Originally Posted by mews2much
Coco is on her 5th box of Antibiotics for her Bladder Infection. Sometimes it takes two months before its gone. I hope he feels better. What tests has the Vet done before?
The vet has not done any tests. When I first took him, the vet tried a needle sample but couldn't get any, gave him subcutaneous fluids to flush him out, and clavamox. 3 days after the clavamox he started frequenting the litter box again, so this time he gave me baytril, and I started pansy on cosamine, carpon twice a day, acidopholus for good bacteria, and syringed water to give him something to pee, since he was sitting in the box with little production. He was fine after the week of batril for another week or so, and then I cut down the carpon to once a day, and stopped the cosemine. I did this once, and the next day he was straining again. So now I am back to my first regime, but I am wondering if he has an infection which I am keeping at bay with my treatment. I intend to show the doc what I am doing, and I want to test him for an infection. Oh, and the few drops I collected, I did see a little bit of crystal, and before the carpon his PH was way too high.
So I think it is struvite crystals as with Fang, but I want to rule out an infection. I hope this is not going to be our daily regime. Fang is fine with one pill a day. Poor Pansy doesn't know what to do when he sees me coming. He is so afraid he is going to get a pill shoved down his throat. For fang, I just have to call him and say pill and he rolls over on his back and lets me pill him.
Pansy is easy with the syringes (I mix the cosemine with water) but he hates the pill, and makes it tens time worse by struggling. I don't think his throat is as big as Fangs. Anyhoo, we will see what happens. I got the nosorb, and will take a sample if I get one, but it can't be more than 8 hours old, so I am not sure it will work out. He pees in the wee hours, and our appointment insn't till 730 at night. I intend to isolate him with the box around 8 am and hope he will cooperate sometime during the day.