- Sep 20, 2015
He's home. He's active. He's talking again. He even ate. His belly is NORMAL size again. Final bill was $500 but worth every penny. My boy is safe again
Did x-ray, bloodwork, and the vet said he was just very very constipated. He wouldn't poop on his own so they they did an enema on him and prescribing a GI tract antibiotic for his infection + overnight stay because he needs fluids. Already $305 price, not sure what the enema is gonna cost me, or the med and overnight stay. But at least I have an answer now.
This vet was very nice, thorough. They didn't make me wait and they saw him almost immediately.
When my sister went in, she said he was covered in poop because the enema (vet said they were cleaning him as it happens though), but my sis also said my cat was already back to his old self. So all of it was due to the constipation.
Double Yay!!..from here, too.He's home. He's active. He's talking again. He even ate. His belly is NORMAL size again. Final bill was $500 but worth every penny. My boy is safe again
The gave us Hills Urinary care kibble. Here's his paperwork from 6/29.catladyky excellent news about your cat being home and well. I'm amazed at the price really too.
Nobel is 16 and has lazy bowels. The vet has him taking 1/4 teaspoon of Restorilax per day as prevention.
Did the vet tell you what type of crystals your cat has? It's important information to have when looking at foods going forward.
Ah Struvite crystals. One of the reasons we should be advocating that the guidelines for the amount of phosphorus in cat food be lowered.
That's amazing information, thank you so much. Right now I have him eating the science hill food, mixed with soft food.Ah Struvite crystals. One of the reasons we should be advocating that the guidelines for the amount of phosphorus in cat food be lowered.
Struvite needs a lower phosphate and magnesium in the diet. And a higher PH urine (so a food that contains something like cranberry or blueberry)
Problem is that the AAFCO hasn't modified the minimum levels of phosphate for years....and we've learned that 1% is quite high for cats. Without prescription the lowest you can get in a dry food is .8% min. Most foods do not post the maximum, which can also be problematic. 1% should really be the maximum for an elderly or geriatric cat, not the minimum.
Still, the concentration of phosphate and magnesium in the over -the-counter wet foods for urinary issues resolve most issues if you can afford to do a 90 to 100% wet food diet. You can add some extra water to the canned food to help flush the bladder regularly which also super helpful.
I've found the Purina urinary wet food great for Nobel. It has a mix of pate, and chunks. I add a teaspoon of water to both regularly or up to a watery soup consistency if it's hot here to maintain hydration level. But like I said there's loads of brands.
Will do. Thanks for info.Try Miralax - 1/8 tsp mixed in water then added to whatever food you can get him to eat. Increase to 1/8 tsp twice a day, or 1/4 tsp once a day if you don't see any improvement within a day or so.
Sadly my vet is not seeing anyone for now due to the lead doctor being sick, and now I'm broke. I spent my emergency cash (about $600) on his vet visit and I got no answers, just treatment that turned out to be temporary relief. I have only $100 to spare and it sounds horrible but I'm keeping that in case worse comes to worse...Oh if you're back at vet today can they give subcutaneous fluidss? They might be able to show you how to do it and give you one to bring home also.
Yea human grade Restorilax or Miralax IF there's no flavour added. Just be very sure to have it 100% dissolved BEFORE you add to food. Give a 1/4 teaspoon, that amount is safe for a 6 to 10 lb cat and lower dosage is always better when you're concerned. My vet has Nobel at 2X that and he also has problems with dehydration before we started that medication too.Thank you so much. I will call my vet again and ask about Restorilax or Mirlax. Since so many people are saying not to do the enema I'm at a loss for what to do. Mirlax and other similar medications can be so dangerous about dehydration, but since everyone is suggesting it I'll use it. Just to be sure, it's the HUMAN mirlax that I can use correct? Because I have some in my house right now. I'm just scared to overdose him and worsen the dehydration.
My cat is 11.93lbs, he's 5 years old this July. He's slightly dehydrated from what I can tell. And like I said, he hasn't pooped in three days. Can someone tell me exactly how much to give him per weight?