domingo, 31 de mayo de 2009
Eso es un pajarillo?
Jasuri y Hero:
Jasuri y Hero estresadísimos:
Yester bajando de la mesa:
Y ésto es todo!! hasta pronto!
miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2009
We can find several types of stones, but I will stick to two of them:
- Struvite stones (magnesium amonium and phosphate crystals)
- Calcium oxalate stones.
Those stones occur in two widely different environments:
Struvite stones are formed in alkaline or neutral urine, with a PH higher than 7. It is in this environment that the chemicals merge and block the urinary tract. However causes are unknown, some authors point out the excess of dry food and lack of water intake and physical activity, increasing the concentration of these minerals and allowing the creation of crystals.
Generally the age for developing those crystals is from 1 to 6 years, but there have been cases in older cats. However, that is generally the age more prone to it.
Struvite stones can be dissolved, which will change the cat’s alimentary habits. A special diet and good water intake can help dissolve the crystals.
In more serious cases, the bladder can be emptied with a syringe, or be sounded for some days, or even an operation may be needed.
Most of the times it appears in castrated male cats: males, because in them the urethra is longer and narrower, unlike in females where it is slightly shorter and wider.
The symptoms I observed in my cat by which I detected this illness were the following:
- He peed or attempted to pee several times with no results, he repeatedly and unsuccessfully went to the litter box, barely leaving a few drops, which is called polaquiuria.
- He peed out of the litter box, which is called ectopic urination.
- Once sounded, there was blood in the urine, which the crystals provoked, this presence of blood in the urine is called hematuria.
- He moaned when touched, and had the bladder full and hard.
Calcium oxalate stones develop in acid urine, and opposite to other stones (struvite), they can’t be dissolved, they need to be surgically extracted or using urohydropropulsion.
The possible causes of their formation seem to be the acid urine with a reduced quantity of Magnesium, an excess of Sodium consumption, D and C vitamins, not enough drinking of water and other factors such as hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria.
Oxalate crystals are associated with the ingestion of car deicer and intoxication with certain plants such as those of the calla, dieffembachia and anthurium families. They are interior plants of which most people ignore their toxicity in a long term.
To avoid both types of crystals it is advisable to maintain a right urine PH, between 6.3 and 6.9.
This article is a small summary of information that I've been assimilating from many places, which makes sense to me and that best adjusts to my personal experience. It has been supervised by Rose, veterinary and a great friend of mine whom I owe so much.
I add that there are some people who suggest that in males it is important to wait until the cat is at least 9 months old to castrate them, so that the urinary tract is completely developed and so avoiding these obstructions.
I add that in struvite crystals the big quantity of magnesium contributes to their development.
Artículo traducido por Rosa Parra Murcia, mil gracias por tu gran colaboración!!!
miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2009
martes, 19 de mayo de 2009
McClane y Jasuri jugando, mientras Clane agita el plumero, Jasuri lo caza ^^
Los cuatro en el patio, turnándose para el plumerín:
Hero observa atentamente los movimientos de Jasuri:
Hero todo guapo él, qué porte!!
Jasuri poniéndomelo difícil para fotografiarla:
Tan guapísima ella.
McClane descansando, qué guapo!
Jasuri de nuevo posando:
Mi Yester buscando pose para descansar:
Mis negretes descansando:
El guapetón de Hero:
Jasuri learns english:
I'm going to sleep!! XDDDD
Hero dentro de una caja de Ikea... sigue en su línea de dormir donde sea XD
Jasuri tomando ejemplo de su hermano:
Vídeo de Hero durmiendo encima de una lavadora centrifugando, creo que nada más volverá a sorprenderme!!!!