(Closed) Bengal Kitty Needs Help

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Newbee

I know this is not diabetes related, but I would suggest the message forum at felinediabetes.com – someone there may be able to help.

In the future (sending prayers to this kitty), this could be helped with an all wet diet of high quality. The vet diets usually aren’t the greatest ingredients, and any dry food can cause blockages and/or urinary problems in cats. I would direct anyone to read the website catinfo.org – Dr. Lisa Pierson who’s site it is has many sections on urinary problems caused by improper diets.

Hope this helps and sending more prayers and kisses to this kitty.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh I hope it all works out. My one boy has this same problem, thank goodness the special diet has been working for over a year now with no more blockages. Thats so stinking hard and I KNOW how expensive that is too! In my thoughts and prayers!

Post # 7
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Honey bee

double post whoops

Post # 8
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Honey bee

My cat also had struvite crystals– the key, besides a grain free diet, is that it must be high protein. Protein is itself acidifying. If he does indeed have struvite crystals, as opposed to calcium oxalate (the vet should know which one), I would give him a tiny bit of l-methionine every day if it’s not already in his food. 

For my cat, I gave her 1/8 tsp methionine while she was still straining, and then backed it down to 1/16 tsp daily while she was changing to her high protein, high water wet diet. She no longer needs it because the protein is doing its job to acidify her urine. Good luck to your friend, I hope kitty gets well soon!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a male that had the same severe problem. I took him to three different vets. Finally a holistc vet recommended “Tinle Tonic” – a herbal misture (I think it is still availble online). Cosmo HATED taking it. Actually “unblocked” him several times by giving it more frequently alternating with cranberry extract (under the holistic vet’s supervision).He took the two supplements for months until he stabiized.  Changed kibble (high protein, grain free_ and make the wet and give several supplements. That was 13 years ago and he is still with us today and grouchier than ever. He hasn’t had any urinary problems since.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have so much sympathy for this poor kitty, I actually have the same disorder and let me tell you it is NO FUN to have a blockage! it hurts worse than anything! this poor baby, I hope he gets the surgery he needs, if I wasnt scraping bottom myself I would love to help him.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m very glad the kitty got the surgery :). The “cone of shame” sucks, but its only for a few days & no more blockages for the kitty!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i’m so glad to hear the good news! 

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