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Cat post bladder op and catheterisation recovery (1 reply)

Chris
7 months ago
Chris 7 months ago

felix has been back and forward to vets for last 6 weeks. Blockages because of stones. In short......catheterised and flushed 3 times then eventually bladder surgery removed 20 stones. Returned home catheter out but hypnovase was stopped too early....vets own admittion....so re catheterised.

bless him he has been through the mill but is such a gentle loving cat nothing has phased him.

he is eating and drinking playing with his brother....got catheter out again on Tuesday but 4 days later only peeing very small amounts. Drips to teaspoon. Visiting litter box regularly. No straining no pain.

just wondering anyone else been through this. In total he's had 5 catheters and bladder surgery in 5 weeks bless him. Just wondering if and when he might start peeing normally. Vets have just said it may take time. Sorry it's long winded but let's just say it's been a very stressful 5 weeks.

A.D.
7 months ago
A.D. 7 months ago

Chris,

I'm so sorry to hear about Felix.  It can be very stressful and bladder stones are not fun.  I have three dogs, but before them I had a cat for 19 years (From the age of 5-24).  Her name was Mulligan and she passed from renal failure.  

Kidney and bladder diseases, unfortunately, are very common in cats.  Because cats have descended from desert big cats, they don't seek water like we'd like them to.  A majority of their water and moisture intake comes from their diet.  

What are you feeding Felix?  There are some really great foods out there that can help with bladder and kidney health.  If you'd like, I can definitely recommend some brands of dry and wet  food that my clients have had success with feeding.  

I hope Felix is recovering and on them mend!  The best of luck to both of you!

- A.D. 

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