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Trip to the vet

November 18th 2013 10:48 am
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This past weekend was not at all a good weekend! I have a head cold my husband have a chest cold and my poor baby Butters had to go to the vet. First let me say that Butters is very well behaved, he is a good cat all around and has never had litter box problems. Well Saturday morning Buttercup was acting a little weird, he was sniffing around and he went upstairs and peed on my husband's side of the bed! Which is not like him to do at all. So I thought umm what's this about??? Well I put him in his litter box and he finished and then about 15-20 mins later he went up and peed on the bed again! This time I notice it was really dark and had a trace of red in it. My first thought was bladder infection because I really didn't think it was a behavior thing because there are no other pets in my home, nothing is different and he is fixed and he' only a year old so it was not old age. Well my hubby called the vet at they were closing at noon and it was 12:35 and the vet is almost a half hour away!! My hubby jump up (remember he has a bad chest cold) grab the keys grabbed Butters and out they went! I have never seen my hubby run so fast it was like one of my children being sick! He really loves Butters, he's like our third child. about 15 mins later he called and said Butters was crying the whole way and he vomited in his carrier. The vet said he looks good and they do not think he's going to die! THANK GOD!!! They took blood checked his temp they could not get a urine sample because he did not pee. He white blood cells were up and his temp was fine. He has a bladder infection and theer may or may not be crystals in his urinary tract and they SHOT HIM WITH PENICILLIN and shot him full of fluid and he has to be on amoxicillin for 2 weeks. He has to be on a special rx food for bladder health (Hills) for the rest of life. But he looks good and he is his self again. Pees in littler box again and is eating and drinking. Has a little diarrhea from the meds. I am soo thankful my baby is ok and I soo pleased my hubby loves Butters as much as I do!!! Thanks for reading and I hope every kitty out there is loved as much as my Butters!!


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Purred by: Calísta (Catster Member)

November 18th 2013 at 10:48 pm

OH NO! I've had crystals, and my brofur used to get infections. NO FUN! The best advise I have to offer is: CANNED FOOD! even better w/ added water. There is new information on that these days, if you want more from us, pawmail me... But we are so happy you were able to tell mom and dad what was going on and that they could get you to the vet so fast! Sorry you had to have a shot :( Sending purrs your way to feel better fast.
Purred by: Buttercup James (Catster Member)

November 21st 2013 at 8:31 am

Than you soo much!! I'm feeling much better now!! And I love my new food!! Momma is just soo happy I'm ok!!

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