We weren't planning on posting until our big Gotcha Day/300th Post Bash on Monday this week but we had some excitement here.
On Thursday night Mom noticed our senior cat Yoko rushing from one litter box to another but not much was coming out. She gave her a homeopathic remedy and watched her. Yoko seemed to settle down and rest the rest of the night so Mom went to bed.
Yoko ate well for breakfast and had her usual bowl of water with a little milk in it - she does not drink enough and gets a bit dehydrated. After that Yoko started to try to pee again and nothing was coming out this time. She was trying to pee on the bed, floor anyplace but the litter box so Mom called the V-E-T. Mom uses a holistic vet if she can but in emergency situations she calls another vet that has all the equipment, lab etc. They were booked but said she could drop Yoko off. So off they went and Mom had to go to work too.
Yoko still hadn't peed for them by the end of the day so Mom said to keep her overnight. Poor Yoko - she is 17 and does not like to be at the V-E-T. Mom called later and Yoko was resting OK She called again in the morning and Yoko still hadn't peed. They wanted to stick her with a needle toget the urine but Mom said not to.
By noon, Mom called and said why couldn't they just give her an antibiotic and let her go home. We are used to rural vets who would just have called in our antibiotic to a pharmacy and we would not have had to take Yoko in! City vets do it all by the rules.This place is open 8am-11pm so who you get as a vet changes each shift. Mom liked the one on Saturday when she picked up Yoko - they had wanted to run tests, do x-rays etc the day before with another vet. What did they find asked Mom. I guess nothing really! The vet said she thought Yoko seemed fine except for the UTI so we got to take her home and they didn't even charge us for the overnight.
Yoko is in a big dog kennel until she is peeing better - we have an open floor plan and have no rooms to shut her in except the bedroom and bath. She seems content and we can see if she pees and how much. Poor girl is worn out and just wants to nap on the bed. Her pills are crushable so we can put it in her food - good thing cuz Yoko does not like to take pills! Pop had her on his lap all night while he as watching the game on TV. She is Pop's girl for sure.
We are just very glad nothing worse was found except a bad UTI! Don't forget to come back by on Monday for party!