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Urine Crystals, what does it loook like??

post #1 of 14
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so I found a pee spot, Im assuming its chiclet because he is always in that spot "covering" something. today I went there and saw a gunky substance kinda dark yellow almost like egg yolk, but not so think. It was creamy and oily. I called my vet and she said to take him in in the morning for a urinalisys (sorry for the spelling) My question is, is you have had experience, what does this look like? I m taking him to the vet either way but I wanna know if my suspision is correct. I dont wanna take all 3 cats because I see cheeto and ashes pee all the time in the litter box but never chiclet, and since hes always smelling that area and trying to cover Im positive its him.
Any advice will gladly be taken
post #2 of 14
I don't know what it looks like but it cost me over $1000 and kitty spend over 3days in the vet to heal.
post #3 of 14
$1000? to treat urine crystals or a UTI?? That is crazy, maybe find a new vet who doesn't charge an arm and a leg. It cost me under $70 and that between all the local vets around me. I called them all pretty much.

I do not know what the goopy egg yolk stuff is, but if your cat is peeing outside of the litterbox, the first thing to check for is a UTI or crystals. Sometimes there may be a little blood in the urine which is one of the things the vet looks for among many more. Other then that, when my cats have gotten UTIs or crystals, there is nothing different in looks about their urine. It looks completely normal.
post #4 of 14
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well it certainly wont hurt to check, I made a HUGE mistake by only feeding them kibbles. They do get plenty of water tho. They need to eat more wet food. They need more acidity in their system so the crystals wont form. Im soooooooo dumb!!

Thank you for ur input! We'll see what the vet says tomorro, hope its not too bad.
post #5 of 14
It could be Pyometra, especially if she isn't fixed. A common symptom is a gooey yellow discharge - its very serious, life threatening, and the longer you wait the more $$$ it can be to treat.
post #6 of 14
Let us know in the morning how it all goes.
post #7 of 14
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So he DID have an infection. No crystals but he had blood in his urine and white blood cells indicating an infection. He got some antibiotic shots and some clavamox I have to give him twice a day. Vet also suggested we got him a flowing fountain to encourage water intake and BOY DOES IT WORK!! He's been gulping water down like crazy. I didnt have to take him off this diet(kibbles) just more water intake. It seems he's feeling alot better. best thing is that all kitty's are gonna benefit from this which makes me feel great. I knew chiclet was picky about his water, he would only stick his paw in our glasses of water

I'll update to see how its all going.... I REALLY recomend the fountain to everyone. he he.
post #8 of 14
So glad to hear he's feeling better!

Where did you (or anybody else ) get the fountain, and -if you don't mind - how much was it? My cats have had crystal problems in the past (one gets infections from fish ) and I might be interested in getting one.

My odd little ducks though, like to drink out of the dog's water better than their own bowl. They have been drinking more since we got another dog (after going a year without)- they don't really even like the new dog yet !
post #9 of 14
Glad he is now on meds. I am sure he will feel better.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by catsallover
So glad to hear he's feeling better!

Where did you (or anybody else ) get the fountain, and -if you don't mind - how much was it? My cats have had crystal problems in the past (one gets infections from fish ) and I might be interested in getting one.

My odd little ducks though, like to drink out of the dog's water better than their own bowl. They have been drinking more since we got another dog (after going a year without)- they don't really even like the new dog yet !
I got a Petmate Fresh Flow deluxe for $40 at Petsmart, but my stepmom got a Fresh Flow (I think not deluxe) for $20 at Wal-Mart. There are filters to replace but they are cheap.
post #11 of 14
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Depending on how many cats you have, you might need a reservour. I like the petmate one, but it doesnt have room for a reservour so I got the Drinkwell from Petco. You can buy the extra jug separately and attach it to the back so u wont run out of water too fast. Cuz if you do, the motor will burn out. I cant remeber how much it was cuz I bought stuff for my foster kitty and my baby cockatiel.
Anyway the petmate flows but it doesnt "Drip" The drinkwell was the only one I found that is an actual fountain, which is what attracts chiclet. He doenst drink from the bowl anymore, he drinks froom the stream of water pouring out, its SO cute he he. I think its VERY neat. Whichever your choice is, its better than a regular bowl IMO. I was gonna get it a while back, but we kinda left it for "later".

I'll try to upload a small video by tonight so you can see it in action he he.
post #12 of 14
Glad to hear that he is feeling better
post #13 of 14
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Here's the video I promised, not the best quality, but its all I could do tioll we get a good camera, he he.

http://media.putfile.com/Chiclet-Fountain
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by LeilaLuv
Depending on how many cats you have, you might need a reservour. I like the petmate one, but it doesnt have room for a reservour so I got the Drinkwell from Petco. You can buy the extra jug separately and attach it to the back so u wont run out of water too fast. Cuz if you do, the motor will burn out. I cant remeber how much it was cuz I bought stuff for my foster kitty and my baby cockatiel.
Anyway the petmate flows but it doesnt "Drip" The drinkwell was the only one I found that is an actual fountain, which is what attracts chiclet. He doenst drink from the bowl anymore, he drinks froom the stream of water pouring out, its SO cute he he. I think its VERY neat. Whichever your choice is, its better than a regular bowl IMO. I was gonna get it a while back, but we kinda left it for "later".

I'll try to upload a small video by tonight so you can see it in action he he.
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Originally Posted by PurrPaws
I got a Petmate Fresh Flow deluxe for $40 at Petsmart, but my stepmom got a Fresh Flow (I think not deluxe) for $20 at Wal-Mart. There are filters to replace but they are cheap.
Thanks! I will check it out. Hmmm... the motor burning out just gave me an idea. They have small "fountains"-2 x 3 x 3 inch underwater pumps- that are filters and fountains for shallow fish and turtle tanks (have a couple, but don't worry, would get a new one for the cats ), that shut themselves off when the water is low for a while, and they have room for filter materials. Hmmm... Brainstorming coming on ...
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