Q: Feline urinary Blockage issues and aftercare.
Our 9 year old Cat Rezin recently became blocked and it was very scary for the entire household. Every other Cat knew something was wrong and the dogs even acted calmer and more concerned about him. Anyways, after two vet visits, one at one a.m and the second follow up he seems to be doing A LOT better. The pain medicine he was on helped with the discomfort and spasms and the antibiotic got rid of the infection.. or so we hope.. Now there just seems to be this on going issue where Rezin doesn't like to use the little box if it's been used by the other cats to much. With 5 cats in the house we have 2 litter boxes and plan on getting at least 2 more so maybe he'll stop peeing on our bed, the dirty laundry, inside my dresser drawers, my lap top case.. he's just going anywhere he wants. Is there still an issue with his urethra and or bladder? And also the food we were given by the vet an SO for anyone who knows about blockages, he will only eat a few nibbles of the can. is it ok to switch him to the dry food yet? Do we need to get him back to the vet because of his frequent urination now? Please help I don't want this cat to go he's WAY to Important to my fiance and the rest of my houshold. thanks.
Jan 14, 2009
litterbox issues are common in cats recovering from blockages. What you are seeing is not uncommon, and is usually remedied by more boxes,, more attention to box cleanliness, and, more than anything, time. Also make sure you are cleaning any accident areas with a good enzymatic cleaner such as Nature's Miracle.
With regards to the prescription foods... I would recommend researching alternative nutritional maintenance, perhaps with the assistance of a progressive/naturopathic vet. I am not a fan of long term reliance on prescription diets, and feel that super premium nutrition, increase hydration via canned foods and encouraging more drinking (Petmate, Drinkwell, or CatIt fountains can help with this), and lowering urinary pH with the addition of naturopathic remedies such as cranberry supplements or small amouts of citrus, as well as other tricks.
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Jan 14, 2009
We had a cat who had multiple blockage incidents--one happened perhaps because we switched his food to something that seemed to me to be just as good as the prescription--don't know if anyone really likes the prescription stuff. So be careful about switching without checking with vet. We did eventually get him onto IAMS dry food and he seemed to tolerate it.
As to the peeing, you could try putting him in a large bathroom or some room by himself with a litter box and see if he settles down after a few days
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