Darby the Cat© bout with feline urinary tract obstruction ***OUCH***

February 15, 2015 - Darby the cat©, Kittys, Uncategorized

darbyMy housemates Patrick’s cat darby, has/had feline urinary tract obstruction.

He came tumbling down the stairs the other night, like he was chasing a moth or lizard, he stopped and just sat there with his head down, we thought he had caught something, we looked and he just toppled over and started making noises, bad noises like the im about to lose my kitty noises, he seemed to be having a seizure or was he poisoned a thousand things race in my mind as i try to figure out how to save the cat, check air way, its good, quick paw check in case he got hit by a car, no sign of that, spine in-tack no swelling, and the cat cant stand just makes awful noises……..we rush to the After hours Animal Emergency Hospital of the Strand, on Grissom and 501, thank God for them! They are open when all the other Vets are closed, and are great!

Vet comes in does a quick check checks his penis and found blood, she knew instantly it was feline urinary tract obstruction, they start the emergency medical care needed to get Darby the Cat back on his feet, they keep him all night, in the AM he has to be picked up and taken to a “normal” vet.

Veterinary Clinic of Myrtle Beach, on 21st Ave N. is a “new” Vet, we chose for pure convenience, but we were glad we did, they were super awsome! After a few days of expert care, he was ready to come home.  we were told to use UTI CAT FOOD from now on to prevent this in the future. He is upstairs recovering now, we hope he is back to his cat self in a week or so!

In retrospect we search for signs we may have missed, a few days ago he was in Patricks lap and was growling and hissing if you petted his back side but we checked his tail and did not notice any thing so we just thought he was being dumb.





It’s July and Darby is back to his old self!