Feline Friday: Cystitis

Cystitis

Loki was acting super weird last weekend. He was crying and seemed super irritated. Then he tried to pee in Ruby’s bed. At first, I though it may be a reaction to Ruby, but as I observed him I realized it was a physical problem. He tried to use the liter box multiple times that afternoon and then he tried to pee in other places as well.

Nate called the vet and took him in around 8pm. He had developed his second case of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). Test results said he had microscopic mineral crystals in his urine, which cause great distress because the urine cannot be emptied from the bladder, which not only makes the cat very sick but can become fatal.

The vet gave him a shot of saline under his skin to keep him hydrated. They also gave him a prescription to help dissolve the crystals.

It’s awful when your animals are sick, buy luckily Loki began feeling much better. Since then we’ve cut out dry food which may initiate or aggravate issue and so far he seems to be doing fine.

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