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snafu
December 9th, 2015, 06:01 PM
our male cat has blood in his urine - I'm calling the vet tomorrow

poor baby

LucyVanPelt
December 9th, 2015, 06:03 PM
I'm sorry.

KayKay
December 9th, 2015, 06:51 PM
I'm sorry, snafu. I hope it's easily fixed.

Mrs X
December 9th, 2015, 09:49 PM
:( poor baby.

Catwoman
December 10th, 2015, 12:09 AM
Awwww.....maybe its just an infection,hopefully can be fixed with antibiotics...all the best for kitty.

snafu
December 10th, 2015, 02:42 PM
Catwoman for the win ....

he has an infection (rear glands) & got 2 shots - antibiotics and another to reduce the irritation


Ghost runs for DS's room now if he sees me or DH

snafu
December 10th, 2015, 02:47 PM
oh yeah .... the vet said to quit feeding them canned cat food, especially the fish ones. Apparently canned fish food leads to infections (intestinal & urinary tract) in cats


... and I just bought a lot of canned food .... all fish flavors of course :(

KayKay
December 10th, 2015, 02:58 PM
Uh Oh. Me too. That's pretty irresponsible of the cat food companies though. Is that just some cats or all cats?

Catwoman
December 10th, 2015, 04:45 PM
Catwoman for the win ....

he has an infection (rear glands) & got 2 shots - antibiotics and another to reduce the irritation


Ghost runs for DS's room now if he sees me or DH


Oh thats great news!!, at least its something that can be treated,at least kitty will be better and ready to party at Xmas.

Annsdil
December 11th, 2015, 12:49 AM
Hope kitty makes a speedy recovery!

snafu
December 13th, 2015, 09:07 AM
from what the vet said, its all cats - I'm off to return it


I also was politely told NOT to change the dry food for any other reason than actual health issues - it will mess up the cats digestive systems (I'd tried to switch the kitties to senior food at one point)

snafu
December 16th, 2015, 01:54 PM
last night Ghost was determined to get my attention (while I was sleeping ... or at least tying to) by batting at the door.

I finally let him, crawl back into bed and hear retching :( .... then he runs from me .... guess he wanted me to know his stomach hurt, and I got to clean up a hair ball :(

snafu
January 16th, 2016, 07:07 PM
btw - I called the vets and high end (brand) canned cat food will be ok for a special meal on occasion .... so kitties will get some once a month :)

Mrs X
January 17th, 2016, 10:59 AM
good to know! :)

snafu
January 26th, 2016, 02:33 PM
:( one of the kitties is having the "issue" today, so off to the vets we go, sigh.

Mrs X
January 26th, 2016, 02:34 PM
How to stay poor, have kids and pets!

LucyVanPelt
January 26th, 2016, 03:20 PM
^Ain't that the truth!^

Hope kitty and snafu are good tomorrow.

Knot2loud
January 27th, 2016, 09:22 AM
How to stay poor, have kids and pets!

You left out... wife. <snicker>

snafu
January 27th, 2016, 03:16 PM
Both cats were examined, but as he couldn't tell who was having the issues he only charged for one exam.

I also have to give both cats fur ball stuff (he recommended pumpkin), then call him back Thurs. or Fri. with an update.


I tried keeping the cats separate, so we would know who had the issue, but both cats hated it.

snafu
February 2nd, 2016, 04:32 PM
kitties are better - but I'm still treating them

Cremebrulee
February 3rd, 2016, 05:45 AM
oh yeah .... the vet said to quit feeding them canned cat food, especially the fish ones. Apparently canned fish food leads to infections (intestinal & urinary tract) in cats


... and I just bought a lot of canned food .... all fish flavors of course :(

I hope he feels better real soon....
I'm wondering, why the canned fish food causes these infections? Did you ask him?

Cremebrulee
February 3rd, 2016, 05:48 AM
here is a real eye opener article, for anyone interested....

http://www.littlebigcat.com/nutrition/why-fish-is-dangerous-for-cats/

snafu
February 3rd, 2016, 02:36 PM
wow - I had no idea


Thanks Creme

Cremebrulee
February 4th, 2016, 10:28 AM
wow - I had no idea


Thanks Creme

Neither did I, and your very welcome.