I hope everyone can stand one more medical related post. I hope it's the last one for a very long time!
Toby's UA and Culture were sent to a professional lab. The results - he has a small bit of blood in his urine, caused by sterile cystitis. The bladder lining or uretha gets irritated and bleeds a bit. He unquestionably had a UTI last fall, but this time, perhaps not.
They are both now on Hill's CD food and will be for life. The vet believes this will help a great deal with the cystitis. The anal gland issue may well be related. If so, that should clear up in time.
So from now on, we just watch and wait and evaluate symptoms, if any. When irritation and blood strike we will probably do Prednisone.
What caused the sterile cystitis? Stress could have. What MY cats have to be stressed about, I have no idea. I do my best to provide them with a happy, comfortable lifestyle. Maybe he's picking it up from me; I tend to be anxious. Or maybe Leia is making him unhappy with her recently evolved Gurrl Power.
Anyway, I will do what I can to increase their comfort level. Maybe add some Feliway plug ins? A cat masseuse? I believe we have one or two feline experts in that area in the CB. Purrhaps we could hire them? Apply within!
We want to thank all of our furriends and their families who have expressed concern for Toby's medical issues. It's good to have people to share these things with, who also understand what we went through.