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cat with cystitis

Hi. I would really appreciate if anyone could give me incite into my cat`s particular case and how I should go about the treatment.

Nine days ago he was taken to the vet because he blocked and diagnosed with FUS. He was cathetirized and ultrasound revealed numerous crystals in his bladder. His urine pH was 9! The urine was bloody.

I changed his diet to waltham s/o diet and he was put on IV for one day. I gave him cantharis 200x and berberis 200x along with the prescribed amoxy and prednisolone. He blocked on day 2, 3 and 4 again (amoxy and pred stopped on day 4) and had to be flushed. On day 5 he was okay and on day 6 he managed to remove the catheter by himself. But he urinated fine and there was no blood in the urine. But then on Day 7 I noticed his urine was bloody again. I changed both cantharis and berberis to 30x. On Day 8 the urine was bloody again so I stopped both cantaris and berberis. I noticed the urine was less bloody by the evening but the last part of the urine was still bloody. So today, 9th day, I gave him cantharis 30x once in the morning. Urine looked good all day but at the very very end of urination a few drops of bright, clear red could be seen.

I am not sure whether I should continue cantharis or change to some other medicine. And how often I should be administering it.
 
  underbani on 2006-11-13
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Today I checked his urine and it was bloody again and this time had gravel-like sediments in it. His ears feel a little warm today and I fear he might have a slight fever as well. He has also not defecated for one and a half days.

Please recommend some treatment options.. am starting to seriously worry about my cat.

Thank You
 
underbani last decade

Dear underbani

If you have any of these books you will get help:

1) Cats: Homeopathic Remedies

by George Macleod

2) Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Richard H Pitcairn
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Another option is considering a combination Bladder Irritation Relief by Natra-Bio.
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If crystals are stuvette, urtica urens (30 potency can help).
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Since this is acute trouble you need to repeat the wet doses frequently every 2 hours or so.

Above things are suggestions only not prescriptions. It'll be more appropriate if you can take help of veterinary homeopath in person.
 
maheeru last decade

Thank you so much maheeru.

Ok, I`ll try urtica urens. Do you think one drop twice a day would be enough? Anyways I`ll try the regime and see how it goes.

Would you recommend I stop cantharis altogether and switch to urtica urens?

The problem is that there are no veterinary homeopaths here, so I am reading up about it on my own from books and internet... which is definitely not enough at times.

Thanks again.
 
underbani last decade

Hello underbani

If only the crystals belong to stuvette category urtica can help.

Cantharis is a good remedy for cystitis(if cystitis is accompanied with oedematous swelling then Apis Mell. will help). You can consider repeating the cantharis 4 or 5 times a day in wet dose for 2 days and observe how it works and then you can decide accordingly.
 
maheeru last decade

This morning my cat urinated normal colored urine! I did not see any signs of blood! God is GREAT! I gave him cantharis 30 twice yesterday about 3 hrs apart after your advice, Maheeru. Because the crystals were struvite I also gave uritca urens 30 once yesterday. I will continue with cantharis and urtica alternately today and will pray his cystitis is cured for good, finally.

Thank you soooo much maheeru. Really appreciate the advice and support.
 
underbani last decade

Dear underbani

Good to hear about improvement. You might even consider giving only urtica 30 and skipping cantharis if urtica seems to help. If there's not sustained improvement or there's remarkable slide in improvement you can revert to addition of cantharis.

Other Tips:

vitamin B, C, and E supplements may also be indicated as well as a dietary change to a higher grade of cat food with low ash content and possibly a rice rather than wheat or corn grain base, as well as a reduction in organ meats will do good.

In the case of a cat whose cystitis is exacerbated by stress, moving the animal indoors, keeping it in a quieter part of the home, or separating it from small children, may also be indicated.
 
maheeru last decade

Hello again.

Well the past two days I have administered urtica 30 only, about 4 times a day and have seen that his urine is back to its normal color but the last few drops have been bloody. He does seem to have a frequent urge to urinate though. Also I noticed that after urination when he is about to clean his backside, he becomes aggressive if I go close or try to touch him. He hisses, growls and bares his teeth. I`m not sure if this is anyway related to the medication he`s on, or urethral pain?? I am confused and also somewhat annoyed at his aggressiveness.

Also would you advise I stop urtica now that his urine seems to have returned to its normal color?

Would appreciate any feedback.
Thanks.
 
underbani last decade

Taper off the doses to twice a day and see still if its aggressive.
 
maheeru last decade

I recommend Waterfall D-Mannose for your cat!
 
Sarah165 last decade

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