My 2 yr. old male cat, Salieri, has been diagnosed with bladder crystals and urinary tract infection. He is taking antibiotics twice daily; however, my vet said there is no cure for getting rid of crystals that cause irritation of the longer male cat's urethra. Removing the crystals will do no good as some cats (like mine) tend to only produce them again. Antibiotics usually helps, but I should look out for signs of blockage and problems passing urine. The vet also told me of an operation (very costly) to shorten the length of his urethra, but said it is a painful operation, the cat will be on a pain patch and may require a colostomy. I ruled that out, no operation. But, is there anything more I can do for him other than continue giving him antibiotics for months? The vet said I may have to keep him on these meds for up to six months if nothing more adverse happens in the meantime (i.e., blockage causing urine to push into kidneys, causing uremic poisoning).
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Your cat should be on special diet to help prevent the formation of new crystals. Most cats respond well to science diet c/d. The diet changes depending on the type of crystals. vetcare