- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Ok, ladies. I’m at a loss. Kitty has been at the vet twice in the past month, costing us nearly $500 in vet bills we cannot afford right now. I don’t want to take him back to the vet bc he isnt giving me any new answers.
Here’s the deal – kitty started peeing on things when we returned from being away for a few days over Christmas, so we noticed it probably around Dec 27 or so. We took kitty to the vet a few days later when we noticed that he wasn’t getting any better – at this point, I could see blood in his urine when he was peeing on things.
Vet said kitty is stressed and to put him on kitty prozac (amitriptaline or something like that) – its one small blue pill a day. So, I put kitty on kitty prozac. He gets better, starts peeing in his own litter again, etc. and then he starts peeing inappropriately – I take kitty back to the vet and leave him there overnight (possibly 2 nights) and they do a urineanalysis (crystals in urine) and xray (no stones, no blockage). They keep the same diagnosis (FLUTD) and say to keep him on the kitty-prozac and give me new food for him that contains a higher fluid count or something.
Well, I’ve been giving him his prozac, I’ve been feeding him the new food, I’ve been leaving extra bowls of water out, I’ve been doing some with ice some without (I think he likes ice water). It doesn’t matter what I do, it’s not helping.
Come Sunday, he started peeing inappropriately again. Not only that, but just before it all starts to happen again, he pukes. He puked on Sunday and today. It’s not just that though, he cried out twice in pain while trying to pee. He also tries to pee in his litter. Most of the time, nothing was coming out. There’s blood in his urine again. He’s in a lot of pain, I can see it, by the way he’s laying down and constantly grooming his area. On Monday, I thought he was fine. But I caught him doing it again yesterday – not yet today, but he did puke today or overnight.
I mentioned this to my mom on Sunday and she thinks that bc he’s old (7-8) and suffering and I can’t keep this under control, she thinks I need to take him back to the vet and get him put down to stop him from suffering and that I’m not being fair to him. FI agrees, we both see kitty is in a lot of pain, but I don’t know that the answer is putting him out of his misery by putting him down.
Please help me help kitty, I don’t know what to do with him anymore. Do I call the vet back again? I just don’t think he’s going to have any new answers for me. Do I call a new vet? I’m not sure that the diagnosis is wrong, I looked it up and he fits all the symptoms. I just feel so bad for him for being in so much pain.
What did your vets recommend for kitties with FLUTD?