Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Rough Night for Our Little Kitty

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Wylla has a pretty delicate system, so when we started transitioning them to their new food last week we took it pretty slowly. Still, it rocked her system and Wylla ended up with a little diarrhea. I wasn't too concerned because this has happened before and usually corrects itself in a few days.

On Sunday afternoon I noticed she was scratching around in her litter box but didn't think much of it -- I just assumed it was just diarrhea. When I scooped the box I was surprised to find so little waste considering how often she had been in the box.  I watched her closely Monday. She was her normal, peppy, playful self but she was in and out of the box a lot and not always leaving anything behind. I decided we would be visiting the vet the next day.

Craig and I had our dinner and after the dishes were done, I headed to the living room and called for the girls to come play. We had a good session with "Da Bird" and when we were done we all headed upstairs to join Craig on the couch for a movie.  Once upstairs, Wylla started sniffing around like she was frantically looking for something, then she ran to a sweatshirt that had slipped off the foot of the bed and squatted.  She peed a tiny bit.

Not once has she ever gone outside to box, so I interpreted this as a little cry for help from Miss Wylla and called the emergency vet. I packed her into the carrier, and off we went.

It was busy there, so our wait was long, and after about an hour and a half in the lobby, they put us in one of the examination rooms.  She was a good kitten and just curled up in a ball in her carrier and napped.

A tech came in and took her vitals, there was a little more waiting, then the doctor came in and examined her. After some poking and prodding, she decided Wylla had a bladder infection.


We left with some pain meds and antibiotics.

She's not acting quite herself this morning, she's a tad out of it, but I think that's a side effect of her pain meds.

As soon as our vet's office opens, we'll give them a call and get her in for a follow-up.  

Hopefully, everything will clear up quickly and she will be back to normal soon.  Until then, we're watching her closely.

40 comments:

  1. Hang in there, Wylla! We're all cheering for you!

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  2. Poor Little Sister! Feel better, WFS!

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  3. Poor sweet girl, I hope she feels better soon!

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  4. Poor girl! As you were describing her symptoms, I wondered if that was it. Fortunately antibiotics usually help clear things right up. Sending her best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  5. Poor Wylla.
    We went through quite a bit of this with our dearly departed Tux.
    Hope she's on the mend soon.

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  6. Poor Wylla! What a good cat mom you are to understand so quickly when she's telling you something's wrong.

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  7. Oh no Wylla! Those trips to the emergency vet and bladder infections are not fun. I hope the visit to her regular vet confirms that the antibiotic is all she needs.

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  8. Feel better soon Little Wylla. It looks like Mom and Dad and the vets have things well in hand. I guess if it had to happen its a good thing there are no kittens for her to wrangle, that she can just get some rest!

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  9. Wylla, sorry to hear you are under the weather but what a wonderful Mom & Dad you have to notice your subtle symptoms and get you to the vet. The Maine Coons send purrs from Conn.

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  10. Rucker, Mira & HewittJanuary 24, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    We're sending purrs that Wylla feels better soon.

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  11. Wylla, I'm so sorry to hear about your litterbox problems. I had bladder stones many years ago and felt really bad and kept going in and out of my box. The vets took care of the stones and made me feel better.

    Tiger, Mr. Mistofelees, our mom, and me of course, hope you're feeling great soon.

    Buddy

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  12. I hope she gets better soon!

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  13. Oh, feel better baby girl.
    Tina & The Kittyboyz

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  14. Poor Wylla! I hope the UTI clears up quickly and she's feeling better in no time.

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  15. Oh no! Poor Wylla. And I know it's stressful for her humans too when things are not right. Get well soon, pretty girl!

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  16. Went through that with one of my females once. Discovered it was one of the wet foods we gave her. She was doing EXACTLY the same thing - even saw a little blood in the urine when she did pee a drop. My vet said that there were some crystals in her urine, which made it FUS.

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  17. Poor puss. Our boy gets a tablespoon of pumpkin mixed with his wet food to improve his fluid intake and prevent both urinary crystals and constipation. He now grumps if we run out!

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  18. Poor thing! I hope she feels better soon.

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  19. a little constipated maybe? My doc recommended a little metamucil for one of our cats, we mix it in with wet food.

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    1. No, not constipated. She's had diarrhea.

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  20. Oh my- I send her a million gentle pats and a get well soon wish. :-(

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  21. Poor Wylla. Get better soon.

    Purrs,
    Emma and Buster

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  22. Aww, little treasure, we hope you feel good soon.

    Peggy and Chloë

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  23. Miles and Basil both send good thoughts Wylla's way! We all hope she's feeling back to normal soon.

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  24. Ramona had this too a couple of months ago complete with blood in the urine. Scared the poop out of me but she is fine now after antibiotics and pain pills.

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  25. Feel better! May I ask what kind/brand of food might have caused this, in your guys' opinion?

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    1. We don't think the food caused the infection. It did give her diarrhea, but everything new we try does because she's pretty delicate and even when we transition slowly, it rocks her system.
      Most likely the bacteria that caused the infection was from her own feces which ascended into the urethra and bladder. This happens more frequently with longhair cats who get a little messy in the cataloon area.

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  26. A limitless supply of kisses and positive thoughts to your Sweet Girl Wylla....♥♥♥

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  27. Poor Wylla, Thankfully your Momma is giving you the best care, My little Static Princess went through this for her first time when she turned 15, she sends her sympathy pains !! MEOW !!!

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  28. One of mine had a UTI recently too, and the emergency vet told me when I called (at 3:45am) that since she is a girl kitty that I could wait till the AM to take her to my regular vet. If she had been a boy kitty, they would have wanted me to bring her in NOW. Luckily, the antibiotics and pain meds (both liquid HOORAY!!!) got it under control very very quickly.

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  29. Hope you recover quickly, little Wylla! We all want to hear about your wonderful adventures soon! :)

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  30. Poor Baby Girl! I am thankful for your quick action Laurie! She is so lucky to have her as her human.

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  31. I've come to love Wylla and Bean over the years, and know how painful it is for people when their 'little ones' are not feeling well! We're sending our best thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated on how Wylla is doing!

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  32. Sending good wishes to baby Wylla! And kudos to mom and dad for being such attentive kitty parents, always concerned that everyone gets the care they need.

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  33. Feel better little girl!

    P.S. Agree with long hair in the cataloon area as a potential culprit. Also, if the infection is e.coli related, d-mannose powder can help keep future infections at bay.

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  34. Badder infections are not fun for anyone, especially kitties. You will feel better soon, Miss Wylla! Take your medicine and rest.

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  35. My first cat (RIP) had unfortunately had a habit of developing UTIs- as soon as you said she ran for the sweater I knew what it was. Glad she's been seen by the ER vet, and much love and prayer that she gets better soon. Definitely don't want it to get any worse. ❤

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  36. Oh, Laurie, we were so sorry to read that sweet Wylla was unwell. We are sending love and healing thoughts, and hoping that she is feeling better tonight, and that the vet visit today went well. I know you will not sleep until she is better, so we send you love and comfort too.

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  37. Oh, fingers crossed she'll feel better soon. Poor wee baby! Sending lots of love! xo

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  38. Purrs that little Wylla will be feeling better soon! My Sable (male kitty)was prone to crystals. I knew there was a problem when he jumped in bed with me and peed on me! Give Wylla a little extra love from all of her fans.

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