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Gray Boy had a urinary blockage 6 months ago from a mucous plug. The diagnosis was struvite crystals. He also developed a UTI and was put on several rounds of antibiotics. His last vet visit was a couple months ago, and they found his UTI had finally cleared up and he did not have a significant amount of crystals anymore. What we're left with is his chronic inflammation. He no longer cries out in the litter box, but he has not had a pee clump bigger than an inch or so since he blocked. I am looking for any ideas to try to get his pees bigger. I don't think the vet knows what else to suggest at this point.

What I have tried:

Buprenorphine
Diazepam
Onsior
Prazosin (on for 2 months, was no worse after discontinuing)
Cornsilk (for the last 3 months, stopped whimpering in the box over this time but pee spots not getting bigger)
Laser therapy over the bladder
Water fountain/water bowls through the house (he will not touch)
Feliway (he seems to hate it)

Currently doing:

Glucosamine (Cosequin)
D Mannose
Urinary Gold
Probiotics
Wet food only (Purina UR prescription diet)
Adding tablespoon of water to each meal
Enrichment (daily playing, videos for cats, scratchers, towers etc)
Extra litterbox (he goes to the box every time, not on the floor)

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Do the vets feel that he will always have chronic inflammation issues or will it be eventually resolved?
 

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My little one has UTI and struvite stone issues as well and is on a prescription diet. She doesn’t drink from water bowls or fountains. I now use an oral syringe to feed her so she gets a lot of water that way. My question to you is: Would you be willing to feed him that way? if so, I can give you more information on how I do it.
 

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One other question. What is the maximum amount of water that you can mix in his food before he won’t eat it? One tablespoon isn’t a lot.
 

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The vet seemed to think the inflammation was lasting an unusually long time. Gray Boy gets pretty agitated with more than just a small amount of water in his syringe, but I'd syringe feed as a last resort. I will try adding more water to the food and see how much he'll put up with.
 

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That sounds like a good plan. It took me awhile to find the right amount of water to add. My little one also likes freeze dried chicken that I rehydrate with water and that gives her some additional water.
 

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My 5 year old male cat was diagnosed with FLUTD two years ago. He was in the hospital for a month and had to have a catheter. When i finally took him home, he was on royal canin urinary s/o for a year. I gave him the wet food variant and with every pouch, i was able to add 100ml of water. (I read cats need 200ml a day.) I serve 1/3 of the pouch at a time and then mix in water. Zack is very picky and wouldn't touch his food if i put too much water, in which case i'd just have to add more of the urinary s/o.

After a year of feeding him nothing but that, i mixed in tiki cat succulent chicken in his diet. I read on other blogs that this is one of the best non prescription foods for cats with FLUTD.

A feline specialist also prescribed Cystopro instead of Rowatinex or any other med. She said it was better if it would be used as a maintenance.

I hope this helps your baby.
 
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