RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Tue Apr 5, '11 5:46pm PST |
|Didn't know what this was, so had to look it up. Here is a link, so you can read more about it.
If I understand it correctly, the crystals build up, then form stones, then they have to do surgery, which is called a cystotomy. This one I can help you with, been thru it twice, with Prowler.
Altho the article advocates using the urinary diets, like Hills Science Diet and Royal Canin, I can tell you from experience, twice, not only do they not work, they contribute to it. The first time it happened, I was lucky, one of my cat show friends was over, was watching Prowler, and told me, he has crystals, he has to go to the vet, like right now, in he went. Vet at that time, put him on Hills Science Diet SD to disolve the crystals, the CD to manage the crystals.
Guess what, they came back a second time. So I did the research, its been over 2 yrs, no more crystals.
Kitty has to go on a quality grain free feed, grains are one cause of crystals, Hills and RC are full of grains.
I feed Blue Wilderness, chicken, the blue one, its by Blue Buffalo, you can get it at Petsmart or Petco.
Kitty has to be fed wet food, twice a day, no more dry, wet food has to be mixed with warm water, so its real real soupy, I mean, real soupy. This keeps them flushed out, which is IMPERATIVE.
Kitty can not have tap water, tap water has too many minerals in in, minerals cause crystals. Some use purified drinking water, some use Brita, some use PURR.
You need one kitty box for each kitty, some advocate even one more. Boxes have to be large, picked evey day, bedded deep, like 6 inches, and use one box baking soda, once a week, mixed in, to help with the smell. Do not use hooded boxes, boxes should be open.
Kitty boxes need to be in a quiet out of the way area, not in high traffic areas, not near washer/dyer/furnace, that can come on suddenly and scare kitty. Other pets or family members should not pick on or bully the kitty.
This one is huge, most over look it. Household has to be stress free. No fighting, yelling, no loud parties, no alot of people over. Kitties pick up on stressfull situations.
Your vet should of told you, how she would act, for how long, and when she should start acting/feeling better. I have no idea, neuters/spays I can tell you. Call him in the morning and ask him, and write it down, what he tells you. Also, write down any questions ahead of time, so you don't forget, my vet trained me to do that one, mol.
Hope this helps, best of luck, make sure she is eating something and drinking. Its important, she get fluids, so she stays hydrated. Mix 1/2 teaspoon Gerber baby food, chicken, with warm water, so its like a broth. This gets water into her and a little nutrition, until she eats and drinks normally.
Please keep us updated. ((((((((((((BIG HUGS TO YOU))))))))) No one on here is as overly pickey and overly worried as me, so we are all here for you.