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Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat?

A urinalysis can be suggestive of a urinary tract infection, but not necessarily diagnostic. In a free catch urine sample – which I am assuming is what you are collecting – there is a good chance you ...
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Urinary S/O cat food

Yep it is! Though they both work the same the idea behind wet food is more water intake. For cats we like to see them drink a lot as it makes them pee more frequently instead of holding it in for long ...
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Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat?

The strips can be VERY misleading, you may not even have a UTI if you're only looking at the strips and not under the microscope. I find the white blood cell mark is always inaccurate in cats. A ...
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Is Cystone effective against UTI?

It's a herbal 'supposedly' ayurvedic medicine made by a pretty big supplement manufacturer who also has a sideline in veterinary products. Apparently there were human trials and they were inconclusive ...
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10 yo cat prone to cystitis (probably stress related)

It sounds like your vet has recommended all the major treatments for this frustrating condition. Diet One thing you did not mention in detail is diet. This is a cat I would put on a prescription ...
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Cephalexin vs amoxicillin in treating urinary tract infections in feline

Do not change antibiotics without discussing with your veterinarian. In cats you could risk overdosing, underdosing, or causing other adverse effects. Both cephalexin and amoxicillin are good ...
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Does cranberry help cats with urinary crystals

The short answer is no. It's a commonly enough held belief but there's very little evidence to support this being the case. Cranberry supplementation can help prevent certain Urinary Tract ...
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Grain-free Options for Preventing Struvite Crystal Formation

With urinary crystals, flushing them out before they can form to a problematic size is key; struvite crystals are primarily caused by insufficient hydration and alkaline urine. The first step is to ...
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Low energy, appetite; urinary issue; hiding in one year old cat

Short answer: Go to the vet. Try to get an appointment as soon as possible. This doesn't sound life threatening, but the longer the problem persists, the harder it will be to get her back to toilet ...
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How urgent is a UTI in dogs?

A UTI should be treated in a timely manner, but as with everything else, there are differences in severity. Low severity Your dog keeps having accidents and you're not sure why. You assume it might be ...
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Cat pees outside of litter box while being treated for urinary tract infection

It's certainly possible a shorter lip could help, but it's also possible the UTI is just making it harder for your cat; cats can be finicky about peeing in good situations, and this situation is ...
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Food for cat with urinary problems?

For clarity I will name your cats to cat 1 and cat 2. Cat 1 = Previously Blocked // Cat 2 = Healthy For cat 1 keep him on the prescription wet food diet until your vet says otherwise, I would be ...
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What is the suitable diet for Feline Urethral Obstruction?

The answer is it depends. And there is not even consensus among veterinarians about what diet is best for this situation. It depends on the cause of the urethral obstruction – if it was struvite ...
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Cat with kidney disease

Unfortunately my beloved Jack was put to sleep as he was suffering. Thanks to all who advised and tried to help. Sorely missed.
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What causes urinary stones in cats?

Urinary stones in cats form due to a combination of two main factors: urine pH and urine concentration. Crystals and stones form is urine that contains high concentrations of crystallogenic substances ...
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Cat: Weight Management & Bladder Stones

I found a good article at peteducation.com that has a useful list of recommended foods. I don't know the cost of all these foods, but perhaps you can find one that is less expensive. (Also see if you ...
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Cat with kidney disease

Kidney diseases are not a death sentence. I have looked after a Maine Coon with Kidney disease for three years and we lost him because of diabetes rather than renal failure. Replace regular cat food ...
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What is the suitable diet for Feline Urethral Obstruction?

I have a cat with a similar complaint to yours and we feed him either: Hill's Prescription Diet Feline c/d Urinary Stress Royal Canin Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie Adult Dry Cat Food I am not sure if ...
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Puppy Pee Schedule: If not relieved post mealtime, will it lead to a UTI?

A UTI is a bacterial infection. While holding urine doesn’t necessarily cause a UTI, it will keep and build up any bacteria that have made their way into a urinary tract, if the urine is not released. ...
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Cat: Weight Management & Bladder Stones

If there's been a change in your cat's behavior (you report weight loss, loss of appetite, and lethargy), he should see the vet to be sure that there's no underlying health condition causing these ...
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Food for cat with urinary problems?

High quality food is important to any cat but definitely to those who have ANY health issue. With cats with urinary issues, if someone wants to switch from a prescription diet to a shelf diet: Always ...
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Cat: Weight Management & Bladder Stones

If the vet is happy with his weight, he is not getting too thin. You should be able to feel the individual bones of the spine through a cat's skin. (A friend's cat does take this to extremes; she was ...
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