Friday, January 10, 2014
A little update on Jack and his bladder
Well it has been a rough couple of weeks for my poor Jack. No cat ever deserves to deal with this, but my sweet sweet boy .. well it just pains me. It hurts when he pees inappropriately not because I have to clean it, but because I know how much pain he must be in to not want to use the box..
(he is currently licking my hands as I type this.. purring away.. aching for attention.. he's not only sickeningly sweet, he's very very needy)
So we got through the round of antibiotics. It was NOT easy, I had to hide it in a LOT of tuna.. and toward the end even that he was balking at taking. I forced some of it into him which resulted in a lot of drooling, which also bothered me quite a bit. Every couple of days he'd pee on the washing machine, and I'd clean it up and continue giving him the herbs to keep his bladder soothed and the l-methionine to keep his urine acidic, and I was able to get some fluids to keep him well hydrated. He's not a fan of the fluids as they tend to throw off his balance a little. He loves being graceful. I should just give him less more often, but I want to make sure it is not a negative thing for him so he gets lots of love and kisses and treats while I give fluids
Most recently I thought we had things under control and I said as much to someone who asked, but when I got home from work my husband told me of another incident. This time he peed in the basement which isn't like him. No idea why he chose that spot. Heck I have no idea why he was peeing on the washing machine either so I guess I just have to accept what I do not know - which I am fine with.
His holistic vet is sending him a new remedy to try. She sent it out a while ago but the post office returned it to her instead of delivering it to me so I'm waiting for her to resend it.
I have a few new vets in the area I want to check out, I really should dig down and simply make appointments and take Jack around and show him off. Everyone who meets him loves him as he is willing to ask anyone for treats.
All in all he is doing well. He's eating and active and happy. He still has a way to go. We still have no idea how to 'fix' what he is dealing with so he does not need continual herbs and supplements to keep his bladder happy.
Jack would like you to know that he would very much like it if you might give him something yummy to nibble on.. or you could scritch his ears..