has always been empirical....worked well. also i have read that diazepam helps be relaxing smooth muscle.
If this vet becomes too aggressive in her "rx options".....any other drugs that might be used? SMZ?, Cephalexin?
- Encouarged water/drinking is also recommended as the more dilute the urine is the better. Some cats even like the use of a kitty fountain such as THIS to encourage them to drink more water.
in your opinion, since Baytril, used empirically, accomplished desired results...let us return to antibiotics I mentioned on a comparison basis. Also, if bladder is in beggining stage of infection, s might be the ureter...keep it in mind.
Cat drinks adequately, as I see him...huge water bowl in front of fireplace. I have also, 2 other cats and 2 rescue pappilons. all have gotten along well..very well.
I discussed this with another vet, regarding cosequin....she is my usual vet..not on today...you know how it is. Interesting (VERY) that you mentioned the idea of the self-limiting 7-10 day "goings-on"...as that is what my usual vet said. In view of that, plus otherwise normal behavior, would you suggest getting him in the am when they call? I did not agree to blood work...cat has problems he has lived with for years, as he was a stray...now living for 8 years in "the palace"...who knows age when he became mine/
All i want to know is, does my decision seem reasonable and sound to you? I am aware of pyelonephritis...I have a plastic ureter for that reason. Bear in mind, cat has no indication of pain....i did have one that did. Thank you for your time.