Another Vet Visit for Puck

Last Thursday evening I noticed a couple of little puddles of pee in the kitchen. That was unusual because when Puck pees on the floor (which is just about every day) it is one large puddle. I then noticed more little puddles and soon realized that everywhere Puck went he left behind a puddle of pee.

Even though peeing on the floor has become the new normal, this was not normal so I called the vet as soon as they opened and made an appointment for that morning.

I brought the carrier in the house early so as to not scare Puck when it was time to go. Chris and Frankie not only don’t fear the carrier, they were taking turns going inside of it. Chris, of course, was first.

Puck sensed something was up and I had a hard time catching him but eventually we made it to the vet. I opened his cage after the put us in the exam room but he was not interested in leaving.

The vet tech took him in the back room where they do their secret experiments and brought back a cat that looked like Puck but I couldn’t be sure until later when he peed on the floor. While he was in the back they took a urine sample.

After a short wait, the vet came in to examine Puck. The vet tech struggled to pull him out and I suggested we just unsnap the top, which we did. The vet then suggested that she bring Puck over along with the bottom of the carrier. She thought that would stress him less.

We then had to wait for the test results so I picked up Puck and put him in my lap. Apparently, that was not the time or place for doing anything out in the open so he jumped down and hid behind my back.

After a long wait, the vet came back and said that there was no infection but he did have inflammation and he had urinary crystals. She ended up giving Puck steroids.

Every time I write about a vet visit I mention how all pet issues are solved with steroids or antibiotics and each time after that the same thing happens, In addition, I had to buy another case of Hills prescription cat food.

Science Diet Urinary cat food ca

He didn’t pee anywhere the first day after the vet visit but the day after that he peed everywhere, Today he was good but we will see what tomorrow brings.


26 thoughts on “Another Vet Visit for Puck

  1. easyweimaraner

    we send lots of potp to Puck… and yes… anti biotics&steroids… I was surprised the last time that we left the vet without …just a natural liquid for his stomach…. a miracle…

  2. Cupcake

    Poor Puck. I hate when there’s a new new normal to add to the new normal. Hope the steroids do the trick. Nobody wants magical crystals in their pee.

    Love and licks,

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thank you. The steroids won’t help with the crystals just inflammation. Hopefully the food will help but we’ve bought that before. I stopped buying it after a while because it’s very expensive but I guess we’ll just have to keep him on it.

  3. onespoiledcat

    Oh dear….poor Puck. Hope the steroids do the trick – it does seem like whenever we take our cats in with a problem, they treat it with steroids or antibiotics but I suppose that’s the only way to clear up some of the problems our “kids” get. Anyway, hoping it works for Puck and the Urinary Care food helps out too. Urinary crystals are kinda scary…but lately it seems like a lot of cats are getting urinary tract issues for some reason. Good luck!!


    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I heard about cranberry. I’ll have to try that. It’s just difficult to put stuff in their food while they’re hovering over you as you open the can. ☺️

  4. databbiesotrouttowne

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  5. The Island Cats

    Poor Puck. We hope the steroid helps. It is for inflammation, so we can understand why the vet would give it. You may also want to use D-mannose or corn silk. We’ve heard these can help with urinary inflammation.

  6. Mary McNeil

    So sorry Pucky continues to have issues. But the cats I’ve had wityh urinary issues have been helped by steroid injections and special food. Even the vet will tell you you don’t want to give steroids too often.

  7. 15andmeowing

    Poor Puck. I hope he feels better soon. I get this food for Sammy, the chicken stew one only. He has hypercalcemia which causes crystals. Have they checked Puck’s calcium levels? I know there are other kinds of crystals too not made of calcium.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I think there are two kinds, one caused when the cat is too acidic and the other caused when they are too alkaline. This one raises the acid level so I assume Puck is too alkaline, unless they made a mistake and the food is doing more harm than good.


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