Here’s an update about Brian

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Hello everyone, Dad Terry here again with an update about Brian.  The good news is no surgery. The Dr did an ultrasound and didn’t see anything there and nothing unusual.  So, if it was a stone he may have passed it.  Brian was nice enough to pee for them so they did an analysis.  There was no blood in his urine but there were some crystals.  The Dr. feels that he should now resolve his problem himself in a couple of days.  Honestly, he looked terrific this morning and if he weren’t going to the litter box contantly you wouldn’t know that anything was wrong with him.

Brian will now be on an Rx diet, which is always a concern with so many cats.  Can they eat it or not?  And what about Zoe’s diabetes?  Her Dr wants her to have dry food available when we’re not home so that she can eat if she needs to self regulate her insulin levels.  I doubt if a urinary specific diet would be good for her.

Anyone know of any non-Rx urinary food (wet or dry) that might be okay?

I am going to post this to Facebook and the blog may post it as well, so if you see a duplicate later on that’s is why.

Thanks everyone for all the wonderful messages of support.  I wish I could thank each of you personally but the number of messages has been overwhelming.  Please know that we all appreciate your love and support so very much!

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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie rascal

Glad to hear that Brian doesn´t need any surgery !
Have no good tips on the food 🙁


9 years ago

There is some good news in that. The main thing with urinary specific diets is pH and ask content – should not be bad for any cat. They just don’t like the taste as much.

9 years ago

Ash, not ask

Gin & Bailey
Gin & Bailey
9 years ago

We’re thinking of you all today! Stay strong dear little Brian!!

Molly The Wally
9 years ago

Oh no we are thinking of you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Best wishes Molly

Pat Hatt
9 years ago

We use the urinary so from the vet and both eat it with no issues, knock on wood, 10 cats at the other sea, some with issues, they all eat it and are fine. So seems to do the trick.

The Poupounette Gang
9 years ago

We are so glad to hear that Brian’s problem is likely to resolve itself. It’s a hard issue about feeding, isn’t it? We are crossing our paws that you find a workable solution.

The Chans

9 years ago

Fico contente com a notícia.
Tenham um ótimo final de semana!

Kwee Cats and Art
9 years ago

We keep you guys in our thoughts, purrs and prayers. We are so glad for this good news. We have no suggestions on food – but we do send all of you love and hugs. We will keep your whole wonderful family in our hearts and purr prayers.

Quill & Greyson
9 years ago

Glad he’s doing better I wish I had any good advice.

Idaho PugRanch
9 years ago

My goodness, we did not know that Brian was also not feeling well. It has been a rough go across blogville for pets and peeps too. We will keep our pug paws crossed for Brian and Zoe.
Mr Bailey & Hazel the birthday girl

Pee es
Hazel wanted to say thanks for the birthday wishes

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

Chizzy had this problem years ago. He was given Hill’s dry food and told no fish and low ash food. We gave him some Friskies Special Diet wet food. I think all the rules have changed since then. Sending Brian more healing purrz.

9 years ago

That is very good news that Brian won’t need surgery. I will continue to purr for him, and mum sends him love and good thoughts.

Fuzzy Tales
9 years ago

So, so happy for the good news! I emailed you and included my all-time favourite vet-written link re: urinary tract problems, prescription diets, etc.

Purrs from Nicki and Derry and all the best from me.


Austin Towers
9 years ago

That is a great relief! We will continue to send POTP and special purrs for Brian! xox

Sailor Edgar
9 years ago

Glad that Brian does not need surgery! Sorry, don’t have any information oabout those foods. Still sending good vibes from us and purrs from the kitties for Brian, Zoe, and Terry too!

9 years ago

So so glad to hear this news. We just know the new food will help him and he will start eating it . You all have a good week end.

9 years ago

Sending our kitty friends many hugs, purrs, and good thoughts!
Love from Banjo and Catherine

Georgia and Julie
9 years ago

We are delighted that Brian is feeling and doing so much better!
WE love when the POTP works 🙂
Purrs for an easy feeding solution.
Hugs to everyone!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

9 years ago

I’m glad that Brian is improving on his own. We’ve faced similar issues with our dogs – where they’ve needed very specialized foods that didn’t seem compatible with each other (like Brian needing Rx food but Zoe needing regular food out all the time). We ended up consulting a veterinary service that specializes in pet diets. Their expert veterinarian figured things out for us although her solution did involve us homecooking one dog’s meals. If you feel like you need some extra advice, you might give the service a try ( – and then look under “nutrition consults”). We’re thinking… Read more »

9 years ago

This is great news about Brian! I’m so happy to hear it. I saw what Simba’s mom wrote. I just recently took Annie to the vet for her annual. It was a new vet since we’ve moved so I told her all about Annie’s history with the bladder stones she had a few years ago. The vet said that the prescription food for that is perfectly ok for others to eat. I’m not completely sure, however, if that also applies to diabetic kitties. Also, I’m not sure of all the brands of prescription diets for urinary problems but I know… Read more »

mr puddy
9 years ago

Good news , Brain 🙂
and guess what ? I used to have crystals in pee too. but I got no idea about Rx diet.
But I do eat Royal Canin SO urinary since 2011. And I totally fine till now. Just in case , you are interested, You can check out in this post

And I have The alternative recipes for you as well. I will send you on FB.

For Zoe, I guess I only send purrs for her cause mom got no idea about kitty ‘s diabetes


9 years ago

Brain, I am so very happy you are better. I know I complain a lot about my prescription food, but it truly isn’t that bad and the y/d food has given Socks a new lease on life.

Love of Sweetie and so glad you are better.

The Island Cats
9 years ago

We’re glad Brian doesn’t need surgery. We continue to purr for him and hope he’s feeling better real soon.

The OP Pack
9 years ago

Just seeing this now and we are all doing the happy dance for Brian and not needing surgery. We know nothing about kitty foods but we see you have some good suggestions above. Hugs to Brian.

Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

prancer pie
9 years ago

Thank goodness. We have been so worried! Hope all of you get your foodables all worked out and we’ll keep sending the purrs.

9 years ago

I’m so glad there is no surgery for Brian! All I can do is send purrs – none of us have ever been on special food diets.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

OH thank goodness no surgery! Hope he’s 100% soon! My Leo had issues with crystals in the first year we had him. The vet, rather off handedly, mentioned that fish causes them or makes them worse. That seemed kind of important to me! So I checked it out and have been diligent about feeding him food with no fish, not even fish oil and he has never had a repeat of crystals or blockages or blood in the urine. I don’t know if that would be enough for Brian, but it has worked well for us. (thank goodness the other… Read more »

Mags Corner
9 years ago

Oh, my goodness! Things just keep happening to some of you sweeties. We are sorry to hear about sweet Brian and we hope his issues are very soon a thing of the past, we are glad he does not need surgery. We do not know of any food to help you out but you can be assured that we are sending purrs and prayers for sweet Zoe, sweet Brian and for you all as you embark on this new journey getting everyone feeling and doing better. Hugs and nose kisses

Vicki Cook
9 years ago

Hi Brian’s Dad, When Boyzie had crystals I used UT Support by Pet Naturals of Vermont. I crushed the tablets and put it in his regular food. He was briefly on Hill Rx food, but is now back on his regular diet.

Shaggy & Scout
9 years ago

Thanks so much for the update on dear little Brian! No surgery is great!

Marty the Manx
9 years ago

Thanks so very very much on the update!!!!! Have kept Brian and Zoe in my prayers every night and this is fantastic news. Sorry we haven’t been around much, have had problems with my shoulder that have required some extensive testing and intervention, and Mazie has had surgery for possible cancer. Sending luvs and continued healing karma your way!
Marty’s Mom

Jan K
9 years ago

We’re so glad Brian is getting better. I wish we could help on the food, but haven’t had to deal with that issue for quite a while now. Hope you get it figured out.

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
9 years ago

Guud greef Mum fergot to commint here!
Me n Mum wudnered if dere iz an ‘all purr-puss’ kibble what all can eatz dere?? Mum sayz to ask da Vet ’bout Royal Canin brand n see if dere iz sumfin dey make dat wuud werk fer Brain n Zoe….
Yer such a guud Dad Misstur Terry; just like me Mum 😉
Lub Nylablue xxxx

9 years ago

Thank goodness that Brian does not need surgery! We will keep on purring and praying, and sending lots of love.

9 years ago

Great news about Brian.

We buy Purinia UR (hard food) for our cat that had the same situation as Brian 3 years ago. Our other 2 senior cats love it as well. We have to get it at the vets in a 16lb bag. They all still eat can food as well, and we have not had a problem since…..knocking on wood here.

9 years ago

Great to get the updates straight from sweet Precious. At 11 she’s a young one by our standards. We have (2) age 11 and 1-age 13 – and 2 senior humans too:) LOL

9 years ago

like you I had one cat who was diabetic, and I actually had two cats on urinary food. Doing research I learned the best food for my boys with urinary crystals was also the best food for my diabetic cat and is the best food for cats in general.. a diet high in animal based ingredients and with little or no plant based ingredients. You want to keep the carb count very low, and the moisture count very high. Janet and Binky as well as Lisa Pierson DVM have charts on which foods are appropriate for cats. The best food… Read more »

Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

ah-HAH. We knew COnnie would have tons of helpful answers! We are soooo very glad Brian doesn’t need surgery! We’ve been lurkign til Mom had the time to come comment today, so we’ve been keeping up (just stealthily – MOL!).

9 years ago

This is great news for Brian. As for Zoe, I hope that her diabetes can be regulated. Your Dad has a large heart and a lot of patience.