Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Cat Woes

It's been hard for the past week and a half. We rushed our cat Ollie to the Vet Sunday a week ago with what turned out to be a bladder infection.

I've had 6 cats and never ever have I seen anything like it before. The worst moment was when Ollie had a fit, well he had two, one before we got to the vet and another on the way.

We thought he had constipation as all the signs were pointing towards that, we even got him a laxative.

To cut a long story short, we finally had the all clear today that there is no lasting kidney damage, which is fantastic.

However, I wanted my tale of woe to be helpful to others, so here's what to look out for:
- your cat doesn't want to eat/drink
- has trouble going to the toilet
- becomes lethargic
- is obviously in pain when you pick it up
- meows a lot 
- falls on his/her side
- eyes glaze over slightly

If you find those signs, take your cat to the vet right away. Don't hesitate as not getting treatment for it could have dire and fatal consequences.

Apparently, bladder infections are common in male cats, although usually in slightly older (3-4+ years) cats. (Ollie is only just over a year.)

If the cat gets treatment right away the chances that he/she might be fine are very good especially if he/she is healthy otherwise. However, if the treatment is delayed the chances that the kidneys are damaged increase and that means further treatment.

Please repost this to any/all your friends and acquaintances with cats. I don't wish anyone to have to go through this with their cat.

Here are some kitten pictures of Sam and Ollie to make you all smile again.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear Ollie had made a good recovery.


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