This beauty is Pablo Purrcatso, a 3-year-old purr-fect kitty.
"Pablo is my emotional support buddy as well as my daughters, I count her among my children. We love her – we play, we cuddle. She talks to us to let us know if something isn’t sitting well with her. She’s almost like a dog; she’s amazing," says her mom.
Recently, Pablo’s mom noticed that her beloved fur kid was vomiting (more than usual) and seemed to be sluggish or lethargic. Her mom was so scared something serious was wrong with her beloved family member, and took her to the vet immediately.
At the vet it was discovered that Pablo didn't have any serious illnesses, but she did have a bad urinary tract infection (UTI), which requires medication to help her heal.
Urinary tract disorders are common in cats. In fact, one of the most common reasons why cats are abandoned or left at an animal shelter is due to urination issues. Generally, a UTI occurs when bacteria travel up the urethra and into the bladder. According to the AVMA, signs that your feline companion may have a UTI include:
Pablo's mom was in between jobs, waiting to start her new one, and past her last paycheck, when Pablo started to get sick. Pablo's mom applied with Fur Kids Foundation for assistance and we were happy to help. At the vet, Pablo's mom also opted to get her up-to-date on her vaccines so she didn't have to worry about her kitty catching something in the future.
Whether your cat’s symptoms are just a UTI or something more, it’s important to find out for sure. If your cat’s exhibiting UTI symptoms, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to call your veterinarian sooner rather than later.
Fun Fact: Pablo Picasso was a great lover of cats and frequently included them in his paintings.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.