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I am worried about Amber

Post by CATherin » Tue, 04 Feb 2003 12:57:21



Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
much more frequently.

I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
*** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

CATherine

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by Takayuk » Tue, 04 Feb 2003 13:40:31


On 3 Feb 2003 03:57:21 GMT, CATherine

Quote:

>Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
>clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
>as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
>increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
>other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
>pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
>Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
>much more frequently.

>I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
>and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
>I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
>*** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
>diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

Purrs for you and Amber.  Hopefully, it just means that Amber has
decided to lead a more healthy lifestyle, and drink more water. :)
 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by Kare » Tue, 04 Feb 2003 15:08:24




Quote:
> Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
> clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
> as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
> increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
> other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
> pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
> Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
> much more frequently.

> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

> CATherine

It can also be thyroid. I will definitely send purrs. How old is Amber? Not
that that's a big factor, but just wondering. Maybe it isn't anything. Keep
us posted!

Karen

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by Marin » Tue, 04 Feb 2003 15:11:05



Quote:

> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

Purrs for you both. I hope it turns out to be nothing serious. OK, I know I
seem to harp on this a lot, but yes, hyperthyroidism can show itself in
increased drinking and peeing. The symptoms of hyperthyroidism are just so
varied that I am starting to think that should always be checked first when
something seems to be wrong. But I'm sure you've noticed, I'm completely
paranoid about hyperthyroidism these days. :o)

--
Marina

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by LO » Tue, 04 Feb 2003 15:37:16


Quote:

> Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
> clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
> as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
> increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
> other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
> pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
> Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
> much more frequently.

> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

> CATherine

I don't have any info or advice, but we are sending loads of
healthpurrs to your boy.  I hope there's nothing wrong, and he's just
read an article about how lots of water is good for you.  :)
------
Krista
 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by Irula » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 01:06:42


We are purring and praying that Amber is ok.
Jazz & his mama

--

Irulan
from the stars we came
to the stars we return
from now until the end of time

Quote:
> Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
> clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
> as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
> increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
> other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
> pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
> Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
> much more frequently.

> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

> CATherine

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by Ginger-lyn Summ » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 04:28:56


On 3 Feb 2003 03:57:21 GMT, CATherine

Quote:

>Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
>clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
>as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
>increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
>other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
>pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
>Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
>much more frequently.

>I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
>and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
>I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
>*** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
>diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

>CATherine

Don't want to add to your worries, but CRF can show those symptoms,
too.  How old is Amber?  If she's older, ask your vet for a geriatric
*** panel, including the T2 (?) or whatever it is for
hyperthyroidism.  If any of those things are present, they should show
up in the ***work.

In the meantime, purrs going out for Amber that it isn't anything to
worry about.

Ginger-lyn

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by Sam Nas » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 12:42:30


Purrs on the way for Amber (and for Caroline)
Sam

Quote:
> Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
> clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
> as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
> increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
> other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
> pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
> Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
> much more frequently.

> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

> CATherine

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by badwilso » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 13:41:10


Purrs coming up for Amber.  Let's hope Tak is right and he's just
decided to lead a healthier lifestyle and drink more water :-)
--
Britta
Check out pictures of Vino at:
http://www.moonsgarden.com/;friends" album


Quote:
> Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
> clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
> as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
> increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
> other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
> pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
> Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
> much more frequently.

> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

> CATherine

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by CATherin » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 14:28:08




Quote:


>> Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
>> clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
>> as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
>> increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
>> other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
>> pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
>> Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
>> much more frequently.

>> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
>> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
>> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
>> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
>> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

>> CATherine

>It can also be thyroid. I will definitely send purrs. How old is Amber? Not
>that that's a big factor, but just wondering. Maybe it isn't anything. Keep
>us posted!

>Karen

Amber is 10. The excessive thirst and peeing is not every day. I am
even wondering if it is from trying to get rid of hairballs. He got up
a hairball yesterday and since then his thirst and pee is normal.
Tomorrow I will have a conference with the vet and see what she says.
Maybe I am just being paranoid after all Amber's troubles the last
couple years. I will let the vet decide whether Amber should be tested
or if this is normal for a hairy cat. Maybe it is because he is now
eating a lot more dry food than he ever has.

CATherine

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by CATherin » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 14:29:48



Quote:

>On 3 Feb 2003 03:57:21 GMT, CATherine

>>Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
>>clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
>>as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
>>increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
>>other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
>>pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
>>Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
>>much more frequently.

>>I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
>>and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
>>I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
>>*** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
>>diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

>>CATherine

>Don't want to add to your worries, but CRF can show those symptoms,
>too.  How old is Amber?  If she's older, ask your vet for a geriatric
>*** panel, including the T2 (?) or whatever it is for
>hyperthyroidism.  If any of those things are present, they should show
>up in the ***work.

>In the meantime, purrs going out for Amber that it isn't anything to
>worry about.

>Ginger-lyn

I will mention CRF to the vet. Thanks for the purrs.

CATherine

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by CATherin » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 14:33:32


On Mon, 03 Feb 2003 06:11:05 GMT, "Marina"

Quote:


>> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
>> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
>> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
>> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
>> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

>Purrs for you both. I hope it turns out to be nothing serious. OK, I know I
>seem to harp on this a lot, but yes, hyperthyroidism can show itself in
>increased drinking and peeing. The symptoms of hyperthyroidism are just so
>varied that I am starting to think that should always be checked first when
>something seems to be wrong. But I'm sure you've noticed, I'm completely
>paranoid about hyperthyroidism these days. :o)

I will mention this possibility to the vet. And yet, my book says
lethargy istead of hyperactivity like he has sometimes. You should see
him wrestling and playing chase and racing across the yard! :-)

CATherine

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by CATherin » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 14:34:29




Quote:

>> Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
>> clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
>> as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
>> increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
>> other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
>> pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
>> Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
>> much more frequently.

>> I have read in my books about various illnesses associated with thirst
>> and extra urine. But he has no other symptoms. But I think it is time
>> I took him into TED for an exam. Of course it will be days before any
>> *** tests come back. Can anyone shed any light on something besides
>> diabetes and hypoglycemia? Maybe he could use a few purrs?

>> CATherine

>I don't have any info or advice, but we are sending loads of
>healthpurrs to your boy.  I hope there's nothing wrong, and he's just
>read an article about how lots of water is good for you.  :)
>------
>Krista

Thanks for the purrs and I certainly hope you are right!

CATherine

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by Marin » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 14:39:56



Quote:

> I will mention this possibility to the vet. And yet, my book says
> lethargy istead of hyperactivity like he has sometimes. You should see
> him wrestling and playing chase and racing across the yard! :-)

Not to worry you (I think you're probably right about the dry food - cats
certainly drink a *lot* more if they eat dry food), but Frank was
hyperactive before he was diagnosed. Nikki wasn't hyperactive, but neither
was she lethargic in any way. Their symptoms were so different: Frank begged
for food *all* the time, he was always in my face, he got very thin and he
drank a lot. Nikki didn't get thinner at all, but she was very cuddly and
needy, and then she started biting the fur off her stomach. I thought Frank
was diabetic and that Nikki had an allergy. Turned out they were both
hyperthyroidal.

But as I said, I think it's the dry food in Amber's case.

--
Marina

 
 
 

I am worried about Amber

Post by Julie Coo » Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:00:01


Catherine,

Hobbes is sending Hobbes purrs, Selena is sending special, flirty purrs to
her favorite boy cat. All of us send special thoughts that this is
something as simple as dry air = thirsty cat.

Julie, Hobbes and Selena

Quote:

> Amber is seemingly healthy. He is playful and lively. His eyes are
> clear and his coat fluffy. He is well-feshed but not fat. He acts just
> as he ought. But in the last few months I have noticed a gradual
> increase in thirst and urination. He has a bladder larger than the
> other cats. He makes large pee-balls in the scooplitter. The smaller
> pee-balls of the other cats remains about the same as always. but
> Ambers pee-balls have multiplied. And I have to fill His water dish
> much more frequently.