- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
BACKGROUND INFO :
We have a 7 year old cat we rescued 5 years ago named Nora. She’s my husbands BFF cat, and doesn’t like anyone else. (typical cat right?) Her buddy passed away this summer, we got another cat & they get along great.
for the last 5 months we’ve been dealing with this issue: She will be fine until 1 week after my husband leaves for work (he goes up north for 2 weeks at a time, home for 2 weeks) Then i will notice she’s had an accident on either my bathmat or any towel left in the bathroom. Her blood will be pink. She will lick her bottom a lot. *i might add she’s very good at using the litter box & until now we’ve never had any bathroom issues. As soon as her bladder meds kick in the accidents stop!
So obviously like any good pet owners we’ve taken her to the vet all 5 times, they’ve done X-rays, ultrasounds, taken samples…. its the same routine all 5 times. It always comes back that she has an infection & blood clots they can see in her bladder. It costs us $400 each time we go in… every 4 weeks we’re doing this. So i have another appointment for her tomorrow to see the vet, i am going to ask her if there’s something she can take long term like an anti inflamitory aid? or Cat ativan to help with stress??
SOLUTIONS WE’VE TRIED:
- Changing cat litter brands
- Feeding wet food now that we buy from the vet
- Buying a water fountain for cats to encourage drinking more water
- Adding extra hiding spots for her to relax in.
We have a baby coming at the end of december and i just am so frustrated on what to do. Maybe we need to change vets and seek a second oppinion? Anyways if you’ve gottent his far and have ANY sort of ideas we could try i would be greatful!!!