This handsome boy is Blue, a 3-year-old Snowshoe cat.
Blue's mom became worried about her boy when he started urinating outside of his litter box. She monitored him for a few days and noticed he still wasn't going potty in his litter box; and when she would watch him, he would act like he had to urinate but couldn’t go potty. She decided it was time to take her fur kid to the veterinarian.
At the vet, the vet found that Blue had a urinary tract infection (UTI). According to VCA Pet Hospitals, urinary tract disorders are common in cats. For the most part, a UTI occurs when bacteria travel up the urethra and into the bladder. Urine in the bladder is supposed to be sterile, but once bacteria find their way to the bladder, the bacteria can grow and reproduce, causing the UTI.
It’s important to note that UTIs are usually easy to diagnose and cure, but they can develop into a more serious condition if left untreated. If your cat displays any of the following signs, please make sure you visit with your vet as soon as possible:
Blue’s mom is on disability and has health issues of her own. She was worried she wouldn’t be able to afford this unexpected and emergency vet visit for him. So, she applied with Fur Kids Foundation and we were happy to help.
Luckily Blue’s mom caught it early enough and all he needed was some medicine to help clear up his UTI. He’s well on his way to recovery!
About Fur Kids Foundation
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.
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