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Old February 8th 04, 01:02 AM
Chris
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My Mainecoon cat has been diagnosed with kidney stones. I was hoping
to get some feedback from other cat owners who have expierienced this.
What treatment did you seek? Was surgery involved? A change in diet?
My vet says he is a time bomb waiting to explode. He said there is
really nothing he can do. Also maybe some links to websites to do some
research.
Thanks in advance
Chris
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Old February 8th 04, 08:33 AM
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I do hope your vet is wrong and that something can be done for your kitty.
Best wishes and purrs,
--
Polonca & Soncek

"Chris" wrote in message
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My Mainecoon cat has been diagnosed with kidney stones. I was hoping
to get some feedback from other cat owners who have expierienced this.
What treatment did you seek? Was surgery involved? A change in diet?
My vet says he is a time bomb waiting to explode. He said there is
really nothing he can do. Also maybe some links to websites to do some
research.
Thanks in advance
Chris



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Old February 8th 04, 07:31 PM
Caroline Swindell
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My Fizzgig had bladder stones, which we got rid of by diet alone. I can't
remember now which kind of stones they were though. He is now on a special
maintenance diet (CD) that keep his urine more acidified, to keep down the
stones. Best wishes for an easy recovery for your kitty.

-Caroline S.

On 2/7/04 8:02 PM, in article
, "Chris"
wrote:

My Mainecoon cat has been diagnosed with kidney stones. I was hoping
to get some feedback from other cat owners who have expierienced this.
What treatment did you seek? Was surgery involved? A change in diet?
My vet says he is a time bomb waiting to explode. He said there is
really nothing he can do. Also maybe some links to websites to do some
research.
Thanks in advance
Chris


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Old February 8th 04, 10:02 PM
Yoj
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Chris,

I would definitely get a second opinion. There are treatments for
kidney stones for humans, and virtually anything that can be treated in
a human can be treated in a cat. My Tawny had problems with bladder
stones, and they were always treatable. The vet also told us that
having a male cat neutered often stops this type of recurring. We had
Tawny altered, and he never had another bladder stone.

Don't give up on your cat! Find a vet who will treat him or her. Best
wishes to you and the cat.

--
Joy



"Chris" wrote in message
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My Mainecoon cat has been diagnosed with kidney stones. I was hoping
to get some feedback from other cat owners who have expierienced this.
What treatment did you seek? Was surgery involved? A change in diet?
My vet says he is a time bomb waiting to explode. He said there is
really nothing he can do. Also maybe some links to websites to do some
research.
Thanks in advance
Chris



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Old February 9th 04, 02:19 AM
Hopitus2
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Trying to compose brief advice: there is a surgical remedy for male cats to
revise the urethral opening as to more closely replicate the female
urethra...(as my aunt used to say, "making him a girl")...it solves
life-threatening dilemma of stones blocking urine passage.
Consult another vet, ASAP. That dude's word is not the final verdict on the
subject, believe me. Don't accept it as such.



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: My Mainecoon cat has been diagnosed with kidney stones. I was hoping
: to get some feedback from other cat owners who have expierienced this.
: What treatment did you seek? Was surgery involved? A change in diet?
: My vet says he is a time bomb waiting to explode. He said there is
: really nothing he can do. Also maybe some links to websites to do some
: research.
: Thanks in advance
: Chris


 




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