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Vet trip

Fish spent last night at the vet's as they tried to get a urine sample from him. He did not cooperate: they finally had to aspirate his bladder today to get it.

His symptoms were repeated litter box trips with no result, other than a swathe of tracked litter all over the Cat Room counter and floor. As this can be a sign of a critical problem (urinary tract blockages can kill very quickly), I hauled him into the vet. She quickly decided "no blockage", leaving a probable cause of a urinary tract infection.

The urine sample confirmed it--he's got cystitis. They gave him some fluids and sent him home with a liquid antibiotic, to be given twice a day. Oh, joy.

The vet said to watch him to be sure that he pees and poops normally, as he did neither during his 30 hours or so at their office. No problem--he demonstrated that all systems are working within 30 minutes of arriving home.

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mmegaera
Dec. 14th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh, joy. At least the antibiotic's liquid. It's a lot harder for them to keep from swallowing at least a little bit of it [g].

idiotgrrl
Dec. 14th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
At least he didn't demonstrate it in the cat carrier on the way home!
nlbarber
Dec. 14th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
And believe me, I'm grateful for that!
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