Posted by Meli (Alberta, CA) on 08/13/2014
6 weeks ago I adopted a 4 year old male cat from the spca. He was very timid and very afraid. He was given his own space away from other animals with his own food and litter. He peed on our bed after about 4 days. I took him to the vet; they said territory, wait and see what happens. I bought feliway room spray and plug in, as well as enzyme cleaners to remove the smell. After about 10 days he peed again, on my son's bed, then again on ours. We had to go away for a few days and left him here with a full time sitter. I wrapped our bedding in plastic whe we left and upon our return he had peed on the plastic.
The urine had a dark tinge (possibly blood) and a foul smell. Rushed him to the vet, where he explained a battery of tests needed. I agreed as I have adopted this little guy and I am responsible. He gave him IV, kept him, did xray, ultrasound, full blood tests, and what ever else vet mentioned. $900.00 later and were sent home and asked to return the next day for another IV to avoid dehydration. $200.00 for each return visit x 2 for more ivs and check ups.
This kitty was diagnosed by vet to have FUS or Feline Urological Syndrome. He was so shy and stressed already from being in the shelter, whatever he came from, and now settling into my home, plus we went away. The vet and staying at the vet put him over the edge. I watched him drink but he really has been eating almost nothing since he came home from vet last week. I have offered perscription food from vet at all times but have also tried 1 of every high end wet food, his old dry food, chicken breast, ground beef and anything else you could imagine.
I do not want a return visit, not for the cost but for the stress for him. Yesterday I tried a can of salmon, he licked up all the liquid and ate a little. So I refed about 5 times and he ate a little each time. Thim morning I found liquidy vomit with a bit of cat food in it. He has been urinating at least twice a day and they are a good size. He has not gone outside of his litter. I fed him more salmon today and he started vomiting foam looks clear with a bit of dark orange red, over and over tonight. I am afraid it is from the fish oil in the can of salmon. He finally made a bowel movement tonight for the first confirmed time since vet. He is losing weight but is still chasing flies and exploring the house and being social. I am worried and I do not have a trustworthy vet. Any suggestions or past experiences would be so apprectiated.