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I am back from the vet

March 9th 2012 2:21 pm
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I am back from the vet and so it seems to be a UT infection.The vet drew some urine out of me but said the good thing is I wasn,t holding alot in which was good on my kidneys.I still try to pee but only a dimes worth.Then they gave mom some antibiotics and I got to home and got some canned mackeral when I got home.Mom said it was the quickest $87 she ever spent.But she says I,m worth it.I think I am too.I love all my Catster friends for always being supportive.

 
 

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Purred by: ZOEY (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 2:41 pm

Hunter, so glad to hear that you are safely back home!! I bet that was not fun. But good you went and found out what is wrong so you can pee better again.

There can be many causes of UTI's. Stress is a biggie. Like in getting a new sisfur maybe! Plus diet can make a difference and getting plenty of hydration. Canned food is a big help in that. I believe it is suppose to be best to stay away from fish but maybe cats with experience with this can comment on that. Mommy doesnt feed Zack or I any fish just as a preventive.

Good to take some simple preventive measures so it doesnt happen again or even worse next time.

Have a good nap with Hannah!

Luv,
Zoey
Purred by: Hunter Devious (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 3:01 pm

Thank you Zoey mom didn,t know about the fish .Is it fresh fish or seafood catfood.Mom does know that fresh fish can sometimes make an older cats thyroid go overactive.That,s what happened to Harley.Mom is going to research preventive ways on this so she can keep me healthy.It,s hard I am very finicky eater now Hannah on the other hand is a piggy and will eat anything that doesn,t move.
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 3:14 pm

Glad you are home and you got some yummy can food...UT's are not fun I used to get them too....once your medication starts working you will be able to pee more...and you won't be hurting either...I will continue to purr and praying for you...

Butterflies from heaven
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 3:21 pm

YAYYYYYY!!! I knew it! That's great news Hunter! PAWSOME! Fish is not the best thing for kidneys though buddy I hate to tell you.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 3:23 pm

You should be on a grain free, canned or wet food diet. Hardly no fish. Nature's Variety, Evo, Wellness, etc. Those are good foods.
Purred by: ZOEY (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 4:10 pm

I agree with Finney above. There are some good brands out there. We love Nature's Variety Chicken and Wellness Chicken or Turkey. It might take a bit to change Hunter over to a healthier diet and find what he likes but really, spending a little bit more money on food (and take the time to change him over) could help save lots of money on vet bills later.

Petco sells alot of these good foods now. Mommy just orders all our food online from them. I think Petsmart too. Do you have a petsmart or petco near you? That way you could try single cans.

I think any kind of fish - fresh or cat seafood, really isn't that good for cats especially boy cats. With already getting a UTI at a very young age, I think I would just stay away from it.

Mommy had to learn lots when she got us as baby kitties too. But it is like a fresh start and good to get them started on a healthy path from a young age.

Luv,
Zoey
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 4:20 pm

Zoey I could kiss you! that's what mom did with me and Lacey the second we stepped foot in our new home. Soulistic is another good brand that's available at Petco. Here's a page on my mom's site that is for switching foods: http://ibdkitties.net/switchingfoods.html
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 4:21 pm

Zoey I could kiss you! that's what mom did with me and Lacey the second we stepped foot in our new home. Soulistic is another good brand that's available at Petco.
Purred by: Hunter Devious (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thank you everyone for the helpful info.Mom will research a new diet for me.Yes we have a petco a little ways from us.Mom wonders why fish effects some male cats and not others.Harley lived 21 years on fish and didn,t have no health problems until the last two years of his life.But I guess it,s like people some people can handle a certain diet and some people can,t.I think you,re right Zoey since I got this at such a young age it is most likely the fish in my diet that caused it.So mom will work out a new diet for me.Thanks all my pawsome friends for caring about me and giving mom lots of good advice.
Purred by: Hunter Devious (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thank you everyone for the helpful info.Mom will research a new diet for me.Yes we have a petco a little ways from us.Mom wonders why fish effects some male cats and not others.Harley lived 21 years on fish and didn,t have no health problems until the last two years of his life.But I guess it,s like people some people can handle a certain diet and some people can,t.I think you,re right Zoey since I got this at such a young age it is most likely the fish in my diet that caused it.So mom will work out a new diet for me.Thanks all my pawsome friends for caring about me and giving mom lots of good advice.
Purred by: ZOEY (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 7:30 pm

Hunter I wonder if the fish supply these days just it's very good like too much mercury and that effects the pets and humans too that eat it.

Some cats like some people can live long lives no matter what their habits, I think that might be good genes! Sometimes cats inherent problems just like we humans do.

It is so great that your Harley lived such a healthy long life! I hope Hunter and Hannah live to that age or even longer!!

Luv
Zoey
Purred by: Samhain (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 7:42 pm

Good news, Hunter! Glad to hear it's nothing too serious! The Mama is grinning about the cost of the vet. She says any time these days that the vet bill is less than $100, she's surprised and grateful! Slight exaggeration, I think...but not by much - MOL!
Purred by: Hunter Devious (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 8:23 pm

You are probably right Zoey Harleys mom lived till 21 and his aunt till 19 so they came from a strong family line.Hopefully now that mom knows some precautiuons for us we will hit that ripe old age too.Yes Samhain mom likes this vet.He is pretty reasonable and very good with us.
Purred by: SKIDS KITTY gone, never forgot (Catster Member)

March 9th 2012 at 8:48 pm

wow Harley sure came from a long line of healthy kitties, mom thinks I must have to cause like harley I ate anything I wanted in the way of cat food and some human food and I was never sick till the very end, but the cats she has now she worries with their food and everything, mom did not know that about fish either an those cats love fish. We are all so furry glad you are home and purr you feel better quick! we couldn't agree more the vets can take that money real quick, buy we kitties are sure worth it.
Purred by: Laura W

March 10th 2012 at 9:24 am

dood !!! way glad ewe bee home N sorree bout de hole UTI thing but veree glad yur kid kneez is grate...while we boast bout fish all de time, we haz never ....any oh us...had fresh fish...just tuna in water at a birthday ore a gotcha day....but we due love R canned wet...fish flavors....gram paw dude be like harley, hada fish diet all hiz life N lived ta all most 17, cuzin boomer on de other paw had sum stuff goin on N eated KD all hiz life and de vet at de time said him wont make it past 7....that bee 6 yeerz ago N boomer iz STILL livin large N in charge N sassin burds everee day :) hope yur road ta ree coveree iz a short one N ya haza speedy trip...just dont get a ticket :) yur mom thinks 87 $$$ be de quikest her ever spended....tell her if ewe getta speedin ticket, that 87 dollars be mewvin like a snail !!!!!!
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

March 13th 2012 at 2:00 pm

Yippee! So happy to hear you are home from the vet and you just had an infection. Although no fun at all at least it wasn't anything else and like the other furs said your mom can change your diet to help. Hope you start to feel better soon and pee like a pro!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Hunter Devious (Catster Member)

March 13th 2012 at 7:39 pm

Thanks everyone I am doing much better now and am peeing a little more.Actually mom says I am doing to much better.I chased Hannah all over the house last night and we kept running across here while she was sleeping.Heck doesn,t she know night time is fun time.So nice to have everyones concern but more concern for mom she looks wiped out.mol


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