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post #1 of 14
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Hi!

I'm Terry and have a beautiful 11 1/2 yr black and white cat named Leroy. I'm not too savvy about forums and have only posted a few times. So, while I learn the ropes I also am seeking all info about cystitis...urinary tract crystals. He just started feeling mopey in early November.

Poor Leroy has been back and forth to emergency and then to the vet for testing. He is on a new special diet for struvite crystals but when the antibiotics wore off he seems to be just as sick as before! I am sooo much hoping that we can find a way to get rid of them so he can play and be happy again.

I am going to post in the health section next. Just wanted to say hi and I'll be back when I'm not so worried about the current situation.

Bye for now,
Terry
post #2 of 14
Hi Terry and Leroy. Welcome to TCS.

I don't know anything about urinary tract crystals but I heard that getting a lot of water is supposed to help with urinary tract infections in general (probably you know this). A kitty fountain might help encourage Leroy to drink more water.

Well, good luck and keep us informed. I hope Leroy will be feeling better soon.
post #3 of 14
hello and welcome
i also dont know anything about urinary tract crystals but i hope he gets better keep up us updated
post #4 of 14
Welcome Terry!
Hope Leroy gets well soon!
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well, Leroy went to the doctor's today for a followup...but he didn't have any urine in him to test! So now I have to find a way to put something under him when he pee's for a sample to take to the vet

At least he seems to be feeling better...all day today he was acting playful and in good spirits. Let's hope he pee's soon and that I can catch some, lol.

Thanks for all your good wishes,
Terry

PS...I just got a kitty drinking fountain about a week ago for Leroy's early Christmas present and so far he's afraid of it!!!!
post #6 of 14
Wellcome, wellcome and once more wellcome!!!
I hope Leroy will get better soon!!!
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by luvleroy
Well, Leroy went to the doctor's today for a followup...but he didn't have any urine in him to test! So now I have to find a way to put something under him when he pee's for a sample to take to the vet
Wow, how do they expect you to pull that off? I'd fear something like that might give him litterbox aversion. I don't suppose there's any special litter that's really not absorbent at all that you could use in strainer-type box? (this is just an idea and I don't know if it is actually implementable..)

Good luck with that.

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Originally Posted by luvleroy
PS...I just got a kitty drinking fountain about a week ago for Leroy's early Christmas present and so far he's afraid of it!!!!
I heard that sometimes these things take some getting used to... I hope that he will decide he likes it.
post #8 of 14
Welcome to TCS.... As for the FLUTD.... you really need to take care of leroy diet.... properly...and you really can't do free feeding...
post #9 of 14
Welcome to TCS


wow - trying to catch cats urine??? hehe good luck - bet that could look kinda funny to an outsider

I sure hope we can give you some advice on how to help Leroy... poor little thing so glad you joined us.. we are always here to support you should you need it.

Please send me or another mentor a message if you need any help at all in the forums.

welcome again from me and my boys
post #10 of 14
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

See you on the forums !!!
post #11 of 14
Hi welcome to the site.
post #12 of 14
hi terri and leroy welcome to tcs and good luck hope he feels better
post #13 of 14
Hello and welcome! Keep us posted....I hope he feels better.
post #14 of 14
Hello and welcome!! It's nice to meet you!!

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