Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Today on "As the Pee Flows"...it doesn't

Well, it does a little, but certainly not a normal amount. Minnie has taken to sitting in her litterbox for quite a while, but doing only a tiny little pee. And often she'll come back a few minutes later to try again, only to do very little or nothing again. She doesn't seem to be in pain, but she's vocal and restless, so, just in case it was something bad, I took her to the vet yesterday. She was not thrilled by this, especially since Mom had to sort of ambush her to get her in the carrier. The vet said her bladder felt normal and maybe she just has a bladder infection, which girl kitties tend to get now & then (not unlike girl humans).

After her exam, Minnie got back in her carrier without complaint. No doubt, she just wanted to get right the hell away from all the poking & prodding!

We came away from the vet with a liquid antibiotic, a general "don't worry" message, and a recommendation to change her food to something with a urinary health formula (Science Diet or Eukanuba is what he recommended). Anyone have any thoughts on the subject of urinary health food for kitties?

Minnie's been a very good girl about slurping up all her medicine so far. Of course, I serve it with her all-time favorite stinky meat, Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys turkey goop. I hope she gets well soon, because I spotted a dot of urine with some blood in it in an inappropriate place this morning. Poor baby....

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