2/22 Bella AMPS 286 +3 191 + 6 171 PMPS 276 Urine ketones Negative!!

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  1. JanetMR

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    Bella has enjoyed some blue numbers today. Yeah!!
    She’s feeling and looking good
    Urine ketones remain negative!!
    It was a challenge to get a sample today....
    She has become extremely wary of me following her trips to the litter box with my long handled plastic spoon.
    :banghead:
     
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  2. Sue and Luci

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    Have you tried lining a box with a new liner and then putting plastic pellets in the box for her to pee on? Get a fine mesh metal strainer at Walmart and then after she goes pee - pour the pellets into the strainer and rinse clean - allow to dry and then re-use. This type of pellet - https://www.amazon.com/plastic-pell...r=8-7&keywords=plastic pellets for litter box

    The vet gave me a small bag full.

    I had to do that a lot with Luci - she had some ketones in her urine when we first took her to the vet. I bought the glucose sticks and the ketone sticks at Walmart too - they're inexpensive. She was a bit suspicious of the pellets at first - but I'd take her regular litter box up and set it on the dryer - to block her access to it - so she had no choice but to use the plastic pellets - and she did! Much easier than trying to get her to pee into a spoon while I stood by...
     
  3. Sue and Luci

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    I just found some of these online too:
    PetConfirm Urine Collection Cat Litter - from PetCo - much smaller quantity - looks like those would work best!
     
  4. JanetMR

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    Wow
    I’ve got two other cats
    That seems like more work
    I do appreciate the advice.
    Thank you
     
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  5. Christie & Maverick

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    Yikes! Please remove GA from your title...that gives everyone a jolt...it means the kitty has passed away..stands for guardian angel or gone ahead!
     
  6. Kathy and TiTi

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    I think my heart stopped for a moment.
     
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  7. JanetMR

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    Oops so sorry
    My mistake
     
  8. JanetMR

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    So hard to know to “right” thing to do...no harm meant
     
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  9. Christie & Maverick

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    All good, it happens a lot :)...GA might stand for "general advice" too...only not here ;)
     
  10. JanetMR

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    That’s exactly what I was thinking.
    I have to learn the lingo along with everything else.
    Sorry
     
  11. JanetMR

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    Your abbreviations need to be more clear
     
  12. Christie & Maverick

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  13. Kris & Teasel

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    I, too, almost had a heart attack! :eek:;)
     
  14. Christie & Maverick

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    I read your mind...and we posted at the same time ;), though they are not technically my abbreviations :p, we all learn as we go! I'm still going back to that link, and I have been here 7 months :)
     
  15. JanetMR

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    Well that’s great.
    I feel like poo
    Meant no harm
     
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  16. Kris & Teasel

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    Don't feel bad! Many others before you have done this. :)
     
  17. JanetMR

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    General advice makes sense
    I would never have guessed guardian angel
     
  18. Bobbie And Bubba

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    Yikes, my heart stopped too! I am glad that Bella is alive and well. When I first arrived here, I put an angel icon on someone's thread assuming that I was calling them " My Angel" Wrong! Don't feel bad. We have all made snafus like that.
     
  19. CassAndGordy

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    Awwww, don't feel too bad. Lots of people make that assumption.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
    (Ps - super glad that is IS a mistake though!)
     
  20. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

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    Me too! Whew

    :bighug::cat::bighug:
     
  21. Tracey&Jones

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    I would be too if some women kept following me to the bathroom with a plastic spoon. LOL

    Glad I missed the GA issue, I would be heartbroken!

    She is doing great!
     
  22. Kathy and TiTi

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    Of course not, I did it myself my 1st month here. Scared the wits out of quite a few people.:blackeye:
     
  23. Sandy and Black Kitty

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    Go team Bella!:cool:
     
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  24. Kathy and TiTi

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    That's wonderful news.
     
  25. Stacy & Asia

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    See how she goes today and tonight, but think it’s time for more juice in the morning?
    Sorry she’s afraid of the spoon. They make blood ketone meters that work just like the BG ones. Happy she is ketone free and feeling good! :cat:
     
  26. JanetMR

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    Do you mean one blood draw for both glucose and ketones? That surely must be expensive.
    I can catch her peeing usually... but she’s not happy with me.

    Increase her to 1.5 u?
    I think she’s ready...
    Sure will be easier to measure with my geezer eyes. :rolleyes:
     
  27. Stacy & Asia

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    I think all of the ketone meters double as glucose meters, but they have different strips, one for ketones, one for glucose. Most people just use them to test ketones and stick with their other meter for testing BGs. The ketone strips are spendy in comparison to the glucose strips but you aren’t testing for ketones near as often, and none of these supplies are nearly as expensive as an ER stay with DKA.

    I think there are only a couple of different brands that make ketone meters, here is one:

    https://www.adwdiabetes.com/product/3401/nova-max-plus-glucose-ketone-meter-kit

    1.5 will be easier to measure for sure! :)
     
  28. JanetMR

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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