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    Alani Is Back In The Hospital For A Few Days

    Please send Alani some positive vibes. As most of you know he had PU surgery about 1 month ago. Last Tues. he started spraying a little bit after Ziggy hissed at him. My vet told me to keep an eye on him because the surgery shouldn't cause this. He tried spraying again Wed. night and two times last night. He would do the quiver tail and then just pee a small amount on the floor. I had already made an appt. for him and Blaze on Sat. at 2pm. I also noticed that there were very small pee biscuits in the litter boxes most likely coming from Alani. Blaze had been having diarrhea issues and also needed a regular annual exam.

    My vet tried to put a small tube into Alani to get a urine sample but she couldn't. She saw that some of his sutures were still there causing an obstruction. She tried cutting them out and then using an even smaller tube. There was still some kind of an obstruction. She told me to leave him there and she might need to perform more surgery on him. Luckily when I got home she called me and said that she was able to get a urine sample. She had to position him just right.

    She used a technical term which I've forgotten, but he's now been catherterized and will most likely be in the hospital until Monday night. He has something up in his urethra that's causing an obstruction and it needs a few days to heal. She'll call me again tomorrow. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. She also said that she'd work with me on the price.

    Blaze was fine and only has some gingivitis so I need to try to brush his teeth a few times a week. I was giving him too much chicken broth and I think this is what caused his diarrhea. He now has much shorter fur around his bottom which I trimmed on Wed. night. I sure hope that things will return to normal soon. These two cats have really been stressing me out lately.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    We are sending along our prayers and loving good thoughts and healing energies for dear Alani. (And for Blaze and for you too, Tracey.) Here's hoping this can be fixed up without too much trouble or expense.

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    Aww, you and he will be in our prayers.
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    Prayers for Alani and meowmie
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    Prayers for Alani, Blaze and for YOU.
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    Purrayers for Alani, Blaze and Meowmie.

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    Sending Alani lots of prayers and positive thoughts.
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    Prayers for Alani.

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    Prayers on the way for both of you!!!
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    Hugs and prayers for you and Alani
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    Sending all my best wishes to you and Alani.

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    Oh Tracy, it's been one thing after the other. I hope Alani will feel better after the catheter comes out and get rid of that obstruction - and that Blaze will be alright, too.

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    Thanks everyone. My vet called me yesterday and said that Alani is doing great. He was at the front of his cage purring and making biscuits. She said he's not stressed out at all which was great to hear. She did say that his urine was very concentrated and that there were a lot of stuvite crystals in it. He needs more water/moisture in his diet. It's hard when every time I give him canned food he'll eventually get diarrhea. Both Alani and Blaze have been this way since I adopted them. She was going to try giving him some of the prescription food to see if he'll even eat it. She also told me to look at some urinary over the counter diets like ProPlan and Purina One. I did and the ingredients are horrible with corn being the first ingredient.

    I ended up buying some Soulistic canned chicken which has a high moisture content. One has 86% and the others have 85-84%. I think that most other canned foods have about 75%. I hope that both Alani and Blaze will be able to eat this without having any issues. I also bought two different types of drinking fountains. Both Summer and Colby seem to like them but they both love water. Colby thinks that they're new cat toys. I put one in the cat room and the other in between the two regular bowls of water. I saw Finnegan drinking from the one in the cat room and Blaze seemed to drink a little bit from the large one in the dining room. I sure hope that they'll help all of my cats, especially the males, to drink more water.

    I hope to be able to pick up Alani tonight after work. My vet said she was going to call another surgeon this morning to make sure that he doesn't need more surgery. She'll call me some time today to let me know what's going on. I sure hope that Alani won't have any more issues from now on.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

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    Sounds like steps in the right direction, so glad he's not stressed out by it all!
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    Tracey - our boy cat, Charley, was plugged earlier this year - spent 3 days at the Vets with a catheter in. They put him on Royal Canin Urinary SO, the pate' kind. He really liked it and so did Grady who once upon a time had some crap in his urine, though he never plugged.

    Our Vet, Jen, said he wouldn't have to be on it forever, but he needed to be on wet stuff - the wetter the better. She didn't want him to have dry food any longer.

    So a couple of weeks ago, he had his teeth cleaned, and while he was under anesthesia they took a urine specimen. When I asked how it was, she said "boring" And this was after eating mostly just store bought canned food

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