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post #31 of 44
The yahoo group will help you a lot.
They helped me with Coco.
She had bladder stones and crystals with e coli.
Hers were struvite.
She was 14 when it all started.
Her son Midnight had the surgery for teh oxide stones last November and it worked out well. He is stuck on c/d now.
We think Cocos bladder problems is what caused the crf.
I am glad its not cancer.
Midnight was getting worse because he was on s/d to dissolve struvites when it was oxide.
I hope your cat feels better and will be ok.
post #32 of 44
Oh my gosh Kelli, how stressful.
I don't have any experience with those kind of crystals but I can send tons of powerful TCS vibes to both you and Aussie.
post #33 of 44
I'm so glad it's not cancer! I'm sending more vibes for a successful surgery and quick recovery for Aussie. Once the stones/crystals are out she should feel much better. She has all my sympathy, I had to pass a kidney stone a few weeks ago and it was agony! I imagine bladder stones are just as bad.

Aussie!
post #34 of 44
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The reasons we believe this are because she's older (11 next month) and because she has been on food for the last several years for prior struvite crystals which had resolved.
What kind of food was she eating? Some of the diets for struvites can be too acidifying long-term, and that is thought to contribute the formation of calcium oxalate crystals:

http://www.peteducation.com/article....+1402&aid=2729
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body...er_stones.html

She will likely need a change in diet to manage her urine chemistry once the crystals/stones have been removed.
post #35 of 44
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Thanks cloud_shade. She was eating Hills S/D for five years (I know that never should have gone on that long) and around this time last year got 3 UTI's. I eventually switched her to Max Cat Adult Chicken during the summer and she was great for about 6 months. She's now eating Hills K/D for her kidneys but it's also FLUTD friendly. Her pH on the first two foods was always 6.0 - 6.5 which was a good range for struvite. I have no idea what it is now that she's on the K/D since I haven't had a chance to check it yet. She's only been eating that for one month.

Any thoughts?
post #36 of 44
The first link I sent mentioned that phosphorous should not be restricted in cats with calcium oxalate crystals, and I would guess that the k/d is likely low in phosphorus. I wouldn't suggest jumping to any conclusions until after you get the results though.
post #37 of 44
Just catching up with this Kelli as I haven't been on in a while. I am so glad it wasn't cancer and hopefully can be treated and she will get feeling better. Prayers, hugs and vibes for our sweet girl

Let me know how she is doing.
post #38 of 44
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The first link I sent mentioned that phosphorous should not be restricted in cats with calcium oxalate crystals, and I would guess that the k/d is likely low in phosphorus. I wouldn't suggest jumping to any conclusions until after you get the results though.
She's only been on the k/d for a month and has had the bladder problem for about 3 months, so the k/d definitely isn't the cause of the stones currently. I don't think we'll be able to take her off of the k/d either given her kidney condition.
post #39 of 44
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The hospital just called and Aussie is out of surgery, awake and doing really well. She said there was a LOT of crystals/debris so they had to flush her bladder/urethra out numerous times. She also said they did a recheck of her kidney values right before the surgery and her BUN and creatinine had improved even more since her last visit a month ago. Now she just has to get through the next two days and she’ll be on her way home.

Thanks again to all for the well wishes for my baby girl!
post #40 of 44
I am glad everything went well today.
My Coco is on k/d even though she has bladder problems.
Midnight was on s/d for strvite stones then he got the oxide stones and had the same surgery your cat did.
Everything went well with Midnight.
We were told the s/d made the oxide stones worse.
post #41 of 44
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I am glad everything went well today.
My Coco is on k/d even though she has bladder problems.
Midnight was on s/d for strvite stones then he got the oxide stones and had the same surgery your cat did.
Everything went well with Midnight.
We were told the s/d made the oxide stones worse.
So what did they put Midnight on as far as diet goes? Yeah, my concern is the low phosphorus kidney diet isn't helpful for the oxalate stones, but I'm not sure what else you can do about that.
post #42 of 44
They put him on c/d multicare and so far everything is ok. What is your cats calcim level?
The vet said high calcium can cause oxide stones.
Midnights was 10.8 when he had his last blood test which is high.
Here are some of the posts from last Nov.
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...light=midnight

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...light=midnight
post #43 of 44
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Once the crystals are removed, they'll go out for analysis, but both of us feel like they're probably calcium oxalate. The reasons we believe this are because she's older (11 next month) and because she has been on food for the last several years for prior struvite crystals which had resolved. Once we know for sure what they are, we'll treat as best we can, but from what she's saying there is no sure treatment for oxalate crystals.
when Chip had crystals, the vet said they were the oxalate type. i add potassium citrate & brewer's yeast to the wet - both of these are supposed to help w/oxalate crystals, according to my research [the potassium citrate is an akalinizer & the brewer's yeast adds b-vites].
post #44 of 44
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when Chip had crystals, the vet said they were the oxalate type. i add potassium citrate & brewer's yeast to the wet - both of these are supposed to help w/oxalate crystals, according to my research [the potassium citrate is an akalinizer & the brewer's yeast adds b-vites].
Thanks Laureen! I'll definitely check both of these out.
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