May 10, 2015. The talk at M Hotel, on Sunday, a Mother's Day was limited to 50 pax and was full house. Dr Susan Little is a co-owner of 2 cat clinics and an author of cat books, amongst other veterinary achievements. Here are some of her opinions.
1.2. Use a 3-way stop valve to draw urine and collect it for urine analysis
1.4. She uses warmed saline with sterile lubricant to flush the bladder. Apparently the lubricant is effective in cleaering the mucosa.
1.5 A commercial firm sells the appropriate cat cathether. An orange one which is softer for indwelling. The one with the stylet (costs more) but can be used for both purposes - flushing and indwelling. Has a butterfly for suturing to penile skin.
1.6. Pain relief is important. Suggested opiod and NSAID.
Medocab for cats (Boelinger?) is great as it is tasteless and given in the cat's food. She uses it. Her opinion is that tolfedine is old school and not as good as meloxicam.
1.7 ACP 2.5 mg/cat oral as anti-spasomodic and anti-anxiety is said to be effective.
1.8. Duration of indwelling catheter depends on lab analysis of urine and blood electrolytes.
1.9. Recurring cases. She did not mention perineal urethrostomy in her lecture.
1.10. Damage to pelvic urethra from catherisation rupture case - dye seen pooling in pelvic area on X-ray shown.
1.11. Blood test. Monitor for K+
2. FIC in cats
2.1 Only 5% are due to bacterial infections. 60-70% idiopathic. Therefore she does not prescribe antibiotics.
2.2 Most cases are self-limiting according to her, whether treatment is given or not.
2.3 Litter boxes insufficient. Should be 4 boxes for 3 cats instead of lesser.
2.4 Pain relief is important. Opiod is her favourite.
3. NASAL TUBE FEEDING OF CATS
She said it is easy in her practice with the nurse holding the cat. But give sedation if necessary.
Can email to her if you have queries.