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Thanks. XXXXX know he hasn't used his litter box in over 24 hours, I'm going to go ahead and take him to the ER. I appreciate your time.
He's doing just fine. I took him to the ER on Sunday afternoon. The vet examined him, felt there was no blockage and hydrated him with a shot. Within an hour he was feeling much better and seems to be fine since then. I did return him to his own vet on Tues who discovered Pogo had an ear infection but did not indicate the 2 situations were related. He gave Pogo an antibiotic and washed his ear with ointment. At any rate, the vet recommended keeping Pogo on the restricted diet for right now with no dry food being required. He did not run a new analysis on Pogo's urine because Pogo did not have enough urine in his bladder to do the test.
What is your opinion on the dry food issue? Pogo loves dry food and I had been feeding it (plus wet food) to him for a couple reasons - 1) to help keep his teeth clean, and 2) for the fiber. Pogo loves the wet food suggested by the vet (the Hills c/d for bladder health) so he's eating it very well.
Thanks again for your input.
Thank you! Have a great day.
Pogo is still having on again/off again problems with his eating and drinking. Yesterday afternoon he was feeling really good, eating good, and drinking good. So I let him outside for a couple hours. While he was out, I saw him eating sand off the driveway. Now today he's back to his not eating real well, don't know if he's had anything to drink or urinated or had a stool in the last 12 hrs or so. What would cause him to want to eat sand? I saw him doing it 2 or 3 times before he came back inside for the night.