Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-26 Thread catatonya
Do they make diapers for cats?  I know this is so frustrating.  I don't have 
every single night problems, but mostly I do have problems on my sofas.  I keep 
the beds and the sofas covered with 1 (on the bottom) a plastic waterproof 
matress cover, (2) next I put a cloth waterproof (fabric quilted to the 
plastic), then (3) my sheets.  If no one piddles on them I just change out the 
sheets.  If someone does I can take off the top two layers and relayer without 
the urine soaking through the sofa cushions or the bed.
  tonya

Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what I can 
try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with IFLUTD ( idiopathic 
feline lower urinary tract disease) back in April when she started piddling on 
my bed.Well after being on Amitryptaline for awhil(,which was supposed to help) 
but did not.She still pees in her sleep and sometimes just sitting there. She 
has been checked for bladder infections,crystals,growths etc.Dr. Jen aid she 
has ran all the tests that she could. :(  I am SO frustrated.This morning I was 
startled awake with pee trickling through my legs.She must have fell asleep on 
me.I have pads on the bed that she usually lays on,but my feet must have been 
in the way and she likes to lay on me.She acts fine otherwise,just does not 
have control of her bladder. :( Any thoughts on this? I am trying to get hold 
of a doctor at the Cat clinic here that I am going to ask,but I really cant 
afford to bring her there. I
spent thousands thee on my Maizee a few years back.Thanks in advance.
Sherry



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Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-26 Thread Jenine Kear
Yes they do.  Try a search on www.goodsearch.com 
Or if that does not work, I'll try to find where I got mine. 

Jenine

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Do they make diapers for cats?  I know this is so frustrating.  I don't have
every single night problems, but mostly I do have problems on my sofas.  I
keep the beds and the sofas covered with 1 (on the bottom) a plastic
waterproof matress cover, (2) next I put a cloth waterproof (fabric quilted
to the plastic), then (3) my sheets.  If no one piddles on them I just
change out the sheets.  If someone does I can take off the top two layers
and relayer without the urine soaking through the sofa cushions or the bed.
  tonya

Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what I can
try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with IFLUTD (
idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease) back in April when she
started piddling on my bed.Well after being on Amitryptaline for
awhil(,which was supposed to help) but did not.She still pees in her sleep
and sometimes just sitting there. She has been checked for bladder
infections,crystals,growths etc.Dr. Jen aid she has ran all the tests that
she could. :(  I am SO frustrated.This morning I was startled awake with pee
trickling through my legs.She must have fell asleep on me.I have pads on the
bed that she usually lays on,but my feet must have been in the way and she
likes to lay on me.She acts fine otherwise,just does not have control of her
bladder. :( Any thoughts on this? I am trying to get hold of a doctor at the
Cat clinic here that I am going to ask,but I really cant afford to bring her
there. I
spent thousands thee on my Maizee a few years back.Thanks in advance.
Sherry



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Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-15 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Thank you for the info beth. :)

--- On Fri, 8/15/08, Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

From: Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 12:52 AM

Hi Sherry, quick question...has she had an ultrasound of her bladder?  Our
Will Feral was recently dx'd with idiopathic interstitial cystitis (blood
in
urine off and on, peeing on the floor, straining at times, normal urine ph,
no evidence of crystals, no infection, nothing on xray).  He gets dasuquin
and amitryptaline, still having problems.  We finally had an ultrasound
done and it showed grit in his bladder, so first dx was wrong, it
is
actually the beginning of some type of stones.  He doesn't seem to be
incontinent in his sleep or while sitting, so maybe your girl has something
else...but I think the ultrasound was worthwhile for us.


Beth, Blue, Moxie, Dash, Scooter and Will Feral

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wrote:

 Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what I can
 try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with IFLUTD (
 idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease) ...

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Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-15 Thread Sharyl
You could try this group
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/FLUTD/
I am not a member but they may have info you could use.
Sharyl

--- On Thu, 8/14/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 10:05 PM

There are pads that are washable (disposable is too expensive) that  
are used under people in nursing homes/hospitals.  I bought a bunch of  
these when a most loved dog was having similar problems because of a  
terminal illness.  I am lucky enough to have a washer and dryer  
available but these pads made life much easier.  That may be what you  
have on the end of your bed.  I am told there are similar pads for  
changing babies.

Blessings to both of you.
On Aug 14, 2008, at 8:50 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote:

 Thanks for your input Marylyn.I have a mattress pad on there,one of  
 the first things I bought when it all started.I also have a water  
 proof one at the foot of my bed on top,I got tired of washing my  
 bedding every other day,especially having to go to the laundromat. : 
 ( I have used Cosequin or Dasequin for my fiv+ boy with mouth  
 issues,but stopped,seemed to not make a difference. I will have to  
 look into that for this problem. I believe one of the vets at the  
 Cat Clinic is a holistic vet.

 --- On Thu, 8/14/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 9:35 PM

 See if you can find a holistic vet.  There may be some supplements you
 can use.  Somewhere I read had cosaquin stregthens bladder
 muscles.I have no personal knowledge but am a big fan of holistic
 medicines, especially when the regular vets are out of ideas.  There
 are nice mattress pads that have a vinyl back (I just put one on my
 bed from K-Mart because of the kittens--ferals are not as easily
 trained as I would like :).  Also there are pads dogs can
 wearwonder if she would wear them?
 On Aug 14, 2008, at 8:29 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote:

 Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what
 I can try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with
 IFLUTD ( idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease) back in
 April when she started piddling on my bed.Well after being on
 Amitryptaline for awhil(,which was supposed to help) but did not.She
 still pees in her sleep and sometimes just sitting there. She has
 been checked for bladder infections,crystals,growths etc.Dr. Jen aid
 she has ran all the tests that she could. :(  I am SO
 frustrated.This morning I was startled awake with pee trickling
 through my legs.She must have fell asleep on me.I have pads on the
 bed that she usually lays on,but my feet must have been in the way
 and she likes to lay on me.She acts fine otherwise,just does not
 have control of her bladder. :( Any thoughts on this? I am trying to
 get hold of a doctor at the Cat clinic here that I am going to
 ask,but I really cant afford to bring her there. I
 spent thousands thee on my Maizee a few years back.Thanks in advance.
 Sherry



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[Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what I can try 
next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with IFLUTD ( idiopathic 
feline lower urinary tract disease) back in April when she started piddling on 
my bed.Well after being on Amitryptaline for awhil(,which was supposed to help) 
but did not.She still pees in her sleep and sometimes just sitting there. She 
has been checked for bladder infections,crystals,growths etc.Dr. Jen aid she 
has ran all the tests that she could. :(  I am SO frustrated.This morning I was 
startled awake with pee trickling through my legs.She must have fell asleep on 
me.I have pads on the bed that she usually lays on,but my feet must have been 
in the way and she likes to lay on me.She acts fine otherwise,just does not 
have control of her bladder. :( Any thoughts on this? I am trying to get hold 
of a doctor at the Cat clinic here that I am going to ask,but I really cant 
afford to bring her there. I
 spent thousands thee on my Maizee a few years back.Thanks in advance.
Sherry


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-14 Thread Marylyn
See if you can find a holistic vet.  There may be some supplements you  
can use.  Somewhere I read had cosaquin stregthens bladder  
muscles.I have no personal knowledge but am a big fan of holistic  
medicines, especially when the regular vets are out of ideas.  There  
are nice mattress pads that have a vinyl back (I just put one on my  
bed from K-Mart because of the kittens--ferals are not as easily  
trained as I would like :).  Also there are pads dogs can  
wearwonder if she would wear them?
On Aug 14, 2008, at 8:29 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote:

 Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what  
 I can try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with  
 IFLUTD ( idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease) back in  
 April when she started piddling on my bed.Well after being on  
 Amitryptaline for awhil(,which was supposed to help) but did not.She  
 still pees in her sleep and sometimes just sitting there. She has  
 been checked for bladder infections,crystals,growths etc.Dr. Jen aid  
 she has ran all the tests that she could. :(  I am SO  
 frustrated.This morning I was startled awake with pee trickling  
 through my legs.She must have fell asleep on me.I have pads on the  
 bed that she usually lays on,but my feet must have been in the way  
 and she likes to lay on me.She acts fine otherwise,just does not  
 have control of her bladder. :( Any thoughts on this? I am trying to  
 get hold of a doctor at the Cat clinic here that I am going to  
 ask,but I really cant afford to bring her there. I
 spent thousands thee on my Maizee a few years back.Thanks in advance.
 Sherry



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Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-14 Thread Chris
My Tucson has this annoying little habit of peeing in not so great
places--usually, its cause she's mad at somebody or somebody annoyed her
when she was heading for the litter box or the moon is high or whatever!
But once, the vet found she had clogged anal sacs and he said that might
cause her problems...  

Christiane Biagi
914-632-4672
Cell:  914-720-6888
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Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 9:29 PM
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Subject: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what I can
try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with IFLUTD (
idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease) back in April when she
started piddling on my bed.Well after being on Amitryptaline for
awhil(,which was supposed to help) but did not.She still pees in her sleep
and sometimes just sitting there. She has been checked for bladder
infections,crystals,growths etc.Dr. Jen aid she has ran all the tests that
she could. :(  I am SO frustrated.This morning I was startled awake with pee
trickling through my legs.She must have fell asleep on me.I have pads on the
bed that she usually lays on,but my feet must have been in the way and she
likes to lay on me.She acts fine otherwise,just does not have control of her
bladder. :( Any thoughts on this? I am trying to get hold of a doctor at the
Cat clinic here that I am going to ask,but I really cant afford to bring her
there. I
 spent thousands thee on my Maizee a few years back.Thanks in advance.
Sherry


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Thanks for your input Marylyn.I have a mattress pad on there,one of the first 
things I bought when it all started.I also have a water proof one at the foot 
of my bed on top,I got tired of washing my bedding every other day,especially 
having to go to the laundromat. :( I have used Cosequin or Dasequin for my fiv+ 
boy with mouth issues,but stopped,seemed to not make a difference. I will have 
to look into that for this problem. I believe one of the vets at the Cat Clinic 
is a holistic vet.

--- On Thu, 8/14/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 9:35 PM

See if you can find a holistic vet.  There may be some supplements you  
can use.  Somewhere I read had cosaquin stregthens bladder  
muscles.I have no personal knowledge but am a big fan of holistic  
medicines, especially when the regular vets are out of ideas.  There  
are nice mattress pads that have a vinyl back (I just put one on my  
bed from K-Mart because of the kittens--ferals are not as easily  
trained as I would like :).  Also there are pads dogs can  
wearwonder if she would wear them?
On Aug 14, 2008, at 8:29 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote:

 Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what  
 I can try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with  
 IFLUTD ( idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease) back in  
 April when she started piddling on my bed.Well after being on  
 Amitryptaline for awhil(,which was supposed to help) but did not.She  
 still pees in her sleep and sometimes just sitting there. She has  
 been checked for bladder infections,crystals,growths etc.Dr. Jen aid  
 she has ran all the tests that she could. :(  I am SO  
 frustrated.This morning I was startled awake with pee trickling  
 through my legs.She must have fell asleep on me.I have pads on the  
 bed that she usually lays on,but my feet must have been in the way  
 and she likes to lay on me.She acts fine otherwise,just does not  
 have control of her bladder. :( Any thoughts on this? I am trying to  
 get hold of a doctor at the Cat clinic here that I am going to  
 ask,but I really cant afford to bring her there. I
 spent thousands thee on my Maizee a few years back.Thanks in advance.
 Sherry



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Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-14 Thread Marylyn
There are pads that are washable (disposable is too expensive) that  
are used under people in nursing homes/hospitals.  I bought a bunch of  
these when a most loved dog was having similar problems because of a  
terminal illness.  I am lucky enough to have a washer and dryer  
available but these pads made life much easier.  That may be what you  
have on the end of your bed.  I am told there are similar pads for  
changing babies.

Blessings to both of you.
On Aug 14, 2008, at 8:50 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote:

 Thanks for your input Marylyn.I have a mattress pad on there,one of  
 the first things I bought when it all started.I also have a water  
 proof one at the foot of my bed on top,I got tired of washing my  
 bedding every other day,especially having to go to the laundromat. : 
 ( I have used Cosequin or Dasequin for my fiv+ boy with mouth  
 issues,but stopped,seemed to not make a difference. I will have to  
 look into that for this problem. I believe one of the vets at the  
 Cat Clinic is a holistic vet.

 --- On Thu, 8/14/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 9:35 PM

 See if you can find a holistic vet.  There may be some supplements you
 can use.  Somewhere I read had cosaquin stregthens bladder
 muscles.I have no personal knowledge but am a big fan of holistic
 medicines, especially when the regular vets are out of ideas.  There
 are nice mattress pads that have a vinyl back (I just put one on my
 bed from K-Mart because of the kittens--ferals are not as easily
 trained as I would like :).  Also there are pads dogs can
 wearwonder if she would wear them?
 On Aug 14, 2008, at 8:29 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote:

 Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what
 I can try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with
 IFLUTD ( idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease) back in
 April when she started piddling on my bed.Well after being on
 Amitryptaline for awhil(,which was supposed to help) but did not.She
 still pees in her sleep and sometimes just sitting there. She has
 been checked for bladder infections,crystals,growths etc.Dr. Jen aid
 she has ran all the tests that she could. :(  I am SO
 frustrated.This morning I was startled awake with pee trickling
 through my legs.She must have fell asleep on me.I have pads on the
 bed that she usually lays on,but my feet must have been in the way
 and she likes to lay on me.She acts fine otherwise,just does not
 have control of her bladder. :( Any thoughts on this? I am trying to
 get hold of a doctor at the Cat clinic here that I am going to
 ask,but I really cant afford to bring her there. I
 spent thousands thee on my Maizee a few years back.Thanks in advance.
 Sherry



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Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-14 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Sherry, quick question...has she had an ultrasound of her bladder?  Our
Will Feral was recently dx'd with idiopathic interstitial cystitis (blood in
urine off and on, peeing on the floor, straining at times, normal urine ph,
no evidence of crystals, no infection, nothing on xray).  He gets dasuquin
and amitryptaline, still having problems.  We finally had an ultrasound
done and it showed grit in his bladder, so first dx was wrong, it is
actually the beginning of some type of stones.  He doesn't seem to be
incontinent in his sleep or while sitting, so maybe your girl has something
else...but I think the ultrasound was worthwhile for us.


Beth, Blue, Moxie, Dash, Scooter and Will Feral

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Does anyone here know of a group of some sort or have any ideas what I can
 try next? First of all my fiv+ girl has been diagnosed with IFLUTD (
 idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disease) ...

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