A couple of years ago we were not doing too well financilly so we were feeding our cat cheap dry food and water. When he was about 3 years old i had to call the vet because all he would do is lay in his litter box. He was miserable. So i called the vet. She said bring him in right away. So i was waiting in the waiting area than the vet came out with a huge syringe full of blood. She said this is what is in your cats bladder. He is suffering. If u cant afford 1600 dollars for the operation you need to put him to sleep cause he is in pain. This tore me apart because i thought i did everything right. He was nuetered and had all his shots. The vet told me that some cats if you only feed them dry food and water that it will crystalize in his bladder and cause a blockage so he cannot pee. I was horrified, how come they don't tell people about this? The vet said that they could be sued by the cat food companies if they went public with this. So I decided to tell everyone that i could and post over the internet. And i wish everyone else would too. So anyway i called my family and told them what was going on . I was crying uncontrolaby. So i sighned the paper to put him to sleep and walked out to wait for my family to pick me up. Next thing i knew the vet came out and said to me "we do donations sometimes, and i will do the opperation, all you have to do is pay the 35 dollar fee for the appointment. I hugged her and thanked her so much. My family pulled up in the lot. My two daughters were crying and i told them its going to be allright they are going to save him. He is now 12 years old and still going strong. I will never forget the vet for what she did, and I will allways tell people my story.
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