Some of you might remember that I posted a little while ago asking if it was normal for a cat to pee in a linen basket ...
Well we took him to the vet last night, as he peed in the basket again and he just isnt himself at the moment. The vet told us that he might have an infection so we had to take him in this morning so she can test his urine, and if necessary sedate him and xray to make sure he has no stones.

I feel quite nervous for Sully, as I'd hate anything to happen to him. Will be picking him up this afternoon.
Thankfully we have insurance on the cat, and that it looks like they will pay for his treatment ... thankfully as the estimate (for the worst case senario) was £200!
Becky
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Hi Becky ,
poor Sully , I hope he will be ok. I understand how you feel about leaving him at the vet .
I dread it when one of my pets is at the vet and spend the time pacing the room looking at the clock .
kim suffers from cystitis and she is just recovering from another bout . I have some links to webpages about FLUTD on my web page under V for veterinary ,
Let us know how it goes.

Alison
Links to animal information websites
http://mysite.freeserve.com/petinfolinks/
Some of you might remember that I posted a little while ago asking if it was normal for a cat ... like they will pay for his treatment ... thankfully as the estimate (for the worst case senario) was £200! Becky

Please keep us posted. Purrs to Sully.
Karen
Thank you for your posts.
Just been on the phone to my boyfriend. He called the vet and Sully is alert and enjoyed a tickle when the receptionist went to see how he was.

The vet was busy at the time, but from what was written down it sounds like he has got an infection and has got to have 2 tablets a day. Dont know if he was sedated or x-rayed.
Does anyone know with regard to cystitus, would insurance companies regard this as a reoccuring condition? The vet said that we ought to find out, as we know that cystitus can come back, and we would rather not pay out £200 if Sully has it again.
We're currently with the RSPCA for pet insurance (which it does state they dont cover reoccuring conditions, though we're going to ring up and ask to make sure), does anyone out there have any recommendations for insurance companies who would cover reoccuring conditions.
Many thanks for your support.
Becky
Another update ...
Sully is home now, he's glad to be home.
Turns out Sully was actually constipated, and he was peeing in the linen basket as a 'cry for help'. He's had an injection which will last 2 days, has a weeks worth of antibiotics and has a cat laxative, bless!

Am now wondering if the insurance will pay out for constipation, as the bill came to £186.00, which we've had to pay up front.
Any suggestions ... ?
Many thanks
Becky
Rebecca,
I'm a little confused. If it's a urinary tract infection or if it's constipation and it will be medically treated it seems to me to be a lot of money. I am writing from New York and when you write 200 with that kind of an L in front of it is that Great Britain pounds? That would be almost $300 in my money.
My vet recently did a urinalyses on my Sapphire who had a urinary tract infection and gave her medicine and it only cost about $50. (about 35 GBPs). If the condition is recurring would he continue doing x-rays? Wouldn't he just prescribe medication after taking and testing a urine sample?

Maybe other vets in your area are more reasonable.

Barb
I can only please one person a day.
Today is not your day.
Tomorrow doesn't look good either.
Rebecca, I'm a little confused. If it's a urinary tract infection or if it's constipation and it will be medically ... Barb I can only please one person a day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn't look good either.

I also wondered about this. The price quoted seems excessive unless tests were taken that the OP did not mention. I would certainly check into this and look at other veterinary practices, if necessary.

MaryL
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Hi,
Sully did have to have a lot of things done, I guess it does depend on what each vet charges for items such as x-rays etc, but we chose that vet as it is a 5/10 minute drive from ours to the vet, and Sully doesnt like being in his basket, so we might be paying more than some others, but we feel that his comfort is more important.
We had to pay for the consultation, urine tests (which was sent to the lab), sedation/reversal, x-ray, antibiotics, cat laxative and a couple of others what I cant think of at the moment.
The 2 most expensive items were the x-ray and sedation (which came to around £100 for just those 2). It does seem expensive I know, but I know from my own experience of when I had my wisdom teeth out, and was sedated, half the bill was just for the sedation, so we knew it'd cost a bit.

Anyway, Sully seems to be more 'himself' now which is nice to see. He loves the catalax (love the name of that!), hopefully it'll do its job and start motions!
Becky
Hi, Sully did have to have a lot of things done, I guess it does depend onwhat each vet charges ... nice to see. Heloves the catalax (love the name of that!), hopefully it'll do its job and start motions! Becky

Hi,
Do you know why Sully needed to be sedated? This doesn't sound like somethng that would require sedation. Anyway, I'm glad you're taking good care of Sully and I hope your insurance took care of some (or all) of your bill.
MaryL
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