Wylie's trip to the vet
By Kristen Howe
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
January 3, 2018 3:42pm CST
Well I've just returned to the vet and Wylie was a good trooper, though he meowed during the ride in his kennel. Before we went inside the vet clinic, my brother used his phone to snap a shot of my dad's check and did some mobile banking with our bank's app. I can't do it with my phone though. After I filled out the new client paperwork and told the vet tech Wylie's caterwauling issues, (since the closet banging and the table jumping is behavorial), we met the same vet to check Wylie out. I've told him the same thing and he examined him. Althoug he did have a heart murmur, he did like skinny and had a bit trouble walking. The vet said he did felt some hard stools and wanted us to do a X-ray to test for constipation and maybe for Diabetes. When the X-rays came back, nothing life-threatening or serious. He has a major case of mild constipation. As for the weight loss, he might have Chronic Renal Syndrome. I also did a urinalysis test, just to test him for an urinary infection. I won't know the results until tomorrow... so I'll let you know about it tomorrow. He did have a good quality of life. I just have to give him stool softenener 2x a day for 2 weeks. He just had his first shot in his mouth when I got him. I might try putting it in his wet food before bed tonight and tomorrow morning. As for the cost, it was only $295 total--the office visit was $65. So I have enough money leftover in savings after tomorrow. I thank god for my dad's check to cover the expenses and will thank him tomorrow night on the phone. Keep your fingers crossed for his urinalysis test results tomorrow.
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@KristenH I wonder if your cat would fare better with a diet change? Sorry about the questions, I must be a frustrated vet or doctor in another life, lol. Actually, my brother is a vet professor at Ohio State and I owned a cat who passed a few years back so that is where the interest is coming from. She was about 14 years old.. Hope Wylie responds well to treatment.
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
@dgobucks226 The vet did ask what kind of wet food I gave him. I told him Friskies pate, since he doesn't like the other kinds like with gravy. He didn't suggest a diet change though. No worries. Aww sorry for losing a fur baby. He's doing okay and in the litter box now.
• United States
one of mine that passed away recently had a renal problem-constipation seems to go hand in hand with it.you may wish to ask the vet about giving him miralax,worked well for mine.you do have to make sure they have plenty of water with either.