Someone I am is waiting for my courage (forgotten_aria) wrote,
Someone I am is waiting for my courage

Poor little guy -- Cat health issues

We noticed that Nate was peeing in inappropriate places. This is often an indication of urinary system problems, but we thought there was a slim chance that it was just unhappiness with the state of his litter, so we did an UBER cleaning of everything in the litter room, including the scoop and like. It seemed better, but this morning I heard him crying in the litter room. I went to go see if there was something wrong. I observed him spending a very long time and producing almost nothing and then returning frequently. We phoned the vet, who mercifully saw us within the hour.

While there the vet got a sample of his urine (which was mildly bloody. He tested it.

Apparently male cats will sometimes just get urine crystals and that, according to the vet, nate has to be on perscription food for the rest of his life.

The good news is he had no bladder stone. It's all medication and diet change, no surgry, but I'm kind of sad that Nate has a chronic condition. It's going to be tough feeding them separate foods (and yes, the perscription food has a chance of being bad for Iz) since they just nibble at their food.

They gave him a subcontaneous fluid inejction to help him flush the crystals.

I guess I should just feel lucky it's not the bad cat food renial failure problem.

Poor Natey.

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