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    10-14-2013, 08:56 PM
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Yearling
Help-My cat has FLUTD

My cat is going to the vet tomorrow for another episode of FLUTD. He has chronic urinary issues due to inflammation in the bladder. He did have struvite crystals which we successfully treated, but now he strains to urinate and the vet believes it is idiopathic.

He will pee anywhere in the house and now has to be kept locked up or outside. I know this is not a behavioral issue as sometimes he will spend 5 minutes in the litter box (straining and waving his tail) before he can pee. Sometimes he has accidents- if he gets excited he will pee, if you give him a bath etc.

He also has allergy issues which he should be on prednisolone for, but that makes his urinary issues worse. Better to let him have a itchy/raw face than not be able to urinate.

He is my sweetest cat and I'm just not sure what else we can do other than keep him outside. Even that is not a good solution as he overheats during the hot FL summer and really needs to be an indoor cat due to his allergies.

If anyone has any advice... My current vet and I am at a loss. The only thing we haven't tried is antidepressants and the vet was not sure they would help or make things worse.

Only good news is he hasn't blocked... Bad news is he pees everywhere in the house and is so uncomfortable.
     
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    10-14-2013, 09:14 PM
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Have you tried the cat version of Cosequin? Helped my cat a great deal. It's helping smooth the urinary tract. Can't hurt and is fairly cheap.
     
    10-15-2013, 10:03 AM
  #3
Showing
Has it moved up into his kidneys?
     
    10-15-2013, 02:03 PM
  #4
Yearling
He has been on Pentosan and it hasn't helped. I don't think it is in his kidneys- there hasn't been any infection, although we treat him with antibiotics anyway (as they can help with inflammation).

Did X rays- which came back clean so no stones either.
     
    10-15-2013, 03:15 PM
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Try the Cosequin. Within a week he'll have relief.
     
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