Question by Kilroy Roboto: CAT HEALTH: Cat has thickened bladder wall, vomiting & anxiety?
Please take the time to read through this. I am trying to do what is best for my cat and need help.
Fist, I HAVE taken her to two veterinary doctors.
Nine year old Female. Short hair. Spayed. She lives exclusively indoors. Her litter mate lives with us and I have two German Shepherd dogs. All female. We’ve all been together for 4 years. I feed her top quality food only. (Solid Gold Katz-n-Flocken). She always has fresh water. I have two litter boxes and use Tidy Cat Multi Cat clumping.
Symptoms: sudden behavior change of urinating outside her litter box. She cries while she is looking for a place to urinate (laundry basket, towel on the floor used to clean mud off dogs feet, and dog’s toy box). She does not seem to have a frequent urge to urinate. This is a NEW behavior and NOT every time she needs to urinate. She nearly always uses the litter box.
She has always puked but it seems more often now. The vomit seems to be mostly food and hair. I see NO bile.
The first doctor did a bladder ultrasound and said her bladder wall was thickened. She prescribed three days of antibiotics and PROZAC, saying that this condition is almost always associated with stress & anxiety. She was not able to obtain a urine sample.
We gave her the antibiotic but not the Prozac because we are simply not convinced about the anxiety. There have been no changes in our household that would cause anxiety or stress. However, she still looks for inappropriate places to urinate.
So, we took her to another vet doctor who also could not get a urine sample and agreed with the first doctor–most likely cause is stress & anxiety.
So…. I’m thinking I should try two things:
First, fur ball treatment
Second, something for anxiety
I’d like advice about good brands for both. I am very picky about what I give my animals. Also, if you can provide any other insite about this situation, please do so.
Answer by eyjude
she sounds like she has urinary tract infections… crystals in the urianry tract whic cause pain while peeing.
1. to to health food store and buy some cranberry pills… give her one 2x now and then once a wek
2. change her food to a food good for urinary tract health (9 lives has one)
next give her some yogurt for her tummy.
you can give Bach Rescue Remedy for anxiety… just put a few drops in her water.
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