I’m sorry that your kitty has these problems too. I’m in East Tennessee. Is there anything you do for your cat that really seems to help besides urinary food/distilled water/canned food?Oh so very sorry to hear this. Where are you located? I hate this - I just got my blocker off a week of antibiotics because I thought he was starting to go downhill again. It’s awful.
I’ll have to wait until the morning last time when he was only at the emergency vet for a few hours, he came home feeling real good. Excited, happy, didn’t attempt to pee until about 12 hours later but peed pretty normally. I think maybe I should have asked if he could come home last night, maybe he would’ve been better off... and less stressedHang in there, don't look back and don't look too far ahead - it's too stressful for you both and he needs you to be as calm as you can be.
Can you call the vet and ensure that this is what they expect, is this normal?
I’ll definitely look into this, thank you so much. He seems to be doing a bit better today, but doesn’t feel well at all. I’m hoping that I can avoid that surgery at all costsHave you tried or looked into adding cornsilk? I have a cat who blocked twice. We then elected to do the PU surgery. It was hard on my cat and the recovery was a good 3 weeks. Unfortunately due to a certain medication he blocked again 2 years after the surgery. Yet he has recovered and is doing well.
I started added D mannose and cornsilk into his diet last year. There is a really great facebook group called Feline Lower Urinary Tract. It is a private group so you have to get permission to join. Yet boy is there a wealth of info on the site for cats with Lower Urinary issues.
Thank you so much I’m going to start researching/orderingHere is some info on D Mannose:
D-Mannose for Cats
I buy cornsilk from Vitacost and sometimes Amazon if they have it. It must be alcohol free. https://www.vitacost.com/natures-answer-cornsilk-alcohol-free-2000-mg-1-fl-oz
The dosage for cornsilk is to start with 7 drops 3-4x a day. This can be mixed into wet food or you can mix with some water and syringe. After 30 days, if the cat is better you can reduce to 2-3x per day. My cat will be on this for life. I use D mannose as needed if I think his urinary habits are changing. I look for frequency and size of urine clumps.
The cornsilk will really help with inflammation of the bladder.
It takes about a week to notice results, but be consistent with both. Even if you feel he is getting better, I would still look to ordering these supplements. He may be prone to this for the rest of his life.