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Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Cookieandme, Mar 22, 2017.


  1. Cookieandme

    Cookieandme PetForums VIP

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    sorry if the answer is somewhere, but I can't find it. There are lots of posts on the subject and today I had a bottle delivered, I am going to try it for Ike (willing to try anything) as the vets don't really know.

    Anyway the question - how much to you give ?

    Ike is currently on - meloxidyl, cavastapen (about 5 weeks now) and Cystaid plus. Is it ok to give the D-Mannose

    Thank you
     
  2. Matrod

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    I give Matilda quarter of a teaspoon of the powder in her food, she is on a long course of antibiotics as well plus onsior & as far as I could find out there is no interaction between them.
     
  3. velvetpaw

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    1/4 of a teaspoons is about right . I divide it up into 1/8 tps twice a day and put it into the food (if I am sure she will eat all of the food), otherwise I syringe it with a bit of watered down food. D-mannose only works if the bacteria in the urine are e-coli, probably the most common of all bacteria in a cat's urine. Did you have a urine analysis done with culture and sensitivity?
     
  4. Cookieandme

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    He had the works done although they didn't do X-rays. They really can't work out why he keeps having these episodes. I just thought I would try anything.
     
  5. Paddypaws

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    I really would get xrays. Milo was only 4 when he had his first lot of stones and the vet then wanted to treat for cystitis until I pressed for xrays
     
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    They deemed the X-rays not needed however I will be annoyed if they now say to have them as he will need to go back, I told them to do whatever they wanted to.
     
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    @Cookieandme did they ultrasound then? Otherwise how can they rule out stones?
     
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    Yes they did an ultrasound, I picked up a copy of his results tonight and the culture sent away didn't show bacterial infection.
     
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