my cat has beem diagnosed with bacteria causing her to drink lot n lots of water.She has been treated with 3 different antibiotics that I was told may help--but not always.She did good for approx. 2 mos maybe 3 but old systems are back.
Type of Animal: Feline
Age: 9 yrs
she has been on 3 different antibiotics which helped for approx 2 to 3 mos.
Was this a bacterial infection of the urine?How was this bacteria found?
found in her urine------blood work was also done so could have been found that way also
Ok, there are a few things that could be going on.If the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotics being given, then they won't work. You need to make sure that a test called a bacterial culture and sensitivity is being run. This will verify what bacteria we have and which antibiotics will kill it. Then you need to make 100% sure that the antibiotics are given as prescribed.Some illnesses make bacterial infections more likely to happen or recur. THings like diabetes cause sugar in the urine, which bacteria love. Diabetes also causes increased thirst all by itself. So make sure that this is being ruled out.Finally, there are other problems that can happen with the bladder and urinary system--inflammation without bacteria, crystals/stones, etc. So make sure that we have the correct diagnosis. All of these present with very similar symptoms, but a complete urinalysis run a lab will help us determine which problem we have. Inflammation in the bladder, for example, will sometimes respond for a while to antibiotics but the problem will come right back. Finally, you may want to consider getting copies of your cat's records and seeking a second opinion to make sure that everything that can be done is being done. Sometimes we need to have a fresh pair of eyes looking at a problem to see the solution!I hope this helps, please let me know if I can answer any other questions.