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Just reading this about the crystals. Tammy, it sounds like you got her in right away, so was caught early. Augie did have crystals. The only sign I had was that he was not able to hold his urine through the night, where he had always been able to do so. He does not have access to beds, but he was peeing on the throw rug that is over tile in front of the front door. I was freaking too, but we went through a course of antibiotics, maybe two courses (my memory is shaky here). The vet also put him on a canned 'urinary' diet for a month. His urine was also too alkaline at that time. We were advised to go back on the food he was initially on where he had done well, until I foolishly changed it. He just did not do well on the new food. He had a lot of blood in his urine at the time as well, and she injected fluid under his skin on his back to help flush his system out. When he was rechecked again after treatment, the crystals were no longer there. This was about a year ago exactly. And, knock on wood, he has done well since.
I hope Tillie recovers quickly. Yes, definitely talk to Sabine and perhaps she can give you some adjustments to make to help in Tillie's recovery.
Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom
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