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hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX cat was diagnosed with a urinary infection

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hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX cat was diagnosed with a urinary infection last year the vet put him on star-ids tablets for it and it done well ad her was on proper cat biscuits for it as well i cant remember the name of the tablets so i just wonted to know we have tablets here they r pedx 5mg tablets but they r for our dog is that them can u use them on a cat for this tretment
Submitted: 3 years ago via Dog-Health-Guide.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello Judy,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about your cat.

Rebecca :

I tried to look up what r pedx 5 mg tablets are, but could not find it. Could you give me more information about the pills?

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

If a cat is straining to urinate, it can mean a urinary infection, but more often it is due to crystals and inflammation in the bladder. In these cases, antibiotics do not help.

Rebecca :

I hope you can see what I am writing. I am not seeing responses from you.

Rebecca :

Sometimes there are problem with chat format. I can try another way to connect with you if I do not hear from you.

JACUSTOMER-uuowfhks- :

it is prednisone tablets

Rebecca :

Thanks for that information!

Rebecca :

That could reduce inflammation in his bladder.

Rebecca :

If he is eating and drinking, and is passing some urine when he strains, then you could try giving him 1/2 of a 4 mg prednisone.

Rebecca :

If he is not eating, or if he strains, but does not pass any urine, he could be "blocked" and unable to urinate.

Rebecca :

If that is happening, he needs to have the blockage treated as soon as possible.

JACUSTOMER-uuowfhks- :

so i can use it on him and the proper biscuits they r 5mg tablets and yes he is eating and he does not use a tray he goes out side

Rebecca :

Yes, then try 1/2 pill ( 2.5 mg).

Rebecca :

Is there anything else I can help with, or answer?

JACUSTOMER-uuowfhks- :

ok thank u very much i really hope this works because i can not afford to have any thing else done so were can i bye those biscuits from

Rebecca :

What kind are they?

Rebecca :

There are more than one kind recommended for this condition in cats.

Rebecca :

Some of these diets are "prescription diets" and you can get them from a veterinarian, or online with a "prescription" from your veterinarian.

JACUSTOMER-uuowfhks- :

purina one Urinary Tract Health Formula

Rebecca :

That is usually available in pet stores.

Rebecca :

Purine ONE is not a prescription diet, and is carried in stores.

Rebecca :

Is there anything else I can help with or answer?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Judy,
The website says you are offline now. I hope I was helpful and answered all your questions. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

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Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Hello Judy,
How is your cat today?

Rebecca