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Old 11-19-2012, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an adult cat that was diagnosed with crystals in his urine, for which he received some treatment at the vet and I was told to change his diet to Hills c/d (urinary tract). His problem cleared for a while, but on the odd occassion his crystals flare up again and he again needs treatment by the vet. The other day i noticed he was digging a hole, sitting for a few seconds, getting up digging again, and sitting again and after a few tries went inside for the rest of the day. I know from past experience that is one of the signs that he is blocked up again. So I took him to the vet. The vet did a thorough check up and said that he is not really blocked up from the crystals, but instead has a bladder infection which needs treatment with a strong antibiotic. He also recommended that I give my cat a very small dose of citrus soda for a few days (which is what humans take for bladder infection). I have not started with the citrus soda yet, but my father in law says I should first research that option as far as he understands, a cats urine is different from an adult. We humans take the citrus soda to reduce the acid in our urine, a cat has an alkaline urine? Could somebody please maybe just give me some advice, and some insight into the urine of a cat versus human. Thank you.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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