Question by jakecaliente: Our cat is having urinary difficulties?
Hello, my fiance and I have a 2 year old male cat named Cricket. A few months ago we had to take cricket to my parents house (out of town) because our apartment does not allow pets. About 2 months ago Cricket had a urinary blockage as a result of Feline Urinary Tract Disease. My parents took him to the emergency vet about 24 hours after he started showing symptoms, and they gave him a catheter to remove the blockage and flush his bladder. The kept him for a few days. They also perscribed him several medications including amoxacillin, pain medication, cosequine to prevent further blockage, and a steriod (to help with inflammation I believe). They also provided a special food. About a month after this my fiance and I went to get Cricket because we felt we could give him better care due to the fact my parents are busy and that there are other cats at their house. When we arrived at our parents house we discovered that the medicine for Cricket should have been gone for the most part, but he had been given less than half of the medications he was prescribed. His food was also not being carefully regulated. He was still having pain, difficulty urinating, and urinating outside of the litter box. We brought him home and decided to take him to our vet about 3 weeks ago. Our vet took a urine sample directly from the bladder and found no crystals or infection but was suprised he was still in pain. She advised continuing the amoxacillin, and the cosequine, and prescribed him new pain medication and a medication to help with urinary spasms. He has now finished all of his medication (except the cosequine), but he is still having pain, straining and is urinating outside the litter box. The combinations of the medicines seemed to help him, he didn’t seem to be in pain, or at least not as much, and it seemed like he wasn’t urinating outside the litter box as much, from what we could tell. Now that his meds have run out, he has reverted back to his original pain, straining, and urinating outside the box. We can’t really afford to take him back to the vet at this time after all that we have already spent and saving for a wedding. It seems like he should be pain free without medication by now, and we are worried that something else may be wrong again. We don’t like to see him in pain so we are wondering if anybody has any idea what could be wrong and any advice as to what we should do. Thanks.
Answer by Sweet Sue Ohio
He needs to go back to the vet. Do a search for veterinary bill payment assistance. I know they have programs out there.
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