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Urgent Help for Herby

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Merlin - An Angel- Forever

Purred: Sat Apr 27, '13 5:09am PST 
Try applying for financial help from one of these organziations:

Ask the vet if he/she offers any sort of financial aid for pet owners in need.

Once the surgery is done, you can prevent further urinary issues by feeding an all canned food diet. Extra water added to the canned food will help, too. Dry food is why many cats have urinary issues. Water is essential to maintain a healthy body. Dry food has non water at all shrug and cats don't drink enough water from a bowl to meet their needs. Urine is ike 99% water so feeding a water deprived diet results in very concentrated urine which means crystals and other stuff will form in and cause problems. has more about diet and urinary issues.

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Purred: Sat Apr 27, '13 6:14am PST 
We have checked everything possible for financial aid already. Everywhere we checked we have been told about waiting lists, that are too long for us to even consider applying. We don't have that kind of time. Everything financial aid in terms of loans didn't work out for us, as we have already exhausted our credit within the past weeks and couldn't get approved for anything else. Of course we keep trying, but time is running out for Herby - he is currently fighting another blockage.

We asked the vet and we got the CareCredit, but it is already maxed out with the past treatments. There is no additional help.

We are treating Herby to the best of our and our vets knowledge...He is only getting canned food mixed with water already. We are also treating him additionally with herbs. He has had a UTI for the past 3 weeks and it doesn't go away, no matter what we tried so far.

The point is: if he doesn't get this surgery, he will die. Point blank. Of course we keep trying everything within our power, no matter what happens - but he needs that surgery. There is no way around it.


Super- freakey----MEOW!
Purred: Sat Apr 27, '13 8:01am PST 
You could try Cosequin, that helps with inflamed bladder issues.


Super- freakey----MEOW!
Purred: Sat Apr 27, '13 8:02am PST 
Did you have an ultrasound done? That is how we got to the bottom of Macy's issues

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Purred: Sat Apr 27, '13 8:21am PST 
We have had blood tests, urine tests, ultrasound and x rays done. His organs are fine. He has no stones. He has a UTI and crystals forming in his urine, that block his urinary tract opening. He is on meds. But ultimately everything we are doing for him only helps temporarily. He needs the surgery to remove his penis and shape a larger opening for him to pass urine through.


Super- freakey----MEOW!
Purred: Sat Apr 27, '13 8:39am PST 
What brand of wet food are you feeding him? You may have to resort to dry rx food until he clears up.....believe me I have tried every wet food you can think of and the only thing that keeps Macy clear is Royal Canin rx dry. I know may will hate this but what works for some doesn't work for others. Worth a try if nothing else is working.

Bert (Miss- You!- '88-'07)


Purred: Sat Apr 27, '13 10:52am PST 
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