30712Re: [CatVet] Re: Blue Wilderness indoor
- Jun 14, 2014On 6/13/2014 1:11 PM, Héctor G. D'Armas D. hdarmas@... [CatVet] wrote:
>(I think Hector and I have had this exchange before many
> Warning!!!: if your cat is already blocked, he will need urgent medical
> attention. if the blockage is already present and precluding your cat to
> urinate, his/her bladder will explode. If not taken care immediately,
> your pet is in deadly danger.
years ago - we've been here a long time!)
Basically - I agree with everything Hector said.
I don't know if any of the mail order pet supply stores
will do international - if so, Drs Foster & Smith have
DL-Methionine tablets as another option.
But as he said - if the cat blocks, do not stop, get to
a vet immediately.
There may be no prior symptoms visible to you - a year
ago I came home to find Soot sitting in the litterbox
in the hallway. I had not seen him straining before
that - whether he got an infection(*) that caused the
blockage suddenly, or was just not using any litter
box I could observe, I can't say.
I probably waited a whole 5 seconds once I saw him -
and the rest of the next 10 minutes were putting the
carrier up (it collapses), getting him into it (he
didn't put up a fight, which is way out of normal
for him), and driving to the nearest vet. At the
end of the week, we opted for the perineal uresthrostomy
surgery, and knock wood, thank Bast, he has not had
any other issues in over a year.
I lost 2 other cats before learning about acidifying
and upping the water intake - and before the PU was
available as an option - one in 1974, one in 1980.
I am daily grateful for the vet who 'invented' the
PU surgery - and those who have perfected it over
(*) Soot had a double FHO when he was 2, so as he
has gotten older - he's 10 now - he doesn't have
the ability to keep his bottom up away from the
litterbox, so my suspicion is that he got an infection
from contact with someone's poop - possibly his own,
and there were no prior symptoms.
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