Sunday, February 2, 2014

Poor Tucker

I'm sorry to write that yesterday, Tucker's FLUTD started acting up again. Thankfully, I have two pain pills left from the vet, so he's back on those. Based on the suggestion from our friends at Fuzzy Tales, I've ordered a different supplement from Amazon. I'm going to re-evaluate his diet too, and in case stress is still a factor, I've plugged in a Feliway diffuser. He's not as bad as a few weeks ago, but seeing him pace to the litter box breaks my heart. I wish I could do more.

13 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's common for it to flare up again...poor Tucker. We hope the UTI-Free works for him, it truly has been a godsend for Derry, and is exceptionally well-rated on the PetAlive.com site. Fingers and paws crossed and healing purrs to Tucker!

P.S. I'm not sure what you feed him, but after Derry's bout, I cut out the 1/4 cup of dry I was giving the boys each a day, reduced that to 1 TBSP in the AM and PM (I think about 1/8 cup), more for a treat. It probably would have been better to cut out kibble entirely, but the boys love it and I think one has to take quality of life into account too.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, I should add...A couple of weeks ago I thought to try Derry on one dose of UTI-Free per day in his food, instead of the usual two. I don't know if it was coincidence, but after several days I noticed him peeing more frequently, 3 or 4 times a day when normally he pees only once or twice. (Yeah, he can hold his bladder for over 24 hours--I've timed it before at 27 hours, the max I've known him to go.)

I dosed him via syringe a few times on one day, then went back to giving it to him in his food twice a day--and he went back to peeing every 12 hours to 24 hours, normal for him.

I don't want to give you false hope, because every cat and situation is different, but I've truly got nothing negative to write about that product. It's like a miracle for Derry--at least right now. Can't say that always will be the case, of course.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Healing purrs r us!
Tucker, you sweet boy, get better!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I'm sending purrs to Tucker - poor guy. :-(

The Island Cats said...

Purrs for Tucker...we hope he feels better soon.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, we're ramping up the purrs and prayers again. I hope he feels better soon!

Eileen said...

We is sending out purrs to Tucker...we hopes he feels better furry soon!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Susan said...

We're all praying and purring he feels better soon!

Roberta said...

I know that pacing back and forth to the litter box is very stressful on us, too. Tucker will get better again. I just want to hug him.

Angel and Kirby said...

Tucker. we are so sorry that you are not feeling well!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are sending healing purrs to Tucker. We are so sorry his FLUTD is acting up again.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

I'm sorry Tucker is not well.
Sending healing thoughts and gentle purrs to you and to him.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

belated purrs for Tucker..

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