Thursday, July 27, 2006

And the Vet says...

My cat may or may not have a urinary tract infection.  (Useful, huh?)

The vet took a urine sample from Jas.  This process apparently does not involve the cat peeing in a cup, but a rather messier procedure that the vet's assistant politely referred to as the Urine Extraction Process.  Jas had to stay there all day.  She was real happy to come home that night, as demonstrated by the fact she didn't meow once in the car ride home.  (Whereas she'd cried all the way to the vet's office.) 

Well, the vet had yesterday off, so I didn't get the results until today.  The results were pretty good -- meaning that the urinalysis was all normal.  Yay.  However, there was blood in her urine.  Vet isn't sure whether the blood was indicative of a UTI or a result of the, er, Urine Extraction Process.  Poor kitty.  :(

So we're gonna start her on some food that's better for urinary tract health.  We're not positive it's necessary, but, as the vet's assistant put it, "The only thing you have to lose is bed-peeing."  She has a point.  I'll be starting the cat on that food real quick.

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