I think my cat has a urinary tract infection. I took him to a vet…

I think my cat has a urinary tract infection. I took him to a vet the other day. They took a urine sample and gave me some medicing to help ease his pain while the urine was being tested. I’m waiting to hear back from them. Do you know of a place where pet care is cheap or free in Chicago? If he needs the surgery, I cannot afford the high cost.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, At my practice I receive the results in 24 hours. Call your vet. The results should be back by now. I also think a few things are very helpful and important. One exercise. Two diet. I always recommend feeding a high quality wet food with water added. It helps to keep the bladder flushed and protects against uti or cystitis. Next I recommend a urinary supplement like cranmate. To be used daily. After that I teach my clients how to recognize a problem at home. By monitoring the litter box. Getting urine samples every 2-4 weeks and palpating the… Read more »

3 years ago

If it isn’t a uti, then most likely meds will suffice. If it turns out to be something else and surgery is required, then I would call around or speak to your vet about payment options. See if a deposit with weekly or monthly installments will work. See if your local animal rescue could help out. And yu could also apply for care credit or animal health insurance too, to help out with any future expenses. Best of luck!

3 years ago

Sorry, if it IS a uti, not isn’t.

Patricia Rattray
3 years ago

https://archive.org/details/homeopathiccaref00hami This is a link to the book Homeopathy for Cats and Dogs by Don Hamilton DVM. You can borrow it online through this link or check out the hard copy from your local library. https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/recurring-utis-and-antibiotics-stop-the-cycle/ This is a link to an article explaining what is wrong with using antibiotics. Although it is about human use, the same principles apply. Following is the text on UTI’s in cats from Don Hamilton’s book. I successfully used Cantharis 30, Apis Mel 30 (if animal has little thirst), and Arsenicum alb 30 (if animal has great thirst). All of these can be purchased… Read more »