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    ((Runcible)) I hope he's ok, and that his visit to the hospital is over for the better very soon!

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    You've done the right thing and he's in the proper hands. Praying that he is going to be fine and this is just a bad bout. Please let us know how he is doing. Hugs to you and kitty.

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    So sorry. Maybe he just has a little infection or something and it can be worked out quickly. Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiralgraph View Post
    I have an update on Runcible. He's in an Animal Hospital, with a fever. They're not sure what's wrong with him yet. One of the possibilities could be cancer..
    I think I'm in shock, I've only had him two months. Any good thoughts and wished would be greatly appreciated.
    Spiralgraph in such situations we always fear the worst - the dreaded C especially - but it's quite likely it's not cancer, Runcible is a young puss.

    It's the waiting that kills. .hope Runcible (love that name) is feeling better soon.

    Keep us posted.

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    I just called the Animal Hospital, and they think it's a urinary tract infection. His temperature is up to 105 and he's still not eating. They're going to start antiobiotics. I'm still worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiralgraph View Post
    I just called the Animal Hospital, and they think it's a urinary tract infection. His temperature is up to 105 and he's still not eating. They're going to start antiobiotics. I'm still worried.
    UTIs are not really not uncommon. You brought him in early so his chances for full recovery are very good.

    When you bring him home, I highly suggest you start feeding him solely wet food. Cats really do need to be taking in water and peeing constantly to keep UTIs at bay, especially males, and they simply don't have the urge to drink it by itself. I add SO MUCH WATER when making Mickey's food, it's a little ridiculous. It's also more expensive in the long run (it's cheaper than buying Whole Foods premium wet food but...that's about it), but if I'm gonna save on vet bills and worry, it's worth it to me.

    Bonus is Mickey's poops don't smell anymore. I think that's only on the raw chicken diet though...

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    Feel better Runcible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiralgraph View Post
    I just called the Animal Hospital, and they think it's a urinary tract infection. His temperature is up to 105 and he's still not eating. They're going to start antiobiotics. I'm still worried.

    Also remember that a cat's normal body temperature is around 101 or 102 degrees, so a fever of 105 ... well, it's still a fever, but it's more analogous to a human having a fever of 102.

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    He's not eating because he has a fever; that's a typical cat reaction to fever. Once they start the antibiotics, that should fight the infection which in turn will bring down the fever and then he'll probably start eating again. It's totally understandable to be worried, but you did the right thing by bringing him to the vet and I'm sure he is in good hands now.

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    I'm glad your cat's going to be ok Spiralgraph. I hope he gets better soon.
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    Hugs to Runcible. Once the antibiotics kick in, he should improve quickly. My 2 males have gone on renal food and never had UTIs again. My vet also suggested adding water to their food.

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    Major hugs to you - my Charlie Brown will be boarding with our vet for a while as his cholangitis (gall bladder infection) and pancreatitis calms down. He is diabetic, so not eating is very bad for him. Our local vet emergency center was a godsend as this all came down on Sunday. He is doing better on antibiotics, but need to get him extra care. We have another cat, and he doesn't want to be around her right now, so a little more time "in-hospital" is the best thing.

    Hugs and prayers for Runcible. Agree that when the antibiotics kick in, he should do better and eat.

    Edited to add: Always get a sick kitty checked out after that first 24 hours. Our vet pointed out that cats tend to hide their illness until they really are sick. As for dogs, he said "Dogs are like husbands, they let you know they're sick right away..."
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    ((((((Spiralgraph)))))) UTIs are very common in male cats. Fortunately, you acted swiftly and your cat is getting the care he needs. You'll probably need to switch his food after this, but that's a minor matter. I hope he recovers quickly.
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    Cats are masters at hiding when they don't feel well, so when you can *tell* something's wrong, it's WRONG! Glad Runcible is at the vets and they're doing what they can for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    UTIs are not really not uncommon. You brought him in early so his chances for full recovery are very good.
    This.

    When one my cats had a UTI he recovered well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazmeen View Post
    Major hugs to you - my Charlie Brown will be boarding with our vet for a while as his cholangitis (gall bladder infection) and pancreatitis calms down. He is diabetic, so not eating is very bad for him.
    I wonder how you our managing the diabetes?

    We had a diabetic dog Maia and cat Ohenry at the same time, odd. Maia (lab shepherd cross) lived for four years after diagnosis, blind for most of them. She was down for the count so many times but always pulled through - we put her to sleep at 14 after her hind legs failed her. Regulating her insulin and blood sugar was a challenge the whole time and we only managed because we could test her.

    Ohenry didn't make it because we couldn't test his blood sugar - there was just nowhere on his body he would accept the skin being pricked. Cats are more difficult than dogs so far as I know. I do know someone who kept her diabetic cat alive for quite a few years, but she was able to test regularly. On top of that she spent about $500 per month at the vet for the duration of the cat's illness, not sure why but regular antibiotics was part of the program.
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    Antibiotics can work wonders. Prayers for Runcible and you from my kitties and me.

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    I hope Runcible makes a complete recovery. May I ask where you found his name?

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    Two of my cats, both male, have had UTI´s and the antibiotics helped. So, Runcible will very surely be ok again. They may order a special diet and ask you to keep him active.
    Hugs to both of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    I hope Runcible makes a complete recovery. May I ask where you found his name?
    I'm a Dr Who fan and Runcible was the name of a character in one of the shows in the 1970s.

    No change in Runcible as of last night. I'll know more this afternoon. Thanks for all the good thoughts, everyone.

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