ChatterBank1 min ago
Cystitis in Male Cats
My poor little Monty (neutered two & a half year old male cat) has had a really nasty attack of cystitis this week. I only noticed it because I kept the cats in on Monday as there were a lot of baby birds about and I'd already rescued 2 from his sister! Anyway, he used the litter tray and I noticed blood in his urine, so took a sample down to the vet & she confirmed diagnosis She said that this can occur a lot in neutered male cats, either due to too much protein in their diet, or stress, and if left untreated can be quite serious as crystals can form in the bladder and block the urethra. I'm posting this just to let other cat people know to be on the look out if you notice your lads trying to pee a lot. The latest on Monty is that he's on anti-biotics and meloxicam and seems to be on the mend now, but I took him to the vet this afternoon and she gave me diazepam for him. Well, he had half a very small tablet this evening and has been totally spaced out. I rang the vet and she said this was a "normal" reaction!! He seemed to settle a bit a while ago, but has now woken up and is wobbling around the living room, meowing! The vet said not to give him any more if he continues like this, so I won't, and hope that it'll wear off soon. I'll probably end up taking them myself if this continues!! Anyway, just a warning for all you cat people out there...!! K xx
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Cheers, Jugglering - I'm phoning the vet every day to see how he is. If he's finished his meds by Tuesday I might get him home then instead of having to leave him till Thursday, as I'm home on Tuesday night and off on my travels again on Weds., but if he doesn't need his meds, then he can come home & K Jnr will look after him. We all miss him so much, it's just not right - I counted the cats in last night and there were only 4 instead of 5 - it was horrible!!