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Scaredy's at the vet's.

post #1 of 21
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This morning I took Scaredy to another vet. Scaredy is my cat that has been diagnosed with FIC and has been peeing all over the place. Vet wanted to get a urine sample so they put Scaredy in a cage with a litterbox that had special litter in it. Scaredy stayed there all day but wouldn't pee. When I came by, they took him out of the cage and put him on the table. He then proceeded to pee all over the table. So, now he is back in the cage and they will try to get a sample tomorrow.
post #2 of 21
I know that this has been a very difficult time for you.
I am really glad that you took Scaredy to another vet.
Did you ever check out the suggestion that Tim (coaster) posted on your other thread, about the member who has a web site devoted to cat pee problems. Go back...re-read his or my posts about it. Go to that site & see if there is anything there that you can use. Please let us know what the vet says.
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by xocats
I know that this has been a very difficult time for you.
I am really glad that you took Scaredy to another vet.
Did you ever check out the suggestion that Tim (coaster) posted on your other thread, about the member who has a web site devoted to cat pee problems. Go back...re-read his or my posts about it. Go to that site & see if there is anything there that you can use. Please let us know what the vet says.
Yes, I looked at the website. I also sent that person a private message but haven't heard back yet.
I feel bad for Scaredy, I am sure he is terrified being at the vets, but they really wanted to get that darn sample. And since Scaredy keeps on peeing and isn't getting better, I am about ready to try anything on him, so I let them have him.
It's not a totally new vet, I used them to neuter my cats, but they are more pricey, so I was taking Scaredy to the other vets, but they said they can't do nothing for him no more. So, I took him to the pricey vet and I don't even want to think on how much it's all going to cost me. But I just can't deal anymore with scaredy peeing on my rugs and then claw the hell out of them.
If he isn't going to improve, I am going to buy a crate and keep him in there.
post #4 of 21
I do hope that you get some answers so that you feel less stress & have some hope that this will get better. Was there anything on the web site that might help you retrain Scaredy if he is not ill?
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by xocats
I do hope that you get some answers so that you feel less stress & have some hope that this will get better. Was there anything on the web site that might help you retrain Scaredy if he is not ill?
He is clearly ill, he has blood in his urine. I don't think anything will work unless he is improved healthwise. Apparently, normally FIC symptoms just go away on their own but not in his case.
post #6 of 21
My prayers are with you and the baby..
post #7 of 21
I hope you get some further answer and a course of tx that will work for him. Fwiw, in the future I'd just ask them to do a cystocentesis for the urine sample...it has *never* upset my cats to have this done, and it gives an uncontaminated sample, and then you can take your cat home with you
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
I hope you get some further answer and a course of tx that will work for him. Fwiw, in the future I'd just ask them to do a cystocentesis for the urine sample...it has *never* upset my cats to have this done, and it gives an uncontaminated sample, and then you can take your cat home with you
Is that when they take urine out with a needle? That's what they wanted to have done, but they thought his bladder was empty, it was very small. But when they took him out of the cage, he let loose, so he must have had urine in there. I am not sure why they thought it was empty. Anyhow, they will try again tomorrow morning.
post #9 of 21
Yes, it is. If they can't palpate enough of a bladder, they aren't likely to be able to find what tiny pocket of urine there is, so I can understand them waiting. Fwiw, I'm lousy at palpating cat bladders...I can tell by Tyler's tail motions and other behaviors when he's needing to go, but I wouldn't be able to tell if I tried to palpate for a bladder
post #10 of 21
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Poor Scaredy. He must be horrified being at the vet's. He is so scared of everything. If they can't do it tomorrow, I will take him home, whether they got a sample or not.
post #11 of 21
Sometimes my shyest will surprise me by how they handle things I'm not sure they can handle. He'll have some chow and sleep and by the morning, should have something in that bladder!
post #12 of 21
Any update yet??
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Any update yet??
I called them up. They still haven't got a sample, so he is still at the vet's.
Well, if they can't get it today, he will go home. I will buy him a crate and he will be crated from now on.
post #14 of 21
Are they giving him IV fluids so his bladder will fill up? Poor baby.
post #15 of 21
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Well, I am going to go and pick him up. They still haven't got a sample but apparently they decided he won't cooperate, so I am going to get him and take him home. There I will have him locked up so hopefully I will get a sample myself.
post #16 of 21
Poor guy
post #17 of 21
Does he have a routine? I found that the easiest way to get a sample is to keep them away from the litterbox at night (mine sleep with me anyway), and put them in a bathroom with a litterbox with No-Sorb first thing in the morning when they get up. Good luck!
post #18 of 21
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Scaredy is home!
They could not get a sample out of him. He would not pee in a litterbox and his bladder was too small to get it with a needle, so I took him home. They want to try it again next week. Poor Scaredy! Meanwhile, they put him on anti-anxiety medication (aprazolam) and he seem to doing better anxiety wise. So, I am off to buy him a cage.
post #19 of 21
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Poor Scaredy seems really spaced out on his meds.
post #20 of 21
Sounds like his dose may need to be adjusted.
post #21 of 21
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Well, pooh! They told me he was eating canned Waltman's So at the vets. So, they sold it to me, and none of the cats would touch it.
Was he actually eating it, I wonder? And if he was, why isn't he eating it now?
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