Aby-a-Day – 2 April: Cat Scan (Medical Monday)

Last month, I posted about Jacoby’s only urinary incident since we moved to Sweden. At that time, I could not find the photos of our first trip to the vet when he got an ultrasound. Well, guess what? I was looking in the wrong folder!

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Like most vets, there is are separate waiting rooms for cats and dogs. They had this poster in the cat waiting area.

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Not too sure about this Abyssinian, though…

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This was our first trip to what became our regular vet hospital. We came here because the place Björn used to go to wasn’t able to fit Jake in for an emergency when he started showing signs of bladder distress. This place was able to see us that day…and I was so impressed, they became our regular vet.

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As usual, Jake calmly explored both the waiting room and the exam room…Uh, Jake? I think the doctor’s meant to sit there, not you.

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As we hadn’t been seen here before, Jake needed to be weighed.

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4.36 kilos. Not bad, that’s a little over 9½ US pounds.

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After they checked him out, they decided he needed an ultrasound to see what was going on with his bladder. Normally, they shave the belly, but since we had a cat show in Finland coming up in a couple of weeks, they very kindly did the scan with all his fur on.

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It just made him a little messy from the gel.

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Then the lights were turned off and he got scanned.

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Turns out, it wasn’t crystals this time at all! He had a little polyp in his bladder.

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In case you can’t see what is going on in the scan, the vet made me a little sketch to describe the polyp.

He didn’t even need antibiotics; they just gave him Buprenex and Metacam. He recovered perfectly, and when we went back for a recheck and second scan, the polyp had resolved itself. I wonder if it’s the better quality food that’s fended off his UT problems?