Cat with kidney stones.

Home The Daily Kitten Cat Chat Forum General Chat Cat with kidney stones.

This topic contains 8 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Kittyzee 1 month ago.

Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #863540

    Deanna Wathen
    Participant

    One of my poor babies has been peeing frequently and has blood in his urine for the past day. I’m wondering how much it would cost to take him in to get him properly tested and treated. I’m definitely taking him to the vet, but I was hoping to know how much it would cost beforehand to make sure I can actually afford it lol.

    #863541

    Crystal
    Participant

    Depends on the vet, what needs to be done and if it is done during emergency hours or not. If you can have your kitten to the vet out of emergency hours then it won’t cost as much. Good luck. Might want to consider pet insurance too.

    #863543

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    Hopefully it’s just a urinary tract infection and not crystals or stones that have to be surgically removed. The best thing you can do for a male cat (because they are more prone to crystals in the urine because of the tiny size of the urethra) is to not feed dry food. Dry food sucks the moisture out of their bodies, unlike wet food. You can even add a little water to wet food to give them extra hydration or mix a little goat’s milk in with it. I would not have a clue to the cost as vets rates vary and from state to state.

    #863564

    Deanna Wathen
    Participant

    I scheduled his appointment for tomorrow, which is pay day, so hopefully it doesn’t break the bank too much. I’m also hoping it’s a UTI, but he’s around the age, I think, that they start to be at risk for kidney stones and other related problems, so I am just a big ball of worry. I was literally up all night tossing and turning. I’m thinking about getting him some goats milk tonight from the store as a treat.

    On a lighter note, he does seem to be behaving normally, and I have a feeling he doesn’t even know he’s sick yet. He’s even been playing with his brother, who is hell bent on keeping him company.

    Joxer (white one with the stubby tail) is the sicky, and Leroy is his baby brother. This is how I found them this morning when I came to check on Joxer, and they are both usually fighting and at each other’s throats. <3

    #863568

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    Awww, what sweet babies! Let us know what the vet says about his problem and what the fix for him is. And every cat needs a little goat’s milk treat now and then!

    #863599

    Deanna Wathen
    Participant

    Hey, y’all, I just got home from the vet. The vet told me that Joxer has a small bladder and apparently it was empty, so they weren’t able to do a urine analysis, but after his physical exam, she gave me some anti biotics. She said that he also might be stressed out, which is either adding to or the specific cause of it, so I’m going to try and add a few extra litter boxes to my home, and maybe some pheromone sprays. She said otherwise he is in perfect health, and shows no real signs of pain or chronic illness (which was a real fear of mine).

    I got a lil jealous when he came back to the room after his physical and one of the nurses was cuddling with him and he was eating the attention up lol.

    Otherwise, he is perfectly healthy. She did say his ears were a little dirty, and that he had nasty teeth problem. A few years ago, I went to the vet that said he had plaque, and the vet gave me special food to help with it, but he never ate it, and I guess it slipped my mine. Any suggestions to help with that?

    #863603

    Crystal
    Participant

    Mix it with his regular food.

    #863673

    Deanna Wathen
    Participant

    Hey y’all. I just wanna update and let y’all know that Joxer is feeling SO much better. I haven’t found any blood in his pee in a couple days and he’s started actually using the litter box again which is a huge relief. I’m so happy!! Thanks for the advice.

    #863675

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    So glad that he is feeling better. Yes, more litter boxes can help, plus if he was in pain, then he associated the litter box with that and went outside of it. If I was a cat, it would make sense to me! 😉

    You could try brushing his teeth, some people do that. Call the vet and ask about how to go about it. Or if he is just maybe genetically prone to having gum and teeth problems. Regular checkups will be necessary to stay on top of that particular problem.

Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.