Originally Posted by sharky
Did you throw out the old litter box and get a completely new onewith fresh litter??
have you tried cat attract litter or the additive ..
Did the vet suggest a food or % ages of items for a OTC food???
canned food is MORE expensive than dry by about 50% ... but it is often very helpful with uti issues ... was a culture done ?>?? has anyone checked for crystals??
a 16-18 lb bag of chicken soup around here is about 20$ ... the canned is 99 cents to 1.29 and a 8-12 lb cat would likely eat 1 -2 cans per day ....
chicken soup is the lowest $$ premium in most areas ...
Thanks for the advice. I'm using "Cat Attract" litter but I didn't start with a new litterbox so I'll try replacing his old one and see if it helps.
The Vet didn't reccomend an OTC food. She said to make sure to always have clean drinking water available.
Tucker went to the vet and had Urine removed directly from his bladder with a needle because he wouldn't pee for them. They didn't say which bacteria were present but did say that it was pretty nasty and becoming Cystic.
He was on Clavamox for 3 weeks.
I know that canned is more expensive but from what I've read it's the best thing to help cats prone to UTI's (other than Raw)
Is CS wet a good choice for UTI cats?
Originally Posted by Maxy24
I'm sorry your poor boy has been sick
I would get him off dry and onto wet as son as possible, please remind your husband that he is ill and it will take some time for him to get better.
I would however confine him to a room (a spare bedroom or bathroom) with a litter box and everything else he needs so that he cannot pee all over the house. Also get an enzymatic cleaner (make sure it contains enzymes) and clean everything he has peed on with it thoroughly so that he will not be tempted to go there again.
I'm sure he can be re-trained to use the box. If it is not a UTI or other medical problem you will need to find out what is causing it as I'm sure something is. Think about recent changes in the house or things that could be causing him stress. Make sure the boxes are cleaned every day and that there are enough of them, be sure the boxes are in quiet out of the way locations. Make sure no other cat is bullying him or getting on his nerves etc.
I'd love to confine him but we live in a small house and only have one bathroom. Each bedroom is also occupied.
I've cleaned the house using a UV pee finder light and Enzyme cleanser (Natures Miracle and Simple Solution)
I've actually been in contact with Ragdoll Rescue to help in re-training him and re-homing him, if needed.
Our house is small and we have three kids, the youngest is 4 and VERY active.
Tucker is a sweet loving cat but he is spooked easily and I think that all of the activity isn't helping him.
We also brought a puppy home this Summer.
He and Tucker play together all of the time and get along great but it seems like he pee's on the puppies blankets and bed(the bed several times, we threw it away) and our clothes and blankets more than anything so I wonder if the house is too crowded for him.
Originally Posted by mews2much
I have a cat with a uti right now again.
She has a Ecoli infection again.
Did your vet do a culture?
What antibiotics was he on.
Sometimes Coco has to be on antibiotucs for 2 months before she is neg.
She is on Baytril now.
Has he ever had crystals?
The infection could be back.
I answered most of the questions above but no, he's never had crystals...I think that he probably needs a stronger antibiotic.
Thanks again for the help.