Hi every poodin and bean - Meowmie here! I've just been talking to Muffin's vet - Muffin is still fine and fit as a fiddle, but it turns out that the bladder infection she's got is a particularly difficult type of E. Coli - one that's only sensitive to a single (nasty tasting) antibiotic - and NOT the one she's on for her sniffles! It's good that the infection can be treated, of course, but what worries me is the fact that Muffin is getting these quite frequently, and I have no way of knowing when she's got them because she doesn't have any symptoms whatsoever - sometimes she drinks a little more, but sometimes that doesn't mean anything (last time I took her to the vet when she was drinking more she was fine, no infection).
So what I'm hoping is that all you poodins and beans, with all your vast cat experience, could put your thinking caps on and suggest ways that I can help prevent Muffin from getting these infections in the first place! I mean I only found out about this one by chance because she needed her kidney tests done . . . . and the idea that she's having recurring, chronic infections with hard to treat bacteria really freaks me out! Makes me wonder if it's because I don't keep the house clean enough or something. (First thing I'm doing when I get home is TRIPLE disinfecting the litter box and putting fresh litter pearls in it!). I will ask the vet if there's anything I can do/give her, of course - there might be some sort of supplement for good kidney/bladder health in kitties, maybe something I can add to her water fountain even . . . but yeah, thousands of poodin heads are better than one! Muffin is still very healthy now - but I'd really like her to stay that way for a very long time! She's only three! She's too young to have e.coli.
Meowmie (freaking out a bit)