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Want to know if anyone out there has had or heard of this issue, that my baby boy has. He was rushed to his vet, on a Friday at noon, due to he had a UTI blockage. The vet that took him, was not our regular vet. But she said he had to be left over night, so that a catheter, could be inserted to release the blockage, and drain his bladder. That he would be kept over night, then I could cone and get him before the vet office closed at noon on Saturday and for the weekend.
First let me say my boy was a rescue, he and his sisters as babies, by a wonderful rescue group. They had been tossed out along side the road, left in a box. My boy, Oliver, is terrified if loud noises, he does not care for strangers, he never goes outside. He is 3 years old, and he is a mommy's, boy. Taking him to the vet, just terrified him. He hates his cat carrier. I live in the country, a good 45 minute drive to his vet's office. He screamed , cried and howled the whole way to the vet, besides being in pain. Just for his mom to leave him in a strange place.
I brought him home the next day, he beat his head and face so hard against the carrier door, his left eye was swollen.
I get home let him out, he acts like he cannot see well, his eyes are dilated, I had to force him to drink water Saturday, he refused to eat. Would not go and urinate. Around 4am Sunday, he drank a little water and ate very little for my husband. My husband put him in his litter box, and he finally urinated. He had one more bowel movement and urinated later Sunday afternoon. Now he runs and hides under my bed. He is terrified of everything! We we're able to get him to eat a little Monday morning, he used the litter box once, I gave him is meds. Now it Monday evening, got him to eat 4 bites of food, had to force him to drink water, he runs to hide under my bed.
I have to go to work, I am at my wits end, I think I am going to loose him. My husband is trying to contact our vet, I really don't know what else to do. I have never had a kitty that behaved this way before. I need help, I am really devastated at how to save my baby. Can anyone help!馃槬馃槬馃槬
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Just seeing this now. I'm sorry you haven't had any responses. I hope your boy is okay. Were you able to reach the vet? His emotional trauma due to the car trip, and the stay at the vet (strange smells and sounds), along with the pain of a blockage... it will likely take him some time to recover. Hopefully your vet can help you deal with the physical problem. If he has to go again, try spraying Feliway inside the car about 10 minutes before you're going to leave.

When my cat got blockages, my vet recommended giving him Dasuquin. It's intended for joint problems, but is known to help prevent UT blockages. Blacky never had another one. No way to know if it was the reason, but I've continued to give it to all my boy cats. The contents of one capsule mixed into wet food. If your kitty doesn't drink a lot of water, you can also add a little bit to make his wet food juicy. I hope you're not feeding him only dry food.
Thank you for the response. The response from the vet team, was that my kitty, one in a hundred, did not handle anesthesia well. It took him from Saturday, to Tuesday, to get over the anesthesia that was in his system. My husband was able to get him to eat, little bit of the UI, food from blue buffalo. HD drank a lot of water, then ate a little of the UI, dry food. He then sent to his litter box, and mother his bowel, and bladder. I swear I heard him to awwwwwe!
The vet usually have him see, was busy with a horse operation, yes we live in the rural country, and the vet we have, has a small group of vets, that operate out of one huge facility.
Oliver is still trying to get his kitty self together. My vet wanted me to bring him back to the office. I refused until my boy stops being so terrified of everything. I have tried feliway, with my boy. He totally freeked out with that, would not eat, drink, or sleep, until I got it out of my house.
I know my boy is a special needs kitty. His little head was damaged, when he was a baby, so I treat him like he is a child that is autistic. He visits with me for a little love and pets, gets his food and water, goes to use his potty. Then he heads back under my bed. This could be something he does, for a long time. Going to ask about the Dasoquin. Thank you.
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My cat had his first urinary blockage aboit the same age. He later had several UTIs and was even on prescribed urinary diet. He was a pretty calm cat. I could get him in his carrier easily and even carry him inside without being in carrier. My other cat ( female ) complete opposite. The older she gets the more ridiculous she acts when being put in her carrier but she does very well at the dr during checkups etc. I do spray feliaway ( cat calming spray ) in her carrier few min before placing her in there. She is currently on anti anxiety medication as well because she is 15 and after her brother passed about 6 months ago she started getting up middle of night and running downstairs crying and she would hide under blankets all day and when she was out she would meow very loudly. So I gave her on a medication that I give every other night and it has been a life saver. You can ask your veterinarian if your cat can be put on a temporary anxiety medication while going through his medical issues. I plan on keeping my cat on it for awhile because it has been amazing for both of us. I hope your cat is ok and doing better. Unfortunately those check ups after blockage need to be done. No matter how scared cat seems he needs to go. You can try to use those calming diffusers around the house. Some people have great response with those. My cat did not. It did nothing for her but the anxiety medication has worked wonders !!! You can also play cat music for your cat while you are away so he doesn鈥檛 feel alone while you are gone. I play the radio when I鈥檓 away and sometimes I play calming music for cats on YouTube in the room she is sleeping in. I hope your cat is doing ok!
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The response from the vet team, was that my kitty, one in a hundred, did not handle anesthesia well. It took him from Saturday, to Tuesday, to get over the anesthesia that was in his system. .... Oliver is still trying to get his kitty self together. .... I have tried feliway, with my boy. He totally freeked out with that, would not eat, drink, or sleep, until I got it out of my house.
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Poor little guy. Sounds like he's sensitive to a lot of stuff. He's lucky to have you and your husband!
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