This dapper gent is Leo, a 2-year-old short hair tabby.
Leo’s parents have had a rough few months–his dad is the only one able to work at the moment and they have had to travel for family emergencies. Unfortunately, Leo also wasn’t feeling well–he wasn't going to the bathroom, and when he did, they could see that there was blood in his urine. While his parents couldn't afford his emergency veterinary visit, they knew that Leo had to get to the vet.
At the vet it was discovered Leo had a severe urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney infection–and to make matters worse, he needed to be hospitalized. After Leo was released, he seemed to be doing well, but a few days later he was acting sick again–so off to the vet he went and was hospitalized again.
A UTI happens when bacteria travels up the urethra and into the bladder; this bacteria can grow and reproduce, which causes the UTI. Some common signs of a UTI in your cat can include:
Kidney infections are one of the most common infections your tabby can get, and typically happen when bacteria in the lower urinary tract (bladder) travel to the kidney. If your cat has a kidney infection, it’s vital to take them to the veterinarian. If a kidney infection is left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure and death. Signs your cat may have a kidney infection includes
Leo's dad applied with Fur Kids Foundation to help with the emergency veterinary bills, and we were more than happy to help.
Leo is now on some new food, his parents are monitoring him closely, and he should be making a full recovery in no time.
No matter what is happening with your fur kid, at any stage of life, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to call your veterinarian sooner rather than later.
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