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Hello again!

well i posted on here not so long ago sbout my male cat, we had found out that he had a bladder infection, well he was put on a course of antibiotics and he was fine, well yesterday he was showing all syptoms again, he had a really full bladder this time and hadnt been going to the loo, so a emergency trip to the vets, they had to sedate him and to be catherterised? if thats how u spell it, they kept him in till 5, we went to collect him and he looked ever so sorry for himself, we had to take him back and 10 this morning to have more fluid through him, the vets advised us to use CD wet cat foodas they think it could be crystals or possible protein defencey?, has anyone ever use this and can i buy it cheaper rather than perscription from the vets? we go back to collect him tonight at 4, i feel so sorry for him :-( many thanks kel
 

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TJ home now

Hmmm ok no feedback!?
Well TJ is home now, catheter out, doing spots of wee in litter box! Seems happy eating and drinking fine! Have been given CD hills wet food diet to try TJ on, it's very expensive £7.65 for 12 pouches, the vet said I can use wet food that is low in protein? I really would appreciate someone that has been through a similar situation what they did and what worked for them?
 

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I'm fairly new to cats so have no idea about this one - my girl cat is on antibiotic for a possible UTI this week though. I hope your boy is better soon and you find some answers on the food thing.
 

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I had to give my old cat the expensive food from the vet for the last year or so before he died. I looked all over for a cheaper source but never really found one. You can get it online at what seems like a cheaper price, but the shipping is where they get you.

In the next town over from me, they have a natural pet food store. If you have something like that, they may have a suitable alternative at a better price.

I hope TJ is feeling better today. You're doing a great job taking care of him.
 

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If it is crystals, there may be other options. I had a big ginger tom, who was prone to struvite crystals, and he just didn't like the specialist foods. The vet prescribed a tube of gel - we fed him half a centimeter daily, and it altered the PH balance in his bladder so the crystals didn't form, and he was able to continue on normal food. It's horrible when they're so sick, my poor Charlie-cat spent over a week in hospital, catheterised. Unfortunately, he passed away a number of years ago, but the gel made his life more comfortable, and wasn't as expensive as specialist cat food.
 

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MowMow had four UTIs in the first two years I had him. I was prescribed CD by my vet as well but we realized MowMow also has a chicken allergy. Even the seafood flavor has chicken fat in it so we had to find an alternative, which was fine with me since it was so expensive.

I had him on Natural Balance LID(Limited Ingredients Diet) Salmon and Pea. He's still on that but I alternate it with much cheaper EVO 95% Beef.

Despite having a lovely fountain that he plays with but doesn't drink from, the only water MowMow likes is from the bathroom faucet and even with that he just doesn't drink very much. To force more water into his body I add a couple of TBSPs of very hot water to his food and mash the food into a thick soupy goo at each feeding.

I watch his litter box REALLY closely now and if it looks low I tend to get worried and paranoid and watch him like a hawk until he pees again :p
 

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Also, if the vet gave him an antibiotic perhaps a probiotic would help soothe his little gut and replace the good bacteria.
 

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well TJ has been fine up until now, he's been using te cat litter religiously! i go to see if his ok and he has wee'd on the cat tray not on the litter, theres a pile of blood which i assume he has wee'd out? please someone tell me its because the stress he has gone through or do i need to get this check AGAIN!
 

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If it is crystals, there may be other options. I had a big ginger tom, who was prone to struvite crystals, and he just didn't like the specialist foods. The vet prescribed a tube of gel - we fed him half a centimeter daily, and it altered the PH balance in his bladder so the crystals didn't form, and he was able to continue on normal food. It's horrible when they're so sick, my poor Charlie-cat spent over a week in hospital, catheterised. Unfortunately, he passed away a number of years ago, but the gel made his life more comfortable, and wasn't as expensive as specialist cat food.
Thanks for feedback :) do you by any chance know the name off the gel you gave your cat? Thanks kel
 

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Peeing blood...yah, I'd take him to the vet.

In the future, you might wanna think about changing his diet to all wet to prevent the crystals. Or maybe even raw.
 
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