him to hear his discomfort (growling as he tried to lay in a comfortable position) and drove him to our vet. After an x-ray showed that his bladder was completely blocked and was the size of a tennis ball, we hospitalized him for six days. It was touch and go, but after 6 days of hospitalization, we brought him home. I learned to administer subcutaneous fluids (under his fur with a needle). As I post, it appears that he is on the road to recovery.
Because Ozzy seemed to be on a healthy path, my husband and I left our cats at home as we took a long weekend trip to a nearby city. We had done this before and all seemed well. We arrived home yesterday to find Dexter on the floor of the bathroom crying out in pain and fear, surrounded by bloody urine. Within days, Dexter's bladder had become blocked as well. My husband and I rushed him to Urgent Animal Care in critical condition. He received the best care, but last night he died of cardiac arrest. His body was in such bad shape when we brought him into the hospital.
The commonality of both of our cats is that they had been eating the Kirkland brand Super Premium Maintenance Cat for years with no problems what-so-ever. After purchasing a new 25 lb. recently at Costco and feeding both cats the same kibbles, they both suffered from the same ailment, with our beloved Dexter dying. I don't want to think about how scared and in pain he might have been as his body shut down. To go from a healthy, vibrant, wonderful cat to someone yowling in fear and pain is something difficult to forget.
What needs to be done to get Costco to pull this cat food/ dog food from the shelves ??? I can't bring back my beautiful fluffy boy, but I need to do something to prevent this from happening to another beloved pet. Please help !!!