Macy\'s Vet visit

Sally WaldronSally Waldron Member Posts: 1,255 ✭✭
edited 28 August, 2010 in Cat Health
First of all I have to say this vet is great! She sat with me and explained all about FLUTD to me. Now the first thing she said is that by the specialists report there is definitely something going on in his bladder, and if he has a few more flareups she will recommend the surgery to do an exploratory. But she also said since he is doing fine right now, (Isn't that how it always goes?) she wants to wait and see if he keeps doing good before she sets up a surgery date. She said if I could find him a good grain free wet he could eat it would be great to get more moisture into him, although she isn't sure what his issue is is being caused by food alone since there is evidence that it could be physical. She also told me that they have anti inflammatory drugs we can use when he flares to see if that will help him. She also does not recommend the subq's three times a week because she said it is just way too invasive and she usually only reserves those for cats that have severe renial failure or are elderly. From what she saw today she told me that he is a very healthy young cat (13lbs, ouch!) and if it comes to the surgery it will either tell us what is going on or count things out. All in all, even though she is taking a wait and see attitude, I really think that she is going to be more aggressive and seems to know more about bladder issues than my current vet, so although no cure yet, but I think this vet is a positive direction. Oh also she is more than willing to write me out a script for the vet food so I can order it online not like my other ones who refused to even do that for me.

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  • Lisa ProvostLisa Provost Member Posts: 4,486
    edited 26 August, 2010
    Hey, that's great news! I like the fact that she's all for the grain free food too! Nice to hear for a change. I will tell you that any anti-inflammatory drug is always going to be a steroid, that's all there is. But you're luckily not at that point so that's good. But even if Macy does need to get to that point, there are plenty of kitties that do fine on it. You have to do what you have to do! So far so good though, great news!!! =;
  • Sally WaldronSally Waldron Member Posts: 1,255 ✭✭
    edited 26 August, 2010
    I was too Lacy, the other vet wanted science diet and only science diet, and I knew there had to be a better alternative than sticking him with subq's all the time. I mean I have heard of them being needed but not at the level my old vet was talking about.
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 26 August, 2010
    Good, good, good, good, good!!!! =D>=D>=D>=D>=D>=D>=D>=D>=D> So very very happy to know you finally found a vet that has the knowledge, and will pursue this, and, take the time to explain it to you, so you understand what is going on!!! :-h:-h:-h:-h:-h:-h Having a great vet, that you trust, and will help you, is HUGE, that is half the battle. :D Lacey is right, anti infammatory is steriods. There are side effects, especially with long term use, they should really be used short term, but some issues, they have to do long term. And just so you are aware, some kitties have a reaction, to the use first time. Not trying to scare you, just want you to be aware, so you can make an informed decision, should your vet decide to go this route. *If* she decides to go with this, ask her to fully explain, the pros and cons, so you fully understand, and feel comfortable, with the decision you make. Just a suggestion, if she goes with steriods, do it in the morn, so if he has a reaction, you can get him back to the vets. Don't give him his first on at night, or late in the aft. :D What perscription food is she talking about? I hope not Hills. Hills has grains and when Prowler was put on Hills, diff vet, the crystals still came back. :D Glad too, she told you to take him off the sub q fluids, she is right, that is for serious issues, he just needs more fluid intake, which you can do with mixing wet or baby food, with water, so its soupy. Love the new picture of Macy! ~b~
  • Lisa ProvostLisa Provost Member Posts: 4,486
    edited 26 August, 2010
    Well I know it's a big relief to find a vet you're not only comfortable with but that you LIKE and feel you can trust. It's a pretty big deal for pet parents, I know it is for my momma. Macy will be happier and so will you. That's really great, cause for celebration! ;c;
  • Sally WaldronSally Waldron Member Posts: 1,255 ✭✭
    edited 26 August, 2010
    Thanks, I like the new pic too and figured I needed a more recent one, MOL! She is talking about the Royal Canine Urinary SO, even though I still have CD down, Macy likes to rotate his food so he will eat CD for a bit and he likes the SO too. That way he is getting the script stuff but a change of taste. I am still going to try the Blue Wilderness that you mentioned before, but I want to get him stable first before I experiment with it. Plus I am still going to feed him the wet he will eat for now until I can find him something he will eat. I want to let you know that I would LOVE to take in baby Coal, but I think my husband would move out on me! :n:
  • Dawn HarmanDawn Harman SpeedwellMember Posts: 1,079
    edited 27 August, 2010
    I too love the new picture! Sounds like things could get worse before they all get better. Though I am so glad things are going better for you right now. And yes it always figures things are good when you have to see the Dr. mol Mom could not get Mac\'s Cat to eat the ground food until she added water to it. I also have a Female Vet who Meowma like very much! Keep up the good work and please keep us posted on how things go.
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 27 August, 2010
    Bumpurr already asked your husband, he said if it was OK with you, mol, ya know Bumpurr don't take no for an anser, mol. :)) I can deliver Coal, can meet you at your exit. I will even bring Bumpurr, for company, then you can see him in person, mol. It would be like going to a show for Bump, minus the 3 hr bath, mol. :)) Macy would love a little kitten to play with, and he would be an awsome "big brother" and mentor, just like Bump is with the kittens. Coal could stay on here, and I could watch him grow, and hear stories about him. I know you are an awesome mommy and he would be in excellent hands!!! =; Coal is eating wet food and knows how to use the kitty box. His foster mommy is kinda ovely pickey like me, mol, and I would feel very comfortable in telling her, Coal would have an excellent home. =D> At least ask your husband, to look at Coal's picture and read his story, then discuss it with him. He was 5 weeks when I put him up, so he is about 6 weeks now, and would be ready to go in a few weeks. If your husband says no, then its no, and I won't continue to bug you, mol. :-h It does cost a quarter, to pet Bumpurr, and that is, per pet, mol, mol, mol. :)):)):)):)):)):)):)):)):)):))
  • Sally WaldronSally Waldron Member Posts: 1,255 ✭✭
    edited 27 August, 2010
    Well, I tried, and he wasn't a def no on it but he was concerned if they were covered in oil if it will give them health issues later, we have been through so much with Macy this year that the vet bills have been crazy. Plus I am worried that Sonny would terrorize the poor little tyke, he gets really rough with Macy and I am really scared that he would hurt him. What I could do tho if you want is I can send a message to all my facebook friends in my area and see if they are interested....
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 28 August, 2010
    Not a def no, is still a maybe, mol. :)) I sent you a pawmail. :-h
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