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That's great news; you must have been on pins and needles waiting for the other shoe to drop. I'm so glad it didn't:)))If the bladder thickening is solely secondary to irritation from the stones, then with time the wall should return to normal; I wouldn't expect it to be a permanent problem.If this is inflammation, then he may benefit from an anti-inflammatory drug such as Metacam which is a slightly different formulation in the UK and thus safer than the one we have here in the States.I honestly don't know if Cosequin for Cats will be of help but it certainly won't be harmful. This is a powdered daily supplement initially intended to help with joint issues but it was also found to have protective benefits for the bladder (in some cats).I really wouldn't expect his volume to remain small forever. I would actually expect a full recovery although it might obviously take some more time...and possibly additional medications such as Prazosin whic I mentioned in our previous conversation.I couldn't be more delighted for you and Sid:)) Deb
Michele: I have similar concerns about Metacam which is why I don't prescribe it for my patients...certainly not my older ones. This drug scares me too much to want to run the risk of causing harm:( We really have so few options when it comes to cats and anti-inflammatory drugs Another choice is Onsior which can only be used for three days in a row but it, too, should be used in caution with cats who have renal issues.I'm not familiar with Cystophan but looked it up; it would appear to be the same thing (or very similar) to Cosequin. The former appears to be capsules while the latter is a chicken-flavored powder which most cats like pretty well (if mixed in wet food).Deb