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Taking cat to the vet today.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Steel Head, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    He is having issues with #1 or #2.
    Growling and hissing in the boom boom box ain't normal.
    Please wish the furry lil serial killer good Luck.
     
  2. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Hope he's ok. We had a cat that we had to put down because she was suffering from renal failure. She was also 15-16, though, so she'd had a good long run of arguably the best kind of living there is- a pampered house-cat. :wavey:

    How old is yours?
     

  3. ray9898

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    Male?

    Could be a lower urinary tract issue(FLUTD). I had two males that both ended up with problems from it. Basically they produce sticky mucus covered crystals that block the uretha as it narrows after it leaves the bladder which prevents them from urinating.

    It can be fatal and I would not delay in getting to the vet.
     
  4. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    Hopefully he's just a little "stopped up."
     
  5. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    Just got home,lil bugger in great spirits and hungry.
    I am still taking him to his 3:30 appointment though.
    I cleaned out the boom boom box before work to see if any action happened while I was at work-there is a nice #2 :wavey:and a good showing of #1 :wavey:now.
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    What ray9898 said.
    It's serious. I've been there a number of times with my 9 cats.


    One of my cats was still "going" strong but what alerted me was his urin was bloody. Other than that he looked OK but he was close to death.
    He's OK now but on a very expensive food.
     
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  7. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    It Is a male( eunuch :whistling:)
    I'm just happy that he is happy but I do understand the danger.
    he was in obvious pain this morning.
    Boxing him up now.
     
  8. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    Bladder infection but no blockage:wavey:
    Antibiotics and special food now.
    Doc was surprised at how big and strong he was-I think he put up a good fight when he was getting a catheter:rofl:and said otherwise he was very heathy.

    I'm ordering some celabratory fish tacos:wavey:
    Celebrating spending 180+ dollars at vet:crying:but cat is alive and it could have been worse.

    Ali is about 7 years.
     
  9. Ironbar

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    First thought in my head was bladder infection. Our cat had the same problem. Antibiotic cleared it right up and she was back to normal.
     
  10. ray9898

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    Good news as it sounds like a simple cure.....the FLUTD can really be a reoccuring nightmare.
     
  11. happy seal

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    You wont have to worry about the Vet bill if we introduce the cat to my dog! :supergrin:
     
  12. Lone Wolf8634

    Lone Wolf8634 :):

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    Cuz the cat'll come out without a scratch???

    Poor dog!!:tongueout:
     
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  13. goldenlight

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    Glad to hear it is 'only' a urinary tract infection. They usually respond to antibiotics fairly quickly.

    It is VERY easy to run up a big vet bill, in short order, unfortunately.

    I'm happy that your cat will be OK, very soon.
     
  14. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I'm going through this right now. I'm on week 4 of the antibiotic. Glad your cat's doing well.

    It's a real battle dosing my critter.
     
  15. Alchemy

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    Two months ago I dealt with the exact same thing in our
    big male. Actually it was the second time in the last three
    years. I noticed that he began squatting in unusual places
    with very little or no results (#1). Since I'd been through
    this before with him I had a pretty good idea of what it was.

    Yes it was another bladder and UTI with the crystals. They
    gave him a shot of antibiotics after culturing and sent me
    home with some very expensive canned food. I think that
    our cat probably has a predisposition for UTI's.

    I did get off better than you with the bill. Mine was $160
    and change. I hope that your boy gets better soon. At least
    you know what signs to look for now. :wavey:
     
  16. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    Glad to hear he's all right!

    (Since our Dachshund died my, 'best friend' now is little gray tiger-strip female that we found living in the crawl space underneath our home. She was half-starved and nearly frozen when we took her in. This cat never ceases to amaze me with her intelligence. I wanted another cat like a bullet wound; but, she was, 'just meant to be'. Now I wouldn't give her up for anything.)

    I was going to suggest a low salt, low mineral diet; but it sounds like you've got a good vet, there. Your cat should be fine. :thumbsup:
     
  17. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Actually most of the UT diet foods have more salt to keep the critters drinking water.
     
  18. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    Just looked it up. You are completely correct - Thanx! :cool:
     
  19. Steel Head

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    :rofl:
    Yea we had a good medicinal wrestling this morning before I went to work.
    Lil bugger was in top form this morning.

    Thanks all

    I did notice he drank more water last night and he wolfs down the new food so he must like it.