Rene was straining and screaming to go to the bathroom today so I made an appointment for her. The vet took her in right away. Thank goodness it was only an urinary tract infection. I was fearing for the worst thinking it might have been kidney stones. She got 2 shots of pain killer and antibiotics. The vet said it was rare for female cats to get kidney stones. Because Rene eats strictly dry food, she can get urinary issues easily. So he advised her eating purely canned foods and that the foods should be either chicken or turkey, no fish. Fish can induce stomach issues and allergies in cats that are not used to them. The problem is, Rene doesn't like canned foods. Does anyone know of a good method to get her to eat purely canned foods? She is 18 pounds and maybe getting her to eat just the canned foods might help her with the weight issues as well. If she's fed twice a day instead of having dry food available to her all day long might do the trick. The persons in charge of her do not understand the term portion control. Another issue is that Rene doesn't like to drink water. Maybe I should buy her a drinking water fountain. Thanks in advance for your help!