Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Auburn, NH
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Hi Dana- Lots has been happening the last few days here....I changed vets this week. I was unhappy with the treatment I was getting at the old vet (unable to ask follow up questions, stitches removed too soon, etc). Rico's incision was not healing well, in fact it had opened up. New vet says he is probably having a reaction to the self-dissolving stitches and that the outer stitches were removed too soon.
We have backed off on the Potassium Citrate until after we get the first post-op urine analysis in 30 days to check his ph levels. If the u/d diet alone is keeping them low enough, we'll keep him just on that. If they are still not low enough, we'll add the Potassium Citrate back in. This vet was surprised to hear that I had been prescribed the Potassium Citrate with cranberry granuals. She thought that was something better suited for females, as the cranberries (which add acid to the urine) are good at preventing UTI's. Plus, she didn't like us hitting him with too much at once, because then there's no where to go should he need something to lower the ph later. These are all things I wanted to question, but never got a chance with my old vet. He's backing away from the practice and the new vets he has working have no patient skills. One doc in particular felt that these are things I shouldn't be concerned about. EXCUSE ME????
Rory aka Rico & Lucy's mom