My cat Geppetto has been through quite a bit ever since I returned from a 1 week vacation, he ended up blocking in the middle of November, was catheterized, and then on the day after Thanksgiving the same thing happened and was catheterized again. Since then he has ate high quality Weruva canned food 2x a day with added distilled water. I also have been giving him, 250mg Vit C 2x/day, 100 IU Vit E per day along with some additional Glucosamine. I tried Animal Essential's Tinkle Tonic and that helped for awhile, and still continue to give him that 3x a day for 5 days and then I give him a 2 day break.
He hasn't improved much. His mood is great, his coat is soft. Appetite is great but he struggles to pee. He goes frequently in spurts, sometimes outside the box, but for the most part in the box, but obviously I want him to go in the box everytime! He has 2 different boxes with 2 different kinds of litter in 2 different rooms as well.
The urine typically drips out, after he pees this is sometimes followed by the licking of the genital area. No howling/hissing. Doesn't like if I try to touch his bladder area but he never has cared for that even prior to his blockages.
I recently have tried Cantharis 30C, and I have read great things about it. I am sort of unsure how the dosage should work. He is a 14LB cat, not overweight just long and large. From what I read I should give a pill every 15 minutes, for a total of 3 pills in 30 minutes, and then wait for 4 hours.
I followed this as close as I could last night as I wasn't home for awhile, but he got his Cantharis at 4:00/4:15/4:30 and then 10:45/11:00/11:15 and then I woke up at 2:45/3:00/3:15 and after 3 "treatments" I read to give him a 24 hour break.
From what I saw, not much improved. He did have 1 larger pee but I wasn't home to see if it dripped out or flowed smoothly. Should I up the dosage or the way I am giving this to him? And how long should I use this for before I should give up.
He is going to see a Holistic Vet on Jan 30th, it has been a very long waiting list! I am trying my best to minimize his discomfort in the meantime, any advice is appreciated!
- Ryan & Geppetto