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Q: Bladder Stones

November 11, 2008 | By Anonymous | 13 answers | Expired: 2192 days ago

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I have been worried about my cat because he has been shaking his head in such a fashion as to suggest URI... probably a result of me bring it from the shelter.

So I took him to my vet and she did an x-ray on the new digital machine they have. Nothing was wrong except a bladder stone. My question is this. My little boy is acting weird. He is having trouble sitting, he is racing back and forth to the litter box, his coat looks disheveled, and he is licking more than normal. Can this JUST be a bladder stone or do I need to look further?

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Lynn
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Nov 11, 2008

Hi Cully,
I am not a vet, but it sure sounds as though he's in pain or distress....I would at least try to take him in to see if the vet can give him something to help him pass it &/or for the pain.....Sorry I wasn't more help to you....

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Diana A.
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Nov 11, 2008

I think I would be getting a second opinion. Sounds like there is more going on than that vet saw. Good Luck.

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Kavykeeper
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Nov 11, 2008

What did your vet say about the stone? I'm sure it's different with a cat than guinea pigs like I have, but stones are really painful in guinea pigs and in humans. I had a stone and it was the WORST pain I have had in my life. Humans are able to pass stones, but most male GP's are not. In humans, a doctor prescribes medication to relieve the pain. Guinea pigs require surgery. I'd get back to your vet and ask about what signs will you see
if/when your cat passes the stone and whether you should give it something for pain. He probably feels like he has to pass something that is hurting him and he's trying to get it out. Poor thing.

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