RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Fri Nov 27, '09 6:35pm PST |
|Just went thru this with Prowler, again, and I do believe this time, it is my fault.
With a cat that is prone to crystals/bladder infections, you have to feed a grain free feed. I feed Blue Wilderness, you can get it at Petsmart, grains are one of the causes. You also have to use spring water, instead of tap water, there are too many minerals in tap water. Place several bowls of water
thru out the house, mine drink out of all of them.
You also have to keep them flushed out, force increase of the water intake. You can do this by mixing 1 teaspoon wet food or baby food, with water, so its like a broth, once a day. I use
Beechnut Stage 1, chicken or turkey ONLY.
The kittens had alot of shows, I was sick, and then working 10 hour days, and was not doing this every day, which is why I believe it was my fault.
Last Fri morn, he was getting in and out of the cat box, digging, squating, and not peeing, he even tried every cat box, I immediately called the vet and they said bring him right in.
His bladder was not full, thank god, so it was a bladder infection.
They gave him sub q fluids to flush him out, Buprenex to quiet him down, Convenia, which is an antibiotic shot that will stay in his system for 2 weeks, and sent him home on Prednisolone, which is a steriod, that will help with the inflamation, per say.
I also put him on wet food, mixed with water, each feeding.
He was back to his normal self, by the next day, peeing normally.
I now have to be diligent, that he gets the increased water intake, or this is going to happen again.
My vet did say, if he was not better by Mon, they were going to do a urinealasis, but she felt, that
what it was, was what it was, and it was.
Another trigger of crystals/bladder issues is stress. Your last post gave the anser, its the new kitten that is causing the stress. Your going to have to seperate them, until he is used to the kitten.
Switch to a grain free feed, use spring water, place several bowls thru out the house, get 2 cat boxes, and increase his water intake.
Here is a link to help you, and best of luck.
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