logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
LibbyAndLisa, Ladabidiak, jaicolebe, northbabes, blaycation
57766 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,766 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,534 Topics
821,263 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 345
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 145
Mona - Astronomy 131
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 101
Deanna - New Age 95
"Rosie" 73
Lestie4containergardens 61
Jana - Creativity Editor 56
Susan - Meditation Editor 48
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 32
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#143635 - 08/10/04 02:02 PM Atta Cat Warning
shaaron Offline
Newbie

Registered: 08/09/04
Posts: 1
Loc: Oregon USA
Hi All! I am the proud owner of 3 wonderful kitties...Samantha,Boo (Blue Pt. Markings)and Satin a beautiful Black Kitty. Boo and Satin are males and of course Samantha is a little girl! They are 3 1/2 years old. Since they have been old enough to eat solid food I have fed them Meow Mix and just recently (the last 2 Very large bags)was feeding them Atta Cat. In the last 2 weeks both my males have been to the Vet diagnosed with F.L.U.T.D. It is a disease of the urinary tract that is sometimes related to the buildup of crystals, leading to the inflammation of the lining of the urinary bladder and urethra. Satin had the non-obstructed form that was treated w/o surgery but he was very ill. Boo on the other hand was completely obstructed and had surgery removing a portion of his [censored]. This still did not work and I have just picked him up having gone through the Dr. completely removing his [censored],cutting and suturing his urethra at a point just below his anus. He is now a she! The cause? Their Dr. is absolutely convinced it was the Atta Cat...I'm not sure of the ingredient in it (I will find out)but it is linked to this disease and should be thrown out immediatly. F.L.U.T.D occurs more often in males as their urethra is much narrower. I found helpful info @ www.lbah.com/Feline/flutd.html I hope this saves at least one kitty from going through this terrible ordeal that my poor Boo has been through. Sharon

Top
#143636 - 08/24/04 09:45 AM Re: Atta Cat Warning
1PrincessLydia Offline
Gecko

Registered: 10/20/04
Posts: 425
Loc: Georgia
Wow - what a terrible episode! I have a female cat prone to crystals and bladder infections, and the only thing that has helped is putting her on a diet of prescription canned cat food only, mixed with some distilled water. She also is only allowed to drink distilled water (to the extent possible). Although the prescription food is a little pricier, I recommend it. Even the non-prescription brands that claim to be for "urinary track" problems make her sick.

Top
#143637 - 09/14/04 03:05 PM Re: Atta Cat Warning
1PrincessLydia Offline
Gecko

Registered: 10/20/04
Posts: 425
Loc: Georgia
I have an update on my cat with this condition. She just came down with another infection, and I took her to our new vet in Seattle. They want to put her anti-depressants (!!) because they think stress makes the urinary tract problems occur more often and makes them worse.

Our cat Sophie is very dominant, and she's always stressed out. Our other 4 pets are always pretty mellow, so she's definitely the most uptight.

We're going to try the anti-depressants and see what happens!

Top

Moderator:  Melissa-Catholicism/Cats 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Donald Trump
by Mona - Astronomy
Republican Party
First and last letter Worldwide Recipe Game!
by Beth - Quotations Editor
American Regional Cuisine
04:56 PM
Spiders!
by Nancy Roussy
Clairvoyance
04:54 PM
Soup du jour
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
04:40 PM
Paddling Newport Beach
by Korie - California Editor
California
04:21 PM
Lisa's Daily 10pm EST / 8pm MST Meditation
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Meditation
02:55 PM
New Article When Vibrational Therapy Doesn't Work
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
01:41 PM
August 31 in History
by Allyson - USACook/HomeCook
Today in History
01:20 PM
Mars Myths – Would You Believe Them? *new*
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
11:16 AM
A passing fad?
by Gordon Barlow
Human Rights
10:52 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 52 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.