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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Our poor Ander-cats

Well, its been one heck of a day to say the least and just wanted to post my experience somewhere (thanks for listening). Our 2yr old cat Anders has had 3 urethral blockages in the last 2 months! Poor guy. He has been having trouble going to the bathroom, peeing outside his litter box and worst of all, getting COMPLETELY blocked up and having to go to every dog/cats favorite place: The VET.

Well today, after 4 failed attempts to catheter (and several hundred dollars later) the vet said he was unable to remove the block with a catheter and that the options at this point were very expensive surgery or euthanasia. Oh boy......

This little bundle of joy joined our family less than 6 months ago. He showed up at our door one night, got some attention, and that was that. Every day after that he showed up earlier and earlier. Not for food or water (which he was never given), but to be around us. He ended up jumping the fence and sitting at the back door waiting to be let in. We let him in : )

How on earth could I allow the sweetest little 2 year old red-point Siamese be put to sleep? It tore me up this morning being confronted with this. I spent all day trying to find someone to work on him and do so at an affordable rate (prices online indicate upwards of 4k).

Well, I am VERY happy to say Mr. Anders has just come out of surgery and the Dr. says he is on the up and up. Thank GOODNESS!

He'll be rejoining us come Monday, and hopefully from here on out we can manage his issues with environmental changes.

Anyways, just wanted to share my Friday with ya'll and I hope you enjoy this cute cat ; ) He's on top, Minnie is under.

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Wow. You have a heart of gold and a wallet too.

I couldn't afford the surgery to save my cat a couple years back, I had to put him to sleep.

You make me sad!! On my birthday! D:
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Aww cute cat! Did you name him after the guy from Workaholics?
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I'm so glad to hear Mr. Anders will be on the mend soon.

And even more glad it was your back fence he jumped.
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Aww cute cat! Did you name him after the guy from Workaholics?

Nice to see another Workaholics fan.


Adam, glad that your cat is on the up and up.
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I am so sorry. I was very afraid of the cost (still am.) I'm sorry you had to choose that. Its miserable.

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Wow. You have a heart of gold and a wallet too.

I couldn't afford the surgery to save my cat a couple years back, I had to put him to sleep.

You make me sad!! On my birthday! D:
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@Blue and Tanman

He is named after Anders from Workaholics. He is blue eyed with reddish-blonde hair. It fit

@everyone

Thank you. Anders is home. Three days at the vet and some interesting surgery, he's finally home to sleep it off. Anyways, he's been put in the cone of shame so I couldn't help but snap a pic.



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You are amazing to do so much for this cat, you will be repaid in kind for you act of compassion
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 04:26 AM
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@Blue and Tanman

He is named after Anders from Workaholics. He is blue eyed with reddish-blonde hair. It fit
That's awesome. Great reference. I hope you're pronouncing his name right when you call him!

My cat had to wear a cone once for a few weeks. It is quite a relief when the stupid (but needed) thing comes off. And if you take it off here and there to try to give them some relief from it, they go right for whatever spot they aren't supposed to.
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