I read the article by Dr. Lisa about urinary tract health and I am utterly confused. It was suggested to me that I should try to get Buprinex for Alex because he might be in pain from a possible chronic cystitis that he may have and that may be keeping his bg high. I don't doubt this, as I can't figure out why it's high so I'll try anything. So, assuming that he DOES have that, how do you know when and how often to give that medication? If the cystitis is chronic(the kind that doesn't clear up in 7 days), does your cat live on a narcotic pain medication ...? that's my first concern. Secondly, I read in that article that cats with cystitis don't produce a lot of urine at one time because it hurts... and Alex, on the other hand, is peeing like a racehorse. So, do I now rule out cystitis, not get a pain med and wait for his C&S to come back? He does show blood in his urine, and he does have a small kidney stone, but I'm confused about his crossed symptoms so I'm not sure what to do about asking for this pain med and what if my vet offers something else because I don't think he uses that. How can I get it? What should I avoid? A lot of questions I know...sorry.