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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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She was given an antibiotic injection because of her urinary infection (blood in urine).
Blood in urine does not necessarily mean a urinary tract infection. Could be sterile cystitis, in which case the antibiotic would be at best, useless. The vet should have had a culture and sensitivity done on Tobi's urine sample to determine A) if bacteria are actually present and what type they are B) which antibiotic would be most effective against that particular strain of bacteria. By the way, you might want to check out this link explaining some of the risks of Convenia: http://catinfo.org/?link=convenia
And this link has excellent info on urinary tract issues: http://catinfo.org/?link=urinarytracthealth

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She was also given a stimulant pill.
Which one?

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Over the last week and a half we've offered her other food she's eaten in the past, even friskies to see if she'd eat anything.
Have you offered her anything like canned salmon or tuna, sardines, baby food? Don't limit yourself to just cat food.

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She usually doesn't eat wet food, but we had to start giving it to her because she's on Cosequin. We've kept her on the Chicken Soup dry food.
Wet food is better for her than dry overall, but for now I think you have to feed her anything that she's willing to eat.

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So we're keeping her on the food she was on before her health issues.
If she's not eating it, then what's the point.

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Vet said that we shouldn't push her to eat, force feed or anything, to see if the pill will help her.
If the pill hasn't worked by the end of the day, you may have to consider assisted feeding.

Good luck!
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