? Recent DKA with high WBC count, recs for additional checks?

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  1. CassandraCatface

    CassandraCatface Member

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    Here is my current Lantus forum thread but not necessarily relevant. http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/4-14-time-to-shoot-new-to-lantus-pmps-165-help.213250/

    So Alice is on Veraflox (pradofloxacin) but of course it wasn't specifically established she had an infection or if so, what, when was in hospital last week. She had an extremely high WBC count (white blood cells) at that time. Would it be recommended to have the vet test her urine for anything, or do another CBC, etc? Low income issues but I want to be sure she isn't staying sick. :\

    And it could be due to the weakness in her hind from massive wasting, but she is frequently completely missing both the high and low litter boxes, sometimes just peeing straight back. But it makes me wonder about a UTI possibility?? She had infections and crystals a few years ago but never again since, once I finally got her on the right treatment to clear it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bron and Sheba

    Bron and Sheba Well-Known Member

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    @Marje and Gracie may be able to help you with this. She is a wiz with all that type of thing.
     
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  3. CassandraCatface

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  4. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    I would do a urine analysis
     
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  5. CassandraCatface

    CassandraCatface Member

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    What specific info can be gleaned from that? Thanks. :)
     
  6. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    To look for possible UTI. Diabetic cats, especially female ones, are susceptible to UTIs. When I take my cats to the vet because they are acting off I always do a UA and bloodwork.
     
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  7. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Larry. The sugar that can be in a FD’s urine provides the perfect storm for bacteria to grow.
     
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