Wednesday, September 11, 2013

1129. The 4-Digit striking cat has blood in the urine

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Date:   12 September, 2013  
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles & rabbits
The 4-Digit Striking Cat has FLUTD    
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
Date:   12 September, 2013 
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

1126. The 4-Digit striking cat

"I can't see any digits on his coat," I said.
"Some can see, some can't see," the husband replied. "My wife struck lst, 2nd and 3rd prizes from reading the numerals on his coat. He is a precious cat to us."
"It is like that particular fish with numerals on its back," the wife commented. "Some people can see the numerals and strike rich by buying the 4-digit numbers."

In Singapore, the 4-Digit (4D) lottery is very popular with the public with long queues being seen at the shops. At one time, many Singaporeans betted on 4-Digit numbers seen from the back of a certain species of fish. 

My best advice is that it is best is not to delay treatment as the infection inside the bladder can spread to the kidneys. In this case, the high urine protein levels indicated that the kidneys have been damaged.
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)6369 - 6370. This male cat had peed bloody urine for many weeks. He does not respond to treatment so fast now.
Owing to financial constraints, the owner did not want a blood test to be done.

The cat had been peeing blood in the urine for the past weeks as compared to April 2013 when he suddenly could not pee and the owners brought him to me for treatment promptly.

This time in September 2013, the cat did was not treated promptly. During the first treatment, had advised canned C/D diet but the cat would not eat it. So, the owner fed the usual commercial dry food and the problem recurred.

Now, the cat is not recovering so promptly as I phoned 3 days after treatment. Still having difficulty peeing. Hospitalised for 2 days with catherisation of urethra. In April, was hospitalised for 6 days and treatment was prompt.

Blood in the urine is one of the most common urinary problem in cats seen at Toa Payoh Vets. This condition is also known as FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Infection). The causes are varied.
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